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Timber crucial to carbon reduction, says Environmental Audit Committee
26 May, 2022
Using timber has been recognised as a crucial route to decarbonising the built environment in a landmark report from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).
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Lords on track for £500m sales by 2024
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Lords Group Trading plc, which operates a network of 45 builders merchants, says it is on track to deliver its target of £500m annual sales by 2024 after posting a healthy set of annual financial results.
Timber forum hears signs of reducing demand and consumer confidence
Friday, May 13, 2022 Signs of reducing demand and falling consumer confidence were reported at the most recent Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Timber Forum in London.
US university researches use of tree forks as structural nodes
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are exploring using discarded tree forks as load-bearing joints in structures.
TTBS AGM held at the RAF Club, Piccadilly
Thursday, May 12, 2022 Members of the timber trade gathered for the Timber Trades’ Benevolent Society (TTBS) AGM and lunch on May 5th at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly.
James Latham launches new Digital Showroom Platform
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Specifiers now have a new way of viewing James Latham decorative surfaces online thanks to a new hyper-realistic 3D Digital Showroom Platform that has just launched.
West Fraser Q1 sales and profits going strong
Monday, May 09, 2022 Leading global OSB and lumber manufacturer West Fraser has reported a boost in sales and earnings in Q1, compared to Q4, 2021.
SmartPly achieves solid 2021 financial results
Monday, May 09, 2022 Irish state forestry company Coillte, which operates the SmartPly OSB business in Ireland, has announced extremely strong 2021 financial results.
Cairngorm Capital supports IBMG’s acquisition of Merkko Builders Merchant
Monday, May 09, 2022 Cairngorm Capital Partners has announced that its portfolio company Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG) has acquired Merkko Builders Merchants Ltd (Merkko), extending its network of branches in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Trussed rafter industry prepares for the future
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 A packed programme at the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) AGM last month brought together some of the industry’s most influential figures to give their insights into how trussed rafter manufacturers need to position themselves for the future.
Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts may lead to European sawmillers’ limiting overseas exposure to fewer markets
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Softwood market conditions influenced by ramifications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict could result in European sawmillers limiting their overseas exposure to fewer markets that fit their product mix and risk tolerance, according to the latest bulletin from Wood Resources International (WRI).
TTJ Awards partners with BMF to support merchanting development
Friday, April 22, 2022 The UK timber industry’s leading annual awards event – the TTJ Awards – has embarked on an exciting new partnership with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) to support timber merchanting development.
James Jones’ Forres site expansion project supported by HIE funding
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Plans to develop a new timber manufacturing and processing facility in Forres, Moray, have secured up to £279,000 Green Jobs Fund investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
UK wood windows brand expands internationally
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 UK wooden windows brand “Timber Windows” is expanding its business to cover international markets, starting in Sweden.
TTJ Awards 2022 voting launches on April 6
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Voting has got underway for the 26th annual TTJ Awards – the UK’s own timber industries awards event.
Woodbois boosts turnover and profits in 2021
Friday, April 01, 2022 African forestry and timber trading firm Woodbois Ltd has reported a 14% growth in turnover for 2021 to US$17.5m and a 186% rise in gross profit to US$3.5m.
UK Government applies 35% additional import tariffs on Russian wood products
Monday, March 28, 2022 The UK government has added a 35% additional import tariff on Russian and Belarusian wood products.
TDUK releases market statement on supply and demand situation
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Timber Development UK has released a market statement to provide greater clarity on the current supply and demand situation.
Norra Timber records positive 2021 results
Monday, March 21, 2022 Swedish sawmiller Norra Timber says it recorded a sensational 2021, recording operating profits of SEK1.04bn.
Havwoods expands in North West
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Wood flooring specialist Havwoods has opened its fourth showroom - located in the heart of Knutsford’s bustling shopping district in Cheshire.

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