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Travis Perkins delivers solid Q3, will demerge Wickes by Q2, 2020
Travis Perkins has delivered a “solid” Q3 performance, despite trading conditions becoming incrementally more challenging through the course of the summer as a result of the on-going market uncertainty.
International Softwood Conference hears about market deceleration
Market deceleration and long-term raw material challenges were key points shared at this year’s International Softwood Conference (ISC) in Antwerp.
Anker Stuy UK base opens
Dutch ambassador to the UK Simon Smits has attended the opening of Anker Stuy Coatings’ UK operation.
Waugh Thistleton selected for key EU wood construction project
Waugh Thistleton Architects has been selected as the UK partner in a consortium receiving significant EU innovation funding to explore ways of increasing the use of wood in construction, a key step toward combatting climate change.
CPA survey shows cautious next 12 months for UK construction products
Construction product manufacturers are signalling a cautious view of the next 12 months, with 11% of heavy side firms anticipating a fall in sales, according to the latest Construction Products Association (CPA) survey.
BWF welcomes Building Safety Standards move in Queen’s Speech
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed new Building Safety Standards legislation in this week’s Queens’ Speech as a “significant step forward”.
Setra records SEK22m operating loss in Q3
Swedish wood product manufacturing giant Setra says challenging market conditions has led to a SEK22m operating loss in Q3.
DF Richards invests in splicing machine
DF Richards, a wood veneering company based in Basildon, Essex has taken delivery of a new Fisher & Ruckle splicing machine for its lay on manufacturing division.
Element announces new CEO
Element Materials Technology (Element), parent company to BM TRADA, has announced that current chief finance officer Jo Wetz will succeed Charles Noall as chief executive officer from December 31.
New president and chair for RFS
The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has a new president and a new chair of the Board of Trustees who took office from October 1.
New regional sales manager for JB Kind
Derbyshire door distributor JB Kind has appointed a new regional sales manager to its team. Paul Mallinson is now responsible for sales in London and the south-east.
XL Joinery sponsors youth football
XL Joinery has shown its support for Essex-based football club, Risden Wood Youth FC, with a generous donation of £1,000.
Howarth supports school with donation
The Derby branch of Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has supported a local school with a donation of oak sleepers to build and develop its own vegetable patch.
Koehn joins Kerridge Commercial Systems
Specilist software provider Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) has appointed Libby Koehn as chief product officer (CPO).
W Howard recruits “next generation”
W Howard Group has welcomed two new employees to the company.
Cairngorm Capital acquires Chandlers and forms Independent Builders’ Merchant Group
Cairngorm Capital has continued its acquisition strategy in the builders merchant sector by acquiring southeast-based Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd.
European wood flooring consumption presents mixed picture in 2019
Wooden floor markets in France, Germany and Spain registered slight improvements during the first half of 2019, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards launched
The Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards (OSS) has been launched to celebrate industry success across the group brands of International Timber, Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions and Scotframe.
Skills driving job opportunities for future foresters
The future is bright for the growing forestry sector – so heard more than 200 students from across the country at a unique Future Foresters Skills Day organised by the Royal Forestry Society and hosted at Shuttleworth College.
BMF opens first regional training centre
The latest company to join the Builders Merchants Federation will also host the BMF’s first Regional Training Centre – a mini regional centre of excellence that will afford meeting and training space for smaller, local groups.