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August 2022

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BSW to close Boat of Garten sawmill
11 August 2022 BSW Group, now a member of Binderholz, has announced the proposed closure of its Boat of Garten sawmill, with the loss of 40 jobs.

Confor welcomes forestry and timber sector back to APF
11 August 2022 After four years away, Confor is delighted to welcome attendees back to the APF Exhibition at the Ragley Estate, Warwickshire from September 22-24.

Kirkwood Timber Frame secures £12m of news business in first year
11 August 2022 Aberdeenshire-based timber manufacturer, Kirkwood Timber Frame, has secured £12m worth of new business in its first year.

BSW Group acquires stake in Power Sheds
11 August 2022 Yorkshire-based shed manufacturer, Power Sheds, has embarked upon an exciting partnership with BSW Group (now part of Binderholz), the largest integrated forestry business in the UK, which has acquired a stake in the company.

Swiss Krono MagnumBoard extends soundproofing modules and achieves new fire certificate
10 August 2022 Swiss Krono has issued updates on the sound and fire performance of its MagnumBoard product.

LP EWP business sale completed
10 August 2022 LP Building Solutions has announced the completion of the sale of its engineered wood products (EWP) business to Pacific Woodtech for US$210m.

SCA reports best-ever earnings
10 August 2022 Swedish forest products giant SCA reported its highest earnings ever in the second quarter.

New world-beater mass timber building completed
10 August 2022 A new apartment building in the US has been declared the world’s tallest mass timber building.

MEDITE SMARTPLY introduces MEDITE OPTIMA
10 August 2022 To meet increasing demands, MEDITE SMARTPLY has announced a new addition to complement its existing MEDITE MDF range – MEDITE OPTIMA – a higher density moisture resistant MDF panel with superior finishing properties.

Sentry Doors expands fire door reach with new takeover
09 August 2022 Sentry Doors Ltd has acquired E&S W Knowles & Company Ltd, accelerating its growth and creating the UK’s leader in timber fire safety and security doorsets.

Countryside Partnerships closes new timber frame factory
08 August 2022 Despite a stated policy of investing in MMC for its new housing, nationwide housebuilder Countryside Partnerships is shutting its most recently opened timber frame house factory in Leicestershire.

Importers and buyers of birch ply warned about circumventing ban on Russian wood
08 August 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.

Woodbois achieves big revenue growth in half-year
05 August 2022 Africa focused forestry and timber trading company Woodbois Limited has announced a 38% increase in revenues during the first half of 2022.

Donaldson Group announces senior appointment
03 August 2022 Donaldson Group, has appointed Steve Galbraith as managing director of two of its merchant retail and distribution subsidiary businesses, in addition to his existing position as managing director of Nu-Style Products.

Longhouse Coating launches EcoProtect
02 August 2022 Longhouse Coating, a specialist in UV-cured coatings products, has launched EcoProtect, a new, environmentally friendly coating system for P5 chipboard and OSB flooring that enables the construction of a safe, slip-resistant working platform during the construction process.

Forestry conference to focus on building resilience
01 August 2022 ‘Building resilience together’ is the theme of the 2022 Forestry Conference, run by the CLA, Grown in Britain and the Forestry Commission.

MGM Timber Dundee sponsors Commonwealth Games boxer
01 August 2022 Scotland’s leading independent timber merchant, MGM Timber Ltd, is sponsoring middleweight boxer, Sam Hickey for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

July 2022

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TDUK and WPA in new Affiliation Agreement
28 July 2022 A new Affiliation Agreement between Timber Development UK (TDUK) and the Wood Protection Association (WPA) has set the template for further consolidation of the timber industry, helping to drive the mass adoption of timber as a sustainable construction solution.

EAC launches inquiry into sustainable timber and deforestation
28 July 2022 The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has announced that it is to look at the links between the sustainability of the UK’s timber industry, imports of key commodities, and global deforestation.

TTBS National Golf Day returns
27 July 2022 After a two-year break due to the Covid pandemic, 40 players attended the TTBS National Golf Day 2022 at the Breadsall Priory golf complex on Thursday July 7. The event was sponsored by Taylor Maxwell Timber.



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