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Wood’s strong showing in international architecture awards
09 December, 2019
Some inspiring international projects utilising wood have been highlighted in The Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) 2019.
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European hardwood markets feel the pinch, IHC hears
Monday, December 02, 2019 European hardwood demand is projected to fall 1.3% for the full year 2019, delegates at the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) in Berlin have heard.
BWF Awards celebrate excellence
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 The winners of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards 2019 were revealed at an evening of celebration held at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London on November 22.
Odds Timber named in MegaGrowth 50 list
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Odds Timber of Sittingbourne has been named in the top 50 of Kent’s fastest growing companies.
CTI welcomes political parties’ housing pledges
Thursday, November 21, 2019 The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has welcomed recent housing pledges made by Labour and the Liberal Democrats, and calls for these homes to be built using low carbon materials.
Wood Awards top prize goes to house made from cork
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 The Cork House in Berkshire has scooped the Gold Award in this year’s Wood Awards.
Cairngorm Capital acquires £100m turnover merchant
Monday, November 18, 2019 Investment company Cairngorm Capital Partners has continued on the merchant acquisition trail by announcing it has acquired independent builders’ merchant group Grant & Stone Ltd.
New report urges Government to increase use of timber construction
Friday, November 08, 2019 The Government has been urged to implement the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee by increasing the use of timber in construction.
National Timber Group acquires Cotswold Manufacturing
Friday, November 08, 2019 The National Timber Group has acquired the trade and assets of Cotswold Manufacturing Ltd to consolidate its position in the UK timber interior doorsets market.
Nordic sawmill curtailments continue
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Nordic sawmillers have reported weaker results and curtailment of production to manage lower prices, oversupply and weakening demand amid a background of uncertain global economic conditions.
Ireland homegrown timber marketing strategy launched
Friday, November 01, 2019 A marketing strategy has been launched to support and drive the Irish forest products industry in key end use markets.
Norbord posts lower quarterly earnings
Friday, November 01, 2019 Global wood-based panels producer Norbord has posted significantly lower earnings than a year ago due mainly to the drop off of North American OSB prices.
Nason Davis celebrates 30th anniversary in style
Monday, October 28, 2019 Nason Davis Ltd is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style with all staff and partners recently travelling to Venice for a company celebration.
Metsa Wood’s new UK terminal to open at Ipswich
Friday, October 25, 2019 Metsä Wood is opening a new terminal in the UK for landed joinery sales at Ipswich, Suffolk on November 1.
UK Construction Week puts spotlight on the future
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Some 34,327 construction professionals attended UK Construction Week (UKCW) on October 8-10 at Birmingham NEC.
Travis Perkins delivers solid Q3, will demerge Wickes by Q2, 2020
Tuesday, October 22, 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.
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.

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