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BMBI reports continued strong year-on-year growth 20 October, 2021
The latest report from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reveals that builders’ merchants’ August value sales were 23.0% higher year-on-year, with timber & joinery products once again topping the list of best performing categories (+51.5%).
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TTJ softwood market update: market hits the buffers
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 After a long run starting in April 2020 of steadily increasing prices fed by softwood shortages and strong demand, the UK trade appears to have hit the buffers with several ports filled to capacity, writes TTJ’s Softwood Specialist.
New log grading line for A&J Scott
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Installation of the new log grading line is now under way at A&J Scott as phase 1 groundworks have been completed.
Softwood supply finally catching construction demand, says TTF
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 More than seven million m3 of timber and panel products were imported by the UK between January and July 2021, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Market Statement.
Anglo-French venture targets global expansion in timber treatment market
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Two leading UK and French companies have joined forces to secure global contracts for the supply of specialist timber treatment and preservation equipment.
John Clegg appoints new head of asset management
Monday, October 18, 2021 John Clegg & Co has strengthened its forestry team, appointing Eddie Addis as head of asset management, based at the firm’s Edinburgh office.
Metsä Wood develops hybrid sandwich wall element
Monday, October 18, 2021 Metsä Wood and its partners have designed a hybrid sandwich wall element, which they say will renew offsite construction.
BMF’s Covid response wins awards
Monday, October 18, 2021 The Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) support for members during the Covid pandemic scored a double success in the prestigious Association Excellence Awards.
CPA vaccine mandate survey shows panel industry concerns
Monday, October 18, 2021 US wood panel manufacturers have expressed concern about potential production disruption coming from President Joe Biden’s proclamation stipulating mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all US companies with more than for 100 employees.
Stewart Milne Group divests timber systems business
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Stewart Milne Group is selling its timber systems business – Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) to focus on investing in the growth of Stewart Milne Homes across Scotland and north-west England.
BSW Timber acquired by Binderholz
Monday, October 11, 2021 BSW Timber Ltd, the UK’s major integrated forestry and sawmilling group, has been acquired by Binderholz. The deal is subject to normal closing conditions and approval from the Austrian Competition Commission and UK Financial Conduct Authority.

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