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TRA backs Boris to build, build, build
01 July, 2020
The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a major investment in construction and infrastructure to help boost economic recovery.
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IWF 2020 is cancelled
Thursday, June 11, 2020 North America’s largest woodworking technology exhibition – the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) – has cancelled its show this summer due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
ITTO publishes impact analysis on tropical timber sector
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 The International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) has published its first analysis on the effects of Covid-19 on the global tropical timber sector.
Panels processor TFS joins BWF
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Leading processor of coated and laminated wood-based panel products Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS) has become a member of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).
Key role of wooden pallets recognised by governments
Monday, May 04, 2020 EPAL UK & Ireland says government statements during the Covid-19 crisis have given important recognition of the key role of wooden pallets and packaging in supply chains of essential goods.
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).
Combustibles ban consultation period extended until May 25
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 The UK government has extended the consultation period for the review on the ban of the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildings (including attachments) until May 25.
South European parquet markets severely hit by Covid-19 crisis
Monday, April 13, 2020 Parquet flooring markets in southern Europe have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
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).
BWF suspends membership fees to support members
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has today announced that it will suspend membership fees for 12 weeks to support members through the COVID-19 crisis.
Wood-based panels organisations remain vigilant over coronavirus
Friday, March 13, 2020 Wood-based panels representative organisations are remaining vigilant over the COVID-19 coronavirus, with both the North American-based Composite Panel Association (CPA) and European Panel Federation (EPF) making statements in recent days.
UK hardwood trade gathers in force at new venue
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 This year’s London Hardwood Club (LHC) New Year Luncheon on January 17 attracted its highest ever attendance – some 220 people.
European hardwood markets feel the pinch, IHC hears
Monday, December 02, 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.
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.

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