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Finalists announced for Elements of Innovation Awards

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Elements of Innovation Awards, taking place during the UK’s only dedicated furniture components show, Elements and woodworking machinery and materials show, the W Exhibition.

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Representatives of the UK’s wood panel sector meet with politicians to discuss challenges facing the industry

An expert working group set up by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Wood Panel Industry and industry members, Norbord, Kronospan and Egger, met to discuss the challenges faced by the wood panel sector.

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New business development manager for Scotframe’s Swindon branch as it aims to increase market share in England

Offsite timber frame specialist Scotframe has appointed Daniel Wilson as business development manager at its new office within the National Self Build and Renovation Centre (NSBRC), Swindon. He will focus on developing the recently launched branch, helping Scotframe, which is headquartered in Inverurie, to push forward on its plans to target a larger share of the English self-build housing market ...

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W Exhibition & Elements once again partners with British Woodworking Federation and Didac Training College to champion industry of tomorrow

Continuing its pledge to champion the industry of tomorrow, The W Exhibition and Elements will be partnering with the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and Didac Training College for a second time.

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Wood Protection Association announces new management structure

The Wood Protection Association (WPA) board has been reorganised in a bid to strengthen its leadership team, following a review of the association’s ability to serve a growing demand for its services and expertise. Under the new structure, which comes into effect on 1 October 2018, Gordon Ewbank becomes chief executive officer (CEO), heading up the leadership team, with overall ...

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Wood for Good timber marketing summit to focus on health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing will be the focus at the Wood for Good Marketing Summit in London this autumn. Health and wellbeing, indoor air quality and the use of healthy building materials are becoming increasingly important in construction and the marketing summit will assess the market potential, demand and drivers for healthy building products. The event, aimed at timber marketing and ...

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Waterproof flooring enables speedy building for timber frame homes

Sylva Design & Build Solutions has chosen Norbord’s flooring product, CaberShieldPlus for the new affordable timber frame homes that it is creating at Graven Hill, Bicester.

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Stewart Milne Group Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and Glasgow Caledonian University team up to better understand site productivity

Housebuilder and offsite manufacturer Stewart Milne Group has teamed up with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to better understand and measure current site productivity, downtime and waste. “Site productivity is very important to the growth plans of the Stewart Milne Group and the future efficiency of our housing delivery approach,” said Stewart Dalgarno, director ...

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Restrictions on import and movement of oak into England to protect native trees from pests

Restrictions have been introduced on the import of most species of oak into England as part of new regulations to protect native trees from the threat of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM). The movement of certain oak trees into the UK’s OPM Protected Zone (an area of the EU declared free of the pest) is banned unless specific conditions are met. ...

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RCM strengthens facade sales team with new manager for south of England

RCM, Roofing and Cladding Materials Ltd, has appointed Ricky Beadle as regional facades sales manager for the south of England.

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