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UK Forest Market Report reveals another robust year for forestry

The average price of commercial forestry on the market rose 23% over the last year to £11,478 per stocked hectare (ha), according to the 21st edition of the UK Forest Market Report.

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Timber Decking and Cladding Association and Timber Trade Federation join forces

The Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) and The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) have joined forces under a partnership agreement aimed at strengthening the market for timber cladding and decking. 

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Donaldson Timber Engineering appoints Oli James to role of group’s technical director

Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has promoted Oli James to the role of the group’s technical director. He will initially be overseeing Cambridge and Ilkeston Roofs, as well as supporting and advising on technical standards and issues with national housebuilders and their technical teams. Oli joined DTE in 2011 as general manager for Ilkeston Roofs and has more than 20 years’ ...

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Tilhill Forestry works with University of the Highland and Islands and Innovate UK on new Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Tilhill Forestry will be working with both the University of the Highland and Islands (UHI) and Innovate UK on a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

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Norbord appoints Dan Clarke as national sales manager

Norbord has appointed Dan Clarke to the role of national sales manager, with responsibility for extending its portfolio in the new build, off site manufacturing, modular, timber frame, MMC and timber engineering sectors.

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Construction and real estate expert Mark Farmer appointed as Government’s champion for Modern Methods of Construction in housebuilding

Construction and real estate expert Mark Farmer has been appointed as the Government’s new champion for Modern Methods of Construction in housebuilding.

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MPs call for Government focus on timber industry to tackle housing crisis and climate change

A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (APPG), highlights the key role timber industries can play in helping the Government meet its targets for housebuilding whilst working to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Housing minister Esther McVey launches new ‘centre of excellence’ for MMC across the north of England

Housing minister Esther McVey has launched new ‘centre of excellence’ for MMC across the north of England.

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Global wood packaging industry come together for FEFPEB Congress in Hamburg

More than 250 participants from 22 countries met in Hamburg in October for the international FEFPEB Congress – the most important meeting of the year for the global wood packaging industry.

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James Latham factory welcomes namesake youngster for tour with family

When six-year-old James Latham kept spotting his name in giant letters on the side of lorries and buildings during family trips, he was understandably dumbfounded and asked his Mum and Dad why.

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