Travis Perkins fits e-forklifts with safety alert

Travis Perkins fits e-forklifts with safety alert
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Travis Perkins plc, a TDUK member and distributor of building materials, has fitted its latest batch of electric forklift trucks with what it describes as an industry-first ‘best in test’ sound alert, SIVAS, to improve safety for colleagues and customers in branch. A total of 1,200 forklifts across the Group...
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Make the most of timber landscaping opportunities this summer
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As summer approaches, demand for timber landscaping in the form of decking, retaining walls, planters and even cladding, creates strong sales opportunities for merchants. This is why International Timber believes now is the ideal time for merchants to stock up on top-of-the-range timber for landscaping and garden projects. Landscaping can...
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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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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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Raising the bar on timber protection
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Wood Protection Association (WPA) Director, Neil Ryan, explores the support available to help ensure treated wood is specified and installed correctly. It’s just over two years since the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) was published, in response to one of the key findings of the enquiry into the Grenfell...
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Bright green pallets in production as The Pallet LOOP ramps up
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The Pallet LOOP, a member of BSW Group, is now manufacturing tens of thousands of its distinctive bright green, circular economy pallets in readiness for them entering the building materials supply chain from May. The news follows the landmark announcement that British Gypsum will begin to transport its bagged plaster...
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Know your timber sizes and tolerances
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TDUK's Knowledge Sheet 'Timber Sizes and Tolerances', written by Damian Clarke for TDUK, sets out what you need to know about the most common sizes of structural timber. Timber can be any size permitted by the raw material’s dimensions, but there are customary sizes that are most widely available, most...
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Travis Perkins joins TDUK and celebrates major timber milestone
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Travis Perkins, the largest builders’ merchants in the UK with a network of over 500 branches, is celebrating its 20th consecutive year of certification of the timber chain of custody. It has also recently joined Timber Development UK (TDUK).  As one of the biggest providers of timber for building and...
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