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European wood-based panel production dips 5% in 2022, provisional stats suggest
25 May, 2023
European wood-based panels production fell by more than 6% in 2022 according to provisional figures released by the European Panel Federation (EPF) at the Interzum fair in Cologne.
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Ligna wows again after four year absence
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 The Ligna woodworking technology fair has ended in Hannover after 700 world premieres of machinery/technology and 80,000 visitors from across the world.
Vote and enter TTJ Awards 2023!
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Voting for this year’s TTJ Awards is firmly underway and the votes are rolling in across the wood product industry categories.
L&G offsite factory accumulated huge losses since opening in 2016
Monday, May 22, 2023 L&G Modular Homes, the landmark off-site homes factory in Leeds which announced earlier this month that it was stopping production, has reported total combined losses after tax of around £140m since it was first incorporated in 2015.
UK wood treatment sector debates industry progress
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 The UK Timber Treatment Action Plan has made ”huge progress” in aiding the correct specification of treated wood products, delegates at the Wood Protection Association’s (WPA) annual conference heard.
Adminstrators appointed at RML
Sunday, May 14, 2023 Administrators have been appointed at large timber frame and roof truss firm Robinson Manufacturing Ltd (RML).
Premier Forest Products sells Crumlin sawmill to SDL
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Leading timber supplier Premier Forest Products has completed an agreement to sell the assets of their sawmill at Croespenmaen near Crumlin, South Wales to SDL Sawmills Ltd.
TTBS marks end of era as Ivan Savage steps down
Friday, May 05, 2023 The timber trades’ own charity – the TTBS – held a memorable AGM on May 4 when long-serving CEO Ivan Savage stepped down to retire and Tony Shelton was voted in as the TTBS president.
Vistry Partnership to increase timber frame production at Bardon facility
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Following Vistry Group’s acquisition of Countryside Partnership, it has been confirmed that the timber frame manufacturing facility in Bardon will be retained by the group and see significant investment.
TDUK launches Structural Timber Price Index
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) is launching a powerful new tool, the Structural Timber Price Index, to help the construction industry assess changes in the UK timber market.
Alsford announces major new branding investment
Thursday, April 20, 2023 South East based timber and builder’s merchant Alsford has announced a major investment in its branding, which includes a new logo, website address, marketing materials plus fleet and service updates.
Softwood imports see a strong start to 2023, says TDUK
Monday, April 17, 2023 Timber Development UK’s latest reports on timber markets says 2023 started on a high for softwood, with volumes up 12% compared to January 2022.
Wood Awards 2023 announces call for entries
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 The Wood Awards 2023 has announced its call for entries in what is regarded as the UK’s premier competition in the timber design and construction industries.
Nu-Style opens third distribution centre for Perform Panel
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 Laminate panel manufacturer Nu-Style Products has opened its third distribution centre to meet growing demand for its Perform Panel brand.
TTJ Awards voting goes live on April 5
Tuesday, April 04, 2023 The voting for this year’s TTJ Awards gets underway on April 5 and will run until June 19.
Gill & Robinson completes purchase of Rowlinson Timber assets
Monday, April 03, 2023 Gill & Robinson Ltd has completed the purchase of the assets of UK timber importer Rowlinson Timber from the Rowlinson Group.
Timber imports decline in 2022 but continue long-term average growth
Monday, March 13, 2023 Imports of the main timber and panel products in 2022 were 2.4 million m3 lower than over the same period in 2021, according to the latest TDUK statistics.
Timber industry launches new fire safety website
Wednesday, March 08, 2023 The timber industry has launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety - Wood in Construction.
W Howard makes key appointments
Monday, March 06, 2023 Leading MDF profile manufacturer W Howard is continuing to expand its team with two new appointments across sales and marketing.
Travis Perkins reports strong merchanting results but anticipates challenging year ahead
Friday, March 03, 2023 Travis Perkins plc (TP) has reported strong profits in its merchanting division but has warned that as a group it is planning for a decline in overall market volumes in the mid to high single digit range in 2023.

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