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BRAND NEW Coffee Colour Decking

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Following recent customer feedback, we are now pleased to introduce a brand new Coffee Colour Decking board to our Contemporary Composite Range available from Saige Decking. Nicks Timber is a stockist  so please call in, telephone or email us.
Available now in hollow and solid boards

For a more traditional weathered effect decking why not take a look at our Rustic decking in either Walnut or Grey.

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New TTF-WPA Factsheet released

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Fire Rated Timber Products and the Construction Products Regulation

The Timber Trade Federation, in conjunction with the Wood Protection Association (WPA), has just published a factsheet on Fire Rated Timber and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).


The two-page illustrated factsheet – downloadable here – provides a quick overview of key issues such as Declaration of Performance and Article 5 of CPR. The brief guide also assesses commercial and regulatory implications of CPR on timber manufacturers and distributors of fire rated timber products.


The factsheet is the first of a series of compact and straightforward guidance material, developed by the TTF and its partner organisations, on a wide range of technical subjects (i.e. See also: Wood Dust Exposure Limit Reduced – Nov 2018)


If you have any suggestion or doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us at


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A Thank you from a local School

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A thank you email

It is always nice to get a thank you. Nicks Timber are always happy to support local.

Hi Phil,


It’s been some time, but back in July you supplied some discounted Timber for a Sandpit in the outdoor covered area of our Reception Class.

I’ve attached a photo so that you can see the finished product. It’s rather huge, took 3 tonnes of sand to fill it but well worth it. Our Reception children are having the most fantastic time playing in their own little piece of beach!

Our Head Teacher is very pleased and has given permission for you to use the photo if you wish to.

We have another outdoor games project we are just looking into at the moment which will require some Marine Plyboard. If you stock this material, would you be willing to offer discounted prices as you have done in the past?

A very grateful thank you for helping stretch our Budget once again.


Kind Regards

Tracy Chapman – Parent Volunteer

Cam Everlands Primary School



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Political Update – Government pledges to prioritise the timber industry after Brexit

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Last Wednesday, Environment Minister David Rutley MP committed to “strengthening the timber trade” during a parliamentary debate on the implications of Brexit on the timber industry.

Describing the industry as a “real priority” for Government, the Minister also pledged to make sure that timber importers face as “few additional costs as possible” after Brexit.

The comments came after Martin Whitfield MP, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries, urged the Government to ensure that after we leave the EU, timber imports can continue clear customs the same way they do now [Read more].

Martin Whitfield MP said: “Without frictionless trade, I believe we face a clear challenge to build the number of homes the Prime Minister has committed to providing over this parliament.

This challenge exists because the supply of timber is essential to meeting housing demands. This sector, which contributes £10bn to the UK economy each year is still hugely reliant on trade with EU countries. Incredibly, 90% of the timber used to build homes in the UK is imported from across Europe.”

David Hopkins, Managing Director of the Timber Trade Federation and Director of the Confederation of the Timber Industries (CTI) said: “We welcome the Minister’s commitment to minimise the additional costs of Brexit on the import and export of timber. I am glad that the Government understands the indispensable role our industry plays in the UK construction sector and the wider economy.


“It is encouraging that David Rutley MP has agreed to meet with the APPG for the Timber Industries to further discuss how the Government can support the timber sector and, therefore, ensure the Government achieves its house building targets.”


The Confederation of Timber Industries has already secured a number of concessions from Government in relation to the sector‘s future after the UK leaves the European Union.

Earlier this year Government committed to protect timber businesses from up-front payments of VAT in the event of a no-deal Brexit. This followed earlier Ministerial commitments to retain the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) and the EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) after the UK leaves the European Union, following pressure from the industry.



A full transcript of the Westminster Hall debate on Leaving the EU: Timber Industry is available here.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries is the cross-party group which champions the timber industries in Parliament. Its Chair is Martin Whitfield MP and the secretariat is provided by the Confederation of Timber Industries. Find out more here.

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TTF and BMJ release second edition of Trusted Timber Supplement

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The latest TTF magazine supplement – Trusted Timber – is now available with BMJ magazine.

TTF produces two BMJ supplements per year to promote our members and their products. Over 9,000 copies are distributed with BMJ magazine around the country.

This month’s features cover: Preservative Treatments, Innovation, Joinery, Kitchens, and Mouldings.

Featured members include Brooks Bros, Metsa Wood, Nicks Timber, MKM Building Supplies, International Timber, MEDITE SMARTPLY, James Latham, Archwood Group, CP Timber and many others.

If you have ideas for inclusion into the next edition of Trusted Timber please contact Camilla Hair at


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Timber Supply Chain News

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Martin Whitfield MP elected new Chair of Timber Industries APPG
cti-timber­.org – MMartin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, has been elected as new Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Timber Industries at its AGM at Westminster.

The APPG brings together parliamentarians from the Commons and the Lords with an interest in the UK’s timber industries to ensure that issues affecting the sector are highlighted within Parliament and to Government.

Officers of the renewed APPG now include: Joint Vice Chairman Bill Grant, MP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock (Conservative), Joint Vice Chairman Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore (Labour) and Joint Vice Chairman Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury (Conservative).


EU and Vietnam sign VPA to combat illegal logging and promote legal timber trade – Latest news and press releases
www­.euflegt­.efi­.int – The EU and Vietnam signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The agreement will help improve forest governance, address illegal logging a…


Celebrating 5 years of EUTR
globaltimbertrackingnetwork­.org – On October 8-9, 2018, GTTN members met with representatives from the European Commission, the US Government, ITTO, NGOs, scientists, competent authorities, and the private sector at the five-year cel…


Wood is not the issue – Timber Trades Journal Online
www­.ttjonline­.com – The Grenfell Tower tragedy has highlighted a catalogue of errors, none of which can be attributed to wood, says John Park The Great Fire of London started on Sunday, September 2, 1666 and burned unti…



Why planting trees can improve farm performance – Farmers Weekly
www­.fwi­.co­.uk – Trees and hedgerows might shape the appearance of the Great British countryside, but their role goes way beyond simply looking pretty. From improving animal welfare to mitigating the effects of droug…



TRADA’s Better Timber Buildings conference | 15 November 2018 | London
cti-timber­.org – Following on from the success of the last two annual conferences, TRADA and their service provider Exova BM TRADA have joined forces to host a one-day timber conference levelled at uniting the indust…



Post-Brexit – UK might continue to recognize Indonesian FLEGT licenses
www­.fordaq­.com – The UK Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik, has said in the post-Brexit period Indonesia’s timber and wood product exports to the UK will not be disrupted and that the FLEGT licensing system will …


UK suspends funding for timber industry project
frontiermyanmar­.net – BRITAIN HAS cited the crisis over Rakhine State for a decision to suspend funding for Myanmar’s effort to join a European Union initiative aimed at combatting illegal logging and promoting effective …


France: oak standing timber prices still increasing
www­.fordaq­.com – Those who thought the oak standing timber price would stumble in the early fall were wrong. In the east of France, the auction held in Beaune (Côte d’Or) on September 13, 2018 and organized by ONF se…