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Lathams extends Irish offering
07 May, 2021
James Latham Ltd has expanded its Irish service offer following the opening of a bulk timber distribution business just outside of Dublin.
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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.
New merchant beats the pandemic in its first year
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 A UK timber merchant that launched just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020 has celebrated its first full year trading with financial targets “surpassed”, according to its directors.
Composite Prime launches software
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Composite decking and cladding products specialist Composite Prime, has launched a free online platform to virtually plan and design outdoor spaces.
New partnership promotes wellbeing benefits of wood
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Stora Enso Wood Products has launched a whitepaper showcasing the science behind the health and well-being benefits of building with timber.
UK Softwood Conference to cover important updates on latest market dynamics
Monday, March 22, 2021 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) annual Softwood Conference on March 31 will address softwood market dynamics against a backdrop of both the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.
Martin cancels participation at Ligna 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Leading German woodworking machinery manufacturer Martin has cancelled its participation in this autumn’s Ligna exhibition due to uncertainty over sufficient Covid-19 vaccination levels among its staff and customers by then.
Grafton Group posts £132.7m pre-tax profit for 2020
Monday, March 15, 2021 Merchanting giant the Grafton Group plc has posted 2020 annual pre-tax profits of £132.7m (2019: £172.6m) and expressed confidence that the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a growth in economic activity.
Nordic mills post strong annual results
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 Nordic forest products operations have reported strong performances, despite the disruptions caused by the global health crisis.
Vandecasteele sets up UK company
Friday, March 05, 2021 Vandecasteele Houtimport has created a UK registered company to minimise post-Brexit administration and streamline service for customers.
National Timber Group expands further with strategic acquisition of Hymor Timber
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 The National Timber Group (NTG) has acquired Hymor Timber Ltd, a £4.5m annual turnover (2020) timber merchant located in Stoke-on-Trent.
Travis Perkins posts pre-tax loss after year of unprecedented challenges
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 National merchanting group Travis Perkins (TP) has posted a group pre-tax loss of £7.7m (2019: £180.8m pre-tax profit) for the year ending December 31, 2020 after facing a year of unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kullik & Rullmann acquires Newcastle-based Quay Timber
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Leading timber agent Kullik & Rullmann AG (K&R) has acquired UK-based Quay Timber Ltd in a move which accelerates development of the group’s online business.
TTF survey finds timber industry resilience, but also Brexit trade friction
Monday, March 01, 2021 Difficulties with logistics and trading with Northern Ireland under new Brexit protocols are having impacts on an already tight timber supply chain, a new UK timber Trade Federation (TTF) survey has found.
Latest triple acquisition to give Grant & Stone a £250m combined turnover
Monday, March 01, 2021 Cairngorm Capital Partners’ Grant & Stone Group has complete three acquisitions which makes it the largest independent builders’ merchant group in southern England.
BSW Timber Solutions Ltd announced as new name of SCA Wood UK
Friday, February 26, 2021 BSW announced today that its recent acquisition - the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK - has now been renamed BSW Timber Solutions Ltd.
Hundegger investment for Taylor Lane Timber Frame
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Taylor Lane Timber Frame has invested in a new fully automated cutting machine from Hundegger as part of a strategic investment programme.
Merlwood Timber celebrates 25 years in the industry
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Merlwood Timber is celebrating 25 years in business.
Hardwood Sales Ltd invests £2m in manufacturing facility expansion
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Liverpool-based Hardwood Sales Ltd says it is “powering” through the pandemic with a new £2m investment in manufacturing technology to aid its growth.

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