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The Signature standard for outdoor living
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Composite decking brand Trex has launched Signature, its premier collection now available through Arbor Forest Products. Trex Signature decking offers the ease of maintenance and high performance of WPC with a proprietary shell formulation that delivers a realistic representation of wood, while offering exceptional durability and a 50-year residential warranty....
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Timber painting made easy
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A rising trend with homeowners is the ability to paint timber to match colour palettes and interiors, as well as create statements. Timber staircases in particular offer a ‘blank canvas’ where a lick of paint can instantly add character.  Richard Burbidge's Elements range, which was previously only available in Oak,...
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New workshop aims to simplify American hardwood lumber grading
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The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has created a video workshop to provide an explanation of the grading rules for American hardwood lumber.  The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) rules are still the national standard for the US hardwood industry and form the basis for grading of export lumber. They...
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Increased warehousing to meet growing demand
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Richard Burbidge has increased its warehouse capacity as a result of growing demand for higher stock levels and new product development. The North Wales-based manufacturer has installed further racking to its Chirk warehouse after high product demand for its stairpart collections called for further capacity.  The additional racking has increased...
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Timber import volumes fall at the start of 2024, latest figures show
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Falls in softwood, hardwood and plywood imports account for a 6% drop in volumes during January 2024, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Timber import volumes started 2024 around 6% lower than in January 2023, down by around 45,000m3. This reduction was made up of very different levels of performance...
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TDUK partners with Carrefour du Bois – Europe’s largest timber trade show
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Timber Development UK is partnering with Carrefour International du Bois, the largest timber trade show in Europe, to offer VIP networking opportunities. Under the terms of the partnership TDUK will be offering limited-edition VIP Tickets (free for TDUK members) to the conference, taking place from 28-30 May 2024 in Nantes,...
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Supplying Timber | Issue 05
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Welcome to the fifth issue of Supplying Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to the timber merchants, suppliers, manufacturers and tradespeople who are interested in working with timber.
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Timber Topics April 2024 | Hardwood flooring
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Hardwood flooring is an increasingly popular choice for homeowners looking to add a touch of luxury to their home, making it a great stock choice for merchants.
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New dates for TimberTED courses
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A new series of dates have been announced for the Timber Technology Engineering Design (TimberTED) course. The courses are run by the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) and developed in partnership with Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Edinburgh Napier University. They are also endorsed by the CIOB...
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New product combines flexibility and decorative design
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RigaWood has launched Riga Pattern+, a new material that blends functionality with aesthetics. Riga Pattern+ is a birch throughout plywood overlaid with a hard-wearing film that combines the decorative techniques with flexible design. It allows customers to explore a diverse range of textures and colours, enabling the creation of innovative...
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