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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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NYTimber celebrates 40 years in business with £200,000 investment in high-tech saw to  double production capacity  

Northallerton-based timber specialist NYTimber is celebrating 40 successful years in business with a £200,000 investment in a high-tech saw, which will double the company’s production capacity.

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Construction supply chain set to benefit from collaboration between Construction Innovation Hub and UK Construction Week

Businesses from all parts of the construction supply chain are set to benefit from a new collaboration between the Construction Innovation Hub and UK Construction Week (UKCW), in a move designed to boost take up of innovation in the industry and realisation of the Government’s sector deal ambitions.

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PEFC UK’s annual field trip for construction sector shows link between certified forests and sustainable construction

The Crown Estate forest in Windsor Great Park was the main location for PEFC UK’s annual field trip for the construction sector, designed to show the link between certified forests and sustainable construction.

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BSW Timber promotes wellness in nature at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

BSW Timber, the UK’s largest sawmilling business, showcased its new IRO range at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by helping to promote wellness in nature as timber partners and sponsors of a collaborative installation called LAND.

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Industry leaders and stakeholders learn more about Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes project

Industry leaders and stakeholders joined together this week to learn more about the Advanced Industrialised Methods for the Construction of Homes (AIMCH) project, funded by Innovate UK.

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Arnold Laver welcomes student members of the Institute of Carpenters in visit facilitated by the Timber Trade Federation

National timber merchant Arnold Laver opened up its Borehamwood Depot to 30 students on fine furniture-making, carpentry and joinery courses at London’s Building Crafts College.

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WoodFest comes to Reading

WoodFest is coming to Reading following the recent success of the event in Newcastle and Sheffield.

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