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UK trussed rafter sector AGM re-scheduled after snow cancellation
19 March, 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.
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Leading door manufacturer UK Fire Doors Ltd is a new sponsor at the TTJ Awards
Friday, March 09, 2018 UK Fire Doors will sponsor the Twitter Wall at the TTJ Awards at the InterContinental Hotel, London on September 21.
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.
James Jones invests £7m in new I-joist line
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 James Jones & Sons Ltd has announced a new £7m I-joist line investment for its plant at Forres.
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.
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.
Management buyout at Mildands window company
Monday, November 20, 2017 Joinery industry figure Roy Wakeman has led a buy-in management buyout deal of the New Window Company, a supplier and installer of contemporary and period windows and doors.
Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.
Harrow joiners destroyed in blaze
Friday, September 15, 2017 A Harrow joinery company’s two-storey warehouse was destroyed in a blaze which also forced the closure of the adjacent West Coast main railway line last night.
EU lobbyist to speak at TIMCON AGM
Thursday, July 27, 2017 A prominent EU lobbyist will present his prognosis for Brexit at the annual general meeting of the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) next month.
UK joinery trade to converge for BWF Members’ Day
Friday, May 19, 2017 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is gearing up for its annual Members’ Day 2017, which this year is themed on ‘Setting out for success in uncertain times’.
TRA launches Ireland group and signs MoU with STA
Friday, April 21, 2017 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has announced a number of new initiatives including a new Ireland group and a memorandum of understanding with the Structural Timber Association (STA) to reinforce the close working relationship between the two bodies.
Roy Wakeman is new CTI chairman
Monday, April 03, 2017 Roy Wakeman OBE has been appointed new chairman of the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).
Wood Awards 2017 call for entries
Thursday, March 16, 2017 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2017 call for entries.
Farmer Review author speaks to UK trussed rafter sector
Friday, March 03, 2017 The current surge of interest in innovative offsite housing technologies should not be seen as a threat to the established trussed rafter sector, the author of the influential Farmer Review has told the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM.
World first wood window Life Cycle Assessments to be launched
Thursday, March 02, 2017 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is due to launch “world first” wood window Life Cycle Assessments at the Ecobuild show in London.
Steph McGovern to host TTJ Awards
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Broadcaster Steph McGovern will be the host and guest speaker for the TTJ Awards 2017.
Joinery sales expected to rise but cost pressures remain
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 The British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Joinery State of Trade Survey has indicated that an increased number of joinery manufacturers are expecting a rise in sales in the current quarter.
SR Timber moves to new HQ
Monday, February 06, 2017 SR Timber has moved into new, larger premises in North Nottinghamshire as part of ambitious growth plans.
Archwood Group appoints Tony Miles as new CEO
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 The Archwood Group has announced the appointment of Tony Miles as the company’s new chief executive, with effect from February 1.
Staircase manufacturer Stockwell expands
Monday, January 09, 2017 A Cumbernauld-based staircase manufacturing company is stepping up its operation after receiving a five-figure investment from UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE).

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