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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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Nordic sawmillers post record results but signal caution on autumn market dynamics
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Nordic sawmillers have reported some record-breaking financial results in recent weeks but are signalling that some highly uncertain times may lay ahead for markets in the autumn.
International Softwood Conference prepares for Copenhagen event
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Registration is now open for the 70th International Softwood Conference (ISC) taking place this year in Copenhagen on October 12-13.
James Latham reports exceptional annual financial results
Friday, July 01, 2022 UK leading timber products distributor James Latham plc recorded a 54% growth in sales to £385.4m in the financial year ended March 31, 2022, according to its newly announced annual results.
IDS acquired by Chiltern Capital
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 Surface materials specialist distributor IDS has announced that it has been acquired by private equity investor Chiltern Capital.
TTJ Awards 2022 voting deadline is June 20
Friday, May 27, 2022 Votes are pouring in for this year’s TTJ Awards, with the voting period set to end on June 20.
Timber forum hears signs of reducing demand and consumer confidence
Friday, May 13, 2022 Signs of reducing demand and falling consumer confidence were reported at the most recent Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Timber Forum in London.
James Latham launches new Digital Showroom Platform
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Specifiers now have a new way of viewing James Latham decorative surfaces online thanks to a new hyper-realistic 3D Digital Showroom Platform that has just launched.
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.
Havwoods expands in North West
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Wood flooring specialist Havwoods has opened its fourth showroom - located in the heart of Knutsford’s bustling shopping district in Cheshire.
TTJ Awards 2022 will take place on September 30 at the InterContinental Park Lane
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 The 2022 TTJ Awards will take place at The InterContinental Park Lane, London on September 30.
Construction sector audience returns for physical Futurebuild show
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 The Futurebuild show at London’s ExCeL on March 1-3 welcomed a wide range of construction sector visitors last week and featured about 300 exhibitors.
Scottish timber traders turn out in force in Edinburgh for STTA dinner
Monday, March 07, 2022 The Scottish Timber Trade Association (STTA) had a successful first dinner since the Covid-19 pandemic started, with 175 people attending the March 4 event in Edinburgh.
Grafton Group predicts economic recovery to continue at moderated rate
Monday, February 28, 2022 Grafton Group predicts the UK economy’s recovery will continue, albeit at a moderating pace.
Latest BMF Forecast highlights uncertainty within the supply chain
Thursday, February 03, 2022 The latest forecast from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) paints a more uncertain picture for 2022 in the light of continuing supply chain issues and inflationary pressures.
Ahlmark Shipping and ABP sign new 10-year agreement at Port of Hull
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Ahlmark Shipping (UK) Ltd has signed a new ten-year agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) for its Terminal at the Port of Hull.
Nason Davis acquires Roger Mitchell (UK) Ltd
Friday, January 21, 2022 Timber agency Nason Davis Ltd has acquired the goodwill and ongoing business of fellow timber agent Roger Mitchell (UK) Ltd.
UK construction product availability mostly good, says industry working group
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Stock availability for most construction products, including timber, has been described as relatively good in a statement issued by the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group.
TTF issues warning of a scammer impersonating a construction company
Thursday, January 20, 2022 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) is warning of a scammer ordering significant amounts of timber by impersonating a construction company.
Premier Forest Group forecasts 35% jump in annual turnover
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Newport-based Premier Forest Group is predicting a 35% increase in annual turnover and a 130% growth in profits with just four months to go until the end of its financial year.

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