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Joiners view uncertain outlook with “cautious optimism”
Saturday, January 08, 2011 The joinery sector is facing a quiet first quarter but companies are hoping for an upturn in the spring
On course for a slow recovery
Saturday, December 18, 2010 Consumer and business confidence remain low, yet the economic outlook is “broadly reassuring”
Double dip or on the way up?
Saturday, October 30, 2010 It’s mixed signals from construction, with house prices predicted to fall, but new figures showing building on the up
Orders increase but consumer optimism remains elusive
Saturday, September 04, 2010 Manufacturing and housebuilding have both recorded growth but there’s still a long road ahead
Fire door sales on upward trend
Saturday, September 04, 2010 Demand for fire doors has improved but government spending cuts are expected to impact sales
Sustainable construction drive pushes market to timber frame
Saturday, August 21, 2010 The timber frame sector has seen a recovery in activity through 2010 and, while 2011 is expected to be tough, it's upbeat about the medium to longer term
Joinery sales improve but rising costs keep pressure on margins
Saturday, July 10, 2010 Joinery demand has stabilised to some extent but there are concerns about the impact of public spending cuts and the rise in VAT
Timber industry optimism rises
Saturday, March 06, 2010 Timber traders are feeling more confident despite little change forecast in the first quarter
Housing provides glimmer of hope but commercial build shrinks
Saturday, January 23, 2010 The home-building sector has reported growth for four successive months
Chipboard sales improve but costs make producers cautious
Saturday, November 28, 2009 The chipboard market has improved in the second half of the year but the difficult conditions are not over yet
UK faces longer in the doldrums
Saturday, October 31, 2009 The latest figures suggest the UK’s economic recovery remains elusive
Recession eases in construction
Saturday, October 03, 2009 There are grounds for optimism in construction, but consumers remain wary
Timber sector optimism improves
Saturday, September 05, 2009 The latest CBI survey reveals that timber products manufacturers are feeling less pessimistic
Some take the heat better in tough fire door market
Saturday, September 05, 2009 Volume timber fire door manufacturers are being hit hardest by the recession, while smaller companies are benefiting from flexibility and long-term relationships
Tug of war over softwood prices as demand stays low
Saturday, August 22, 2009 As many sawmills resume production after the summer holiday, buyers and sellers are speculating about what will happen in September, and if UK demand will pick up in the last quarter. The all-important question is where prices will land. Some UK distributors believe lack of demand will persuade shippers to do cheaper deals, but shippers feel otherwise
Public sector helps to maintain order books
Saturday, August 08, 2009 Consumer demand for joinery is variable but the public sector is keeping some joiners busy.
Not all gloom and doom, say chipboard mills
Saturday, August 08, 2009 Competition is still fierce and full market recovery may be some way off, but the chipboard sector is seeing some positive signs
Housing shows signs of stabilising
Saturday, July 25, 2009 British consumers are feeling a bit more confident about the economy but forecasts remain gloomy
Economic recovery too early to call
Saturday, June 27, 2009 There are signs the recession is receding but there are still clouds on the economy’s horizon
Timber customers among biggest victims of failing economy
Saturday, February 21, 2009 The latest statistics and business surveys paint a picture of a sharply deteriorating UK economy, with the timber industry’s user markets among the hardest hit

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