Jennie Ward

NTG brings NYTimber branches into the Arnold Laver Network
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National Timber Group (NTG) has brought two of its specialist timber merchant businesses together under one brand. All NYTimber branches are now part of the Arnold Laver nationwide branch network. The team from Arnold Laver Hebburn have relocated to join the team at the former NYTimber branch at Hendon, Sunderland,...
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James Latham launches Horizon quarter sawn Tulipwood
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James Latham has collaborated with long-term sawmill partner, Pennsylvania-based HORIZON, to introduce quarter sawn Tulipwood to its range. Exclusive to James Latham, it has been developed in response to specifier and contractor calls for a superior, stable, and sustainable material for a range of specific interior joinery purposes, including kitchen...
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birch plywood
Check where your birch plywood comes from or risk fines
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The European Commission’s latest Birch Plywood ruling is a reminder for UK merchants to check the origins of their own timber supplies, says David Hopkins, CEO of Timber Development UK. The European Commission has extended its anti-dumping duties to include Türkiye and Kazakhstan following an investigation into the circumvention of...
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Donaldson Timber Systems invests £10m in Witney factory
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UK offsite timber frame manufacturer, Donaldson Timber Systems (DTS), has invested £10m to increase capacity and boost technical capabilities at its Oxfordshire factory. The investment in machinery and performance upgrades at the Witney site includes four timber processing centres and a new floor panel production line, offering customers a fully...
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TDUK sponsors Timber Trader of the Year at the TTJ Awards
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Who is going to be crowned this year’s Timber Trader of the Year at the TTJ Awards? Voting in this year’s TTJ Awards – the annual search for the best-performing UK timber industry companies – runs until June 19. The Awards – to be held at the Hilton London Bankside...
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Find your next timber partner
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TDUK's latest member benefit makes it easier than ever for you to find the right timber company to do business with – from right across the supply chain. Here's how you can access our exclusive member directory. Our new Business Directory – Find Your Timber Partner – will become the...
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NTS adds metal web joists to EWP range
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National Timber Systems (NTS), part of National Timber Group, has added metal web joists to its range of engineered wood products. Product manager Richard Pashley joined NTS recently to head up metal web joist design and sales. He has 20 years’ experience in engineered wood products, as well as being...
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Everything you need to know about timber
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Timber Development UK is working tirelessly to introduce new timber resources for merchants, builders and everyone involved in the timber supply chain. CEO David Hopkins explores the latest additions. At TDUK we believe that providing merchants and their customers with access to valuable information about building with timber is fundamental...
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New TDUK Trade Note: Coniferous Plywood data concerns
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Timber Development UK uses the latest timber import data, published by HM Revenue & Customs, to collate and release monthly updates on timber imports to the UK, to help TDUK members better understand the market and make informed decisions for their businesses. According to the most recently released HMRC statistics, softwood...
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Import volumes in 2024 ‘fractionally ahead’ of 2023, figures show
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Imports of the main timber and panel products for the first two months of 2024 are fractionally ahead of the same period in 2023, up by 0.2% (3,000m3) following improvements in February after a disappointing January start. Overall, however, volumes remain subdued in line with weaker construction output and a...
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