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Team Prowood – National 3 Peaks Challenge July 2021.

Monday 7th December 2020. Prowood’s very own Joe Hunter, Andy Moore, Phil Corker, Alex Wood, Dave Channel and John Gilbanks are undertaking one of the most iconic trekking events in the UK – The National 3 Peaks Challenge. The challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37k...

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Brexit: UK and Canada agree deal to keep trading under EU terms

Thursday 26th November 2020 The agreement paves the way for negotiations to begin in 2021 on a new tailor-made UK-Canada trade deal, with the potential to go further in areas like digital trade, the environment and women’s economic empowerment Today’s agreement also locks in certainty for UK businesses trading goods and services with Canada worth £20 billion The UK...

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TTF and TRADA announce merger plans

Wednesday 18th November 2020    Two of the UK’s leading timber sector organisations – the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and TRADA – have announced merger plans. The Governing Boards of the TTF and TRADA announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to align the strategies and activities of each organisation with a view toward a merger of th...

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Remembrance Sunday 2020

Sunday 8th November 2020  Every year the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, the annual Remembrance Sunday March Past the Cenotaph will not take place this year. We recognise this will be deeply disappoi...

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Inland Vs Coastal Cedar

Monday 26th October 2020.  Western Red Cedar is one of the most popular premium softwood species in the UK. The natural durability and stunning aesthetics of Western Red Cedar make it an obvious choice for cladding, roofing shingles, pergolas, fencing slats, saunas, greenhouses, solar shading and much more. Like all softwoods, there is a standard grading system in place to designat...

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Rob Burrow: My Year with MND documentary on tonight

Tuesday 13th October 2020.  A moving documentary, ‘Rob Burrow: My Year With MND’ will now be shown on BBC Two, tonight at 7pm. The half-hour documentary follows the 5ft 5in former scrum-half as he displays the same spirit in his fight against the incurable disease as he showed in adversity on the rugby field. “I have too many reasons to live,” Burrow...

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Strong market recovery - Timber imports UK

Wednesday 7th October 2020  Timber and panel import volumes are ‘back on track’ for 2020 following a sharp rise in July, according to the latest timber statistics for July 2020. A Timber Trade Federation (TTF) report reveals total import volumes for main timber and panel products were approximately only 1% below July 2019 levels, with 866,000m3 arriving in the UK. The dif...

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