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Medite SmartPly reports €207.4m annual turnover
02 July, 2020
Irish state forestry company Coillte says its Medite SmartPly wood-based panels manufacturing operations recorded a turnover of €207.4m in 2019, compared to €211.3m in 2018.
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Coillte delivers strong 2019 results but warns on Covid-19 and timber availability
Thursday, July 02, 2020 Irish state forester Coillte has posted strong 2019 financial results but warned that Covid-19, issues with approving felling licences and Brexit are impacting timber availability and economic performance this year.
Swedish fire-retardant wood specialist targets UK
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 Leading Scandinavian fire-retardant treatment specialist Woodsafe Timber Protection is making moves to establish itself in the UK.
TRA backs Boris to build, build, build
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a major investment in construction and infrastructure to help boost economic recovery.
Halspan launches new range of fire doors
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Global fire door supplier Halspan has launched a new range of fire door products into the UK market to meet demand for fully certified solutions in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Tallest timber tower project unveiled in Australia
Friday, June 26, 2020 Software giant Atlassian is to build a world-beating 40-storey hybrid timber HQ building in Sydney, Australia.
Three quarters of fire doors failed inspections in 2019
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 More than three quarters (76%) of the fire doors inspected by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) in 2019 were condemned as not fit for purpose. In addition, 63% of the buildings inspected also had additional fire safety issues.
Bergs to sell Swedish sawmills to Vida
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Bergs Timber has signed an agreement to sell its Bergs’ Swedish sawmill business to Vida for SEK400m.
TTJ Awards - Get voting now!
Friday, June 19, 2020 Championing and celebrating the timber sector in the UK and globally, voting for the 24th annual TTJ Awards closes at midnight on Friday, July 10th, 2020.
April sales crashed for merchants but are now recovering
Friday, June 19, 2020 The BMF’s Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) figures for April 2020 show the dramatic effect of the lockdown on UK builders’ merchants sales.
Multimodal event postponed until March 2021
Friday, June 19, 2020 The annual supply chain and logistics showcase, Multimodal, will now take place from 23-25 March 2021
Howarth Timber launches virtual design service
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Howarth Timber & Building Supplies, has adapted the format of its personal design service to provide consultations virtually.
Medite Tricoya Extreme Insect Hotel
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Medite Smartply have partnered with the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and created a set of six insect hotels using Medite Tricoya Extreme (MTX), weather resistant MDF.
Covid-19 and bark beetle feature heavily at EOS general assembly
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Analysis of the coronavirus disruption was the main topic as the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry held its first ever online General Assembly.
TTF industry figures for June show 22% drop in imports
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Q1 2020 solid wood imports were 23% lower year-on-year and panel products dropped 22%
International Timber rebrands and is open for business
Monday, June 08, 2020 International Timber has undertaken a company-wide rebrand, expanding its offering and making several significant changes to the business.
Construction industry sets out plan for recovery
Thursday, June 04, 2020 Plans for a post-Covid-19 revival of the UK construction sector have been published by the Construction Leadership Council’s Covid-19 Task Force.
W Exhibition postponed until 2021
Thursday, June 04, 2020 The W Exhibition, the UK’s flagship event for the joinery and furniture manufacturing industries, has been postponed until 26 - 29 September 2021.
Scottish timber industry awarded £7m for transport projects
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 The Scottish Government has awarded £7m to projects which help to improve Scotland’s timber transport network.
W.Howard achieves ISO 45001 accreditation
Monday, June 01, 2020 W.Howard has announced that it has successfully completed the switch from OHSAS18001 accreditation to ISO45001.

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