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Huge auction disposes of modular timber builder’s assets

A Sheffield-based timber frame modular homes manufacturer which went into administration in March has now seen all its assets sold at auction.

UK 2024 timber import volumes inch up on last year

UK Imports of the main timber and panel products for the first two months of 2024 are “fractionally” ahead of the same period in 2023, the latest statistics from Timber Development UK (TDUK) reveal.

MDF Recovery expands presence with second office in UK

MDF Recovery, the innovator in recycling MDF waste, has announced the opening of its second office at Anglesey’s M-SParc, Wales.

Stora Enso reports continuing challenges for wood product division

Stora Enso says its wood products division continues to face challenges due to low demand, prices, volumes, and high wood costs.

EcoReFibre fibreboard recycling project takes decisive step forward

The EcoReFibre consortium has met at Dieffenbacher’s Eppingen base to demonstrate and discuss interim results of the research project which aims to to recycle waste fibreboards and use the material in the manuacture of new fibreboards.

Travis Perkins joins TDUK

Travis Perkins is celebrating its 20th consecutive year of certification of timber chain of custody and has also recently joined Timber Development UK (TDUK).

Pfeifer Group optimising facilities in response to market demand

European sawmilling giant Pfeifer Group has optimised its manufacturing processes in response to a difficult construction products market in Europe.

Vietnam wood product exports grew in March

The value of Vietnam’s timber and wood products exports grew by 46% in March compared to the previous month but are lagging year ago rates, according to Vietnam’s Customs Office figures cited by the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market bulletin.

New Brazil forest management standard to boost international trade

A new Brazilian forest management standard is billed as guaranteeing certification of the origin of products by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT), according to the International Tropical Organisation’s (ITTO) latest update.

Postsaver introduces 40-Year post replacement guarantee for agricultural fencing in Ireland

Postsaver, the protective sleeve product designed to extend the lives of fence posts, has introduced a 40-year post replacement guarantee for agricultural fencing in Ireland.