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May 2021


BWF Fire Door Alliance launches campaign
13 May 2021 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Fire Door Alliance has launched an awareness campaign, Be Certain, Be Certified, to highlight the importance of third-party certification of fire doors in improving fire safety standards across the UK. The campaign addresses a “clear lack of understanding” over what certification is and the vital role it plays in protecting lives.

TANASOTE gains BPR authorisation
11 May 2021 TANASOTE S40, Lonza Wood Protection’s new oil based wood preservative, has gained Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) authorisation for its use as a high performance treatment for the long term protection of heavy duty industrial timbers, such as utility poles, railway sleepers and hard landscaping timbers. Authorisation for Tanasote S40 has now been granted in both Sweden and Belgium. Further authorisations throughout Europe and the UK will follow shortly.

Georgia moves to improve sustainable forestry
10 May 2021 Estonian innovative forestry start-up company Timbeter and the government of Georgia have started a co-operation to strengthen the sustainable forestry practices in the country. The goal is to support the digitisation of forest management, and increase efficiency and the transparency of the local forestry sector.

Danzer sells Bradford Sawmill
10 May 2021 Hardwood specialist Danzer closed the sale of its hardwood lumber sawmill in Bradford, Pennsylvania on April 15.

Global sawlog price up in Q4, 2020
10 May 2021 According to Wood Resources International (WRI), the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose 8% in the fourth quarter of 2020 as demand for logs was up in North America and Europe

Lathams extends Irish offering
07 May 2021 James Latham Ltd has expanded its Irish service offer following the opening of a bulk timber distribution business just outside of Dublin.

Pinewood Structures Ltd celebrates 40th anniversary
07 May 2021 Timber frame manufacturer Pinewood Structures Ltd is celebrating reaching its 40th anniversary.

Global wood-based panels conference to debate panels markets on May 11
07 May 2021 TTJ-sister title Wood Based Panels International (WBPI) kicks off its virtual half-day conference on May 11, focusing on the performance of the global panels industry during the Covid-19 pandemic and looking beyond.

Voting in the 25th TTJ Awards to get underway on May 10
06 May 2021 Voting gets underway on May 10 for the 25th anniversary TTJ Awards, which this year will be a hybrid event featuring an in-person event in central London and live-streaming to a wider digital audience.

April 2021


BMF and IOBM agree merger
28 April 2021 In a move designed to benefit the whole industry, the Institute of Builders’ Merchants (IoBM) is to merge with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), to be separately managed and operate as a brand within the BMF.

28 April 2021 The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched a detailed guide for its members to the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI), including six key steps to ensure business processes related to providing information and customer training are in line with the aspirations of the currently voluntary Code.

New merchant beats the pandemic in its first year
28 April 2021 A UK timber merchant that launched just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020 has celebrated its first full year trading with financial targets “surpassed”, according to its directors.

Obituary – John Smith
27 April 2021 John Smith, former sales director of JJ Smith Woodworking Machinery Ltd, and a well-known figure in the industry, has died following a short illness.

Ligna 2021 cancelled due to pandemic, next event in 2023
26 April 2021 Deutsche Messe has announced that this year’s Ligna exhibition will not be held as a physical event and the next show will happen to 2023.

James Jones completes new visitor building at Lockerbie
22 April 2021 James Jones & Sons has competed the construction of a new visitor centre at its flagship Lockerbie site.

Composite Prime launches software
22 April 2021 Composite decking and cladding products specialist Composite Prime, has launched a free online platform to virtually plan and design outdoor spaces.

Stora Enso to host webinar on building wooden schools
22 April 2021 Stora Enso Wood Products has announced it is hosting a webinar that will gather a panel of experts from across the construction, architecture, and education industries to discuss building an effective learning environment for the next generation.

Lockdown learning still leads to exam success
21 April 2021 Great success in wood science exams has been announced this week, for students studying with training provider TFT Woodexperts Ltd, as the latest results for the Level 4 Certificate in Wood Science and Timber Technology have been declared.

BMF Sustainability Forum to launch in June
21 April 2021 In response to the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) ambition to drive carbon out of construction the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is launching a new Sustainability Forum, which will meet for the first time on June 9.

Learn with TRADA Live focuses on structural timber engineering
20 April 2021 TRADA’s first online learning series focusing on critical issues within the timber industry launched to great success in January. More than 600 people have signed up so far, and TRADA is keen to keep the momentum going.