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New UK machined timber products supplier set up
19 July, 2018
A new player has entered the UK and Ireland market to supply machined timber – Timber Focus Ltd.
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TTJ Regular Softwood Update
Thursday, July 19, 2018 UK softwood sales volumes quietened through June, but most traders found increased price levels cushioned the blow and their monthly results turned out to be an acceptable compromise between turnover and margin.
TTF sets timetable for preservative treatment action
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched a new action plan to improve treated wood quality which includes asking its members to demonstrate compliance with several key principles.
BWF CEO set to move after seven years
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 Iain McIlwee is to stand down as chief executive of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) after almost seven years.
Bergs Timber conducts organisational changes
Monday, July 02, 2018 Swedish sawmiller Bergs Timber has announced organisational changes following its acquisition of Norvik Timber Industries’ Baltics and UK operations earlier this year.
Investors’ UK timber sector expansion continues with Rembrand Timber acquisition
Monday, July 02, 2018 Private investment group Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP’s timber industry portfolio has taken another leap forward with addition of Rembrand Timber, which is merging with its Thornbridge Sawmills business.
Over 500 delegates attend NMBS All-Industry Conference
Monday, June 25, 2018 NMBS, the UK’s largest buying society for independent builders’, plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants, attracted more than 500 delegates to its All-Industry Conference in Italy on June 14-17.
Clifford Jones Timber wins major business prize
Monday, June 25, 2018 Clifford Jones Timber has been crowned Wales’s top family business at an awards ceremony in London.
Builders’ merchant sales grow
Monday, June 25, 2018 Latest builders’ merchant sales stats show sales were up 8.8% in April compared with the same month a year ago.
UK and EU paint and coatings industry united ahead of Brexit talks
Friday, June 22, 2018 The British Coatings Federation (BCF) and CEPE (the European association representing paints and inks) have pledged to continue their close working relationship beyond Brexit.
First UK MSc on Timber Architectural Design and Technology introduced
Friday, June 22, 2018 Edinburgh Napier University has introduced an MSc on Timber Architectural Design and Technology - the first programme of its kind in the UK.
Wood panel industry APPG reformed at Westminster
Thursday, June 21, 2018 An expert working group on the contribution of one of the UK’s wood panel manufacturing industries has been launched at an event in Westminster.
Accoya producer reports annual sales growth
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Chemical wood modification group Accsys Technologies plc has reported an 8% growth in annual revenue and 7% increase in Accoya sales volumes to 42,676m3.
Joinery sector converges for BWF Members Day
Monday, June 18, 2018 Around 140 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) members were urged about the need to create a wood culture in the UK at the federation’s annual Members Day.
Riding re-elected as UKFPA president
Friday, June 15, 2018 Frank Riding of Ridings Sawmills Ltd has been re-elected as president of the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA).
Compsite Prime helps reduce plastic waste
Friday, June 15, 2018 Composite Prime says its wood/plastic decking saves the equivalent of 10 million plastic bottles every six months going to landfill.
Pasquill wins environment award
Thursday, June 14, 2018 UK roof truss giant Pasquill has won a prestigious Saint-Gobain Emerald Environment Award.
Construction figures show dip
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Severe wintry weather at the start of 2018, rising costs and Brexit are to blame for a sharp drop in construction output, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
US softwood lumber consumption on track for record highs
Monday, June 11, 2018 US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030, resulting in export opportunities for sawmills in Europe and Latin America, according to a new study from ForestEdge and Wood Resources International.
Minister visits Egger UK factory
Friday, June 08, 2018 Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry MP, has visited Northumberland’s largest private sector employer – Egger UK – as part of his visit to the county to discuss the Borderlands Growth Deal.

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