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BWF welcomes Building Safety Standards move in Queen’s Speech
16 October, 2019
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed new Building Safety Standards legislation in this week’s Queens’ Speech as a “significant step forward”.
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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.
TTJ Awards voting under way!
Monday, April 29, 2019 Voting has got under way in the TTJ Awards 2019 voted categories.
European parquet markets stable to positive
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 European wood flooring markets are showing stable to slightly positive trends, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
Frank Bruno confirmed as NETTA dinner speaker
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Former world boxing champion Frank Bruno will be guest speaker at the North East Timber Trade Association (NETTA) dinner on June 13.
Wood Awards call for entries
Monday, March 18, 2019 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2019 call for entries.
UK softwood market prospects to improve if Brexit deal struck
Monday, March 11, 2019 Surprisingly positive UK softwood forecasts were shared at the Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) UK Softwood Conference last week.
Traders converge on Bristol for annual dinner
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Timber traders gathered for the annual Western Timber Trade Association (WTTA) dinner in Bristol on February 15.
Lord Deben: more timber construction and forestry planting needed to meet climate change targets
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The UK Government will not meet its climate change targets without a significant increase in tree planting and far greater use of timber in construction.

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