Latest BWF Press Releases

BWF reacts to the news that Fire Doors in Grenfell Tower did not meet test standards
15 March 2018 - “It is concerning to hear about the door at Grenfell, but sadly it is not a surprise..." Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
The British Woodworking Federation launches the UK’s first fire door installation training qualification
13 March 2018 - The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is today (13 March) launching, in partnership with the NPTC Group of Colleges, a new qualification specifically to target the installation of fire doors in the UK. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF response to the Chancellor's Spring Statement
13 March 2018 - As the Chancellor’s reveals the nation’s financial health in today’s spring statement the British Woodworking Federation is calling for provisions to be made to address the growing need for funds to be made available to carry out vital building safety works. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Carving out a career in the woodworking industry: Luke's story
2 March 2018 - As we enter National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March), the BWF shows its support and offers an inside track on why apprenticeships work within the woodworking industry and as a result why this sector has one of the highest ratios of apprentices in the UK economy. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF Members' Day 2018: Discover why and how to ‘build it better with wood’ on 13th June
26 February 2018 - Joinery businesses across the UK are urged to put 13th June in their calendar as the sector meets for BWF Members’ Day 2018 to address the latest sector challenges and get practical advice on issues relevant to all shapes and sizes of woodworking business. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
British Woodworking Federation counts down to the GDPR with free advice for members
23 February 2018 - The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming in on May 25th and this will have major implications for most joinery businesses on the way they manage their data. In the new ‘Countdown to the GDPR’ guide, the federation has provided specific guidance on what the new rules will mean. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF issues firm response to retentions consultation
7 February 2018 - The BWF has responded to the BEIS consultation on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts, calling for retentions to be abolished. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
New BWF guide makes controlling hazardous substances safer for joinery businesses
16 January 2018 - The BWF has launched new guidance on the COSHH regulations to ensure that joinery businesses can keep their employees healthy and avoid punitive action from HSE. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
British Woodworking Federation Statement following Announcement of Carillion Liquidation
15 January 2018 - “It is almost ironic that we are putting our final comments in on the consultation into retentions as the news of the liquidation of Carillion breaks. This debate not about whether the state should bail out Carillion, but whether Government can in all conscience turn its back on a supply chain of SMEs Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Woodworking industry hopeful that investment in growing the market can balance out Brexit uncertainty and cost rises
12 January 2018 - The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2017 has indicated that investment in product improvement and customer research is growing despite rising raw material costs and slowing sales growth. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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