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Södra reports strong result for third quarter with 22% rise in sales

Sweden’s largest forest-owner association Södra reported a sustained strong operating profit of SEK 1,277 million for the third quarter of 2018 with all business areas reporting good results.

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Forestry commissioner Amanda Bryan takes over as head of Scottish School of Forestry at Inverness College UHI

Forestry commissioner Amanda Bryan has been appointed head of the Scottish School of Forestry at Inverness College UHI, on an interim basis following the departure of Elizabeth Barron-Majerik.

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Taylor Lane builds timber frame homes at Cardiff Bay housing development by Morganstone and Cardiff Community Housing

A development of 32 two and three-storey houses has been built in Cardiff Bay, using Taylor Lane Timber Frame’s standard 140mm timber frame system.

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Cambridge Roof Truss acquired by Donaldson Timber Engineering

Donaldson Timber Engineering (DTE) has announced the acquisition of Cambridge Roof Truss, adding to the company’s eight manufacturing sites across the UK.

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British Woodworking Federation welcomes budget announcements of £500m for Housing Infrastructure Fund and reduction in apprenticeship levy for smaller businesses

There was a focus on housebuilding in Philip Hammond’s budget yesterday with the announcement of a further £500m for the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which will unlock 650,000 homes.

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Local Authority Building Control and British Board of Agrément launch 100% Hackitt initiative encouraging government to deliver on Dame Judith’s recommendations

An industry initiative to encourage the government to deliver all of the recommendations contained within Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety has been launched in Westminster by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA).

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Over £1,200 raised at W Exhibition and Elements for Help for Heroes charity partner

Woodworking machinery and materials show W Exhibition and dedicated furniture components show Elements has raised £1,217 at this year’s event for its official charity partner, Help for Heroes.

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Kebony opens news factory in Belgium

Kebony has opened a factory in Belgium, marking the beginning of a new chapter for the company which will see it expand its domestic and international business.

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Taylor Lane Timber Frame supplies timber frame system for A2 Dominion eco-development Elmsbrook

Taylor Lane Timber Frame has supplied and erected its 140mm timber frame system, pre-insulated with 100mm PIR, for 73 houses in phase two of Elmsbrook, an eco-development by A2 Dominion, in Bicester, Oxfordshire. 

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Opening debate at UK Construction Week focuses on future success of digital construction

The future success of digital construction lies with improved planning, more consistent procurement by Government, integrated software systems, the education of the young and the development of hybrid solutions that don’t scare the industry, according to the opening debate at this year’s UK Construction Week (UKCW).

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