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March 2018


Confor welcomes Forestry Bill
22 March 2018 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
19 March 2018 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
19 March 2018 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
18 March 2018 Independent builders’ merchant DW Nye has acquired Fixings and Powertool Center in Redhill, Surrey.

TIMCON members convene to share supply concerns
16 March 2018 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
16 March 2018 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
14 March 2018 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
14 March 2018 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
14 March 2018 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
13 March 2018 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
12 March 2018 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
12 March 2018 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
09 March 2018 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
08 March 2018 Ridgeons’ branch in Newmarket, Suffolk, is investing £100,000 in a new timber storage facility.

UK timber company fined under EUTR
06 March 2018 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
05 March 2018 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
05 March 2018 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
02 March 2018 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
01 March 2018 Travis Perkins plc has announced it is to focus capital investment behind its “key priorities” and that it will slow investments elsewhere.

February 2018


Tomorrow’s designers wow with timber multi-storey car park project
28 February 2018 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
27 February 2018 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.