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Taylor Maxwell named Timber Trader of the Year in TTJ Awards 2023
18 September, 2023
Taylor Maxwell has been voted Timber Trader of the Year in this year’s TTJ Awards.
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TDUK and STA sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Thursday, September 14, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Structural Timber Association (STA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to help grow and develop the timber construction market.
TTJ Awards prepares for lift-off
Thursday, September 14, 2023 The TTJ Awards 2023 is preparing for lift-off in central London on Friday September 15.
Second Build with Wood conference to be held in Ireland
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine in collaboration with state forestry company Coillte is organising a conference called “Addressing the Climate and Housing Crisis” in October.
Bulmor Lancer signs up as TTJ Awards sponsor
Monday, August 21, 2023 Bulmor Lancer has joined the sponsors of the TTJ Awards 2023, supporting the long established Structural Timber Systems of the Year voted category.
West Fraser reports recovering OSB demand in US during Q2
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 Panel products giant West Fraser says its OSB business saw recovering demand during Q2, giving it sufficient confidence to increase its North American OSB shipments guidance for 2023.
German sawmilling sector welcomes federal tax incentive plans
Monday, August 14, 2023 The German Sawmill and Timber Industry Association (DeSH) has welcomed the Federal Government’s new tax incentive plan to kick-start the country’s ailing construction industry.
May was top month for UK timber imports so far in 2023
Monday, August 14, 2023 May was the best month for UK timber imports in 2023, with volume growth seen across all major product categories, Timber Development UK (TDUK) says in a new update.
CPA reports continuing heavy side / light side split in fortunes
Thursday, August 10, 2023 The Construction Products Association (CPA) has reported a continued split in performance between the heavy side and light side construction product manufacturing sectors.
Weak construction sector weighs on Steico sales and profits
Wednesday, August 09, 2023 Wood fibre insulation board giant Steico saw a 58% hit on its EBIT in the first half of 2023, it reported in a trading update.
TTJ Awards 2023 host is actor and comedian Hal Cruttenden
Friday, July 07, 2023 The host and guest speaker for this year’s TTJ Awards is actor, writer and comedian Hal Cruttenden.
TDUK updates members on progress at AGM
Wednesday, July 05, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has updated its members on progress made since the completion of its merger with TRADA a year ago.
Lathams reports annual pre-tax profits of £44.5m
Friday, June 30, 2023 James Latham has reported another year of healthy financial results, with pre-tax profits of £44.5m from revenue of £408.4m for the financial year ended March 31, 2023.
German sawmilling sector warns of impacts from construction downturn
Thursday, June 29, 2023 A massive drop in German construction sector activity is impacting the German sawmilling sector, industry executives have warned.
European panel production drops by 7.8% in 2022
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 European wood-based panel production reduced by 7.8% in 2022, according to figures just released by the European Panel Federation (EPF).
UK Parliamentary group sets policy recommendations for expanding timber construction
Friday, June 23, 2023 The latest report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries, ‘Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions’, provides a set of policy recommendations to expand low-carbon timber construction in the UK.
Final chance to vote in UK’s TTJ timber industry awards
Friday, June 09, 2023 Who is going to be crowned this year’s TTJ Awards’ Timber Trader of the Year 2023?
Trade Fabrication Systems marks 25-years’ trading
Thursday, June 08, 2023 Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS), a UK processor of wood-based panel products, celebrates 25 years of trading this month.
TDUK launches guide to understanding low carbon timber construction
Thursday, June 08, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has launched a new guide to understanding options for timber construction.
Mercer International grows its mass timber ambitions in North America
Monday, June 05, 2023 Mercer International Inc has cemented its position as a leading mass timber construction provider in North America by receiving court approval to acquire substantially all of Structurlam’s assets.

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