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Homag and Hundegger strategic partnership for timber construction
16 April 2019 Leading German machine makers Homag and Hans Hundegger AG have formed a straetgic partnership for the worldwide marketing of integrated total solutions for timber house production.

TTF starts industry “affordable” sales management training
16 April 2019 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched an affordable training portfolio for the timber supply chain.

WPA Awards celebrate excellence
12 April 2019 Excellence in the field of timber treatments was celebrated at the annual Wood Protection Association (WPA) Awards on April 10.

MultiPly takes centre stage in Milan
12 April 2019 MultiPly, a 10m-high, carbon-neutral pavilion made entirely of American tulipwood has opened to the public in the courtyard of the University of Milan and it will remain there until April 19 as part of the curated Interni Human Spaces exhibition for Milan Design Week (Fuorisalone).

XL Joinery recognised as carbon neutral
04 April 2019 XL Joinery has been officially recognised and certified as a carbon neutral company following its sustained commitment to significantly reduce its carbon footprint.

WoodScanner.com online trading platform to go live
04 April 2019 The WoodScanner.com online timber trading platform, brainchild of former Buildbase forest products director Andy Ferguson, is going live in April.

W Howard introduces biodegradable wrapping
04 April 2019 MDF mouldings manufacturer W Howard has responded to growing concern over plastic packaging waste by moving to 100% biodegradable wrapping for all its delivered products.

Howarth expands branch network
04 April 2019 Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has expanded its nationwide network with the recent launch of its new branch in Chester, bringing the total to 32.

Egger lobbies energy minister during Hexham visit
04 April 2019 Egger (UK) Ltd welcomed the UK government’s Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Claire Perry to its factory at Hexham in Northumberland in March as it pressed more security over wood supplies.

Timber company arson attack
04 April 2019 An investigation has been launched after a timber yard was set alight in Ashton-In-Makerfield near Wigan.

New research reports on Scots pine
04 April 2019 A new research report highlighting the qualities of timber from Scots pine and promoting its greater use has been published by Forest Research (FR) and the Forestry Commission.

Russian log and lumber exports on a par
04 April 2019 In 2018, Russia continued to reduce the exports of logs and increase the exports of lumber, according to Lesprom Network.

FSC revises standard
04 April 2019 The standard FSC-STD-50-002 V1-0 Requirements for promotional use of the FSC trademarks by non-certificate holders has recently be revised following full stakeholder consultation.

Architects go East
04 April 2019 A party of 16 architects, structural engineers, specifiers, and timber industry organisations were welcomed by Timber Trade Federation (TTF) member East Brothers to the first of a series of TTF TimberWorks events.

Berlin’s ambition to be timber construction centre
04 April 2019 The German Association of the Sawmilling Industry (DeSH) has welcomed a Berlin state parliament decision to promote urban timber construction.

Snow’s no problem for Combilift
03 April 2019 Combilift forklifts have shown their mettle by dealing with harsh weather conditions at Pretre, one of Norway’s leading manufacturers of roof elements, trusses and pre-cut timber.

Lavers installs Essepigi Evolution to boost door production
03 April 2019 Arnold Laver & Co who recently merged with the National Timber Group to create the largest independent timber distribution business in the UK, has recently installed a new Essepigi Evolution high volume door processing line at its main Bradford premises. The line was supplied by UK agents JJ Smith.

Ronseal launches trade grade products
03 April 2019 Woodcare expert Ronseal has launched a range of trade grade products for internal and external woodcare that is the first woodcare range to receive official quality accreditation from the British Board of Agrément (BBA).

Forestry apprentices sign up
02 April 2019 Scotland’s rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing has marked Scottish Apprenticeship Week by welcoming eight new forestry apprentices to the Scottish School of Forestry at Inverness College UHI.

Watkinson Joinery becomes Leeds United Business Club partner
02 April 2019 Watkinson Joinery, which specialises in a range of products from kitchens to bespoke wine cellars, has strengthened its ties to the Yorkshire sporting community by forming an official Business Club partnership with Leeds United Football Club.