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CLC working group signals likely impact of rising energy costs on timber prices
13 September, 2022
Rising energy costs are likely to affect timber prices in Q4 and Q1 2023, according to the latest statement from the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group.
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Wood Awards announces shortlist for 2022
Friday, September 02, 2022 The Wood Awards 2022 shortlist has been announced, revealing a stunning array of British architecture and product design using wood.
Egger Group posts exceptional results and announces management changes
Monday, August 15, 2022 Egger Group closed the financial year with sales of €4.23bn, a 37% growth on the previous year, the company said in its latest trading statement.
Kirkwood Timber Frame secures £12m of news business in first year
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Aberdeenshire-based timber manufacturer, Kirkwood Timber Frame, has secured £12m worth of new business in its first year.
Swiss Krono MagnumBoard extends soundproofing modules and achieves new fire certificate
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Swiss Krono has issued updates on the sound and fire performance of its MagnumBoard product.
LP EWP business sale completed
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 LP Building Solutions has announced the completion of the sale of its engineered wood products (EWP) business to Pacific Woodtech for US$210m.
New world-beater mass timber building completed
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 A new apartment building in the US has been declared the world’s tallest mass timber building.
Countryside Partnerships closes new timber frame factory
Monday, August 08, 2022 Despite a stated policy of investing in MMC for its new housing, nationwide housebuilder Countryside Partnerships is shutting its most recently opened timber frame house factory in Leicestershire.
Paul Sinha to host TTJ Awards 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022 Comedian and quiz show supremo Paul Sinha is this year’s host and guest speaker at the TTJ Awards.
Setra offers moisture protection for CLT
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Swedish timber company Setra is claiming to be the first business in Sweden to offer a new moisture protection for frames made from cross-laminated timber (CLT).
TDUK AGM moved to July 18
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Timber Development UK’s (TDUK) AGM & Conference has been moved to July 18 due to the national rail strikes this week.
TTJ Awards voting ends today
Monday, June 20, 2022 Today is the last day of voting for the voted categories in the TTJ Awards 2022.
Structural timber allowed for buildings between 11m and 18m in height
Monday, June 20, 2022 Structural timber use in exterior walls of 11m to 18m will be permitted after all, a UK Government committee has ruled.
International roofing and timber show gears up for July dates
Thursday, May 26, 2022 International roofing and timber show - DACH+HOLZ – will take place in July at the Cologne Exhibition Centre, Germany.
Timber crucial to carbon reduction, says Environmental Audit Committee
Thursday, May 26, 2022 Using timber has been recognised as a crucial route to decarbonising the built environment in a landmark report from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).
US university researches use of tree forks as structural nodes
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are exploring using discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in structures.
Trussed rafter industry prepares for the future
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 A packed programme at the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM last month brought together some of the industry’s most influential figures to give their insights into how trussed rafter manufacturers need to position themselves for the future.
SCM shines light on timber building technology at international forum
Monday, April 18, 2022 Italian woodworking machinery manufacturer SCM returned to present its vision for the future of green building at The International Timber Construction Forum in France on April 6-8.
TTJ Awards 2022 voting launches on April 6
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Voting has got underway for the 26th annual TTJ Awards – the UK’s own timber industries awards event.
Dietrich's celebrates 40 years and reshapes its own future
Friday, March 11, 2022 Germany-based timber construction software firm Dietrich’s Technology AG has been acquired by Elvaston Capital Management GmbH.

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