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Wood Protection Association joins CTI
The Confederation of the Timber Industries (CTI) Board has met and approved an application to join from the Wood Protection Association (WPA).
Timber trade gathers at Timber Expo
Timber construction seminars, new product launches, a woodworking awards shortlist announcement and a UK/Belarus timber trade event were just some of the highlights taking place this week at Timber Expo.
Binderholz to acquire Klenk Holz in major European sawmilling move
The Austrian Binderholz Group has reached a binding agreement with The Carlyle Group to acquire the German sawmill and timber processing company Klenk Holz AG based in Oberrot.
Setra set to sell Rolfs mill operation
Setra is set to sell its sawmill operation in Rolfs, Kalix which supplies Scandinavian and European markets.
MP opens Covers’ Home Ideas showroom
Gillian Keegan, MP for Chichester, has cut the ribbon to officially open the newly refurbished Covers Home Ideas showroom in Chichester.
Timber industry celebrates at TTJ Awards 2017
About 450 people attended the TTJ Awards last Friday at The Brewery in the City of London – a record number for the event.
TTJ Awards 2017 prepares for action!
The 2017 TTJ Awards is due to kick off on Friday at The Brewery in the City of London.
South East traders back new association
Timber traders have backed the newly reformed London & South East Timber Trade Association with a strong turnout at its first meeting in Tunbridge Wells on September 26.
Innovation Challenge launched to encourage new timber construction products
A new Innovation Challenge has been launched that will encourage the Scottish timber technologies sector to innovate and develop new products and systems for the construction industry.
Latvian mill acquires line from Bergs
Byko-Lat has acquired a planing line from Bergs Timber’s Myresjö Sawmill which stopped production in the summer.
Harrow joiners destroyed in blaze
A Harrow joinery company’s two-storey warehouse was destroyed in a blaze which also forced the closure of the adjacent West Coast main railway line last night.
New UK construction orders hit lowest levels since Q1 2014
Newly-published ONS figures show that construction output in July fell by 0.9% and was 0.4% lower compared with one year earlier.
Södra to invest in new CLT facility
Södra is investing in a small facility for cross-laminated timber (CLT) production adjacent to its sawmill at Värö. The plans include a future investment in a larger facility.
BSW and Tilhill Forestry announce timber supply chain vertical integration
The final stage of Tilhill Forestry’s integration into the BSW Group has commenced.
Moelven considers Norsälven mill closure
Moelven is considering closing the Norsälven sawmill because of the extensive investment that is necessary at the facility.
London mayor urged to adopt offsite housing to meet housing needs
London mayor Sadiq Khan has been urged to champion offsite manufacturing to help address London’s housing needs.
Grafton reports positive first half
Grafton Group plc has reported a 9% increase in revenue to £1.3bn and a recovery in profitability in traditional UK merchanting business in the six months to June 30.
Housing minister to speak at BMF day
UK housing minister Alok Sharma will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members Day in September.
Persimmon says UK housing market remains confident
UK national housebuilder Persimmon plc has reported a 30% increase in first half pre-tax profits to £457.4m, describing the housing market as remaining “confident”.
Holmen reports healthy H1 operating profits
Swedish sawmiller Holmen has reported 2017 first half operating profits of SKr38m (2016: SKr-8m).
Charles Hopping addresses softwood conference
Hopping Softwood Products chairman Charles Hopping will be among presenters at the 2017 International Softwood Conference (ISC)