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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.
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TTJ Awards set for lift off on September 17
Friday, September 10, 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
Thursday, September 09, 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
Thursday, September 09, 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.
Scotland’s forest agency calls for more homegrown timber use
Monday, August 23, 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
Monday, August 23, 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
Thursday, August 19, 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
Thursday, August 19, 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).
Arnold Laver sees 15% sales drop in 2020, reports stronger trading this year
Wednesday, August 18, 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.
Steico’s UK sales rise 51.6% in H1, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021 I-joist producer Steico has reported a 51.6% boost in its UK business for the first half of 2021.
TTJ Awards 2021 voted category shortlists released
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 The TTJ Awards 2021 is gathering momentum with the release of this year’s voted category finalists.
TTF’s David Hopkins talks timber supply on BBC News
Monday, August 09, 2021 Timber Trade Federation CEO David Hopkins has appeared on the BBC TV 6pm news to talk about current timber supply issues affecting the UK.
TTJ Awards voting deadline is this Thursday
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Voting in the 2021 TTJ Awards ends at midnight on Thursday July 22.
Builders’ Merchants’ sales up year-on-year as industry continues growth trajectory
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) reveal that year-on-year sales through UK builders’ merchants are on an upward trajectory, as the industry continues to meet sustained high demand for building products.
Jason Mohammad is host of TTJ Awards 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021 Sports presenter Jason Mohammad will be host of this year’s TTJ Awards on September 17.
Indonesian ambassador visits UK timber companies
Monday, July 19, 2021 In a bid to encourage UK timber importers to increase their purchase of legal and sustainable timber from Indonesia, a delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia has visited a number of manufacturers across the country.
Homag starts €10m extension of Schopfloch production facilities
Monday, July 19, 2021 Homag, the world’s largest woodworking machinery manufacturer, has held a groundbreaking ceremony for a €10m extension to its main Schopfloch production site in Germany.
SCA uses new rail terminal to transport more logs by train
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Swedish sawmilling and forestry group SCA will be transporting more logs by train instead of truck thanks to a new timber rail terminal at Rundvik.
Stora Enso launches wood-fibre based material for use as microwavable food trays
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 The push for more use of sustainable materials in everyday living is being furthered by forest products giant Stora Enso which has announced a new wood-fibre based material designed for microwavable food tray packaging.
Timber ship runs aground in Sweden
Monday, June 28, 2021 A ship carrying timber from Sweden to North Africa has run aground in the estuary of the Angerman River near the beginning of its journey.

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