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Travis Perkins delivers solid Q3, will demerge Wickes by Q2, 2020
22 October, 2019
Travis Perkins has delivered a “solid” Q3 performance, despite trading conditions becoming incrementally more challenging through the course of the summer as a result of the on-going market uncertainty.
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International Softwood Conference hears about market deceleration
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Market deceleration and long-term raw material challenges were key points shared at this year’s International Softwood Conference (ISC) in Antwerp.
Anker Stuy UK base opens
Monday, October 21, 2019 Dutch ambassador to the UK Simon Smits has attended the opening of Anker Stuy Coatings’ UK operation.
Waugh Thistleton selected for key EU wood construction project
Friday, October 18, 2019 Waugh Thistleton Architects has been selected as the UK partner in a consortium receiving significant EU innovation funding to explore ways of increasing the use of wood in construction, a key step toward combatting climate change.
CPA survey shows cautious next 12 months for UK construction products
Friday, October 18, 2019 Construction product manufacturers are signalling a cautious view of the next 12 months, with 11% of heavy side firms anticipating a fall in sales, according to the latest Construction Products Association (CPA) survey.
Setra records SEK22m operating loss in Q3
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Swedish wood product manufacturing giant Setra says challenging market conditions has led to a SEK22m operating loss in Q3.
Cairngorm Capital acquires Chandlers and forms Independent Builders’ Merchant Group
Friday, October 11, 2019 Cairngorm Capital has continued its acquisition strategy in the builders merchant sector by acquiring southeast-based Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd.
European wood flooring consumption presents mixed picture in 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019 Wooden floor markets in France, Germany and Spain registered slight improvements during the first half of 2019, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards launched
Friday, October 11, 2019 The Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards (OSS) has been launched to celebrate industry success across the group brands of International Timber, Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions and Scotframe.
Sentry Doors celebrates 30 years
Monday, October 07, 2019 Specialist fire door-set manufacturer Sentry Doors celebrated its 30th birthday earlier this month, following a year of many changes and achievements.
Swedish wood style wows design fair visitors
Monday, October 07, 2019 While glulam was featuring at King’s Cross during the London Design Fair, Swedish designers showcased their designs in a temple-like Swedish pavilion clad in factory-finished white oiled Swedish pine.
Glulam sculpture speaks sustainable wood to Londoners
Monday, October 07, 2019 Two 5.5m interactive sculptures made from PEFC-certified Douglas fir glulam greeted Kings Cross, London commuters between September 13-22 as part of the London Design Festival.
TRA reaches out to regional roofers
Monday, October 07, 2019 A series of free regional events for the roofing and housebuilding industries
is starting this month, focusing on the latest advice on Brexit, the CE marking of construction products post-Brexit, and new technical guidance on the manufacture of trussed rafters, spandrel and gable panels and related structures.
Construction minister will visit UK Construction Week
Friday, September 27, 2019 New UK construction minister Nadhim Zahawi is set to make his first industry appearance at UK Construction Week (UKCW) on October 9.
Flexible fire-retardant plywood added to Lathams’ portfolio
Friday, September 27, 2019 Distributor James Latham has added a certified fire-retardant, flexible plywood to its product portfolio.
Latest builders merchant sales stats show increased sales
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Total builders merchants sales in July were up 2.9% in value compared with the same month last year, according to the latest update from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Sawmiller listed among fastest growing companies
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Independent home grown sawmiller A&J Scott Ltd has been named as one of the 50 fastest growing companies across the North East.
Timber tops agenda for Midlands design and construction
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Timber design and construction is set to dominate the Midlands this autumn in the form of WoodFest Midlands.
Howarth Timber Group wins TTJ Timber Trader of the Year
Monday, September 16, 2019 Howarth Timber Group has scooped this year’s Timber Trader of the Year at the TTJ Awards 2019.
UK timber trade gathers for annual timber industry awards
Thursday, September 12, 2019 More than 300 timber trade representatives will be gathering in central London this Friday for the annual TTJ Awards.

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