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BWF sponsors Wood and Wellness conference
13 December, 2018
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has come on board TTJ’s Wood and Wellness Conference as a Silver Sponsor.
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UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Glulam post and beam construction may be a way for the timber construction sector to still have an option above six storeys following the government’s proposed ban on cross-laminated timber (CLT) above 18m.
Timber construction trend to continue despite building regs move
Monday, December 03, 2018 The move towards timber construction will not be thwarted by a change to building regulations aimed at banning use of combustible materials in new residential buildings over 18m, says the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).
BWF appoints permanent CEO and celebrates industry awards
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Helen Hewitt was confirmed as the permanent CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) at the organisation’s annual dinner and awards in central London on November 23.
TTF sets timetable for preservative treatment action
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched a new action plan to improve treated wood quality which includes asking its members to demonstrate compliance with several key principles.
BWF CEO set to move after seven years
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 Iain McIlwee is to stand down as chief executive of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) after almost seven years.
Over 500 delegates attend NMBS All-Industry Conference
Monday, June 25, 2018 NMBS, the UK’s largest buying society for independent builders’, plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants, attracted more than 500 delegates to its All-Industry Conference in Italy on June 14-17.
Builders’ merchant sales grow
Monday, June 25, 2018 Latest builders’ merchant sales stats show sales were up 8.8% in April compared with the same month a year ago.
Wood panel industry APPG reformed at Westminster
Thursday, June 21, 2018 An expert working group on the contribution of one of the UK’s wood panel manufacturing industries has been launched at an event in Westminster.
Joinery sector converges for BWF Members Day
Monday, June 18, 2018 Around 140 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) members were urged about the need to create a wood culture in the UK at the federation’s annual Members Day.
Riding re-elected as UKFPA president
Friday, June 15, 2018 Frank Riding of Ridings Sawmills Ltd has been re-elected as president of the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA).
Construction figures show dip
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Severe wintry weather at the start of 2018, rising costs and Brexit are to blame for a sharp drop in construction output, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
TRA in project-led refocus
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) continues to grow in influence and membership. But, operating in a competitive, ever-evolving industry, it can’t afford to be complacent, hence the need for a fundamental shift in its operation and structure.
Timber drives merchants’ sales growth
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Timber helped drive growth in the value of builders merchants’ Q1 sales, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).
German sawmillers call for action to curb log exports to China
Friday, June 01, 2018 Germany’s main sawmilling association has called for customs and tax changes to reduce the high volumes of logs being exported to China.
Transport fund receives boost
Friday, May 25, 2018 The Strategic Timber Transport Fund has received an increase in its budget for the second consecutive year.
UK homegrown timber prices surge 30% in a year
Friday, May 18, 2018 Timber prices in the UK have soared by almost 30% in a year, according to newly-released figures.
BWF welcomes Hackitt Review
Thursday, May 17, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed the recommendations of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell Fire.
Building product sales up in February
Monday, April 23, 2018 Builders’ merchant timber and joinery sales showed a strong performance in the latest data released in the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Fire Door Safety Week wins Safety and Health Excellence award
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Fire Door Safety Week 2017 has won Campaign of the Year at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards.

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