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Premier strengthens its Welsh presence with West Wales acquisition
08 October, 2018
Premier Forest Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing timber groups, continues to strengthen its distribution and processing capacity with the acquisition of West Wales based timber importer Merlwood Timber Ltd.
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TTJ announces Wood and Wellness conference
Monday, September 24, 2018 TTJ is to hold a major conference on wood’s role in the current trend towards health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Timber sector turns out in force for TTJ Awards
Monday, September 24, 2018 More than 400 people attended the annual TTJ Awards last Friday, with guest speaker and host Jo Caulfield providing the entertainment at new venue the InterContinental Hotel in Park Lane, London.
Daltons Wadkin to present new theme at W Exhibition
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Woodworking machinery distributor Daltons Wadkin will present a new themed display at the W Exhibition this year.
Composite Prime and Taylor Maxwell agreement yields results
Monday, September 17, 2018 Composite Prime says its market share in the composite decking market has soared following a tie-up with a high-profile distributor.
TTJ Awards judged entry finalists vying for glory
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Finalists in the TTJ Awards judged categories now only have 10 days before they find out if they have won.
Pasquill aids Truss House project to combat homes shortage
Friday, September 07, 2018 Nationwide roof truss manufacturer Pasquill has supplied truss materials for the Truss House project, an initiative from timber engineers Sylvan Stuart, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), and Robert Gordons University.
Lords acquires merchant
Friday, September 07, 2018 West London-based Lords Builders Merchants has announced the acquisition of Kings Langley Building Supplies Limited (KLBS Ltd).
Swedish Wood pavilion to feature at London Design Festival
Thursday, September 06, 2018 A Swedish Design Pavilion sponsored by Swedish Wood, will feature at the London Design Festival on September 20-23 at the Old Truman Brewery in London’s fashionable Shoreditch.
SR Timber reports batten sales boost
Thursday, September 06, 2018 SR Timber has reported a 12% growth in sales of timber roofing battens for the first half of 2018.
Last chance to enter TTJ Awards’ judged categories
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Companies have their last opportunity to enter the TTJ Awards 2018, with the judged awards entry deadline being extended to August 17.
Bradfords acquires Solo
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Bradfords Building Supplies has announced the acquisition of Archmartin Ltd, trading as Solo Building Supplies.
Norbord’s European division reports “best results ever” in Q2
Friday, August 03, 2018 Norbord’s European operations recorded a more than doubling of EBITDA year-over-year in Q2 to US$21m, reflecting robust markets.
GP Wood starts plans to rebuild fire hit Lissarda mill
Friday, August 03, 2018 Irish sawmiller GP Wood has initiated plans to rebuild its plant in Lissarda, which was badly damaged by a major fire on July 13.
B&Q reinforces commitment to kitchens/bathroom market by recruiting 800 new staff
Thursday, August 02, 2018 DIY retailer B&Q is reinforcing its further commitment to the kitchens and bathrooms market by commencing recruitment of 800 new staff for its showroom areas to help customers.
Travis Perkins reports solid merchant sales but challenging consumer business at Wickes
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Travis Perkins (TP) has reported good sales growth in its merchant trade business but challenging conditions in its Wickes consumer business.
SCA Timber changes its name to SCA Wood
Friday, July 27, 2018 SCA has officially changed its business name from SCA Timber and will now be called SCA Wood.
Report backs further moves towards off-site construction
Monday, July 23, 2018 An important House of Lords report has backed greater use of offsite construction (OSM), declaring that the UK construction sector’s business models are “no longer appropriate”.
W Exhibition registration now open
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Registration for the UK’s only woodworking machinery and materials exhibition, the W Exhibition, has now opened.
New UK machined timber products supplier set up
Thursday, July 19, 2018 A new player has entered the UK and Ireland market to supply machined timber – Timber Focus Ltd.

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