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Confor welcomes Forestry Bill
Confor has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s backing of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill, including the decision not to implement a single forest agency in Scotland.
FCS scotches media sensationalism over disease threat to Scottish Sikta spruce
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has scotched media “sensationalism” of a threat to the country’s timber industry after discovery of tree disease phytophthora ramorum in Scottish Sikta spruce.
UK trussed rafter sector AGM re-scheduled after snow cancellation
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.
Merchant makes first acquisition in Surrey
Independent builders’ merchant DW Nye has acquired Fixings and Powertool Center in Redhill, Surrey.
TIMCON members convene to share supply concerns
Around 45 members of the Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) attended the organisation’s general meeting in Manchester on March 14.
Finsa to become second producer of Tricoya modified wood-based panels
Modified wood producer Accsys has signed a Tricoya user licence agreement with Finsa for the production of Tricoya modified wood-based panels.
Investment firm acquires Parkers and says more takeovers will follow
Investment firm Cairngorm Capital Partners has acquired southeast-based merchanting group Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) in the latest stage of its ambitious growth plans.
Norbord gets STA Assure Gold status
The Structural Timber Association (STA) has awarded panel manufacturer Norbord the Assure Gold status in the association’s new STA Assure scheme.
Wood Awards launches call for entries
The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has launched its 2018 call for entries.
Court grants Rougier permission to restructure African business
International tropical hardwood specialist Rougier has gained court permission for restructuring measures after filing for insolvency protection.
Diamond Mark Chinese plywood to arrive in UK
Caledonian Plywood Company’s (CPC) first shipment of Chinese plywood certified under the TFT Woodexperts Diamond Mark is due to reach the UK shortly.
BMF stats show merchants performed well in 2017
Sales figures published by the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) reveal a strong 2017 final quarter performance for the sector.
Leading door manufacturer UK Fire Doors Ltd is a new sponsor at the TTJ Awards
UK Fire Doors will sponsor the Twitter Wall at the TTJ Awards at the InterContinental Hotel, London on September 21.
Ridgeons Newmarket invests £100k in storage
Ridgeons’ branch in Newmarket, Suffolk, is investing £100,000 in a new timber storage facility.
UK timber company fined under EUTR
A British timber company has been fined £4,000 for breaching the EU Timber Regulation by importing a batch of FSC-certified West African hardwood without conducting satisfactory due diligence as required under the regulation.
TIMCON forum to address sector challenges
The Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) is to chair a members’ forum on March 14, that will focus on the latest challenges for the sector – namely shortages in the supply of small logs caused by an on-going combination of high global demand and general supply scarcities.
UK ministers hail Indonesia’s transformative FLEGT achievement
The UK Timber Trade Federation’s Timber Transformer exhibition describes the challenging journey Indonesia undertook to become the first country to issue its EU timber exports with FLEGT licences as legality assurance.
P&A Group employeesget their running shoes on
Staff from the P&A Group are gearing up for the London Marathon with a half marathon, to kick off a year of fund-raising.
Travis Perkins results reflect mixed market backdrop
Travis Perkins plc has announced it is to focus capital investment behind its “key priorities” and that it will slow investments elsewhere.
Tomorrow’s designers wow with timber multi-storey car park project
A talented multidisciplinary team from some of Britain’s best-known universities has won TRADA’s undergraduate Urban Buzz competition to design a timber multi-storey car park.
Sodra records solid annual results
Sodra’s annual pre-tax profits in 2017 soared to SKr1.83bn (2016: SKr913m) thanks to higher volumes and increased prices for sawn timber and paper.