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August 2021


NHBC celebrates first year of NHBC Accepts
02 August 2021 NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new build homes, is marking the first anniversary of its service for innovative products and systems – NHBC Accepts.

Covid-19 app impacts on supply chain
02 August 2021 Self-isolation alerts are having a significant impact on the supply of building materials, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Archwood webinar describes perfect storm of Covid and Brexit
02 August 2021 Archwood Group met with the Timber Trade Federation (TTF)  and CBI Wales for an in-depth webinar discussing two of the biggest issues facing the timber sector right now: Covid-19 and Brexit.

July 2021


Accsys acquires Lignia assets
29 July 2021 Accsys, producer of Accoya wood and Tricoya wood elements, is investing in increasing its Accoya Color production capability by acquiring €1.2m of assets and equipment from former UK-based modified wood producer Lignia Wood Company Ltd and its administrators, ReSolve. Lignia was put into administration on April 20.

SMTS donates to well-being charity
29 July 2021 Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS) has donated timber offcuts to local Witney charity, Guideposts Trust, in a first step in the organisation’s fruitful new charity partnership.

CTI and Swedish Wood point to easing of supply tension
29 July 2021 A joint market statement from the Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) and Swedish Wood points to a likely easing of supply tension in the timber market as the pandemic eases.

Covers continues football sponsorship
29 July 2021 The Horsham branch of Covers Timber & Builders Merchants will be continuing its sponsorship of a Horsham FC youth team for the 2021/2022 season.

Pasquill hits top C
29 July 2021 Pasquill has designed and manufactured a complex roof for Skylark House, a bespoke, C-shaped eco-house in the Scottish Highlands.

FSC launches celebrate sustainable wood furniture awards
29 July 2021 The third edition of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Furniture Awards, the first with a European reach, has been created to reward companies producing furniture with FSC-certified wood.

Waste wood classification guidance launches
22 July 2021 Guidance on how to handle and process all items of waste wood was published on July 22 after a four-year project led by the Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA).

Moelven to invest SEK600m in sawmills
22 July 2021 Moelven will modernise and develop capacity at Moelven Edanesågen AB and Moelven Valåsen AB. Overall, the group will invest more than SEK600m in the two sawmills in the years to come.

TTJ Awards voting deadline is this Thursday
21 July 2021 Voting in the 2021 TTJ Awards ends at midnight on Thursday July 22.

Builders’ Merchants’ sales up year-on-year as industry continues growth trajectory
20 July 2021 The latest figures from the Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) reveal that year-on-year sales through UK builders’ merchants are on an upward trajectory, as the industry continues to meet sustained high demand for building products.

Jason Mohammad is host of TTJ Awards 2021
19 July 2021 Sports presenter Jason Mohammad will be host of this year’s TTJ Awards on September 17.

Taylor Lane appoints new directors
19 July 2021 Taylor Lane Timber Frame has made several changes to its structure after a period of sustained growth, and the sad loss of joint managing director, Barrie Lane.

Stora Enso produces lignin-based carbon materials for batteries
19 July 2021 Stora Enso’s pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company’s €10m investment announced in 2019.

ETS sponsor Three Peaks Tandem Challenge
19 July 2021 Engineered Timber Solutions (ETS) loves a challenge, from a quirky design through to a complex delivery, the team are keen to support. So, when Darren Abley, construction director at Cameron Homes decided to take on the Three Peaks Challenge whilst cycling between the peaks on a tandem, ETS was keen to get involved.

Cheshire Mouldings goes full throttle with Josh Wood Racing
19 July 2021 Stairparts, mouldings and decking accessories manufacturer Cheshire Mouldings, has been named as the title sponsor for Josh Wood Racing in the upcoming season of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Shortages put pressure on construction industry
19 July 2021 Labour and product shortages are having a significant impact on the construction industry’s supply chain across the UK leading to delayed deliveries and rising prices.

Indonesian ambassador visits UK timber companies
19 July 2021 In a bid to encourage UK timber importers to increase their purchase of legal and sustainable timber from Indonesia, a delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia has visited a number of manufacturers across the country.