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June 2019


Barking building blaze raises questions over use of fire-retardants
12 June 2019 A Barking apartment development which suffered a serious fire should have had its wooden balconies and cladding treated with industrial fire retardants, a statement by timber groups has said.

At their peak
11 June 2019 Employees from XL Joinery put their best foot forward as they took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, raising a total of £1,025 for children’s charity, Buttercup Children’s Trust.

LSC donates to Cerys charity
11 June 2019 The London Softwood Club (LSC) has made a donation of £750 to the Brighter Futures Fund, which was set up in memory of 10-year-old Cerys, daughter of Paul Mason-Hughes, who is the cousin of LSC secretary Cindy Crancher.

Premier Forest Group posts another record year
04 June 2019 Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another record financial year, with annual turnover growth of 12% to £141m in the year ending April 2019.

W Exhibition sponsors TTJ Smart Manufacturing Award
03 June 2019 The W Exhibition – the UK’s leading woodworking technology show – has come on board as sponsor of new TTJ Awards category, the TTJ Smart Manufacturing Award.

May 2019


XL Joinery goes to Suffolk
31 May 2019 XL Joinery has launched a new range of its best-selling Suffolk doors.

31 May 2019 Wood-based panel manufacturer MEDITE SMARTPLY is embarking on a road trip around the UK and Ireland this summer.

Gowercroft appointed Pilkington Spacia dealer
31 May 2019 Timber window and door specialist Gowercroft Joinery has been appointed as an official dealer for Pilkington Spacia double-glazing units across the UK.

NHBC new home registrations up 21%
31 May 2019 More than 13,500 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in April, according to the latest figures from NHBC - an increase of 21% compared to a year ago.

Timber pavilion opens at Oxo Tower
31 May 2019 A timber installation designed to give Londoners an opportunity to introduce a slower pace to their lifestyle has been opened as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019.

Michael Gove visits Norbord
31 May 2019 Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove MP, has visited Norbord’s operation in Cowie to hear about the challenges it faces sourcing raw material.

Gaza Timber rallied by support after serious fire
31 May 2019 Customers have rallied around Kent timber merchant Gaza Timber after the company suffered a serious fire that destroyed some of its buildings on May 26-27.

Reading hosts WoodFest
31 May 2019 Following the success of WoodFest in Newcastle and Sheffield, the event is now taking place in Reading.

SMTS shortlisted for awards
30 May 2019 A Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) project has been shortlisted for two prestigious construction awards.

Kybotech founder wins Entrepreneur award
30 May 2019 The founder of Worksop-based garden buildings manufacturer Kybotech has been crowned Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2019 Nottingham Post Business Awards.

Teknos gets cooking
30 May 2019 Oxford Planters, designers and makers of luxury outdoor planters and furniture, called upon Teknos GBI to provide them with the coating required to finish an outdoor kitchen at the Royal Horticultural Society Cardiff Flower Show. The kitchen was designed and made by Oxford Planters for Peter Donegan, a designer at Donegan Landscaping, and his Perennial Garden at the show.

ITC helps sign maker boost productivity
30 May 2019 The Design Shop in North Devon is a commercial signage, print and interior design company that offers a varied range of services and products.

Dustcontrol to exhibit at Advanced Materials Show
30 May 2019 Dustcontrol UK has announced it will exhibit a range of its extraction equipment at the UK’s inaugural Advanced Materials Show 2019.

Brooks Bros invests in Weinig kit
30 May 2019 With 60% of its multi-million pound turnover dedicated to added value product, Brooks Bros is one of the UK’s first complete timber service providers to install Weinig’s Rondamat 1000 CNC tool grinder, raising the capabilities of its Danbury tool room to the next level. The company has also added the latest Weinig Powermat 1500 moulder with Powerlock tooling to its suite of advanced moulders at the Danbury site.

Acimall records strong 2018 and slower start to 2019
30 May 2019 According to figures processed by Acimall, the Italian woodworking, machinery and tools manufacturers’ association, 2018 was a good year for the wood and furniture industries.