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
BWF statement following the release of the interim Hackitt Review report
18 December 2017 - The British Woodworking Federation, whose members manufacture approaching three million fire doors in the UK each year, welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim recommendations on the regulatory structure, however, cautioned that the regulatory framework is only part of the jigsaw. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF calls for a Building Safety Fund to be established
15 December 2017 - BWF is calling for the Treasury to make an allocation for potentially life-critical work by creating a Building Safety Fund. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
British Woodworking Federation gets down to work with Speed
1 December 2017 - The British Woodworking Federation has appointed Speed as its retained PR and communications consultancy following a competitive pitch process. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Rising stars and woodworking success stories celebrated at industry awards
30 November 2017 - Sector gathers together in central London for British Woodworking Federation Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Budget 2017: Plastic purging and housing help welcomed but more focus needed on practical skills
22 November 2017 - In the wake of today’s Autumn Budget statement from the Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond, BWF Chief Executive Iain McIlwee commented on the announcement. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Helen Hewitt becomes new BWF Membership Director and lead for the Wood Window Alliance
16 November 2017 - Helen will act as a pivot point between BWF and its membership as well as the wider woodworking sector. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Fire Safety campaign hits a five-year high
3 November 2017 - The award-winning Fire Door Safety Week campaign has hit a five-year high in delivering its messages on the importance of fire doors in saving lives and protecting property, and landlords’ legal responsibilities for managing fire door safety. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Healthy quarterly figures for joinery undermined by long-term question marks over skills and construction growth
3 November 2017 - The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2017 has indicated that the medium term prospects of the joinery industry remain sound, but growing concerns over skills, raw materials and the implications of Brexit are fostering long-term uncertainty. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Growing windows, valuing skills: British wood in British-made joinery
18 October 2017 - Two exemplar timber windows have been produced to demonstrate a meeting point between the British Woodworking Federation’s ‘Made in Britain’ campaign, and timber licensed under the Grown in Britain scheme, which assures its British origins. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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