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'Custom-Build: Seeing the Wood through the Trees' conference | 27 October 2016 | Bristol

Registration for the conference 'Custom-Build: Seeing the Wood through the Trees' is now open.

The event, organised by Timber Design Initiatives with support from Wood for Good, will take place on Thursday 27 October 2016 at Engineers' House in Bristol.

Speaking in particular to architects and construction professionals, the conference will highlight the benefits of using off-site timber manufacturing technologies to the self and custom-build sector.

'Custom-Build: Seeing the Wood through the Trees' will discuss the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 and the Housing and Planning Bill 2016. There will also be room for debating opportunities for innovation in development partnerships, sustainable design and materials/technologies.

Main speakers include Richard Bacon MP, who proposed the Custom Housebuilding Act, and Paul Britton, of the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA), who will discuss the provisions of the new £3 billion Home Building Fund.

Early bird offer has been extended until 16 September. Click here to register.

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BMF’s Budapest Conference 2017 sells out in record time

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) All Industry Conference, to take place in Budapest in June 2017, has already sold out.

The theme of the Conference, “Change, Challenge and Opportunity”, struck a chord with both merchants and suppliers and all 450 delegate places were snapped up within ten weeks of launch. 

The event has attracted 14% more merchant delegates compared to the last BMF All Industry Conference in 2015. A total of 72 merchant companies will attend alongside 60 supplier companies. The merchant delegates include 16 of the top 20 merchant companies and all four national merchant groups will attend the BMF All Industry Conference for the first time in 15 years.

BMF managing director, John Newcomb commented: “We believe this is the fastest that the Conference has ever sold out and reflects both the value it offers and the high esteem in which it is held by the industry. The Conference theme resonated with people post-Brexit.  In uncertain times it is even more important for the industry to come together and this is undoubtedly the biggest event in the industry’s calendar for 2017.”

BMF chairman, Peter Hindle MBE added: “The Board was delighted to hear that our next Conference had sold out so quickly. This is testimony to the progress that the BMF has made over the last few years in delivering events and services that are valued by the industry.”

Details of the first speakers will be announced in September and regular updates will be published on the Conference website,

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Lignofuels 2017 | 1-2 February 2017 | Helsinki, Finland

On 1 and 2 February 2017 Helsinki, Finland, will host the Lignofuels 2017 Conference.

Already on its 9th edition, this two day conference will bring together key industry stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in biomass and wood-based fuels .

The event follows last year’s conference in Munich, Germany with Clariant’s Sunliquid plant visit, and the previous one in Madrid with the Abengoa’s demonstration plant site visit.

A day prior the main conference, on 31January 2017, a limited number of conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery  – The world´s first commercial scale wood-based biorefinery in Lappeenranta, Finland.

For more information, click here.

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London Build 2016 | 26-27 October 2016 | London

London Build, the construction expo dedicated entirely to opportunities in London and the South of England, is fast approaching.

The event - to take place on 26 and and 27 October 2016 in London Olympia - will be attended by thousands of 'movers & shakers' in the UK's construction industry from contractors, developers, government, architects, solution providers and more.

London Build 2016 includes:

  • Conference & Workshop floors providing hundreds of hours of expert and CPD-accredited  insight, case studies and training from a wide-range of industry experts.
  • An Exhibition Floor featuring a very-wide and fascinating range of leading international solution providers
  • A Tender Zone for you to view and compete for all the latest tenders, contracts and new construction projects in London; and to meet the key players behind them. London Build is more than just an exhibition - London Build is about doing business and an opportunity for you to win new contracts.
  • The London Construction Awards and Jimmy Carr comedy evening - a prestigious Gala Dinner that features London's leading construction awards ceremony with world-class entertainment
  • The construction industries very own Oktoberfest Beer Festival - network, unwind and have fun at the industries first-ever Oktoberfest!
  • Multiple Zones and Feature Areas including: an Architects Zone, a Recruitment Zone, a Tools & Tradesmen Show, a Sustainability Zone; plus much, much more!
  • Meet the Buyer sessions providing face-to-face meetings with a wide range of VIP attendees from Contractors, Architects and Developers (please note, attendance to Meet the Buyer sessions is limited to exhibitors only).

Tickets are strictly limited so an early registration is advised. Click here to register for free tickets.

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Timbmet Open Day | 22 September 2016 | Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

Timbmet will hold its Open Day 2016 on Thursday 22 September at its Stonehouse Depot in Gloucestershire.

During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to take a behind the scenes tour of the Depot and see its Panel cutting and Edge Banding facilities in action. Kronospan representatives will also be there to talk about their recent product improvements. 

Members of the Timbmet team will be on hand to discuss their range of products and answer visitors' questions about the various manufacturing services on offer, as well as the company's national distribution, delivery and collection programme. 

Local Business Managers will also be present to answer individual queries and to offer advice on the vast range of products available in the Timbmet portfolio. 

For more information and booking, it's possible to contact [email protected]

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