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Premier Forest Products acquires Decorpanel
02 February, 2023
Premier Forest Products has hit the acquisition trail again, this time with the purchase of the Decorpanel panel processing business in Tyne and Wear.
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Net Zero roadmap for timber sector debuts
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 A new timber industry net zero roadmap shows the timber supply chain is responsible for 1,575,356 tonnes CO2 equivalent (e) territorial emissions – which is about 0.35% of the UK total.
TDUK charts the shift in UK timber imports patterns
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 The latest timber import statistics from Timber Development UK (TDUK) chart a “considerable” shift in timber trading patterns in 2022, with the Republic of Ireland, Latvia, and China supplying significant volumes to the UK.
Richard Burbidge expands contemporary-look stairpart systems
Wednesday, January 04, 2023 Richard Burbidge - a leading UK manufacturer and supplier of stairparts, decking accessories and decorative mouldings - has expanded its collection for 2023.
National Timber Group acquires specialist fire-rated timber cladding manufacturer NORclad
Wednesday, January 04, 2023 NORclad has become the latest specialist timber products business to join National Timber Group (NTG).
Working group reports good timber availability and further price reductions
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 Timber availability is currently described as good with further reductions in prices due to the large amount of stock already in the UK and reduced shipping costs, according to the latest update from the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group.
Danish group enters UK builders merchant market with acquisition of Jewson and International Timber
Friday, December 16, 2022 Denmark’s Stark Group A/S has signed a £740m agreement to acquire Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Ltd – including builders merchant giant Jewson – which operates more than 600 branches and distribution centres in the UK.
View the TTJ Awards 2022 video highlights
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 The video and photo highlights of this year’s TTJ Awards 2022 are now available online.
CLC working group signals likely impact of rising energy costs on timber prices
Tuesday, September 13, 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.
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.

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