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Barratt commits to building 25% of new homes using Modern Methods of Construction within 5 years
Wednesday, February 05, 2020 Barratt’s half year results indicate a 9.1% increase in half year completions up to 8,314 units – the highest for twelve years - and sets out plans to build 1-in-4 of all new homes using MMC by 2025. This will include timber frames, large block and off-site construction.
UK Builders still waiting for the 'Boris bounce'
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 According to a recent survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) workloads for small building companies fell in the final quarter of 2019 but they remain optimistic for 2020.
D&D London to launch its latest dining concept within the Pavilion at International Quarter London (IQL)
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 The Pavilion is currently under construction and will be a landmark building within IQL, which stands at the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London.
Largest ever shipment of Swedish timber heading for the US
Tuesday, February 04, 2020 The cargo load left the port of Karlshamn loaded what is believed to be the largest timber shipment ever with a total volume of 65,417m3, of which over half, 34,902m3, is from Vida.
Wood Protection Association announces theme and speakers for 2020 conference
Monday, February 03, 2020 “Making the most of wood to help tackle climate change” will be the theme of the 2020 WPA conference in April with five guest speakers which is preceded by the WPA awards dinner.
James Donaldson Group acquires Rowan Manufacturing and Smith & Frater
Monday, February 03, 2020 James Donaldson & Sons Ltd, based in Fife for over 160 years, has announced the acquisition of both companies which will add door sets, bespoke joinery and kitchen manufacturing to their existing business processing, manufacturing and distribution of timber and associated building products.
National Tree Champion, Sir William Worsley, appointed as Forestry Commission Chair
Monday, February 03, 2020 Sir William Worsley has bee confirmed as the new Chair of the Forestry Commission as Sir Harry Studholme leaves after seven years in the post. Sir William held the position of the government’s national Tree Champion, since June 2018 where he worked on developing the English Tree Strategy.
James Jones & Sons Ltd opens new I-Joist production line
Monday, February 03, 2020 The new, fully operational line will see the Timber Systems Division of James Jones and Sons Ltd double its I-Joist production capacity to 20 million lineal metres and claiming to have “The largest, fastest and most efficient I-Joist line in Europe.”
INTBAU Timber Talk discusses the future of timber in construction
Friday, January 31, 2020 The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) is a global network dedicated to creating better places to live through traditional building, architecture, and urbanism.
Estonian forestry technology startup Timbeter raises $1m expansion funding
Friday, January 31, 2020 Estonian company Timbeter, whose artificial intelligence technology helps companies in the forestry sector, closed the seed funding round with a total backing of $1m from five investors.
UK housebuilding still failing to meet government targets
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 New builds continue to fall below government targets according to new figures published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Annual new build starts totalled 157,550 to September 2019, a 7% year-on-year decrease.
Wickes reports strong Q4 results as demerger from Travis Perkins parent continues
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Wickes delivered like for like Q4 sales growth of 4.5% driven by continued strong performance across both core and do-it-for-me (DIFM) segments. For the full year, like-for-like sales growth was 8.7% and total sales grew by 7.7%.
Mayr-Melnhof Holz invests €130m in new CLT plant at Leoben
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Mayr-Melnhof Holz launched into the new year announcing a major investment to build a new cross-laminated timber (CLT) production facility in Leoben, the largest investment in the history of the group.
Strikes at Finland’s sawmills and plywood factories highly probable as negotiations with Union continues
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 The strikes threatening forestry could damage the industry to the tune of €1bn. The Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF) believes that it is highly probable that the strike at sawmills and plywood factories called for by the Industrial Union will take place.
EPLF confirms stabilisation in the laminate flooring market in 2019
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 In 2019, the worldwide sales of the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) members was 447 million m² from European production. The second half of 2019 saw an upturn and stability, even though the influence of declining world trade remains noticeable.
BSW Timber's annual report shows healthy financial results with good prospects for 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020 In a year when BSW concluded its acquisition of Maelor Forest Nurseries the company declared a pretax profit of just over £8m on a turnover of over £353m and an asset value of £68m.
Construction Product Manufacturing report suggests caution remains for 2020
Monday, January 27, 2020 Mixed Q4 results for the construction products manufacturing sector with an equal number of manufacturers reporting an increase or decrease in sales for both heavy side and light side products.
Arnold Laver opens door making facility in Thornaby
Monday, January 27, 2020 Arnold Laver, part of The National Timber Group, has started the integration of its latest production facility, located in Thornaby, near Stockton-on-Tees. The business will form part of its new Intelligent Door Solutions Division.
Wood manufacturers adopt new digital technologies as part of the Made Smarter initiative
Monday, January 27, 2020 James Tanner Joinery, based in Kendal, Basically Trade in Burnley, S.W. Watson & Son in Preston, and W Howard Group, based in Astley, are the latest small and medium sized manufacturers who have secured funding through the Made Smarter programme.
Laidlaw Limited goes into administration
Friday, January 24, 2020 Duff & Phelps Ltd were appointed Joint Administrators of Laidlaw Limited on 17 January 2020, the company was then closed with all 61 staff across four locations being made redundant.

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