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Latest Covid-19 lockdown to last until mid-February
05 January, 2021
The UK’s latest national lockdown, announced yesterday, looks likely to stay in place until mid-February at least, the Government says.
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Timber users and buyers warned on stock shortages
Friday, December 11, 2020 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is advising all timber users and buyers to be proactive in their purchasing strategies against a background of continuing tight wood supply conditions.
BSW acquires the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 BSW has today acquired the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK, which includes the manufacture and distribution of timber and associated products to the home improvement and builders merchant sectors.
TTJ webinar on Covid-19 crisis to air this Thursday
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 TTJ’s first webinar Coming out of Covid-19: Timber industry adapting for the Future will be aired on Thursday May 21 at 3pm UK time.
TTJ Awards 2020 voting underway
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 The digital voting process for the TTJ Awards voted categories is now underway.
International timber re-opening production sites
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Leading UK timber products distributor International Timber has begun a phased re-opening of its production sites.
New TTF report finds timber supply chain well stocked for return to construction
Friday, May 01, 2020 A new report by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has found that the UK timber supply chain is well stocked and ready to support a return to construction.
ETTF and EOS take stock of Covid-19 impact on European timber industry
Monday, April 20, 2020 Construction sectors in Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia have been performing better than the UK, Spain, Italy and France during the coronavirus crisis, says the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).
Grafton bosses volunteer to reduce base salaries by 20%
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Top bosses at nationwide merchanting giant Grafton Group plc have volunteered to reduce their salaries in response to the Covid-19 situation.
Furloughing of staff in UK timber industry now widespread – TTF survey
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 More than 60% of Timber Trade Federation (TTF) members who responded to the federation’s coronavirus survey are now accessing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
James Latham refines contingency plans
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Leading UK timber products distributor James Latham is continuing to refine its contingency plans as more information becomes available on the current coronavirus situation.
Merchants look for clarification after latest Government coronavirus statement
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Builders merchants and DIY stores are currently assessing their positions following the government’s latest coronavirus update which seems to keep the door open for their continued operation.
Nason Davis celebrates 30th anniversary in style
Monday, October 28, 2019 Nason Davis Ltd is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style with all staff and partners recently travelling to Venice for a company celebration.
Metsa Wood’s new UK terminal to open at Ipswich
Friday, October 25, 2019 Metsä Wood is opening a new terminal in the UK for landed joinery sales at Ipswich, Suffolk on November 1.
Flexible fire-retardant plywood added to Lathams’ portfolio
Friday, September 27, 2019 Distributor James Latham has added a certified fire-retardant, flexible plywood to its product portfolio.
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.
Premier Forest Group posts another record year
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another record financial year, with annual turnover growth of 12% to £141m in the year ending April 2019.
African hardwood business reports better year
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 International African hardwood focused business Woodbois has posted a big increase in revenue and a cut in its pre-tax losses.
TTJ Awards voting under way!
Monday, April 29, 2019 Voting has got under way in the TTJ Awards 2019 voted categories.

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