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TTJ Awards guest numbers hit 400
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 TTJ Awards judges have been busy meeting up to assess the judged categories, as ticket sales for the 20th anniversary event reach 400.
Proskills chief urges timber sector to pay towards future skills development
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 The head of the now closed timber and furniture sector skills council Proskills has warned the industry to “step up to the plate” to fund future skills development.
Timber industry skills shortage survey launched
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 A survey on skills shortages within the timber industry has been launched by the Confederation of Timber Industries and Proskills.
Students scoop WTA design prize
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Students from the Universities of Bristol and West of England have been presented with design competition prizes at the Timber Trade Federation’s Western Timber Association annual dinner.
University tour for timber sponsors
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Timber industry sponsors of students taking part in the Masters in Timber Engineering course at Edinburgh Napier University toured the construction and engineering facilities.
Architect fined over timber frame fire risk
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 A firm of architects fined for safety failings in the construction of a timber frame care home did not take account of how close the site was to another building.
BM TRADA continues CPD training for architects
Sunday, December 07, 2014 BM TRADA is set to deliver a series of in-house practice events aimed at architects and engineers as part of its CPD contract for Wood for Good.
New team to lead BMF Young Merchants
Friday, December 05, 2014 The Builders Merchants Federation’s Young Merchants group has elected Jamie Pierce, marketing manager of Parker Building Supplies, as chair and Victoria Fiddies, regional sales manager of Catnic, as vice-chair.
Joinery careers website launched
Saturday, November 01, 2014 A website to boost apprenticeships and careers in the joinery sector has been launched.
TRADA launches second student design competition
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Following the success of its Velocity-themed National Student Design Competition this year, TRADA’s University Engagement Programme (UEP) is setting a new challenge for 2015.
Plywood friction creates harmony
Friday, October 03, 2014 A timber structure that explores the bending capacity and connection possibilities of timber panels was an eye-catching display during the London Design Festival.
Ecobuild to host BIM training
Thursday, September 18, 2014 The first live event to provide free information on Building Information Modelling (BIM), the government initiative for joined-up thinking on sustainable construction, is to be held as part of Ecobuild.
Clark Wood recruits apprentices
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Timber and panel suppliers Clarks Wood has appointed its first apprentices on the back of recent investment that has boosted volumes, sales and new client accounts.
Industry gears up for Fire Door Safety Week
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Fire Door Safety Week runs from September 15-21, featuring a range of activities aimed at raising awareness of the critical role of fire doors.
Fire door courses set
Friday, September 05, 2014 The next Fire Door Education Programme training courses have been set for the autumn by BRE and the Door & Hardware Federation.
Snows rewards timber graduates
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Snows Timber has sponsored prizes for carpentry and joinery students graduating in their wood occupation courses at Cornwall College this summer.
Industry scholarship programme produces first MSc timber engineers
Monday, August 18, 2014 The first students funded by timber industry scholarships through their MSc in Timber Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University will graduate this autumn.
Distinctions for BMF graduates
Monday, August 11, 2014 The first four students to complete the Builders Merchants Federation foundation degree have all graduated with distinction.
Stewart Milne opens doors to industry
Monday, August 11, 2014 Stewart Milne Timber Systems has organised a RIBA-accredited seminar and factory tour of its Oxfordshire site to offer insight into how housing providers, architects and builders can take advantage of timber frame.

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