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TDUK has new venue for Annual Dinner
06 February, 2023
The 2023 Timber Development UK Annual Dinner will be held at a new venue this year - Old Billingsgate.
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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.
Vietnam wood product exports rise 9% in first 11 months of 2022
Friday, December 16, 2022 Vietnamese exports of timber and wood products reached nearly US$14.6bn in the first 11 months of 2022 – equivalent to a 9% increase on a year ago – according to statistics shared in the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest market bulletin.
African mills feel the effects of reduced Chinese demand
Friday, December 16, 2022 African sawmill and plywood facility operators are encountering significant difficulties due to reduction in demand from the Chinese market, according to the latest bulletin from the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO).
Timber import volumes growing long term, despite recent fluctuations
Thursday, December 15, 2022 Average timber import totals from 2010 to 2022 have seen steady growth, despite significant fluctuation in 2021 and 2022, according to the latest statistics from Timber Development UK (TDUK).
London Softwood Club swells with numbers for annual luncheon
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 The London Softwood Club’s annual Christmas luncheon set a new attendance record on December 8 with around 190 people gathering together at new venue the Royal Horseguards Hotel in Whitehall Court.
BWF Awards held in central London
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Winners of the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Annual Awards 2022 were announced during an evening of celebration held at the Fitzroy Kimpton Hotel in London on November 25.
TDUK responds to Autumn Statement
Thursday, November 17, 2022 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has reacted to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement by imploring the government to provide certainty and stability to help the construction sector.
TDUK dinner held on November 2
Friday, November 04, 2022 About 350 people attended Timber Development UK’s (TDUK) annual dinner on November 2 at 8 Northumberland Avenue, just a stone's throw from Trafalgar Square in central London.
TDUK Annual Dinner and Conference ready for kickoff on Nov 2
Friday, October 28, 2022 Members of Timber Development UK (TDUK) will be descending en masse to central London for the organisation’s Annual Dinner in central London on November 2.
TDUK responds to UK prime minister resignation
Thursday, October 20, 2022 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has issued a statement following the resignation of UK prime minister Liz Truss.
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.
TTJ Awards 2022 ready for launch on Friday
Thursday, September 29, 2022 Winners of prominent trader prizes in the longstanding UK wood products industry event the TTJ Awards 2022 will be unveiled shortly after 2pm on Friday.
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.
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.

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