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Wood Lane starts new year with Counteract
21 January, 2020
East Midlands-based Wood Lane Timber Merchants Ltd has updated its software with Border Merchants Systems’ CounterAct.
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Dustcontrol to showcase range at southern show
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Dustcontrol UK is set to exhibit its range of high-performance extraction equipment at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2020 Exhibition.
UK hardwood trade gathers in force at new venue
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 This year’s London Hardwood Club (LHC) New Year Luncheon on January 17 attracted its highest ever attendance – some 220 people.
Tilhill Forestry’s ground-breaking mental health first aid initiative
Monday, January 20, 2020 Tilhill Forestry, part of the BSW Timber Group, has launched an initiative to help safeguard the mental health of its workers by training several staff across the country with the ability to offer mental health first aid.
Woodshavings business opts for Mercedes-Benz trucks
Monday, January 20, 2020 Bristol-based Mendip Wood Shavings has taken delivery of two identical Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units from dealer group Rygor Commercials.
Dutch police seize allegedly ‘illegal’ Myanmar teak
Monday, January 20, 2020 In the first raid of its kind, Dutch police have seized a large quantity of Myanmar teak in the Netherlands circumvented through the Czech Republic in alleged contravention of EU Law.
German wood consumer group calls for more softwood planting
Monday, January 20, 2020 The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rohholz eV – the Working Group on Raw Wood Consumers – (AGR), a voluntary association of companies and associations of the raw wood processing industries in Germany and the neighboring countries has raised questions over the balance of softwood and hardwood in German forests.
Southern Grove unveils £33m timber-built canal side office development in Shoreditch
Friday, January 17, 2020 Southern Grove is only the second office developer to enter the area, following British Land’s purchase of its first home for the flexible workspace brand, Storey, in the same road.
Graham Heath Group closing its TFC Supplies business and exiting timber trade
Friday, January 17, 2020 Citing increased competition in the timber sector the company will be focussing its attention on the continued success of its larger businesses within the group: Graham Heath Construction; Graham Heath Equestrian Structures and Concrete Panel Systems.
Prentice Kitchens falls into administration
Friday, January 17, 2020 The family run business based in Tamworth, Staffordshire had been manufacturing bespoke kitchens since 1985 and was placed into administration on 20th December 2019.
Celebrating 100 years in business Arnold Laver opens its 17th Timber World branch in Surrey
Thursday, January 16, 2020 The branch is located at Silverwing Industrial Estate in Croydon and will stock a wide range of timber and timber-related products. The company will also be holding a series of promotions and activities to celebrate the first month of opening.
Cre8 joinery planning for a big year ahead with factory expansion and appointment of a new director
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Capitalising on a successful 2019 Cre8 Joinery and its partner company Washroom Washroom completed a 20% factory expansion of their head office which included a mezzanine area and dedicated new office space.
Hereford based NMITE plans to develop Centre for Advanced Timber Technology
Thursday, January 16, 2020 New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) was inaugurated in 2018 and is focussed specifically on technology and engineering.
Swan is latest housing developer to drop CLT for high-rise due to post-Grenfell legislation.
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Following the recent announcement by L&G, Swan have joined the list of developers evaluating concrete and steel alternative for residential units over 18m.
National Timber Group makes significant Scottish investment doubling size of Grangemouth site
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 The group’s processing plant in Forth Valley now totals six acres and becomes the main production site in Scotland. The expansion includes the construction a 21,500ft2 storage facility, enabling the company to increase the level of stock it can store on-site.
Taylor Wimpey reports steady results and good medium term prospects
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 The national housebuilder reported that despite challenging conditions in London and the South East the market remained stable elsewhere. Overall sales for 2019 were ‘in line with expectations’ with 15,719 units completed, a 5% year-on-year increase, with an average selling price of £269k.
L&G opts for steel and concrete for apartment building programme
Monday, January 13, 2020 Cross-laminated timber (CLT) home manufacturer Legal & General (L&G) has decided to use steel and concrete for its multi-storey apartments construction programme.
Becker to offer solid wood furniture components
Monday, January 13, 2020 From 2020 the world’s largest producer of individual, ready-to-install moulded wood components, Becker, will also have solid wood in its portfolio for the first time.
RICS predict static house sales
Monday, January 13, 2020 The RICS Housing Forecast 2020 predicts the apparent certainty with Brexit following the election will do little to invigorate the housing market alone and will require government action as a priority.
Snows Timber asset sale goes ahead
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 Assets, machinery, plant and vehicles have all been put up for auction today (Wednesday January 8th) in over 130 lots via Hilco Industrial.

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