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FCS scotches media sensationalism over disease threat to Scottish Sikta spruce
19 March, 2018
Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) has scotched media “sensationalism” of a threat to the country’s timber industry after discovery of tree disease phytophthora ramorum in Scottish Sikta spruce.
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UK trussed rafter sector AGM re-scheduled after snow cancellation
Monday, March 19, 2018 The Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM has been re-scheduled for May 10 after the event had to be cancelled on March 1 because of severe weather.
Merchant makes first acquisition in Surrey
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Independent builders’ merchant DW Nye has acquired Fixings and Powertool Center in Redhill, Surrey.
Finsa to become second producer of Tricoya modified wood-based panels
Friday, March 16, 2018 Modified wood producer Accsys has signed a Tricoya user licence agreement with Finsa for the production of Tricoya modified wood-based panels.
Investment firm acquires Parkers and says more takeovers will follow
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Investment firm Cairngorm Capital Partners has acquired southeast-based merchanting group Parker Building Supplies (Parkers) in the latest stage of its ambitious growth plans.
Norbord gets STA Assure Gold status
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The Structural Timber Association (STA) has awarded panel manufacturer Norbord the Assure Gold status in the association’s new STA Assure scheme.
Wood Awards launches call for entries
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has launched its 2018 call for entries.
Court grants Rougier permission to restructure African business
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 International tropical hardwood specialist Rougier has gained court permission for restructuring measures after filing for insolvency protection.
Diamond Mark Chinese plywood to arrive in UK
Monday, March 12, 2018 Caledonian Plywood Company’s (CPC) first shipment of Chinese plywood certified under the TFT Woodexperts Diamond Mark is due to reach the UK shortly.
BMF stats show merchants performed well in 2017
Monday, March 12, 2018 Sales figures published by the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) reveal a strong 2017 final quarter performance for the sector.
Leading door manufacturer UK Fire Doors Ltd is a new sponsor at the TTJ Awards
Friday, March 09, 2018 UK Fire Doors will sponsor the Twitter Wall at the TTJ Awards at the InterContinental Hotel, London on September 21.
Ridgeons Newmarket invests £100k in storage
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Ridgeons’ branch in Newmarket, Suffolk, is investing £100,000 in a new timber storage facility.
UK timber company fined under EUTR
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 A British timber company has been fined £4,000 for breaching the EU Timber Regulation by importing a batch of FSC-certified West African hardwood without conducting satisfactory due diligence as required under the regulation.
UK ministers hail Indonesia’s transformative FLEGT achievement
Monday, March 05, 2018 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s Timber Transformer exhibition describes the challenging journey Indonesia undertook to become the first country to issue its EU timber exports with FLEGT licences as legality assurance.
P&A Group employeesget their running shoes on
Friday, March 02, 2018 Staff from the P&A Group are gearing up for the London Marathon with a half marathon, to kick off a year of fund-raising.
Tomorrow’s designers wow with timber multi-storey car park project
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 A talented multidisciplinary team from some of Britain’s best-known universities has won TRADA’s undergraduate Urban Buzz competition to design a timber multi-storey car park.
Sodra records solid annual results
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Sodra’s annual pre-tax profits in 2017 soared to SKr1.83bn (2016: SKr913m) thanks to higher volumes and increased prices for sawn timber and paper.
Irish farmers co-op signs post deal with timber company
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Giant Irish farmers’ co-operative Fane Valley has signed a purchase deal with Clifford Jones Timber for the latter’s Platinum fence posts.
Lathams in £15m depot relocations
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 James Latham has invested more than £15m relocating its depots at Bristol and Leicester to two purpose-built facilities, increasing capacity in both locations by 35%.
Brexit debate underway in timber sector, UK traders told
Monday, February 19, 2018 Government departments are in contact with timber industry representative bodies about the effects of Brexit, a gathering of more than 200 UK traders has been told.
Thornbridge and NYTimber in merger
Thursday, February 15, 2018 North Yorkshire Timber (NYTimber) has merged with Thornbridge Sawmills to create a £50m turnover 15-branch group.

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