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  • Wood Construction
  • January 30, 2015 13:09

Japan: Housing starts fall sharply in 2014

Japan's housing starts declined slightly less-than-expected in December. Housing starts fell...... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • January 29, 2015 12:03

FORDAQ launches online auctions service on its website

FORDAQ is pleased to announce the launch of a new online auctions service on its website. You can already check our exclusive auctions with products starting from tools, woodworking machines to full production lines and many more in France, Belgium and the Netherlands... [more...]

Interior
  • Interior
  • January 26, 2015 09:19

European joinery product import trends

In line with the overall trend in the joinery sector, EU imports of glulam have remained flat over the last three years, averaging around 10000 m3 per month. Much of this product comprises relatively small dimension glulam for window frames.... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 26, 2015 00:25

Euro area construction down by 0.1% in November 2014

In November 2014 compared with October 2014, season ally adjusted production in the construction sector fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 25, 2015 23:51

U.S.: Building Permits up 1.0% in December 2014

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for December 2014:... [more...]

Interior
  • Interior
  • January 23, 2015 14:27

Come to Shanghai to floor your success in Asia Pacific at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2015

The floor covering industry will meet in Shanghai to see the hottest new products and innovations in Asian floorings at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR in March 24-26, 2015. With less than 3 months to go and over 95% of exhibit space already sold, organizers are urging international participants to make travel and visa arrangements now... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 23, 2015 10:04

Danzer doubles thick-cut capacity for precious hardwoods

During Domotex 2015, the international trade fair for floor coverings in Hanover, hardwood specialist Danzer announced to double its thick-cut capacity for precious hardwoods. Three years ago, Danzer had added a new method to the existing techniques: the precious surface layers for engineered wood flooring can now be sliced with little to no waste; in the past, they were sawn with raw material losses of up to one-third. The new product has been well received by the European parquet industry. The investment in new capacity is needed to meet the growing demand in the coming years... [more...]

  • Panels
  • January 23, 2015 08:54

Wolseley exits French building materials business

Plumbing supplies British group Wolseley said on Thursday that it was considering the exit of its remaining building materials business in France, where the market has proved tough. ... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 22, 2015 12:01

US housing starts finish 2014 above the one-million mark

New residential construction in the U.S. saw a significant increase in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday, with housing starts nearly offsetting the drop seen in November... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • January 22, 2015 09:18

Oversupply drives down home prices in China

The declines in home prices in China quickened in December according to the statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics. Oversupply appears to be the main issue and home builders are beginning to offer steep discounts to generate cash flow... [more...]

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