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Formica Group to be sold to Broadview
18 December, 2018
Formica Group is to be sold by its New Zealand owners Fletcher Building Ltd to Broadview Holding BV (‘Broadview’) for US$840m.
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BWF sponsors Wood and Wellness conference
Thursday, December 13, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has come on board TTJ’s Wood and Wellness Conference as a Silver Sponsor.
UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Glulam post and beam construction may be a way for the timber construction sector to still have an option above six storeys following the government’s proposed ban on cross-laminated timber (CLT) above 18m.
Rougier finalises sale of Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux
Monday, December 10, 2018 Rougier Group has finalised the sale of its Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux business to the Malvaux Group.
Timber building manufacturer Carbon Dynamic in administration
Friday, December 07, 2018 Scottish timber building manufacturer CLDB Ltd – trading as Carbon Dynamic – has gone into administration.
Beers Timber Holdings acquires Tonge Bridge Timber
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Liverpool based Beers Timber Holdings has announced the completion of the purchase of Tonge Bridge Timber of Bolton.
CLT pioneer says UK government “overreaches” brief on fire safety
Monday, December 03, 2018 One of the UK’s leading pioneers of cross-laminated timber construction (CLT) – Waugh Thistleton Architects –has expressed “disappointment” the government is proposing a ban on CLT in new residential buildings above 18m.
New hospital uses larch for signature atrium ceiling
Monday, November 26, 2018 Hunter Douglas Architectural has supplied 278m2 of Siberian larch for a signature atrium ceiling at a new £40m hospital in London.
Rougier to sell French import and distribution operation
Friday, November 23, 2018 The Rougier Group has entered into negotiations to sell its French import and distribution arm Rougier Sylvaco Panels to the Malvaux Group.
Forestry investment remains a top performer
Thursday, November 22, 2018 The UK Forest Market Report 2018, launched in London yesterday, has revealed a continuing great performance from forestry investment.
Wood Awards’ top prize won by Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 The Mears Group Gold Award winner of this year’s Wood Awards is Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery, Cambridge.
Modified wood producer makes progress
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has reported increasing demand across all markets and progress in its six-month results.
Modified glulam used for London restaurant
Monday, November 19, 2018 Accoya glulam has been used for a new restaurant in London.
Clear wood-based wrapping film wins New Wood competition
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A clear packaging film made from wood pulp rather than plastic has won the New Wood competition.
Private investor Cairngorm swoops to acquire Arnold Laver
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Private equity firm Cairngorm Capital has swooped to acquire UK timber industry giant Arnold Laver.
Stora Enso’s forest associate Bergvik Skog sells forestland in Latvia
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, has divested its ownership in its subsidiaries in Latvia where the company owned a total of 100,000 hectares of forestland.
Havwoods announces three senior roles
Monday, November 12, 2018 International wood flooring specialist, Havwoods Ltd has announced three appointments to the company: Mari Daly, European marketing manager, and business development managers, Philip Jones and Steve Clent.
Panel Agency Ltd acquires Grafton Boards Ltd
Monday, November 12, 2018 Kent timber and sheet materials agent Panel Agency Ltd has acquired the goodwill, trading name and assets of Grafton Boards Ltd.
TTF stages its first panels conference
Thursday, November 08, 2018 The Timber Trade Federation’s inaugural UK Wood Panels Conference took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on November 7.
Lathams becomes headline sponsor of Wood and Wellness
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 James Latham has become headline sponsor of the TTJ Wood and Wellness conference being held early in 2019.

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