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Setra records SEK22m operating loss in Q3
16 October, 2019
Swedish wood product manufacturing giant Setra says challenging market conditions has led to a SEK22m operating loss in Q3.
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Cairngorm Capital acquires Chandlers and forms Independent Builders’ Merchant Group
Friday, October 11, 2019 Cairngorm Capital has continued its acquisition strategy in the builders merchant sector by acquiring southeast-based Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd.
European wood flooring consumption presents mixed picture in 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019 Wooden floor markets in France, Germany and Spain registered slight improvements during the first half of 2019, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards launched
Friday, October 11, 2019 The Saint-Gobain Offsite Solutions Awards (OSS) has been launched to celebrate industry success across the group brands of International Timber, Pasquill, Roofspace Solutions and Scotframe.
Sentry Doors celebrates 30 years
Monday, October 07, 2019 Specialist fire door-set manufacturer Sentry Doors celebrated its 30th birthday earlier this month, following a year of many changes and achievements.
Swedish wood style wows design fair visitors
Monday, October 07, 2019 While glulam was featuring at King’s Cross during the London Design Fair, Swedish designers showcased their designs in a temple-like Swedish pavilion clad in factory-finished white oiled Swedish pine.
Glulam sculpture speaks sustainable wood to Londoners
Monday, October 07, 2019 Two 5.5m interactive sculptures made from PEFC-certified Douglas fir glulam greeted Kings Cross, London commuters between September 13-22 as part of the London Design Festival.
TRA reaches out to regional roofers
Monday, October 07, 2019 A series of free regional events for the roofing and housebuilding industries
is starting this month, focusing on the latest advice on Brexit, the CE marking of construction products post-Brexit, and new technical guidance on the manufacture of trussed rafters, spandrel and gable panels and related structures.
Construction minister will visit UK Construction Week
Friday, September 27, 2019 New UK construction minister Nadhim Zahawi is set to make his first industry appearance at UK Construction Week (UKCW) on October 9.
Flexible fire-retardant plywood added to Lathams’ portfolio
Friday, September 27, 2019 Distributor James Latham has added a certified fire-retardant, flexible plywood to its product portfolio.
Latest builders merchant sales stats show increased sales
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Total builders merchants sales in July were up 2.9% in value compared with the same month last year, according to the latest update from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Sawmiller listed among fastest growing companies
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Independent home grown sawmiller A&J Scott Ltd has been named as one of the 50 fastest growing companies across the North East.
Timber tops agenda for Midlands design and construction
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Timber design and construction is set to dominate the Midlands this autumn in the form of WoodFest Midlands.
Howarth Timber Group wins TTJ Timber Trader of the Year
Monday, September 16, 2019 Howarth Timber Group has scooped this year’s Timber Trader of the Year at the TTJ Awards 2019.
UK timber trade gathers for annual timber industry awards
Thursday, September 12, 2019 More than 300 timber trade representatives will be gathering in central London this Friday for the annual TTJ Awards.
Palmako launches new €12m glulam line in Estonia
Thursday, September 05, 2019 Estonian laminated timber specialist Palmako AS has introduced what it calls the most modern glulam production line in the country.
FMB sends no deal warning to government
Thursday, September 05, 2019 The Federation of Master Builders' (FMB) statement followed the release of new Construction PMI data showing shows construction output had contracted again in August for the fourth month in a row, while new orders fell at the fastest pace for over ten years.
BWF Awards call for entries
Monday, August 19, 2019 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a call for entries for its prestigious BWF Awards, which includes a new category for 2019 – The Rising Star Award.
Last chance to enter TTJ Awards 2019 judged categories!
Friday, July 19, 2019 Judged entries for the TTJ Awards 2019 need to be submitted by close of play on Monday July 22.
Bergs adds planing mill and pellet facility through takeover
Friday, July 19, 2019 Swedish sawmiller Bergs Timber AB has acquired AB Fogelfors Bruk, which comprises a planing mill and a wood pellet / heating log production plant.

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