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Bergs Timber takes 25% stake in paper stud manufacturer
18 November, 2021
Swedish-based forest products manufacturer Bergs Timber has taken a 25% share in a company developing paper studs for interior walls and furniture frames.
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UK Prime Minister visits London builders merchant
Thursday, November 18, 2021 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw first-hand the crucial role builders’ merchants play in the national economy, with a fact-finding visit to Travis Perkins in his constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Sussex shepherds’ hut business soars during pandemic
Thursday, November 18, 2021 A young Sussex man with no formal carpentry training has built a £400,000 turnover business building timber shepherds’ huts during the pandemic and been listed for two county business awards.
Roofing Megastore publishes research into building materials price growth
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Online roofing product sales platform Roofing Megastore has completed its own building materials pricing research showing the huge spikes in timber and steel prices in the past year.
Stora Enso hosts COP26 embodied carbon discussion
Monday, November 15, 2021 Leading forest products manufacturer Stora Enso joined industry calls at COP26 for action from government and business to address embodied emissions in construction.
Harlow Bros Holdings announces plans for employee-owned trust
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Timber merchant and engineered timber systems producer Harlow Bros is to see an overhaul of its ownership structure which will put employees at the heart of the business.
Arnold Laver crowned Timber Trader of the Year at 2021 TTJ Awards
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 About 250 UK timber industry representatives gathered in central London last Friday at the TTJ Awards to see Arnold Laver crowned Timber Trader of the Year.
North East plans summit on materials shortage crisis
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 A North East emergency summit has been organised to address to the deepening “materials shortage crisis” in the construction industry.
Lavers team helps park home manufacturer
Thursday, September 09, 2021 When an industry shortage of plywood threatened to compromise Tingdene Homes’ ability to deliver their customers’ dream homes, the team at Arnold Laver Oldbury were brought onboard to coordinate a solution which ultimately is saving Tingdene £200,00 a year.
Nobu Portman Square readies for the TTJ Awards
Thursday, August 19, 2021 The Nobu Portman Square Hotel will be the setting for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards taking place on September 17.
LP sales more than double as OSB business soars
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Louisiana-Pacific Corporation reported a 142% increase in net sales for Q2, 2021 to US$1.3bn compared to the same period in the prior year.
Steico’s UK sales rise 51.6% in H1, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021 I-joist producer Steico has reported a 51.6% boost in its UK business for the first half of 2021.
Carpenter Oak supplies oak for major new D-Day memorial in Normandy
Thursday, June 10, 2021 Devon-based Carpenter Oak has been involved supplying oak for a stunning new memorial to D-Day soldiers who lost their lives in Normandy during World War 2.
US construction company with largest CLT factory in North America files for bankruptcy protection
Thursday, June 10, 2021 A US construction services company which set up a US$150m mass timber (cross laminated timber – CLT) factory in 2019 has filed for bankruptcy.
Huws Gray doubles timber engineering capacity with second site
Monday, May 24, 2021 Independent builders merchant Huws Gray has added a second timber engineering facility to its business at Bangor.
TTF signs up to Building a Safer Future Charter
Friday, May 21, 2021 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has joined major contractors, housing providers, local authorities and trade bodies in helping to change the culture around building safety.
Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards launches
Monday, May 10, 2021 Voting is underway 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.
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.

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