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James Donaldson donates £53,000 to charity
03 April, 2020
James Donaldson & Sons embarked on the fundraising campaign in June 2019 and has exceeded its target by raising £53,945 for its charity partner, Maggie’s.
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NHBC launches free training webinars
Friday, April 03, 2020 NHBC has launched a series of free training webinars to help support the construction sector during the coronavirus disruption.
BMF backs CLC plan to save UK construction
Thursday, April 02, 2020 Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) co-signs Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) letter to the Prime Minister requesting support for the production and distribution of building materials to continue.
FMB says builders still in dark over bailout loans
Thursday, April 02, 2020 The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is asking the Chancellor to address delays with the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), as small builders across the country are struggling to keep their businesses afloat.
People in lockdown search for decking
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 Internet searches for decking in the UK doubled in the week the country was told to stay at home according to new research from Composite Prime.
Confor confirms timber industry key worker status
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Defra spokesperson confirms to Confor that entire timber supply chain has key worker status and can continue to work if safe to do so.
Construction sector implements diverging strategies
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Despite the government declaring construction an essential sector there is still confusion and differing opinions in the board rooms of the big construction companies.
Huws Gray acquires timber frame firm
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Based in Welshpool, AC Roof Trusses was established in 1982, employs 30 people and specialises in the design, production and supply of timber frame structures, trussed rafters and the posi joist roof and floor systems.
Millennials cannot identify basic handyman tools
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Google searches asking whether DIY stores are staying open during lockdown has increased by 3,300% but millennials could not name 8 out of 15 tools on average.
BMF clarifies builders’ merchants’ role during restrictions
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Construction Leadership Council Taskforce briefing asked for clarification on builders’ merchants’ operational status following the additional restrictions announced by the Government.
TTF issues lockdown guidance as companies close
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Confusion still leaves government guidance open to interpretation on how it applies to the construction sector.
Merchants look for clarification after latest Government coronavirus statement
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Builders merchants and DIY stores are currently assessing their positions following the government’s latest coronavirus update which seems to keep the door open for their continued operation.
TTF says Government must keep cash flowing in construction
Monday, March 23, 2020 The TTF issued a survey to members to evaluate the impact of the coronavirus and two thirds of the respondents reported a drop in demand for timber as the sector prepares for six to 12 months of disruption.
BMF welcomes government support package
Monday, March 23, 2020 The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed the government’s plans to protect wages.
BSW supports Britain's future architects with timber donation
Friday, March 20, 2020 BSW Timber has donated Grown-in-Britain-certified products from its construction timber range to an innovative architectural student exercise in London.
TIMCON calls for urgent keyworker clarity
Friday, March 20, 2020 The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has asked the Government to urgently clarify that workers in wooden pallet and packaging companies are included in its list of key workers.
New Brands for The W Exhibition 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020 The W Exhibition has reported an influx of brand new exhibiting companies who are set to make their debut at the NEC in September 27 to 30.
APF 2020 is full steam ahead for September
Thursday, March 19, 2020 The APF International Forest Machinery Exhibition is going ahead in September as planned.
Wood Awards 2020 launches call for entries
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the Wood Awards, celebrating British architecture and product design using wood.
Timber trades respond to coronavirus
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Covid-19 is having a dramatic effect on businesses, supply chains and retail operations. We spoke to the various timber trade bodies and building federations for their take on the situation.

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