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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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Builders’ merchants sales dip recorded in timber, joinery and landscaping in Q2
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Q2 sales volumes at UK builders merchants revealed a reverse in timber, joinery and landscaping products.
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.
Importers and buyers of birch ply warned about circumventing ban on Russian wood
Monday, August 08, 2022 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has warned importers and buyers of birch plywood to ensure they don’t fall foul of sanctions on Russian wood, after it emerged that product containing Russian birch is being traded illegally through alternative trade channels.
Timber sector can learn from electric vehicle industry’s growth, says TDUK CEO
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Members of Timber Development UK (TDUK) braved the high temperatures on Monday to converge on RIBA’s offices in London to hear about the organisation’s latest plans to achieve its stated objective of becoming a one-stop shop in the timber industry for information, technical guidance and training.
European wood panel production grows 10% in 2021
Friday, July 08, 2022 European wood-based panel production was up 10% in 2021, according to new stats shared at the European Panel Federation’s AGM in Ghent.
TDUK AGM moved to July 18
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 Timber Development UK’s (TDUK) AGM & Conference has been moved to July 18 due to the national rail strikes this week.
Structural timber allowed for buildings between 11m and 18m in height
Monday, June 20, 2022 Structural timber use in exterior walls of 11m to 18m will be permitted after all, a UK Government committee has ruled.
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 crucial to carbon reduction, says Environmental Audit Committee
Thursday, May 26, 2022 Using timber has been recognised as a crucial route to decarbonising the built environment in a landmark report from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).
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.
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.

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