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October 2017

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Wood Protection Association joins CTI
17 October 2017 The Confederation of the Timber Industries (CTI) Board has met and approved an application to join from the Wood Protection Association (WPA).

Timber trade gathers at Timber Expo
12 October 2017 Timber construction seminars, new product launches, a woodworking awards shortlist announcement and a UK/Belarus timber trade event were just some of the highlights taking place this week at Timber Expo.

Binderholz to acquire Klenk Holz in major European sawmilling move
05 October 2017 The Austrian Binderholz Group has reached a binding agreement with The Carlyle Group to acquire the German sawmill and timber processing company Klenk Holz AG based in Oberrot.

Setra set to sell Rolfs mill operation
05 October 2017 Setra is set to sell its sawmill operation in Rolfs, Kalix which supplies Scandinavian and European markets.

MP opens Covers’ Home Ideas showroom
04 October 2017 Gillian Keegan, MP for Chichester, has cut the ribbon to officially open the newly refurbished Covers Home Ideas showroom in Chichester.

Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
02 October 2017 About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.

September 2017

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TTJ Awards 2017 prepares for action!
28 September 2017 The 2017 TTJ Awards is due to kick off on Friday at The Brewery in the City of London.

South East traders back new association
27 September 2017 Timber traders have backed the newly reformed London & South East Timber Trade Association with a strong turnout at its first meeting in Tunbridge Wells on September 26.

Innovation Challenge launched to encourage new timber construction products
27 September 2017 A new Innovation Challenge has been launched that will encourage the Scottish timber technologies sector to innovate and develop new products and systems for the construction industry.

Latvian mill acquires line from Bergs
21 September 2017 Byko-Lat has acquired a planing line from Bergs Timber’s Myresjö Sawmill which stopped production in the summer.

Harrow joiners destroyed in blaze
15 September 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.

New UK construction orders hit lowest levels since Q1 2014
11 September 2017 Newly-published ONS figures show that construction output in July fell by 0.9% and was 0.4% lower compared with one year earlier.

Södra to invest in new CLT facility
05 September 2017 Södra is investing in a small facility for cross-laminated timber (CLT) production adjacent to its sawmill at Värö. The plans include a future investment in a larger facility.

BSW and Tilhill Forestry announce timber supply chain vertical integration
01 September 2017 The final stage of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group has commenced.

Moelven considers Norsälven mill closure
01 September 2017 Moelven is considering closing the Norsälven sawmill because of the extensive investment that is necessary at the facility.

London mayor urged to adopt offsite housing to meet housing needs
01 September 2017 London mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to champion offsite manufacturing to help address London’s housing needs.

August 2017

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Grafton reports positive first half
31 August 2017 Grafton Group plc has reported a 9% increase in revenue to £1.3bn and a recovery in profitability in traditional UK merchanting business in the six months to June 30.

Housing minister to speak at BMF day
29 August 2017 UK housing minister Alok Sharma will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members Day in September.

Persimmon says UK housing market remains confident
24 August 2017 UK national housebuilder Persimmon plc has reported a 30% increase in first half pre-tax profits to £457.4m, describing the housing market as remaining “confident”.

Holmen reports healthy H1 operating profits
23 August 2017 Swedish sawmiller Holmen has reported 2017 first half operating profits of SKr38m (2016: SKr-8m).

Charles Hopping addresses softwood conference
23 August 2017 Hopping Softwood Products chairman Charles Hopping will be among presenters at the 2017 International Softwood Conference (ISC)