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Vote and enter TTJ Awards 2023!
23 May, 2023
Voting for this year’s TTJ Awards is firmly underway and the votes are rolling in across the wood product industry categories.
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UK wood treatment sector debates industry progress
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 The UK Timber Treatment Action Plan has made ”huge progress” in aiding the correct specification of treated wood products, delegates at the Wood Protection Association’s (WPA) annual conference heard.
TTBS marks end of era as Ivan Savage steps down
Friday, May 05, 2023 The timber trades’ own charity – the TTBS – held a memorable AGM on May 4 when long-serving CEO Ivan Savage stepped down to retire and Tony Shelton was voted in as the TTBS president.
TDUK launches Structural Timber Price Index
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) is launching a powerful new tool, the Structural Timber Price Index, to help the construction industry assess changes in the UK timber market.
Voting is open in TTJ Awards 2023
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Voting for this year’s TTJ Awards is firmly underway and the votes are rolling in across the wood product industry categories.
Softwood imports see a strong start to 2023, says TDUK
Monday, April 17, 2023 Timber Development UK’s latest reports on timber markets says 2023 started on a high for softwood, with volumes up 12% compared to January 2022.
Wood Awards 2023 announces call for entries
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 The Wood Awards 2023 has announced its call for entries in what is regarded as the UK’s premier competition in the timber design and construction industries.
Timber imports decline in 2022 but continue long-term average growth
Monday, March 13, 2023 Imports of the main timber and panel products in 2022 were 2.4 million m3 lower than over the same period in 2021, according to the latest TDUK statistics.
Timber industry launches new fire safety website
Wednesday, March 08, 2023 The timber industry has launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety - Wood in Construction.
Working group reports improved supply and demand balance
Friday, February 24, 2023 Improvements in the balance of product demand and supply have been seen in the past month, according to the latest statement from the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group
Q4 builders merchant sales figures confirm slowdown
Friday, February 24, 2023 Figures for the final quarter of 2022 published yesterday (23 February) in the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF’s) Builders Merchants Building Index (BMB() found sales through UK builders’ merchants slowing during the final quarter of the year.
More ‘regular’ timber import patterns seen in Q4 2022, says TDUK
Saturday, February 18, 2023 The gap between record 2021 volumes and low 2022 volumes began to close in November 2022, with imports resembling more regular winter totals, according to Timber Development UK (TDUK).
Top rugby referee earns standing ovation at Bristol trade dinner
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Former international rugby referee Nigel Owens received a standing ovation for an excellent and thoughtful speech and entertainment at the annual Western Timber Trade Association dinner in Bristol on February 10.
TDUK has new venue for Annual Dinner
Monday, February 06, 2023 The 2023 Timber Development UK Annual Dinner will be held at a new venue this year - Old Billingsgate.
UK plywood industry enjoys successful annual dinner at The Brewery
Friday, February 03, 2023 The UK plywood industry converged on central London on January 27 for the second major timber sector event in a day.
UK hardwood trade gathers in big numbers for annual LHC New Year luncheon
Thursday, February 02, 2023 About 190 representatives of the hardwood trade attended the annual London Hardwood Club (LHC) New Year Luncheon at the Honourable Artillery Club (HAC), London, on January 27.
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.
Interpol operation results in seizure of over 94,000m3 of illegal timber
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 A joint Interpol - World Customs Organization (WCO) law enforcement operation has seen arrests and the disruption of timber crime networks globally.
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.

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