DUBLIN, IRELAND -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Timber & Joinery Market Report 2011" report to their offering.

This Key Note Market Report analyses the UK timber and joinery market, which is divided into two sectors: finished wood products; and timber processing and semi-finished goods. Key Note estimates that the total UK timber and joinery market was worth 13.57bn at current prices in 2010, representing growth of 6% on the previous year.

The finished wood products sector, which accounts for almost three-quarters of the total UK timber and joinery market, includes products such as wooden furniture, builders' carpentry and joinery, wooden containers and other wooden products, such as wooden tools, marquetry, inlaid wood, tableware and picture frames. The timber processing and semi-finished goods sector concerns activities such as the sawmilling and planning of wood, and products such as veneers sheets, plywood, chipboard, oriented-strand board (OSB), waferboard and medium density fibreboard (MDF).

New government proposals and legislation are having an important impact on the timber and joinery market. Initiatives such as Zero-carbon' homes and the Code for Sustainable Homes are presenting challenges to the construction industry, which is being encouraged to adopt environmentally ethical construction methods. There is also increased scrutiny on the chain of custody for timber procurement, with companies expected to source their timber from accredited sustainable sources. The recycling of timber and wood waste is becoming an important issue within the timber and joinery market, with companies now being encouraged to use biomass boilers, or to sell their waste to biomass power plants.

Read more inside Timber & Joinery Market Report 2011

Companies Mentioned:

• BSW Timber Ltd

• Finnforest UK Ltd

• Howarth Timber Group Ltd

• Howden Joinery Ltd

• James Jones and Sons Ltd

• James Latham PLC

• JELD-WEN UK Ltd

• Jewson Ltd

• Kronospan Ltd

• Magnet Ltd

• Norbord Ltd

• Travis Perkins PLC

• Wolseley UK Ltd

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Source: Research and Markets

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