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New report urges Government to increase use of timber construction
08 November, 2019
The Government has been urged to implement the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee by increasing the use of timber in construction.
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UK Construction Week puts spotlight on the future
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Some 34,327 construction professionals attended UK Construction Week (UKCW) on October 8-10 at Birmingham NEC.
International Softwood Conference hears about market deceleration
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Market deceleration and long-term raw material challenges were key points shared at this year’s International Softwood Conference (ISC) in Antwerp.
Waugh Thistleton selected for key EU wood construction project
Friday, October 18, 2019 Waugh Thistleton Architects has been selected as the UK partner in a consortium receiving significant EU innovation funding to explore ways of increasing the use of wood in construction, a key step toward combatting climate change.
CPA survey shows cautious next 12 months for UK construction products
Friday, October 18, 2019 Construction product manufacturers are signalling a cautious view of the next 12 months, with 11% of heavy side firms anticipating a fall in sales, according to the latest Construction Products Association (CPA) survey.
Cairngorm Capital acquires Chandlers and forms Independent Builders’ Merchant Group
Friday, October 11, 2019 Cairngorm Capital has continued its acquisition strategy in the builders merchant sector by acquiring southeast-based Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd.
Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards launched
Friday, October 11, 2019 The Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards (OSS) has been launched to celebrate industry success across the group brands of International Timber, Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions and Scotframe.
TRA reaches out to regional roofers
Monday, October 07, 2019 A series of free regional events for the roofing and housebuilding industries
is starting this month, focusing on the latest advice on Brexit, the CE marking of construction products post-Brexit, and new technical guidance on the manufacture of trussed rafters, spandrel and gable panels and related structures.
Construction minister will visit UK Construction Week
Friday, September 27, 2019 New UK construction minister Nadhim Zahawi is set to make his first industry appearance at UK Construction Week (UKCW) on October 9.
FMB sends no deal warning to government
Thursday, September 05, 2019 The Federation of Master Builders' (FMB) statement followed the release of new Construction PMI data showing shows construction output had contracted again in August for the fourth month in a row, while new orders fell at the fastest pace for over ten years.
Last chance to enter TTJ Awards 2019 judged categories!
Friday, July 19, 2019 Judged entries for the TTJ Awards 2019 need to be submitted by close of play on Monday July 22.
Barratt Developments buys Oregon Timber Frame
Monday, July 01, 2019 National housebuilder Barratt Developments has acquired Oregon Timber Frame.
Accoya producer grows revenue and gross profits
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Leading modified wood producer Accsys Technologies plc has posted a 23% annual growth in revenue to €75.2m for the year ended March 31,2019.
UK timber football stadium plan kicked into touch by council
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Plans to build the first UK football stadium out of wood have been rejected by councillors.
BWF CEO puts record straight on reliability of fire doors
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has refuted suggestions that there is a lack of reliable fire doors on the market for councils to replace existing faulty doors in their housing stock.
Barking building blaze raises questions over use of fire-retardants
Wednesday, June 12, 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.
Timber construction gains further political momentum in Germany
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Germany’s sawmill and timber industries have hailed a “groundbreaking decision” encouraging the greater promotion of wood as a building material in Germany.
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.
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.
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.

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