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December 2019


P&A Group unveils new senior organisational structure
11 December 2019 The P&A Group has announced changes at Board level as it continues to forge ahead with its programme of continuous improvement. The new organisational structure reflects the Group’s mission to put quality and customer service at the heart of everything it does.

M&J parent company acquires South Lanarkshire Building Supplies
11 December 2019 M&J Builders Merchants’ (M&J) parent company, Rodger Group Ltd, has acquired independent builders’ merchant, South Lanarkshire Building Supplies (SLB), adding a fourth location to the Group.

Wood’s strong showing in international architecture awards
09 December 2019 Some inspiring international projects utilising wood have been highlighted in The Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) 2019.

Salvamac records over 50% growth
09 December 2019 Polish-based crosscut saw machinery manufacturer Salvamac has recorded sales growth in excess of 50% in 2019.

TTF joins forces with Timber Decking and Cladding Association
04 December 2019 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has stepped up its efforts to create a unified voice across the timber sectors by signing a partnership agreement with the Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA).

Stirling duo bow out after 77 years
04 December 2019 David and Dorothy Sulman, who will be well known to many in the timber trade, have recently announced their retirement from the Confederation of Forest Industries (Confor), on December 31, after combined service in the timber trade of 77 years.

Grown in Britain promotes a home-grown Christmas
03 December 2019 Grown in Britain is urging consumers and retailers to choose certified British-grown Christmas trees this winter, for an independent assurance they are grown in the UK, high on quality and freshness and low on tree miles.

TRADA updates Eurocode 5 guide
03 December 2019 The second edition of the “Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5” was launched at TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference in London on November 27 – helping engineers maximise timber’s potential while meeting the requirements of Eurocode 5.

BMF achieves three nominations in Association Awards
03 December 2019 The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has been shortlisted in three categories of the Association Awards, which promote best practice and showcase important work being done in UK trade associations and professional membership organisations.

A strong year for forestry
03 December 2019 The average price of commercial forestry on the market rose by 23% over the last year, according to the latest UK Forest Market Report produced by Tilhill Forestry and John Clegg & Co.

European hardwood markets feel the pinch, IHC hears
02 December 2019 European hardwood demand is projected to fall 1.3% for the full year 2019, delegates at the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) in Berlin have heard.

November 2019


TRADA conference inspires construction community
29 November 2019 Around 140 construction professionals attended the TRADA Better Timber Buildings conference in London on November 27.

BWF Awards celebrate excellence
27 November 2019 The winners of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards 2019 were revealed at an evening of celebration held at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London on November 22.

Robertson closes Seaham factory
27 November 2019 Robertson Group has closed its timber frame housing factory in Seaham, near Sunderland as part of a strategic review of the business.

LIGNIA signs up Italian distributor
27 November 2019 LIGNIA Wood Company has signed a distribution agreement with Italian timber specialists Bellotti Spa, who will distribute LIGNIA and LIGNIA Yacht modified wood products to the Italian and Swiss markets.

Odds Timber named in MegaGrowth 50 list
27 November 2019 Odds Timber of Sittingbourne has been named in the top 50 of Kent’s fastest growing companies.

James Latham acquires Dresser Mouldings
26 November 2019 James Latham has acquired the specialist timber and cladding processor, Dresser Mouldings.

Historic UK timber product distributor Snows Timber in administration
25 November 2019 Snows Timber has been put up for sale after the company went into administration on November 18.

CTI welcomes political parties’ housing pledges
21 November 2019 The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has welcomed recent housing pledges made by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, and calls for these homes to be built using low carbon materials.

Wood Awards top prize goes to house made from cork
20 November 2019 The Cork House in Berkshire has scooped the Gold Award in this year’s Wood Awards.