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The National 3 Peaks Challenge - Prowood Ltd

Tuesday 13th July 2021. The National Three Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in ‘one go’ inside 24hrs. What started as a group of 8 people on Ben Nevis finished with just 3 people on Mount Snowdon.  Although the elapsed times on each mountain were great the team spent a huge amount of precious time dealing with inj...

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B.C. wildfire concern as province braces for heat wave

Tuesday 29th June 2021  Eleven fires are burning around the province, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. In the last seven days, 26 new fires broke out.  The George Road wildfire near Lytton, pictured from the air earlier this week. Amid warnings of a days-long heat wave to hit B.C. starting Friday, a major concern the threat of wildfires lurks. Environment Canada...

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Urgent Care Appeal - Wigan & Leigh Hospice - Prowood National 3 Peaks Challenge.

Friday 25th June 2021  In just 2 weeks team Prowood will hit the M6 North bound to begin The National 3 Peaks Challenge journey at Ben Nevis. Reaching the summit of any mountain is an incredible feeling and a huge achievement, however, attempting to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales inside 24hrs will be an enormous test of physical and mental strength. 42km...

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Lack of lorry drivers fuels materials shortage crisis

Thursday 24th June 2021  A shortage of lorry drivers is intensifying the construction materials crisis as sites struggle to get deliveries to fuel booming demand. The latest update from industry leaders highlighted growing problems in the haulage industry. A statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products...

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Volume of timber imports in Q1 2021 is the highest since 2007

Tuesday 15th June 2021 The volume of timber and panel products imported in Q1 2021 was at its highest in more than a decade, since Q1 2007, the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics have shown. Q1 2021 solid timber and panel product import volumes were 23% higher than Q1 2020, nearing almost 3 million m3 (2,938,000 m3) as compared to last year’s 2,396,000m3. This make...

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Timber industry warns of major shortages in Q3 2021

 Monday 7th June 2021  The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has warned of major challenges ahead for timber users in Q3 2021, as the balance between supply and demand continues to tighten Recent communications from Sweden, who supply almost half of the structural wood that is used in the UK, have warned that current stock levels are at their lowest in over 20 years – despite...

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Brickwork contractors facing mortar rationing

Monday 24th May 2021.  Bulk mortar suppliers have been put on allocation by major cement suppliers limiting their ability to manufacture and supply. One dry mortar supplier Remix temporarily stopped taking orders this week although it hopes to get back on track next week. Another big industry supplier Euromix has written to customers warning of disruption to supplies. Kev...

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