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Builders’ merchants’ timber and joinery January sales drop -14.6% year-on-year
04 April, 2023
The latest figures from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI), published in March, reveal that total value sales by builders’ merchants across Great Britain were up +0.2% in January 2023...
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2023 - Plotting a course through choppy waters 15 February, 2023 A relative degree of calm may have returned to UK politics. The economic picture is less than pretty, however, with forecasts for 1.3% shrinkage in GDP over the year. Consequently representatives of timber and related businesses and industry associations asked for their outlook by TTJ see challenges for the sector and its markets through 2023. But, at the same time, they identify opportunities and highlight their plans and projects for making the most of them. Mike Jeffree reports
Softwood trade adopts ultra-cautious approach 15 February, 2023 The economic backdrop is troubling traders but they are finding their way through and some agents and shippers are reporting more interest for February and March shipments. Jerry Wilson reports
Essential forestry skills for the future 13 February, 2023 Louise Simpson, executive director of the Institute for Chartered Foresters (ICF), on the first ever degree level forestry apprenticeship scheme
Imports continue to tumble 13 February, 2023 Latest TDUK stats reveal the impact of good stock levels and weaker market demand on import volumes
Downward trend continues 13 February, 2023 The latest stats from the BMBI reveal that timber and joinery value sales fell in October
Reliable racking 09 January, 2023 Founded almost 60 years ago, Thorogood Timber has always believed that everything it does should be focused on quality – and that includes its Stakapal racking
House maker opts for OHRA 22 December, 2022 Prefabricated timber house manufacturer Ubrankovics turned to OHRA for its storage solutions
The scientific approach 22 December, 2022 Mike Gorman, sales director of East Yorkshire racking specialist Filstorage, looks at the scientific approach to timber yard design and how this can benefit merchants
AHEC unveils certification project 22 December, 2022 With certified sustainability and legality increasingly a default requirement in the global timber trade, a new approach to certification is evolving in the US. Mike Jeffree reports
Fire protection hots up 22 December, 2022 Fire retardant wood-based panels are a subject of keen market interest. One FR technology specialist – Zeroignition – recently showed its capabilities to international global producers in Germany. Stephen Powney talked to Martin Dickie of Zeroignition
Driving tropical diversity 22 December, 2022 Using more lesser known tropical species makes increasing sense from multiple perspectives, says Ecochoice. Mike Jeffree reports
FLEGT stakeholders urge continued monitoring 22 December, 2022 As it reports on its website, www.flegtimm.eu, the EU FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) has held consultations with industry stakeholders to gauge their views on the value and future of its role tracking timber trade flows from FLEGT VPA partner countries and canvassing market opinion of FLEGT and FLEGT licensing