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Glennon Brother presents at Wood NI Seminar


Mike Glennon, Joint Managing Director of Irish Timber processing firm, Glennon Brothers, was speaker at Wood NI’s Timber Seminar at the Ulster Hall in Belfast yesterday (Wed 12th Oct), organised in conjunction with PLACE (the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland).


The Seminar, entitled ‘Timber Construction and Design in Northern Ireland: Using Sustainable and Renewable Materials’, saw Mike Glennon speak about the importance of using home-grown timber, the wider Irish Sawmilling Sector and Glennon Brothers’  own application of home-grown timber.


The Seminar attracted delegates from across the construction, sawmill and timber industries and aimed to promote the use of timber in construction to a wider audience.


Mike Glennon said “It is a privilege to be asked by Wood NI to present at this seminar. Irish Timber is an underutilised commodity in Northern Ireland, particularly in construction. This has been a fantastic opportunity to emphasise the importance of the application of home-grown timber, especially in terms of meeting sustainability targets and supporting the local economy.”


“This was also a great opportunity to showcase Glennon Brothers’ commitment to sustainability and our contribution to various sustainable construction projects undertaken throughout the UK and Ireland.”


Glennon Brothers is now the premier name in the Irish and UK timber processing industry. Through its plants in Ireland and Scotland, the firm offers a one-stop-shop solution, supplying both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. This one-stop-shop approach ensures the firm continues to push the boundaries of machinery and technology to produce home grown timber to the highest international standards.


The Glennon Brothers Group is also a leading provider of quality timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses in the UK and Ireland through Alexander Timber Design based in Troon, and Dempsey Timber Engineering (DTE) based in Arklow.  


The Group is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and has gained Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its products across all timber processing sites that they are sourced from sustainably managed forests