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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.
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Premier Forest Group posts another record year
Tuesday, June 04, 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
Monday, June 03, 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.
Holmen timber profits up despite weaker selling prices
Friday, May 17, 2019 Swedish forest products producer Holmen has reported improved operating profits in Q1 within its wood products division.
Timber construction gains further political momentum in Germany
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Germany’s sawmill and timber industries have hailed a “groundbreaking decision” encouraging the greater promotion of wood as a building material in Germany.
African hardwood business reports better year
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 International African hardwood focused business Woodbois has posted a big increase in revenue and a cut in its pre-tax losses.
Uncertain times hold no fears for trussed rafter manufacturers
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 More than 70 directors and business leaders within the trussed rafter sector converged on Warrington for a high energy Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM on May 2.
Joinery company fire near Darlington
Monday, May 13, 2019 A joinery company near Darlington was hit by a large fire at the weekend.
Obituary – Francis Dalton
Monday, May 13, 2019 One of the most well-known figures in the UK woodworking machinery sector – Francis Dalton, MD of AL Dalton Ltd – has died following a short illness.
Södra to invest in second CLT plant
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Södra has decided to invest in an additional cross-laminated timber (CLT) facility at Värö, Sweden and aims to become a leader in CLT within the Nordic region.
Tropical timber losing share in German market
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Tropical timber is losing market share in Germany despite the country’s growth in wood consumption, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest market report.
Construction sector reports reveal optimism for second quarter
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 Latest surveys from the Construction Products Association (CPA) and Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reveal a broadly optimistic picture in the construction materials and building sector.
TTJ Awards voting under way!
Monday, April 29, 2019 Voting has got under way in the TTJ Awards 2019 voted categories.
Minister opens new Scotframe office
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, has officially opened the new Dundee office of Scotframe Timber Engineering Ltd.
NYTimber supplies 4,000th panelised roof system
Thursday, April 25, 2019 NYTimber has supplied its 4,000th NYTRoof, following a series of contract wins from some of the UK’s largest housebuilders.
European parquet markets stable to positive
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 European wood flooring markets are showing stable to slightly positive trends, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
New production line adds capacity to W Howard
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 A new production line has been installed at Polyco in Wales.
Frank Bruno confirmed as NETTA dinner speaker
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Former world boxing champion Frank Bruno will be guest speaker at the North East Timber Trade Association (NETTA) dinner on June 13.
Homag and Hundegger strategic partnership for timber construction
Tuesday, April 16, 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.

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