Tag Archives: timber

BSW Group supports students

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BSW Group, is gearing up for a busy end to 2022, with its commitment to supporting STEM development continuing as students return to school.     Throughout the 2021-22 academic year, BSW Group members BSW Timber and Tillhill, along with associated partners, hosted secondary school students at sites across England, …

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Timber industry and merchant collaboration is key to success

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Sanjit Dosanjh, West Fraser’s (Trading as Norbord) national sales manager for the UK & Ireland, examines the relationship between merchants and the timber industry. The relationship between the timber industry and the merchant sector has never been stronger. Through effective communication and understanding, we have navigated a turbulent market that, …

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Beesley & Fildes invests £1.2 million in timber mill upgrade

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Beesley & Fildes has invested £1.2 million in its timber milling facility in Widnes in response to increase demand for both timber stock items across the company’s branch network, as well as bespoke orders. The timber mill, acquired by Beesley & Fildes in 2004, produces the skirting, architraves, flooring, planed …

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Sentry Doors acquires E. & S. W. Knowles

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Sentry Doors Limited (Sentry) has acquired E. & S. W. Knowles & Company Limited (Knowles), accelerating its growth and creating the UK’s leader in timber fire safety and security doorsets. Established in 1923, E. & S. W. Knowles manufactures specialist timber internal doorsets with fire rated, acoustic and PAS 24 …

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Forest Garden becomes carbon neutral

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Forest Garden, the UK brand leading manufacturer of timber sheds, fencing, structures, garden furniture and planters, has become carbon neutral. The Worcestershire-based company predominantly uses FSC certified timber grown in the UK and sawn at its own sawmill in Lockerbie. It has ensured that everything from sourcing to sawing, manufacturing to …

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Timber Development UK releases first market statement of 2022

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Timber Development UK has released a market statement to provide greater clarity on the current supply and demand situation. The market statement provides a detailed analysis of the past year, looking at the import and price statistics of 2021, as well as how recent events will impact inflationary trends in …

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Timber imports continue strong market recovery

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The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) monthly report reveals total import volumes for main timber and panel products were 21 percent higher in October 2020 compared to October 2019 levels, as import volumes in the month soared above the 1 million m3 mark. However, even this strong performance cannot compensate for …

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Tight timber and panel products supply conditions continuing into 2021

The Timber Trade Federation is advising all timber users and buyers to strengthen their purchasing strategies in dialogue with their suppliers, as a lack of stock on the ground and tight supply conditions are set to continue well into 2021. The very challenging situation for the timber supply chain in …

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Arbor Forest appoints new business manager for new division

Jonathan Cooper

Arbor Forest Products has signalled its ambitions within the composite decking market with the creation of a dedicated Trex business unit, and the appointment of Jonathan Cooper as business manager for the division. The North Lincolnshire-based business, which is one of the UK’s largest timber importers and timber products suppliers, …

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Södra diversifies its UK range of flame retardant treated timber products

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Södra, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of sustainable timber, has diversified its range of flame retardant treated timber products available to the UK market, with its C260 and C260 Xterior. For centuries, timber has been used in countless construction products, both indoors and outdoors, but today’s rigorous fire protection …

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