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December 2018


Formica Group to be sold to Broadview
18 December 2018 Formica Group is to be sold by its New Zealand owners Fletcher Building Ltd to Broadview Holding BV (‘Broadview’) for US$840m.

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.

UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems
12 December 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.

ETTF lead role passes to Thomas Goebel
11 December 2018 AndrÈ de Boer is stepping down as secretary general of the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) in 2019, handing over the reins to Thomas Goebel, chief executive of German Timber Trade Federation GD Holz.

BSW helps celebrate Latvian Christmas
11 December 2018 Foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and ambassador of Latvia to the UK, Baiba Braže, lit the lights of a Latvian Christmas tree this week to mark the country’s 100th year of independence and celebrate the continuing strength of UK-Latvian relations.

Rougier finalises sale of Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux
10 December 2018 Rougier Group has finalised the sale of its Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux business to the Malvaux Group.

Timber building manufacturer Carbon Dynamic in administration
07 December 2018 Scottish timber building manufacturer CLDB Ltd – trading as Carbon Dynamic – has gone into administration.

EPF signs landmark formaldehyde agreement for worker protection
07 December 2018 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has signed a landmark agreement on enhanced protection in respect of formaldehyde for workers in the wood-based panels manufacturing industry.

Timberwolf shares Stage V facts
07 December 2018 Timberwolf, Europe’s leading manufacturer of commercial wood chippers, is launching a campaign to help the arboriculture industry understand the key information surrounding the latest round of emissions legislation.

Finewood Marketing announces board changes
05 December 2018 UK independent timber product agent Finewood Marketing is making a number of changes to its management team as a result of the imminent retirement of two senior directors.

Beers Timber Holdings acquires Tonge Bridge Timber
05 December 2018 Liverpool based Beers Timber Holdings has announced the completion of the purchase of Tonge Bridge Timber of Bolton.

TRADA University Challenge call for entries
04 December 2018 TRADA is calling for entries for its annual student design competition.

Timber construction trend to continue despite building regs move
03 December 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).

CLT pioneer says UK government “overreaches” brief on fire safety
03 December 2018 One of the UK’s leading pioneers of cross-laminated timber construction (CLT) – Waugh Thistleton Architects –has expressed “disappointment” the government is proposing a ban on CLT in new residential buildings above 18m.

November 2018


Timber volumes grow at Riga
30 November 2018 Russian media agency PortNews has reported that forest product volumes handled at Latvia’s Riga Port have increased by a third to 4.4 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2018, compared to the same period a year earlier.

New forest strategy aims to boost economic growth
29 November 2018 A new ambitious forest industries strategy published today aims to double the sector’s economic growth to £2bn a year by 2030.

28 November 2018 TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale suppliers of screws, fixings, ironmongery and power tools accessories, has become a UK supplier of Paslode nails and fuel cells, for use in nail guns.

BWF appoints permanent CEO and celebrates industry awards
28 November 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.

SR Timber takes heart
28 November 2018 SR Timber has hosted a Heart Health session for its staff, run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), which included a demonstration of CPR, as part of its partnership with the charity.

RGB funds community
28 November 2018 Tudor Court Care Home in Paignton has been voted as a winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund and now has £1,000 to spend on building materials.