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Timber tops the list as research reveals soaring material prices are squeezing margins for SME builders

A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins, with timber topping the list, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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Wood Awards 2017 – Shortlist for Buildings: Education & public sector

A 68-room hall of residence and a centre offering practical and emotional support for people affected by cancer are among the 20 structures shortlisted for the Buildings categories of the Wood Awards 2017: Education & public sector.

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Wood Awards 2017 – Shortlist for Buildings: Private and small project

A woodland retreat and the memorial chapel are among the 20 structures shortlisted for the Buildings categories of the Wood Awards 2017: Private and small project.

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Wood Awards 2017 – Shortlist for Buildings: Commercial & leisure and interiors

A museum, a pier and a spiral staircase are among the 20 structures shortlisted for the Buildings categories of the Wood Awards 2017: Commercial & leisure and interiors.

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Optimistic outlook on construction gender pay gap but sexism holding 30% of women back says RICS research

Almost a third of women are afraid of sexism holding them back from pursuing senior roles in construction, despite an optimistic outlook about the gender pay gap figures across the sector, according to new research from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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NYTimber helps schoolchildren with bird box project

Independent timber specialist NYTimber has helped schoolchildren to make bird boxes for a woodland-themed project.

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BSW Timber unveils a new range of garden fence panels

Sawmill group BSW Timber has unveiled a new range of garden fence panels that has been introduced to complement its existing fencing components.

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Joinery manufacturers optimistic over sales and product investment despite rising materials costs reveals British Woodworking Federation

Although rising raw materials costs and labour availability are exerting pressure on joinery manufacturers, the industry is optimistic over sales figures and product investment opportunities, according to the British Woodworking Federation.

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Focus on safety and quality in buildings as Timber Expo prepares to return to Birmingham NEC

Timber Expo, the UK’s only event dedicated exclusively to timber, returns to Birmingham NEC in October and this year it is set to focus on addressing safety and quality in buildings.

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Timber Industries All Party Parliamentary Group holds first AGM following General Election

The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has announced the reconstitution of the Timber Industries All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), following the General Election.

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