BWF Blog

Accoya modified wood: what does it do and how does it work?
18 October 2016 - British Woodworking Federation Woodworking Project of the Year sponsors Accsys tell us about Accoya modified wood: where it began, what it is and how projects have benefitted from using it. Read more...BWF Blog
Wood Products Manufacturing Qualification - A Call to action
6 October 2016 - You will hopefully be aware that the Government has announced a Levy on employers in the UK whom have a wage bill of £3m and above, which will be charged at 0.5% of that figure (full details here). It will be introduced in April 2017, and will be taken through your payroll by HMRC. Accompanying this is a complete overhaul of Apprentice Frameworks that will have a profound impact on our sector. Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards shortlist 2016: Case study Jotham Williams (Barr Joinery)
29 September 2016 - "I have had the chance to work on great projects and produce commissions designed but top-flight London designers. Everyone at Barr Joinery has been helpful and positive. I look forward to coming to work every day and am always excited about the next commission." Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards 2016 Shortlist Case Study: Jamie Jarrett (John Weaver Contractors)
29 September 2016 - "I’ve watched from a young age what you can create from wood and the skill that goes into carpentry, and I’ve wanted to secure a successful career with a local building contractors." Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards 2016 Shortlist Case study: Imogen Davies (Law and Lewis Joinery)
29 September 2016 - "I am so honoured to be nominated for this award by Law and Lewis, who have shown faith in my abilities and pushed me to do more challenging projects as I have advanced through my apprenticeship" Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards shortlist 2016 Case Study: Leitz Tooling UK Ltd
27 September 2016 - The Leitz ThermoTech Stormproof & Flush Casement window system, shortlisted for the BWF Process Efficiency Award 2016 Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards shortlist 2016 Case Study: Two Twenty Stairs
27 September 2016 - In April 2014, Two Twenty Stairs gained vacant possession of its brownfield 1.75-acre site located in a key strategic position between the M1 and M6. Their plan was to move from their old factory into purpose built premises more than twice the size; they had successfully doubled their business through the recession so needed the capacity. Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards Shortlist 2016 Case Study: Greg Kasowicz (Gowercroft Limited)
26 September 2016 - "I feel very at home in my current role, where I oversee production planning and purchasing. Both of these areas provide the opportunity for major process improvements and are critical to the overall success of the business. Learning Unlimited have been able to adjust my apprenticeship along the way to ensure that my learning is relevant to the job role and my long term aspirations." Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards shortlist 2016 Case Study: Emma Tribe (Howarth Timber Windows & Doors Limited)
26 September 2016 - "Later on I asked my team leaders and bosses if I could possibly go onto learn new and different jobs around the factory. As I feel that it is better to know more than one job around the factory and I would then be able to help my colleagues when and if they needed help with the workload. The bosses were happy to agree and I was then trained as Glazer." Read more...BWF Blog
BWF Awards Shortlist 2016 Case Study: Keith Kerby (Howarth Timber Windows & Doors Limited)
26 September 2016 - "My name is Keith Kerby and I have been working at Howarth Timber Windows & Doors for nearly 10 years now. When I first joined the company, I was working in the B’Spec area as a bench joiner, assembling bays, combination frames and other bespoke items." Read more...BWF Blog
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