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Confor welcomes Forestry Bill
22 March, 2018
Confor has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s backing of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill, including the decision not to implement a single forest agency in Scotland.
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FCS scotches media sensationalism over disease threat to Scottish Sikta spruce
Monday, March 19, 2018 Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has scotched media “sensationalism” of a threat to the country’s timber industry after discovery of tree disease phytophthora ramorum in Scottish Sikta spruce.
UK trussed rafter sector AGM re-scheduled after snow cancellation
Monday, March 19, 2018 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM has been re-scheduled for May 10 after the event had to be cancelled on March 1 because of severe weather.
BMF stats show merchants performed well in 2017
Monday, March 12, 2018 Sales figures published by the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) reveal a strong 2017 final quarter performance for the sector.
UK ministers hail Indonesia’s transformative FLEGT achievement
Monday, March 05, 2018 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s Timber Transformer exhibition describes the challenging journey Indonesia undertook to become the first country to issue its EU timber exports with FLEGT licences as legality assurance.
Tomorrow’s designers wow with timber multi-storey car park project
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 A talented multidisciplinary team from some of Britain’s best-known universities has won TRADA’s undergraduate Urban Buzz competition to design a timber multi-storey car park.
Brexit debate underway in timber sector, UK traders told
Monday, February 19, 2018 Government departments are in contact with timber industry representative bodies about the effects of Brexit, a gathering of more than 200 UK traders has been told.
UK environment minister pledges EUTR will remain after Brexit
Monday, February 12, 2018 UK environment minister Dr Therese Coffey has assured the timber sector that the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT will continue after Brexit.
Timber trade invited to help shape FLEGT VPA process at London event
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 UK timber traders will have an opportunity to help shape the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) VPA process through a trade consultation in London.
South-east traders highlight treatment and supply issues
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Timber availability and the need to improve treated timber specification were two of the hot issues under discussion at the first official meeting of the newly re-formed London and Southeast Timber Trade Association (L&SETTA).
Plywood sector parties in London
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Around 135 people attended the Plywood Club of London’s Annual Dinner in London on February 2.
BWF urges Government for new approach following Carillion failure
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 British Woodworking Federation CEO Iain McIlwee has called on the government to develop a structured and more consistent legislative process to deal with market failures in the wake of Carillion entering liquidation.
Hardwood trade gathers in London
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Around 180 people involved in the UK and international hardwood trade gathered together at the London Hardwood Club’s (LHC) New Year Lunch.
Joinery producers increasing investment despite slowing sales growth
Friday, January 19, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2017 has indicated that investment in product improvement and customer research is growing despite rising raw material costs and slowing sales growth.
TTF statistical review charts industry growth
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 The newly-released annual Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Statistical Review shows that the volume of wood products consumed in 2016 exceeded 16 million m3 for the first time since before the recession in 2008.
GiB presents Woodland Hero award to TTJ’s Sally Spencer
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Grown in Britain (GiB) presented its annual Woodland Hero award to Sally Spencer, Contributing Editor on the Timber Trades Journal, at a gathering in London today (Dec 14).
TRADA creates Urban Buzz
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 TRADA’s University Challenge 2017/18
 - Urban Buzz – is gearing up for action.
German sawmilling association outlines further development plans
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 The German Sawmill & Timber Industry Association (DeSH) is to continue expansion of its remit.
UK joinery sector gathers in London
Monday, November 27, 2017 The UK’s largest gathering of joinery manufacturers took place last Friday for the British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) annual dinner.
Groups welcome Budget housing sector boost
Thursday, November 23, 2017 The Construction Products Association (CPA) and Timber Trade Federation are among groups welcoming the government’s Budget moves to help the construction sector.
UK timber import slowdown predicted
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is predicting a slowdown in the UK’s softwood imports for 2018.

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