BWF Blog

Don't separate the wood from the trees
2 March 2018 - This week the BWF responded to the consultation from the Natural Capital Coalition on the protocol. The summary would be great stuff, but remember the benefits of wood is about more than trees! Read more...BWF Blog
The Carillion Effect: tackling the wider implications
1 March 2018 - Much of the coverage we have put out on the failure of Carillion has been focussed on those directly affected. This work continues, but we must also now start to consider the collateral impact. Read more...BWF Blog
Why the latest reset of environmental policy could be good for woodworking (although we might be kept waiting)
18 January 2018 - Natural Capital, plastic waste and zero deforestation are now firmly on the agenda. Here's why the government's new plan could mean a promising future for our timber industries (and why we need to get cracking). Read more...BWF Blog
A glance back at what we have achieved in 2017
15 December 2017 - It’s been an astonishingly productive year for BWF to look back on. From launching free member Life Cycle Assessments at Ecobuild to brand new guidance on stairs, weather testing, and heritage work, there’s been something for every part of the woodworking sector. Read more...BWF Blog
The Countdown Cavalry are coming (in driverless vehicles)
30 November 2017 - The Industrial Strategy launched this week was heralded as setting out a strategy that will see Government align policies, regulations, taxes and investments to grow the markets for new innovations so that they are successfully commercialised in the UK. Read more...BWF Blog
In at the deep end, a new approach to Training
5 October 2017 - After three months in the post, BWF's first dedicated training manager, Tony Bachelor describes his experiences. Read more...BWF Blog
Promoting wood windows – what the Wood Window Alliance has been up to in 2017
21 September 2017 - It’s now 10 years since the launch of the Wood Window Alliance, so it seems a good time to look at how our current campaign has evolved and what we’re up to now Read more...BWF Blog
What do you need to know about Formaldehyde?
6 September 2017 - Every now and then we get asked about ‘Formaldehyde’ and mostly it’s in relation to compliance with a specific requirement or from a concerned user or specifier in relation to health impacts Read more...BWF Blog
Health and Safety update: New rules and HSE clampdown set to tighten the net around handling of wood dust
9 August 2017 - There are an estimated 13,000 deaths each year primarily linked to dust and chemical exposures at work and 14,000 estimated new cases of breathing or lung problems annually Read more...BWF Blog
Find something wood and sit on it
14 July 2017 - I think this has been a pivotal week for the British Woodworking Federation and our membership. It started on Monday morning at around 4:00am when our Technical and Schemes Manager Hannah Mansell was picked up by a BBC car to talk Fire Doors, Passive Fire Protection and The Responsible Person on Radio 5’s Wake up to Money. Read more...BWF Blog
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