Wood construction

US architects and designers lack knowledge on endangered species

Many US architects and designers have limited knowledge of endangered and threatened wood species and often do not know which [...]

Sweden leads in the prefabricated timber buildings market

Sweden has started to use its natural forests for prefabricating timber buildings of all types and sizes. One of the [...]

Prefabricated houses are on the fast track across Europe

The European prefabricated market continues its expansion. Last year, 8.3% more prefabricated houses were sold as compared to 2015 [...]

Russian wooden construction materials producer to export LVL Beam to Europe

      Russian wooden construction materials producer Modern Lumber Technologies Ltd ("Ultralam" TM) has agreed to [...]

Changing competitive landscape of China’s wood market

In 2016, China’s commercial timber trade volume (including logs and sawn lumber) was about 160 million m3, of which [...]

Lower US housing starts because of hurricanes

Housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,127,000, according to the US Department [...]

Ikea plans to enter housing market in Europe

Ikea plans to enter the housing market in Europe by building around 10,000 units a year of hybrid multi [...]

Stora Enso divests Puumerkki wholesaler of wooden building materials

Stora Enso has divested 100% of its shares in the Finnish Puumerkki Oy and the Estonian Puumerkki AS to Mimir [...]

Russian companies announce massive investments in CLT capacities

The capacity of the CLT panels market in Russia is estimated at 130,000-150,000 m2 each year. In [...]

Wood products prices drop in Germany

In August, the German producer prices for wood products have predominantly tended downwards. Compared to July, only boards, battens and [...]