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Construction sector “vulnerable” after election result
Friday, June 09, 2017 The construction sector could be left vulnerable to the negative effects of political uncertainty following the indecisive result of the General Election, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
L&G installs new management for CLT housing business
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Legal & General (L&G) has hired Rosie Toogood from Rolls-Royce as CEO of its modular housing business.
US predicted to import more wood from Europe
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Increased European lumber exports to the US are being widely predicted this year due to a combination of soaring US lumber prices and Canadian lumber exports being hit with new import tariffs on the American border, says Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
TRA launches Ireland group and signs MoU with STA
Friday, April 21, 2017 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has announced a number of new initiatives including a new Ireland group and a memorandum of understanding with the Structural Timber Association (STA) to reinforce the close working relationship between the two bodies.
Timber frame sector ready to scale up capacity
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 The offsite timber frame industry could “easily” scale up its capacity to 150,000 units per year to meet demand for new housing, a Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) organised meeting at Westminster has heard.
Wood Awards 2017 call for entries
Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2017 call for entries.
Farmer Review author speaks to UK trussed rafter sector
Friday, March 03, 2017 The current surge of interest in innovative offsite housing technologies should not be seen as a threat to the established trussed rafter sector, the author of the influential Farmer Review has told the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM.
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).

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