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BWF Fire Door Alliance launches campaign 13 May, 2021
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Fire Door Alliance has launched an awareness campaign, Be Certain, Be Certified, to highlight the importance of third-party certification of fire doors in improving fire safety standards across the UK. The campaign addresses a “clear lack of understanding” over what certification is and the vital role it plays in protecting lives.
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TANASOTE gains BPR authorisation
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 TANASOTE S40, Lonza Wood Protection’s new oil based wood preservative, has gained Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) authorisation for its use as a high performance treatment for the long term protection of heavy duty industrial timbers, such as utility poles, railway sleepers and hard landscaping timbers. Authorisation for Tanasote S40 has now been granted in both Sweden and Belgium. Further authorisations throughout Europe and the UK will follow shortly.
Georgia moves to improve sustainable forestry
Monday, May 10, 2021 Estonian innovative forestry start-up company Timbeter and the government of Georgia have started a co-operation to strengthen the sustainable forestry practices in the country. The goal is to support the digitisation of forest management, and increase efficiency and the transparency of the local forestry sector.
Danzer sells Bradford Sawmill
Monday, May 10, 2021 Hardwood specialist Danzer closed the sale of its hardwood lumber sawmill in Bradford, Pennsylvania on April 15.
Global sawlog price up in Q4, 2020
Monday, May 10, 2021 According to Wood Resources International (WRI), the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose 8% in the fourth quarter of 2020 as demand for logs was up in North America and Europe
Lathams extends Irish offering
Friday, May 07, 2021 James Latham Ltd has expanded its Irish service offer following the opening of a bulk timber distribution business just outside of Dublin.
Pinewood Structures Ltd celebrates 40th anniversary
Friday, May 07, 2021 Timber frame manufacturer Pinewood Structures Ltd is celebrating reaching its 40th anniversary.
Global wood-based panels conference to debate panels markets on May 11
Friday, May 07, 2021 TTJ-sister title Wood Based Panels International (WBPI) kicks off its virtual half-day conference on May 11, focusing on the performance of the global panels industry during the Covid-19 pandemic and looking beyond.
Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards to get underway on May 10
Thursday, May 06, 2021 Voting gets underway on May 10 for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards, which this year will be a hybrid event featuring an in-person event in central London and live-streaming to a wider digital audience.
BMF and IOBM agree merger
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 In a move designed to benefit the whole industry, the Institute of Builders’ Merchants (IoBM) is to merge with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), to be separately managed and operate as a brand within the BMF.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched a detailed guide for its members to the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), including six key steps to ensure business processes related to providing information and customer training are in line with the aspirations of the currently voluntary Code.

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