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September 2023

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Lack of knowledge over faulty fire doors leading to under-reporting
28 September 2023 Over half (57%) of the UK public couldn’t spot a problem with a fire door, leading to a failure to report issues, alarming new research has revealed.

Bayram Timber co-founder retires
27 September 2023 Geoff Goodwin, the co-founder of Bayram Timber Ltd, now a member of BSW Group, has announced his retirement.

Allan Brothers makes £2.6m factory investment
22 September 2023 Allan Brothers Ltd, reputedly the UK's oldest wood windows and doors manufacturer, is making a £2.6m investment in its manufacturing processes at its factory in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Ten-25 launches mobile-friendly Merchanter website
21 September 2023 Ten-25 has launched a new mobile-friendly website, designed to make timber merchants’ working life easier.

NMITE welcomes record student numbers
20 September 2023 Hereford-based New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (NMITE), has welcomed 55 new students to its September cohort, its highest intake yet, demonstrating the institution’s approach to engineering education is gaining traction.

TFS bolsters merchant support with team expansion
20 September 2023 Wood-based panel products processor, Trade Fabrication Systems (TFS) has appointed Greg Beers as business development executive. This newly created role is the latest in a long line of investments TFS has made in developing its value-add solutions and services for merchants.

Taylor Maxwell named Timber Trader of the Year in TTJ Awards 2023
18 September 2023 Taylor Maxwell has been voted Timber Trader of the Year in this year’s TTJ Awards.

TDUK and STA sign a Memorandum of Understanding
14 September 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Structural Timber Association (STA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to help grow and develop the timber construction market.

TTJ Awards prepares for lift-off
14 September 2023 The TTJ Awards 2023 is preparing for lift-off in central London on Friday September 15.

NMITE joins forces with BE-ST to create “national asset”
14 September 2023 New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) has signed a formal agreement with Built Environment – Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) to catalyse a nationwide network of advanced engineering, manufacturing, and learning hubs.

AkzoNobel’s names Color of the Year 2024
14 September 2023 AkzoNobel’s ‘Color of the Year 2024’ is Sweet Embrace – a pastel pink “inspired by soft feathers and evening clouds”.

EGGER (UK) Ltd announces 2023 apprentice intake
13 September 2023 International wood-based material manufacturer, EGGER UK, has recruited 29 local apprentices to join its 800 strong and growing team.

Accsys announces Interwood as new Greek distributor
13 September 2023 Accsys, the fast growing company that enhances the natural properties of wood to make high performance building products, is growing the international footprint of its high-quality, sustainable wood products with the addition of Interwood as a new distributor in Greece.

Estate Sawmills acquires Savoy Timber
13 September 2023 After more than 70 years of trading, Savoy Timber Ltd, a Lancashire-headquartered family business, has been acquired by Savoy Timber Holdings Ltd, a new company set up by Chris Powell of Estate Sawmills Ltd, a fast-growing Bradford-based timber merchant.

Mon Timber celebrates series of high level appointments
13 September 2023 Mon Timber has appointed a series of new branch managers across its Newport, Cardiff and Crumlin sites.

Wood Awards 2023 shortlist announced
12 September 2023 Twenty buildings and 14 furniture projects have been shortlisted for this year’s Wood Awards – which celebrate excellence and innovation in timber architecture and design.

Uptake of third-party certification lags, finds BWF
12 September 2023 In the year after the Building Safety Act became law, awareness of the benefits of fire door third-party certification is growing, but the proportion of certified fire doors in use has dropped slightly, new research for the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Fire Door Alliance has shown.

BSW Group realigns visual identity for Scott Pallets following acquisition
05 September 2023 The UK's largest integrated forestry and timber business, BSW Group, has rolled out a rebrand for Scott Pallets (formerly Scott Group), following its acquisition of the timber pallet solutions provider in December 2022. Taking over Scott Pallets’ 32 sites, the acquisition came as part of BSW Group’s objective of maximising the value of timber whilst promoting the circular economy.

Metsä Wood and SRV sign agreement to build Kerto LVL mill in Äänekoski
01 September 2023 Metsä Wood and construction company SRV have signed an agreement for the construction of Metsä Wood's new Kerto LVL mill in Äänekoski, Finland. SRV will be the main contractor for the project, which will be carried out as a co-operative project management contract.

August 2023

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TimberX launches timber supply business
31 August 2023 TimberX, which is part of the Kybotech Ltd group, the company behind Garden Buildings Direct and BillyOh garden furniture, has launched a new timber supply business based in the outskirts of Hull.