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Looking back: November 2018 Timber Forum
23rd May 2019

Looking back: November 2018 Timber Forum

Looking back: November 2018 Timber Forum

The November 2019 Timber Forum was kindly hosted at the BMF Regional Centre of Excellence at John A Stephens builders’ merchants in Nottingham.  Some 38 delegates attended.  Norman Evans of FW Morgan, introduced and chaired the session, which included a tour of the site with Dean Monks from John A Stephens. 

Michael Tomlinson from BMF merchant member Manningham Decking and Fencing addressed current issues facing merchants on timber supply, while supplier member Norbord’s David Webb outlined developments in the wood-based panels market. 

BSW Timber’s David Chapman gave a supplier’s viewpoint on British-grown timber supplies.  BSW are also members of Grown in Britain, a BMF Strategic Partner. Delegates were also updated on the latest Brexit-related issues by David Hopkins of the Timber Trade Federation, followed by an open forum for discussion on the state of trade.