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Survey by Södra Wood shows growing move towards timber in the UK

Almost two thirds (63%) of respondents said they believe timber is growing in popularity according to a recent industry survey conducted by Södra Wood.

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Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd becomes part of the BSW Group

BSW Timber Limited has acquired Wrexham-based Maelor Forest Nurseries Holdings Ltd.

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Modified timber manufacturer LIGNIA aims for growth as it raises £5m of development funding

South Wales-based modified timber manufacturer LIGNIA Wood Company has revealed ambitious growth plans, having secured up to £5m development capital funding from its institutional investors.

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Tilhill Forestry wins award for Best New Commercial Woodland at Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards

Tilhill Forestry has won the James Jones Trophy for the Best New Commercial Woodland in the Quality Timber Award category at the 2019 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards.

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Timber frame specialist Scotframe creates new role to increase its market share in North of England

Scotframe, one of the UK’s largest offsite timber frame specialists, has appointed Danny Johnson to the new role of business development manager for the North of England in response to growing demand for timber frame homes across the UK.

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James Donaldson and Sons announces charity partnership with Maggie’s

Fife-based timber expert, James Donaldson & Sons has announced its charity partnership with Maggie’s, due to span over the next 12 to 18 months.

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Södra sales director appointed to Structural Timber Association board

Jeremy English, Great Britain and Ireland manufacturing sales director for Södra, has been appointed to the board of the Structural Timber Association (STA).

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James Donaldson & Sons group managing director to step down next year

Scott Cairns has announced that he will be stepping down from his role as group managing director for James Donaldson & Sons, effective July 2020. As the first ever non-family member to lead the group, his tenure has seen the 160-year-old family business double in turnover to almost £200 million, with several consecutive years of record profitability up to the present day. ...

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TTF online academy goes live at Federation’s AGM

The first segment of the Timber Trade Federation’s online Academy programme, comprising CPD modules, videos and bite-sized courses in essential skills, was launched at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting in London on 26 June. 

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House of Commons roundtable calls for industry and government collaboration to agree tougher building regulations for offsite construction

An influential roundtable discussing how offsite manufacturing can improve build standards has called for industry and government collaboration to agree tougher building regulations for offsite construction to differentiate it from traditional build methods.

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