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Barking building blaze raises questions over use of fire-retardants
12 June, 2019
A Barking apartment development which suffered a serious fire should have had its wooden balconies and cladding treated with industrial fire retardants, a statement by timber groups has said.
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Premier Forest Group posts another record year
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another record financial year, with annual turnover growth of 12% to £141m in the year ending April 2019.
Holmen timber profits up despite weaker selling prices
Friday, May 17, 2019 Swedish forest products producer Holmen has reported improved operating profits in Q1 within its wood products division.
Sonae Arauco launches 3D fibreboard
Thursday, May 16, 2019 International wood-based panels manufacturer Sonae Arauco has launched a 3D fibreboard to challenge bendable plywood products.
African hardwood business reports better year
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 International African hardwood focused business Woodbois has posted a big increase in revenue and a cut in its pre-tax losses.
Uncertain times hold no fears for trussed rafter manufacturers
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 More than 70 directors and business leaders within the trussed rafter sector converged on Warrington for a high energy Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM on May 2.
Joinery company fire near Darlington
Monday, May 13, 2019 A joinery company near Darlington was hit by a large fire at the weekend.
Obituary – Francis Dalton
Monday, May 13, 2019 One of the most well-known figures in the UK woodworking machinery sector – Francis Dalton, MD of AL Dalton Ltd – has died following a short illness.
Södra to invest in second CLT plant
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Södra has decided to invest in an additional cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at Värö, Sweden and aims to become a leader in CLT within the Nordic region.
Norbord’s European mills post strong Q1
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Wood-based panels producer Norbord’s European operations reported a 17% growth in Q1, 2019 adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to €18.75m, compared to a year ago.
TTJ Awards voting under way!
Monday, April 29, 2019 Voting has got under way in the TTJ Awards 2019 voted categories.
Minister opens new Scotframe office
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, has officially opened the new Dundee office of Scotframe Timber Engineering Ltd.
NYTimber supplies 4,000th panelised roof system
Thursday, April 25, 2019 NYTimber has supplied its 4,000th NYTRoof, following a series of contract wins from some of the UK’s largest housebuilders.
Snows Timber becomes independent after MBO
Monday, March 25, 2019 Snows Timber has announced the completion of a management buy out led by managing director Ian Church.
MBO at Performance Doorsets Solutions
Monday, March 25, 2019 A management buyout for the shares and assets of Lancashire-based Performance Doorset Solutions Ltd (PDS) has been completed.
MBM in supply partnership with Engineered Wood Solutions
Monday, March 18, 2019 MBM has formed a supply partnership with Engineered Wood Solutions (EWS) as part of MBM’s on-going commitment to expand its involvement with light and heavy engineered wood products and building systems.
LIGNIA signs up Global Timber
Monday, March 18, 2019 Modified timber business LIGNIA Wood Company has announced a new distribution partnership that covers much of Europe and South-east Asia with Global Timber, one of Europe’s leading timber companies.
Timber company blaze near Wigan
Monday, March 18, 2019 A large timber merchant fire near Wigan has seen up to 40 firefighters involved.

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