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Challenging Misliading Claims from the PVC Sector
12 July 2018 - A small victory for the BWF and the industry. Read more...Latest News
Can you help Bangor, Surrey and Edinburgh Universities grow our co-hort of wood scientists and engineers?
12 July 2018 - A consortium of three universities led by Bangor University and including Surrey University and Edinburgh Napier University have recently submitted an Expression of Interest to the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, part of RCUK) to host a Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Timber. The bid proposed the training of 50 PhD level students in the area of Timber Science and Engineering. Read more...Latest News
Apprenticeships: Modern Qualifications for an evolving sector
11 July 2018 - We are delighted to announce that the following Apprenticeship standards are now ready for delivery. These have been designed by employers to make sure they reflect the needs of the industry and of apprentices. We'd like to thank all those member companies who have supported this process. Read more...Latest News
The Government have published the Construction Sector Deal
11 July 2018 - The Government have published the Construction Sector Deal. This deal is part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and sets out a partnership between government and industry that aims to transform the sector’s productivity through innovative technologies and a more highly skilled workforce. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) have identified and committed to addressing many of the key challenges and opportunities facing the UK Construction sector. Read more...Latest News
BWF Awards Entry Deadline Extended to the 27th July
6 July 2018 - There are five award categories to choose from (see below), highlighting technical innovation and excellence in joinery projects and product design, process efficiency and health & safety, as well as a special award for apprentice/trainee performance. The entry process is simple and painless and you can always tall to one of the BWF team who will be happy to help. Read more...Latest News
Grenfell Inquiry: New consultations open and more information on fire doors in the building available
29 June 2018 - The Grenfell Inquiry continues full stream ahead. It is important to remember that the Hackitt Review is not the end, it is the start and we now need to work with Government to ensure that the recommendations in the review are absorbed by the regulators and the market to deliver the necessary change. In the past week, BWF has met with The Department of Business Energy and the Industrial Strategy and the Minstry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as well as Labour's Shadow Housing Team to review The BWF would like to highlight that there are two consultations currently running that may be of interest for members to respond to Read more...Latest News
Get your free copy of TTJ
28 June 2018 - Timber industry magazine TTJ (Timber Trades Journal) is to feature a Joinery Sector Focus in its July issue with articles on the timber doors, stairs and window sectors, including comments from the BWF, the Wood Window Alliance and manufacturers. A factory visit to stair producer TwoTwenty also features. You can claim your free copy here Read more...Latest News
Don't be caught out by the withdrawal of the Construction Site Visitor (CSCS) Card
17 June 2018 - All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and are non-renewable. CSCS will stop issuing the card from 28th February 2020. Read more...Latest News
BWF Members Day and AGM: Record numbers and cracking feedback
16 June 2018 - BWF Members Day 2018 attracted just over 150 delegates and so far feedback is rating the event 4.6 out of 5. The event featured a mix of Read more...Latest News
Will the timber supply chain will stop us Building 300,000 houses?
30 May 2018 - Last month Iain McIlwee (BWF CEO) was asked to attend a small round table event focussed on the build-out rate for housing hosted by Sir Oliver Letwin MP. At Budget, government announced its intention to set up an independent review to look into the gap between completions and the number of homes allocated or permissioned. This panel is being chaired by Sir Oliver Letwin. Read more...Latest News
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