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Latest TDUK stats show timber import volumes fall at start of 2024
08 April, 2024
The latest Timber Development UK stats show that falls in softwood, hardwood and plywood imports accounted for a 6% drop in volumes during January 2024, compared to a year earlier.
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TTJ Awards 2024 voting to go live
Thursday, April 04, 2024 The annual nationwide search for the best-performing timber product companies in the UK & Ireland – the TTJ Awards – gets underway on Friday, April 5.
BioComposites Centre’s Rob Elias to join MDF Recovery
Wednesday, April 03, 2024 The director of the well-known BioComposites Centre at Bangor University in Wales is to join MDF Recovery as head of business development.
STA launches new skills hub and installer training scheme
Tuesday, April 02, 2024 In a move that will significantly improve access to high-quality timber skills training, the Structural Timber Association (STA) has launched an online Skills Hub incorporating its new STA Installer Training Scheme (ITS).
TDUK to hold UK Timber Design Conference in London
Tuesday, April 02, 2024 Timber Development UK is organising a new conference – the UK Timber Design Conference - focused on a low carbon transformation of the built environment using timber.
Tanasote Wood Preservative Receives Green Light Under GB Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)
Friday, March 22, 2024 Tanasote, Arxada’s copper-oil alternative to creosote for the treatment of industrial wood, has been authorised for use under GB BPR for the maximum period.
Persimmon’s profits halve to £352m but Group remains confident in long-term prospects
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 National housebuilder Persimmon PLC saw its pre-tax profits more than halve in 2023 to £352m (2022: £731m).
Travis Perkins reports challenging 2023 full year results
Monday, March 11, 2024 National builders merchanting chain Travis Perkins plc has initiated further cost-saving measures in face of weak market conditions and a challenging full year 2023 performance.
ISC to be hosted in Sicily
Friday, March 08, 2024 The International Softwood Conference (ISC) will this year be held in Sicily on October 17-18.
London Softwood Club goes from strength to strength
Friday, March 08, 2024 The president of popular London timber trade body the London Softwood Club has told the annual AGM that the club is going “from strength to strength”.
Duties to be imposed on Russian birch plywood circumventing anti-dumping measures
Friday, March 08, 2024 The European Commission is to impose duties on Russian birch plywood products entering the EU through Kazakhstan and Turkey, following a months long investigation.
Softwood imports for 2023 finished higher than 2022, TDUK data shows
Friday, March 08, 2024 Timber imports rallied in 2023 to finish just 2% down on the previous 12 months, with some products even outperforming 2022 levels, according to the latest TDUK statistics.
Production output boosted by latest line at the Timber Group
Thursday, March 07, 2024 A new timber production line at The Timber Group’s Herringswell site in Suffolk has enabled the company to produce a greater volume of products.
SR timber moves import operation to Immingham
Sunday, February 25, 2024 SR Timber has moved its timber import terminal base from Goole Docks to Immingham Docks.
CP Timber posts pre-tax profits of £1.07m
Thursday, February 22, 2024 UK hardwood importer and distributor CP Timber has posted annual pre-tax profits of £1.07m, according to a statement posted at Companies House in February.
Robert Price buys assets of Terry Howell Timber and Builders’ Merchants
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 Robert Price Group has announced the recent purchase of all operating assets of Terry Howell Timber and Builders’ Merchants.
Beesley & Fildes adds specialist timber range
Monday, February 19, 2024 Builders merchant Beesley & Fildes has acquired part of Silva Timber, adding a specialist timber range to its portfolio and appointing two new employees.
TDUK releases UK timber product embodied carbon data
Monday, February 19, 2024 Timber Development UK (TDUK) has released average carbon data for the 10 major timber product categories.
Plywood industry converges on City of London for annual PCL dinner
Friday, February 16, 2024 About 120 plywood industry representatives and their guests gathered in the City of London recently for the much-anticipated annual dinner of the Plywood Club of London (PCL).
Timber trade converges on Bristol for annual WTTA dinner
Monday, February 12, 2024 The city of Bristol was awash with timber traders last Friday for the Western Area Timber Trades Association (WTTA) annual dinner, which also saw TV sports presenter Jason Mohammad provide lively entertainment.

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