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Timber forum hears signs of reducing demand and consumer confidence
13 May, 2022
Signs of reducing demand and falling consumer confidence were reported at the most recent Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Timber Forum in London.
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TTBS AGM held at the RAF Club, Piccadilly
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Members of the timber trade gathered for the Timber Trades’ Benevolent Society (TTBS) AGM and lunch on May 5th at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly.
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.
Seven German timber associations collaborate on House of Wood initiative
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Seven timber industry associations in Germany have come together on a project to establish a new co-operative venture called the House of Wood based in Berlin.
TTJ Awards partners with BMF to support merchanting development
Friday, April 22, 2022 The UK timber industry’s leading annual awards event – the TTJ Awards – has embarked on an exciting new partnership with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to support timber merchanting development.
UK Government applies 35% additional import tariffs on Russian wood products
Monday, March 28, 2022 The UK government has added a 35% additional import tariff on Russian and Belarusian wood products.
TDUK releases market statement on supply and demand situation
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Timber Development UK has released a market statement to provide greater clarity on the current supply and demand situation.
German sawmilling industry calls for boost in local wood sourcing in light of Ukraine war
Friday, March 18, 2022 Germany’s Sawmilling and Timber Industry Association (DeSH) has called for the strengthening of local raw wood material supply chains and secure energy supplies against the background of the Ukraine conflict.
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.
TDUK advises against Russia and Belarus trading
Wednesday, March 09, 2022 Timber Development UK (TDUK) is advising members to cease trading with Russia and Belarus if they have not done so already.
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.
BMF expands in Ireland with Topline Group agreement
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has signed a group membership agreement with Topline Group, the leading buying group in Ireland, supplying DIY and building materials to affiliated stores nationwide.
Q4 was third best quarter ever for builders’ merchants, according to BMBI
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Total value sales data from Britain’s builders’ merchants shows Q4 2021 recorded the third-highest quarterly BMBI sales ever, rounding off a record-breaking year for merchants.
Timber import volumes showing a return to regular winter pattern, says TTF
Friday, February 04, 2022 Timber and panel product import volumes continued to show a steady decline in Q4 2021 as more regular demand returns to the market, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics.
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.
European parquet flooring consumption expands by 5.8% in 2021
Thursday, January 27, 2022 FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet industry - estimates the overall consumption figures on the European parquet flooring market for the year 2021 significantly increased by 5.8%, compared to 2020.
Construction set for growth despite potential supply issues, says CPA
Monday, January 24, 2022 The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) most recent economic report is forecasting that output in the industry will grow by a robust 4.3% in 2022 before slowing to 2.5% in 2023.
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.

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