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Formica Group to be sold to Broadview
18 December, 2018
Formica Group is to be sold by its New Zealand owners Fletcher Building Ltd to Broadview Holding BV (‘Broadview’) for US$840m.
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BWF sponsors Wood and Wellness conference
Thursday, December 13, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has come on board TTJ’s Wood and Wellness Conference as a Silver Sponsor.
UK government CLT ban over 18m might open doors for alternative glulam systems
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Glulam post and beam construction may be a way for the timber construction sector to still have an option above six storeys following the government’s proposed ban on cross-laminated timber (CLT) above 18m.
Rougier finalises sale of Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux
Monday, December 10, 2018 Rougier Group has finalised the sale of its Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux business to the Malvaux Group.
Timber building manufacturer Carbon Dynamic in administration
Friday, December 07, 2018 Scottish timber building manufacturer CLDB Ltd – trading as Carbon Dynamic – has gone into administration.
EPF signs landmark formaldehyde agreement for worker protection
Friday, December 07, 2018 The European Panel Federation (EPF) has signed a landmark agreement on enhanced protection in respect of formaldehyde for workers in the wood-based panels manufacturing industry.
Finewood Marketing announces board changes
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 UK independent timber product agent Finewood Marketing is making a number of changes to its management team as a result of the imminent retirement of two senior directors.
Beers Timber Holdings acquires Tonge Bridge Timber
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Liverpool based Beers Timber Holdings has announced the completion of the purchase of Tonge Bridge Timber of Bolton.
Timber construction trend to continue despite building regs move
Monday, December 03, 2018 The move towards timber construction will not be thwarted by a change to building regulations aimed at banning use of combustible materials in new residential buildings over 18m, says the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI).
CLT pioneer says UK government “overreaches” brief on fire safety
Monday, December 03, 2018 One of the UK’s leading pioneers of cross-laminated timber construction (CLT) – Waugh Thistleton Architects –has expressed “disappointment” the government is proposing a ban on CLT in new residential buildings above 18m.
Timber volumes grow at Riga
Friday, November 30, 2018 Russian media agency PortNews has reported that forest product volumes handled at Latvia’s Riga Port have increased by a third to 4.4 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2018, compared to the same period a year earlier.
New forest strategy aims to boost economic growth
Thursday, November 29, 2018 A new ambitious forest industries strategy published today aims to double the sector’s economic growth to £2bn a year by 2030.
BWF appoints permanent CEO and celebrates industry awards
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Helen Hewitt was confirmed as the permanent CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) at the organisation’s annual dinner and awards in central London on November 23.
New hospital uses larch for signature atrium ceiling
Monday, November 26, 2018 Hunter Douglas Architectural has supplied 278m2 of Siberian larch for a signature atrium ceiling at a new £40m hospital in London.
Rougier to sell French import and distribution operation
Friday, November 23, 2018 The Rougier Group has entered into negotiations to sell its French import and distribution arm Rougier Sylvaco Panels to the Malvaux Group.
Forestry investment remains a top performer
Thursday, November 22, 2018 The UK Forest Market Report 2018, launched in London yesterday, has revealed a continuing great performance from forestry investment.
Wood Awards’ top prize won by Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 The Mears Group Gold Award winner of this year’s Wood Awards is Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery, Cambridge.
Modified wood producer makes progress
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has reported increasing demand across all markets and progress in its six-month results.
Modified glulam used for London restaurant
Monday, November 19, 2018 Accoya glulam has been used for a new restaurant in London.
Clear wood-based wrapping film wins New Wood competition
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A clear packaging film made from wood pulp rather than plastic has won the New Wood competition.

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