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Timber imports continue strong market recovery

The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) monthly report reveals total import volumes for main timber and panel products were 21 percent higher in October 2020 compared to October 2019 levels, as import volumes in the month soared above the 1 million m3 mark. However, even this strong performance cannot compensate for …

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Tight timber and panel products supply conditions continuing into 2021

The Timber Trade Federation is advising all timber users and buyers to strengthen their purchasing strategies in dialogue with their suppliers, as a lack of stock on the ground and tight supply conditions are set to continue well into 2021. The very challenging situation for the timber supply chain in …

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Arbor Forest appoints new business manager for new division

Arbor Forest Products has signalled its ambitions within the composite decking market with the creation of a dedicated Trex business unit, and the appointment of Jonathan Cooper as business manager for the division. The North Lincolnshire-based business, which is one of the UK’s largest timber importers and timber products suppliers, …

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Södra diversifies its UK range of flame retardant treated timber products

Södra, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of sustainable timber, has diversified its range of flame retardant treated timber products available to the UK market, with its C260 and C260 Xterior. For centuries, timber has been used in countless construction products, both indoors and outdoors, but today’s rigorous fire protection …

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Södra launches 360ᴼ video transporting viewers to its Swedish forestry operation

Södra, one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of sustainable timber, has launched a landmark immersive experience that transports viewers to its world-leading Swedish forestry operation. Using the latest 360ᴼ video technology, Södra’s video takes users to the forest – just a small section in its network totalling over two million …

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SCA doubles merchant distribution capacity

Timber and timber product supplier SCA Wood has invested over half a million pounds in racking, lighting and technology to support its new distribution model. “We have been working on our new distribution model, which replicates our product range in our Welshpool and Cumbernauld merchant operations,” says Jan Gritter, general …

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James Burrell reveal another strong year

Leading independent builders merchant James Burrell have today posted another strong set of results for the year to October 2019. In the face of unusually wet autumn, Brexit uncertainty and political malaise in late 2019 which caused the industry to flatline, James Burrell produced a top-line sales growth of 12.5% …

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Howarth’s Darwen branch undergoes a revamp

Howarth Timber & Building Supplies has completed an extensive refurbishment of its Darwen branch as part of a wider programme of investment across the UK.      Howarth, a Yorkshire-headquartered business which marks its 180th year this year, has operated its Darwen branch on Spring Vale Lane since 2007. Offering products …

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Rembrand Timber: Freefoam’s excellent advice and support helps us grow

Rembrand Timber is Scotland’s largest independent timber distribution company and also operates in the North of England. The company says that its sales of PVC roofline have grown rapidly thanks to Freefoam Building Products. All Rembrand’s 18 branches now sell the full range of Freefoam’s roofline, rainwater and interior products. …

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WTTA talks timber to Welsh students

The Western Timber Trade Association organised an event for students and lecturers to bring their knowledge up to date, as part of the Timber Trade Federation’s new regional and educational engagement strategy The TTF’s regional engagement and education manager, Tabitha Binding, the Western Timber Trade Association, and the Neath Port …

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