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Growing frustration over slow Government response as construction industry takes lead on fire safety post-Grenfell Tower tragedy

The construction industry has taken the lead on fire safety since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, while waiting for Government clarification, according to research conducted as part of UK Construction Week (UKCW).

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EGGER Hexham opens its doors to the community

Northumberland’s largest manufacturing employer, welcomed over 1,400 people through its doors when it held an open weekend for the local community to find out more about its operations.

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Coleg Cambria Llysfasi and Tilhill Forestry unveil diploma to help meet skills gap in forestry and woodland management

A leading agriculture college has joined forces with the UK’s largest forestry and timber harvesting company to help meet the skills gap in forestry with a new Diploma in Forestry and Woodland Management.

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Passive fire protection product specifications routinely altered despite potentially catastrophic consequences says Promat UK

Product specifications designed to offer passive fire protection are still being routinely altered, despite the potentially catastrophic consequences, according to fire, thermal and acoustic insulation manufacturer Promat UK.

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Timber technology focus for PEFC UK stakeholder meeting

The theme for this year’s PEFC UK stakeholder meeting, which will be held on 16th October in London, will be innovation and technology in the forest products sector.

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Shortlist announced for 2018 British Woodworking Federation Awards at W Exhibition

The shortlist for the 2018 British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards – now in its 10th year – has been announced.

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NYTimber on course for record-breaking year after Engineered Wood Products division breaks through £1m barrier in single month

NYTimber is on course for a record-breaking year after its Engineered Wood Products (EWP) division achieved £1m worth of sales in a single month.

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Research reveals 72% of flat tenants would ignore guidance to ‘stay put’ in a fire

Almost three quarters (72%) of flat tenants would ignore guidance to ‘stay put’ if there was a fire in their building, according to research released during Fire Door Safety Week (24-30th September 2018).

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Poll reveals 50% of tradespeople don’t feel confident advising customers on fire door safety despite Grenfell tragedy

An online poll has revealed that 50% of tradespeople don’t feel confident in advising customers on fire door safety, despite the Grenfell tower tragedy last summer.

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Prince Andrew visits Norbord’s Inverness factory to commemorate year of production on new manufacturing line

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, visited Norbord’s Inverness factory to commemorate one year of production on its new manufacturing line.

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