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Premier strengthens its Welsh presence with West Wales acquisition
08 October, 2018
Premier Forest Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing timber groups, continues to strengthen its distribution and processing capacity with the acquisition of West Wales based timber importer Merlwood Timber Ltd.
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SR Timber reports batten sales boost
Thursday, September 06, 2018 SR Timber has reported a 12% growth in sales of timber roofing battens for the first half of 2018.
Travis Perkins reports solid merchant sales but challenging consumer business at Wickes
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Travis Perkins (TP) has reported good sales growth in its merchant trade business but challenging conditions in its Wickes consumer business.
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.
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.
Woodpecker makes life fun for staff
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A Welsh wood flooring distributor has transformed its workspace by installing a slide, gym and real wood treehouse in new offices at its Caerphilly base.
Hunt Brothers celebrates 104 years of global growth
Monday, March 19, 2018 UK timber agent Hunt Brothers is celebrating 104 years of global growth and annual timber orders of 10,000 tonnes.
Investment firm acquires Parkers and says more takeovers will follow
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Investment firm Cairngorm Capital Partners has acquired southeast-based merchanting group Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) in the latest stage of its ambitious growth plans.
Lathams in £15m depot relocations
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 James Latham has invested more than £15m relocating its depots at Bristol and Leicester to two purpose-built facilities, increasing capacity in both locations by 35%.
Thornbridge and NYTimber in merger
Thursday, February 15, 2018 North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) has merged with Thornbridge Sawmills to create a £50m turnover 15-branch group.
Lawcris supplies materials for film set
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Leeds panels distributor Lawcris has been involved in supplying materials for the set of a new film.
Bergs Timber to acquire Norvik’s Baltics and UK timber operations
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Bergs Timber has revealed plans to acquire Norvik Timber Industries’ (NTI) operations in the Baltics and the UK.
Timbmet reorganisation leads to £4.6m loss
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Timbmet’s pre-tax loss for the financial year ended March 31, 2017 was £4.6m.
Grenfell Tower probe officials attend Falcon Panel Products fire testing demo
Friday, January 12, 2018 Leading London Assembly and fire authority representatives working on the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire have attended a fire test conducted by Falcon Panel Products.
Clarks Wood Company relocates to Newport
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Longstanding timber firm Clarks Wood Company, established in 1793, will be relocating to parent company Premier Forest Products’ Newport hub.
Saint-Gobain acquires Scotframe
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland has completed the acquisition of Scotframe Limited, accelerating its involvement in the offsite manufacturing and closed panel construction market.
Thornbridge in new investor partnership for growth
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Scottish timber processor and distributor Thornbridge Sawmills Ltd has entered into a partnership with investor Cairngorm Capital LLP.
Lavers in North London expansion
Monday, October 30, 2017 Arnold Laver has expanded its presence in North London after opening a large new depot in Borehamwood as part of a £1.5m investment.
Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.
Senior changes announced at James Latham
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 James Latham has announced that Peter Latham will be retiring as non-executive chairman of James Latham Plc and will be leaving the business at the company’s AGM on August 23.

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