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W Exhibition registration now open
19 July, 2018
Registration for the UK’s only woodworking machinery and materials exhibition, the W Exhibition, has now opened.
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New UK machined timber products supplier set up
Thursday, July 19, 2018 A new player has entered the UK and Ireland market to supply machined timber – Timber Focus Ltd.
Bergs Timber conducts organisational changes
Monday, July 02, 2018 Swedish sawmiller Bergs Timber has announced organisational changes following its acquisition of Norvik Timber Industries’ Baltics and UK operations earlier this year.
Investors’ UK timber sector expansion continues with Rembrand Timber acquisition
Monday, July 02, 2018 Private investment group Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP’s timber industry portfolio has taken another leap forward with addition of Rembrand Timber, which is merging with its Thornbridge Sawmills business.
Clifford Jones Timber wins major business prize
Monday, June 25, 2018 Clifford Jones Timber has been crowned Wales’s top family business at an awards ceremony in London.
Builders’ merchant sales grow
Monday, June 25, 2018 Latest builders’ merchant sales stats show sales were up 8.8% in April compared with the same month a year ago.
UK and EU paint and coatings industry united ahead of Brexit talks
Friday, June 22, 2018 The British Coatings Federation (BCF) and CEPE (the European association representing paints and inks) have pledged to continue their close working relationship beyond Brexit.
First UK MSc on Timber Architectural Design and Technology introduced
Friday, June 22, 2018 Edinburgh Napier University has introduced an MSc on Timber Architectural Design and Technology - the first programme of its kind in the UK.
Wood panel industry APPG reformed at Westminster
Thursday, June 21, 2018 An expert working group on the contribution of one of the UK’s wood panel manufacturing industries has been launched at an event in Westminster.
Accoya producer reports annual sales growth
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Chemical wood modification group Accsys Technologies plc has reported an 8% growth in annual revenue and 7% increase in Accoya sales volumes to 42,676m3.
Riding re-elected as UKFPA president
Friday, June 15, 2018 Frank Riding of Ridings Sawmills Ltd has been re-elected as president of the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA).
Compsite Prime helps reduce plastic waste
Friday, June 15, 2018 Composite Prime says its wood/plastic decking saves the equivalent of 10 million plastic bottles every six months going to landfill.
Pasquill wins environment award
Thursday, June 14, 2018 UK roof truss giant Pasquill has won a prestigious Saint-Gobain Emerald Environment Award.
Minister visits Egger UK factory
Friday, June 08, 2018 Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry MP, has visited Northumberland’s largest private sector employer – Egger UK – as part of his visit to the county to discuss the Borderlands Growth Deal.
Timber drives merchants’ sales growth
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Timber helped drive growth in the value of builders merchants’ Q1 sales, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).
Stora Enso in strategic partnership with university on forestry and bio-based materials
Monday, June 04, 2018 Stora Enso has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).
DTE orders second Stromab crosscut
Monday, June 04, 2018 DTE has ordered a second Stromab crosscut for its Ilkeston depot after successfully installing a first machine for the automated cutting of I-Joists.
World’s “lightest” plywood available in UK
Monday, June 04, 2018 What is said to be the world’s lightest plywood is now available in the UK.
Transport fund receives boost
Friday, May 25, 2018 The Strategic Timber Transport Fund has received an increase in its budget for the second consecutive year.
Hardwood CLT structure to star at London Design Festival
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Waugh Thistleton Architects, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and ARUP are collaborating to present ‘MultiPly’, a modular cross-laminated tulipwood pavilion in central London for the London Design Festival.

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