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World first wood window Life Cycle Assessments to be launched
Thursday, March 02, 2017 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is due to launch “world first” wood window Life Cycle Assessments at the Ecobuild show in London.
Housebuilding giants report bumper profits
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Two of the UK’s largest national housebuilders have reported bumper annual profits.
UBM sells Ecobuild show
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Futurebuild Events Ltd has announced that it has acquired Ecobuild from UBM.
Steph McGovern to host TTJ Awards
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Broadcaster Steph McGovern will be the host and guest speaker for the TTJ Awards 2017.
“Let’s get Britain building,” minister tells housebuilding sector
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 The UK government has today set out ambitious housebuilding plans in its long-awaited housing industry white paper called “Fixing our broken housing market”.
Norbord boosts earnings in 2016
Friday, February 03, 2017 Panel production giant Norbord has reported 2016 adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $383m – a more than threefold increase over 2015.
Scottish timber frame supplier in administration
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Administrators have been called into a Scottish homebuilder and timber frame supplier.
Confor welcomes increased Scottish tree planting target
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Confor has welcomed new Scottish government plans to increase its annual tree planting target from 10,000ha to 15,000ha by 2025 – a growth from around 22 million to 33 million trees every year.
Q4 construction products sales rose for 15th straight quarter
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Sales in the UK construction products manufacturing market continued to climb for a consecutive 15th quarter in Q4 of 2016, according to figures published in the Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey.
UK’s New Year homebuilding announcement welcomed by builders
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 The UK government’s New Year green light for the construction of thousands of starter homes has been welcomed by the construction sector, but the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned that greater challenges lie ahead if the country is to solve its housing crisis.
Stora Enso launches new Modular Building System
Monday, December 19, 2016 Stora Enso has launched a new cross-laminated timber (CLT) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) Modular Building System to increase wood construction in the UK.
Metsä Wood holds housing industry roundtable
Friday, December 09, 2016 Metsä Wood has held a roundtable focusing on the construction industry and the issues surrounding the housing shortage in the UK.
Housebuilding and timber sectors welcome UK government’s extra £3.7bn for housing
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 The UK government’s much-expected shot in the arm for housing – confirmed in today’s autumn statement – has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).
Maggie’s wins Wood Awards’ Gold Award
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Eminent architect Foster + Partners’ Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building in Manchester has been crowned the Arnold Laver Gold Award winner at the Wood Awards 2016.
Builders Merchants Federation says construction remains buoyant
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Brexit does not appear to have negatively impacted the construction industry according to the latest figures from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Timber frame increases market share
Monday, November 07, 2016 Timber frame construction increased its share of the UK new housing sector to 27.6% in 2015, according to the latest figures from the Structural Timber Association (STA).
Majority of smaller builders yet to see any Brexit blip
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Two thirds of SME house builders are yet to see any significant changes to their project pipelines in the wake of Brexit, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed.
AHEC supports Irish Wood Awards 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is supporting this year’s edition of the Wood Awards Ireland (WAI) – an event that promotes wood usage and design among architects, engineers, designers and craftspeople.
Travis Perkins says long-term drivers remain “robust” despite EU vote blip
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 UK builders merchanting chain Travis Perkins says it experienced weaker demand before and after the EU referendum but sales gradually improved throughout July.
Q2 housing stats show continued growth
Friday, July 29, 2016 Latest house-building stats from NHBC shows there was continued industry confidence in the run-up to the UK’s EU referendum.

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