Latest BWF Press Releases

Budget 2017: Today’s announcements look good for business, but budget blunderbuss will hit small business owners
8 March 2017 - On the whole, the Budget is good for business, but not so good for people in business. The focus is on productivity and, as per our submission, it has picked up the areas of skills, business rates and investment Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Wood windows receive world-first verified Environmental Product Declaration at Ecobuild
7 March 2017 - The world’s first verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) calculated through the new BRE LINA tool was unveiled at Ecobuild on 7th March 2017. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Wood windows to receive world-first environmental assessment results at Ecobuild 2017
1 March 2017 - The world’s first life cycle assessments calculated through the new BRE LINA tool will be unveiled by BWF at Ecobuild next week (Tuesday 7 March 2017, 2pm at Stand E109). Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Business rates among cost concerns despite solid quarter for British woodworking manufacturers
20 February 2017 - With business rates changes set to hit many joinery companies from April, the balance of respondents reported that rates for their current property would increase as a result of the recent revaluations, with almost one third expecting an increase of over 5%. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Death, paralysis and injury – shocking stories in BBC phone-in support industry’s call for improved stair safety
9 February 2017 - Shocking statistics and personal stories of injuries caused by falls and accidents on stairs drove home the need for greater stair safety in our homes, during a long and animated discussion on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Experts extol virtues of wood interiors as new BWF Group meets
26 January 2017 - The event featured presentations from sustainable architectural and interior design expert Oliver Heath, and Ed Suttie, Research Director at BRE Centre for Sustainable Products. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
New group launched to promote wood in interiors
10 January 2017 - The group will meet on 24 Jan and discuss topics such as contract and project management, market analysis, materials and design trends, skills, and the best ways to promote the indoor air quality, materials health and sustainability of timber interiors. It will also feature two distinguished guest speakers, Oliver Heath and Ed Suttie. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Protecting our heritage - new fact sheets launched on joinery for listed buildings and conservation areas
17 November 2016 - A series of fact sheets to boost knowledge of the correct joinery and timber products to be used in listed properties and conservation areas has been published today (17th November) by the British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Heritage and Conservation Joinery Group. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
CTI launches new Industry Manifesto
4 November 2016 - The target is to grow the UK Timber Industry promoting best practise and boosting a wide collaboration among the leading trade organisations and companies across the Supply Chain. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
2016 fire door safety campaign has biggest impact to date
31 October 2016 - Early evaluation of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign indicates the initiative was the most successful to date, with supporters up by more than a third on 2015 and almost 300% higher than when the campaign first began in 2013. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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