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TTF timber import stats show continued strong market recovery
08 January, 2021
Timber and panel import volumes performed strongly in October 2020 for the fifth consecutive month since June, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) timber statistics.
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Latest Covid-19 lockdown to last until mid-February
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 The UK’s latest national lockdown, announced yesterday, looks likely to stay in place until mid-February at least, the Government says.
UK fencing contractors surveyed on introducing treated timber post warranty scheme
Friday, December 11, 2020 Contractors in the fencing industry are being surveyed to see if they will back a warranty scheme in a bid to solve problems when treated timber fence posts fail prematurely.
Timber users and buyers warned on stock shortages
Friday, December 11, 2020 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is advising all timber users and buyers to be proactive in their purchasing strategies against a background of continuing tight wood supply conditions.
BRE Postsaver trials reveal no decay after 20 years
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 The UK’s Building Research Establishment (BRE) field trials on Postsaver sleeved timber posts have revealed no evidence of decay in the sleeved part of the test after 20 years, Postsaver says.
Sawmiller James Jones purchases Scottish windfarm
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 UK sawmiller James Jones & Sons has acquired the UK’s first subsidy-free wind farm together with London-based specialist asset manager Gresham House Asset Management.
BSW acquires the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 BSW has today acquired the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK, which includes the manufacture and distribution of timber and associated products to the home improvement and builders merchant sectors.
National Timber Systems posts £2.6m October sales record
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 National Timber Systems, the recently formed engineered timber specialist, has used its new and improved proposition to shatter a monthly sales record set more than a year ago.
TTF sales course delegates provide financial return for their timber employers
Monday, November 30, 2020 Delegates completing the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Essential Foundations in Sales Management (EFSM) course have increased sales for their combined respective firms by well over £6m in 2020.
TTF and TRADA announce merger plans
Monday, November 16, 2020 Two of the UK’s leading timber sector organisations – the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and TRADA – have announced merger plans.
National Timber Group launches timber systems division
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 The National Timber Group has launched a new brand - National Timber Systems - that will support the UK’s housebuilding and construction industries.
Travis Perkins reports strong RMI demand in Q3
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Travis Perkins has reported strong domestic RMI demand through Q3, driving a strong performance in its Wickes and Toolstation businesses.
MEDITE SMARTPLY launches new Euroclass B OSB3 board
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 MEDITE SMARTPLY has launched SMARTPLY MAX FR B – a Euroclass B OSB3 board featuring wood flakes treated with flame retardant solution before factory pressing.
Grant & Stone acquires 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies
Thursday, October 01, 2020 High Wycombe-based builders’ merchant group Grant & Stone Limited has announced its acquisition of 3Counties Timber & Building Supplies Limited (3Counties), marking a key step in its strategy to expand through a combination of acquisitions, new site development and organic growth.
Howarth Timber Group scoops Timber Trader of the Year in TTJ Awards
Monday, September 28, 2020 Howarth Timber Group was named TTJ Timber Trader of the Year 2020 at this year’s TTJ Awards last Friday (Sept 25).
TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off this Friday
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off this week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.
TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off next week
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off next week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.
Batten availability behind SR Timber’s lockdown growth
Monday, September 14, 2020 SR Timber is reporting year-on-year double-digit sales growth for the first half of 2020 – despite the UK being in lockdown from March 23 to the middle of May, when the government started easing restrictions.
Fire door manufacturer develops industry-first solution to ‘transform’ fire safety sector
Monday, September 14, 2020 A UK fire door manufacturer, supported by Made Smarter, has developed an industry-first solution to make safety inspections faster and more accurate, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Soil Association welcomes UK proposals on illegal deforestation
Monday, September 14, 2020 Soil Association Certification Forestry has welcomed UK government proposals to ensure supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.

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