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September 2021


Richard Burbidge increases its stock for Scottish customers
15 September 2021 Scottish customers of Richard Burbidge can now buy the brand’s mouldings direct from the company’s Livingston office.

Stora Enso joins the European Build-in-Wood project
14 September 2021 Stora Enso has joined the EU-funded Build-in-Wood project, which strives to make wood a natural choice for the construction of multi-storey buildings and improve the sustainability of the sector.

Huws Gray continues acquisition trail
13 September 2021 The acquisition trail of Wales-based builders merchant Huws Gray continues with two-branch TBS Building Supplies being the latest acquisition.

TTJ Awards set for lift off on September 17
10 September 2021 The TTJ Awards will be the first major UK timber industry event to return as a physical event when it is held in central London on September 17.

Lavers team helps park home manufacturer
09 September 2021 When an industry shortage of plywood threatened to compromise Tingdene Homes’ ability to deliver their customers’ dream homes, the team at Arnold Laver Oldbury were brought onboard to coordinate a solution which ultimately is saving Tingdene £200,00 a year.

UK wood product imports up 60% in Q2
09 September 2021 UK wood product import volumes in Q2 were 60% higher than the same quarter last year, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics.

Haulage a priority for BMF
09 September 2021 New data from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) reveals the shortage of HGV drivers as the main challenge faced by its members, who are already performing a balancing act to keep the building materials supply chain running across the UK.

Stamco Timber announces new managing director
09 September 2021 The Independent Builders Merchants Group (IBMG), comprising Chandlers, Parkers, Fairalls and Stamco Timber has announced a new managing director of its timber division.

Travis Perkins group’s BSS selects K8 from Kerridge CS
07 September 2021 Kerridge Commercial Systems Ltd (KCS, well known to many timber merchants, has announced that it has concluded an agreement with BSS, part of the Travis Perkins group, to implement its flagship K8 business solution across the entire BSS estate.

August 2021


Daltons Wadkin to host in-house exhibition
26 August 2021 Following the success of previous in-house exhibitions, Daltons Wadkin has announced dates for its autumn event, September 28-30 to be held at its Nottingham showroom.

Scotland’s forest agency calls for more homegrown timber use
23 August 2021 Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has called for more homegrown timber to be used in the future to protect against fluctuations in the global timber market.

Acorn Timber Supplies closes after 37 years in business
23 August 2021 Oxfordshire timber merchant Acorn Timber Supplies has closed its doors after successfully trading for 37 years.

Nobu Portman Square readies for the TTJ Awards
19 August 2021 The Nobu Portman Square Hotel will be the setting for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards taking place on September 17.

Ayrshire sawmill creates 25 new jobs thanks to new forestry contract
19 August 2021 A timber processor in Troon is creating 25 new jobs thanks to a new contract awarded to them by Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS).

Vandecasteele takes delivery of 17 new trucks
19 August 2021 Vandecasteele Houtimport has taken delivery of 17 new VOLVO trucks. The vehicles were ordered on July 14, 2020 and following some delays caused by the Covid pandemic, were delivered exactly one year later.

LP sales more than double as OSB business soars
18 August 2021 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation reported a 142% increase in net sales for Q2, 2021 to US$1.3bn compared to the same period in the prior year.

Arnold Laver sees 15% sales drop in 2020, reports stronger trading this year
18 August 2021 UK nationwide timber products distributor Arnold Laver has reported a 15% decrease in its annual sales to £123.4m due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. But trading in 2021 is performing strongly.

Hanson Plywood expands Virtual Showroom
18 August 2021 Hanson Plywood has announced the opening of phase three of its Virtual Showroom.

Setra Wood Products strengthens sales team
17 August 2021 Setra Wood Products is strengthening its sales team for the UK market. Lee Tucker joins the company on September 13.

Woodsafe heads down under
17 August 2021 Woodsafe Timber Protection Ltd has launched an exclusive collaboration with Australia’s market-leading fire protection coatings company – Fireshield – extending the reach of its specialised pressure impregnated timber processes to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.