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Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards to get underway on May 10
06 May, 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.
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The New European Bauhaus: wood sector sets out its stall
Monday, March 22, 2021 A top adviser to the EU Commission president will give a keynote address at the virtual wood4bauhaus conference on April 8.
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.
UK economy predicted to return to pre-Covid levels by middle of 2022
Thursday, March 04, 2021 The UK economy is forecast to return to pre-Covid levels by the middle of 2022, with growth of 7.3% next year, according to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak.
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.
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.
UK Construction Week London postponed to May 2022
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 The organisers of UK Construction Week (UKCW) have announced the postponement of the 2021 London event.
UK timber sector co-ordinates on university design competition
Monday, February 01, 2021 The UK timber industries are co-ordinating on an exciting new university design competition to produce a homes “masterplan” utilising timber and hybrid timber systems.
Construction products manufacturing recovery continues but material supply remains concern
Thursday, January 28, 2021 The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey covering Q4, 2020 says recovery is continuing for manufacturers, despite increased concern over material and component supply.
Global insurance giant tailors programmes to cover CLT construction in North America
Thursday, January 28, 2021 Insurer AXA XL's North America construction business has announced tailored Builders Risk insurance programmes to address its construction clients' mass timber project risks.
National Timber Systems doubles engineered floor joist capacity
Sunday, January 24, 2021 National Timber Systems is now capable of producing two million metres of engineered joists each year after installation of a new production line at its Catterick site.
Sodra to sell prefabricated timber house division
Thursday, January 07, 2021 Sodra is divesting Trivselhus AB to housing supplier Svensk Husproduktion with a completion date set for March 1, 2021.
Mega CLT project in London gets the green light
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 Planning permission has been secured for what will be the largest commercial development in the UK to use cross-laminated timber (CLT).
Latest Covid-19 lockdown to last until mid-February
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 The UK’s latest national lockdown, announced yesterday, looks likely to stay in place until mid-February at least, the Government says.
Azobé chosen for Europe’s longest bike – and bat – bridge
Monday, January 04, 2021 The new Blauwe Loper – or Blue Carpet – tropical timber cycle and pedestrian bridge in the Netherlands has been heralded as a trendsetter in circular, sustainable bio-based construction. Reinforcing its environmental credentials, it is even designed to be bat friendly.
National Timber Systems posts £2.6m October sales record
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 National Timber Systems, the recently formed engineered timber specialist, has used its new and improved proposition to shatter a monthly sales record set more than a year ago.
National Timber Group launches timber systems division
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 The National Timber Group has launched a new brand - National Timber Systems - that will support the UK’s housebuilding and construction industries.
Travis Perkins reports strong RMI demand in Q3
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Travis Perkins has reported strong domestic RMI demand through Q3, driving a strong performance in its Wickes and Toolstation businesses.
TTJ Virtual Awards kicks off next week
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 The TTJ Awards 2020 will kick off next week – Friday, September 25 – and will be an opportunity for the wood product industries to unite, gather together in a safe online experience and celebrate excellence.
Wood Awards 2020 shortlist revealed
Monday, September 14, 2020 Seventeen structures and nine product designs have been nominated for the Wood Awards 2020 shortlist.

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