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European hardwood markets feel the pinch, IHC hears
02 December, 2019
European hardwood demand is projected to fall 1.3% for the full year 2019, delegates at the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) in Berlin have heard.
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BWF Awards celebrate excellence
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 The winners of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards 2019 were revealed at an evening of celebration held at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London on November 22.
CTI welcomes political parties’ housing pledges
Thursday, November 21, 2019 The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has welcomed recent housing pledges made by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, and calls for these homes to be built using low carbon materials.
New report urges Government to increase use of timber construction
Friday, November 08, 2019 The Government has been urged to implement the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee by increasing the use of timber in construction.
Ireland homegrown timber marketing strategy launched
Friday, November 01, 2019 A marketing strategy has been launched to support and drive the Irish forest products industry in key end use markets.
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.
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.
BWF welcomes Building Safety Standards move in Queen’s Speech
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed new Building Safety Standards legislation in this week’s Queens’ Speech as a “significant step forward”.
European wood flooring consumption presents mixed picture in 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019 Wooden floor markets in France, Germany and Spain registered slight improvements during the first half of 2019, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
Swedish wood style wows design fair visitors
Monday, October 07, 2019 While glulam was featuring at King’s Cross during the London Design Fair, Swedish designers showcased their designs in a temple-like Swedish pavilion clad in factory-finished white oiled Swedish pine.
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.
Timber tops agenda for Midlands design and construction
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Timber design and construction is set to dominate the Midlands this autumn in the form of WoodFest Midlands.
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.
BWF Awards call for entries
Monday, August 19, 2019 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a call for entries for its prestigious BWF Awards, which includes a new category for 2019 – The Rising Star Award.
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.
W Exhibition sponsors TTJ Smart Manufacturing Award
Monday, June 03, 2019 The W Exhibition – the UK’s leading woodworking technology show – has come on board as sponsor of new TTJ Awards category, the TTJ Smart Manufacturing Award.
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.
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.
Tropical timber losing share in German market
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Tropical timber is losing market share in Germany despite the country’s growth in wood consumption, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest market report.
Construction sector reports reveal optimism for second quarter
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Latest surveys from the Construction Products Association (CPA) and Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reveal a broadly optimistic picture in the construction materials and building sector.

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