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Increase in Q1 value sales driven by price inflation
24 May, 2022
The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI), published in May, show Q1 2022 was a bumper quarter thanks in part to a record-breaking March, which clocked up the highest...
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In Search of Freedom 11 April, 2022 John Park ponders the Brexit Freedoms Bill and what it might mean for the timber industry
Rustic Meets Contemporary 11 April, 2022 The Dancing Woodman, a hand-made furniture and home décor specialist, chose Osmo Natural Woodstain for a bespoke sliding doors project
Let’s Fix It! 11 April, 2022 For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating connectors for homes and buildings and it now has more than 1,000 product solutions. Connector plates, nails, screws and collated screw systems are all manufactured by the company, which has a UK base in Tamworth. TTJ asked the company its views on market demand and new developments/trends for fixings
Rising From Ashes 11 April, 2022 George Fereday, associate teaching professor at London Metropolitan University, explains how architecture students have designed a climate change pavilion that, ultimately, is destined for The National Forest
A Year of Promise and Opportunity 11 April, 2022 Helen Hewitt, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), reflects on 2021 and what this year may have in store
TTJ Awards launch 11 April, 2022 This year’s TTJ Awards will be the 26th edition of the popular event which celebrates achievements in the timber product industries. Stephen Powney reports
View from the top 11 April, 2022 Howdens accounts for nearly one in four of all UK fitted kitchen sales. TTJ asked head of insights Hannah Parker and supply chain director Richie Sutcliffe about the state of the sector, design and materials trends and the company’s outlook
Green Kitchens Cooking 11 April, 2022 Kitchen sales have surged as part of the RMI boom – and sustainable design is in. Mike Jeffree reports
Touch button Hi-Tech 11 April, 2022 Advanced software systems enable even less skilled operators to get the most from latest generation moulders. Mike Jeffree reports
Mouldings on the march 11 April, 2022 At times in 2021 the mouldings market was “manic” and continued growth is forecast. Mike Jeffree reports
WPCS gain more market share 11 April, 2022 Recent years have been a story of wood plastic composites gaining increasing market share in the UK decking market and also tapping the cladding and fencing sectors. The pandemic has accelerated their use further, according to players in the market. Stephen Powney reports
Bamboo Bonanza 11 April, 2022 Tom Anderson, head of sales, UK and Ireland at Gripsure UK, explains why bamboo decking is giving timber a run for its money