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Grafton Group posts £132.7m pre-tax profit for 2020
15 March, 2021
Merchanting giant the Grafton Group plc has posted 2020 annual pre-tax profits of £132.7m (2019: £172.6m) and expressed confidence that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a growth in economic activity.
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National Timber Group expands further with strategic acquisition of Hymor Timber
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 The National Timber Group (NTG) has acquired Hymor Timber Ltd, a £4.5m annual turnover (2020) timber merchant located in Stoke-on-Trent.
Travis Perkins posts pre-tax loss after year of unprecedented challenges
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 National merchanting group Travis Perkins (TP) has posted a group pre-tax loss of £7.7m (2019: £180.8m pre-tax profit) for the year ending December 31, 2020 after facing a year of unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kullik & Rullmann acquires Newcastle-based Quay Timber
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Leading timber agent Kullik & Rullmann AG (K&R) has acquired UK-based Quay Timber Ltd in a move which accelerates development of the group’s online business.
Latest triple acquisition to give Grant & Stone a £250m combined turnover
Monday, March 01, 2021 Cairngorm Capital Partners’ Grant & Stone Group has complete three acquisitions which makes it the largest independent builders’ merchant group in southern England.
BSW Timber Solutions Ltd announced as new name of SCA Wood UK
Friday, February 26, 2021 BSW announced today that its recent acquisition - the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK - has now been renamed BSW Timber Solutions Ltd.
Merlwood Timber celebrates 25 years in the industry
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Merlwood Timber is celebrating 25 years in business.
Treated timber awareness campaign set to launch
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 A major new treated timber awareness campaign has been launched with the aim of educating people about correct specification and use of treated timber products.
Construction products manufacturing recovery continues but material supply remains concern
Thursday, January 28, 2021 The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey covering Q4, 2020 says recovery is continuing for manufacturers, despite increased concern over material and component supply.
Grant & Stone acquires 12-branch CRS Building Supplies
Monday, January 18, 2021 Grant & Stone has continued with its growth strategy by acquiring CRS Building Supplies, a 12-branch builders merchant chain covering Somerset.
Latest Covid-19 lockdown to last until mid-February
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 The UK’s latest national lockdown, announced yesterday, looks likely to stay in place until mid-February at least, the Government says.
Timber users and buyers warned on stock shortages
Friday, December 11, 2020 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is advising all timber users and buyers to be proactive in their purchasing strategies against a background of continuing tight wood supply conditions.
BSW acquires the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 BSW has today acquired the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK, which includes the manufacture and distribution of timber and associated products to the home improvement and builders merchant sectors.
National Timber Group launches timber systems division
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 The National Timber Group has launched a new brand - National Timber Systems - that will support the UK’s housebuilding and construction industries.
Travis Perkins reports strong RMI demand in Q3
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Travis Perkins has reported strong domestic RMI demand through Q3, driving a strong performance in its Wickes and Toolstation businesses.
Grant & Stone acquires 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies
Thursday, October 01, 2020 High Wycombe-based builders’ merchant group Grant & Stone Limited has announced its acquisition of 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies Limited (3Counties), marking a key step in its strategy to expand through a combination of acquisitions, new site development and organic growth.
New TimberWorld branch opens
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 Arnold Laver TimberWorld has announced the opening of its new branch in Milton Keynes.
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.
TTJ Awards 2020 voting underway
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 The digital voting process for the TTJ Awards voted categories is now underway.
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.

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