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Net Zero roadmap for timber sector debuts
24 January, 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.
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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.
Danish group enters UK builders merchant market with acquisition of Jewson and International Timber
Friday, December 16, 2022 Denmark’s Stark Group A/S has signed a £740m agreement to acquire Saint-Gobain Building Distribution Ltd – including builders merchant giant Jewson – which operates more than 600 branches and distribution centres in the UK.
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.
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.
Beesley & Fildes invests £1.2m in Widnes timber mill
Monday, August 29, 2022 Family-owned builders’ merchant group Beesley & Fildes has invested £1.2m in its timber milling facility in Widnes in response to increase demand for both timber stock items across the company’s branch network and bespoke orders.
BMBI report reveals drop in builders’ merchant volume sales in April
Friday, June 24, 2022 The latest Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report reveals that builders’ merchants’ value sales fell 0.9% in April 2022 compared to the same month in 2021, the first decline since January 2021.
National Timber Group launches management development programme in Scotland
Thursday, June 23, 2022 The National Timber Group (NTG) has launched a management development programme to boost career paths within the group’s companies in Scotland.
TTJ Awards voting ends today
Monday, June 20, 2022 Today is the last day of voting for the voted categories in the TTJ Awards 2022.
IBMG expands further with acquisition of Wantage Builders Merchants Ltd
Monday, June 06, 2022 The rise of the Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) continues with the acquisition of yet another builders merchant, this time in Wantage.
Cowal acquires John Cameron Plumbers and Builders Merchants
Monday, May 30, 2022 Cowal Building and Plumbing Supplies Ltd has completed its third major acquisition in five years by adding John Cameron Plumbers and Builders Merchants Ltd to its merchant group.
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.
Lords on track for £500m sales by 2024
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Lords Group Trading plc, which operates a network of 45 builders merchants, says it is on track to deliver its target of £500m annual sales by 2024 after posting a healthy set of annual financial results.
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.
Cairngorm Capital supports IBMG’s acquisition of Merkko Builders Merchant
Monday, May 09, 2022 Cairngorm Capital Partners has announced that its portfolio company Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) has acquired Merkko Builders Merchants Ltd (Merkko), extending its network of branches in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
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.
TTJ Awards 2022 voting launches on April 6
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Voting has got underway for the 26th annual TTJ Awards – the UK’s own timber industries awards event.
Havwoods expands in North West
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Wood flooring specialist Havwoods has opened its fourth showroom - located in the heart of Knutsford’s bustling shopping district in Cheshire.
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.
Travis Perkins sees profits soar in 2021
Thursday, March 03, 2022 National merchanting giant Travis Perkins plc (TP) has seen a near tripling of adjusted profits (EBITDA) to £353m for the full year 2021.

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