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Security becoming part of Building Regs as new package of housing standards revealed
19 September 2014 - Our technical team will be looking into the implications for the testing of products such as doors and windows to meet the security standard – included within the consultation as Draft Approved Document Q. Read more...Latest News
Minister backs Fire Door Safety Week
18 September 2014 - Fire and Rescue Minister Penny Mordaunt MP is the latest in a long list of high profile supporters backing Fire Door Safety Week which finishes on Sunday (21 September). Read more...Latest News
PRESS RELEASE: Timber industry bodies take next steps towards high level merger
11 September 2014 - Significant steps have been taken this month in the proposed high-level merger of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and Timber Trade Federation (TTF) with the signing of a formal Memorandum of Understanding between the two bodies last night [10 September 2014] at the Pride of Construction Awards. Read more...Latest News
National Minimum Wage set for rise above inflation from October 1st 2014
12 September 2014 - The National Minimum Wage and apprentice wage rates are set to increase in October 2014 and the increases from the current rates are as follows. Read more...Latest News
NSCC writes to Vince Cable on Supply Chain Payment Charter
9 September 2014 - Further to an agreement to publicly welcome and commit to the Supply Chain Payment Charter, the NSCC, of which BWF is a member, has written an open letter to Vince Cable Read more...Latest News
PRESS RELEASE: BWF secure further FREE funding for joinery training
2 September 2014 - Joinery and woodworking firms are being offered access to further funding for training, as well as a new Heritage Carpentry and Joinery , and Wood Product Manufacturing courses, made available by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) training arm, the Woodworking Industry Training Forum (WITForum). Read more...Latest News
EU Research Consultation on “Which Materials for Sustainable Construction?"
1 September 2014 - BWF is keen to emphasise research opportunities that encourage use of existing sustainable materials, enabling accessibility for further data from products, and looking at how embodied carbon should be incorporated. Read more...Latest News
Pent-up demand fuels improved joinery sales but will the forward momentum continue?
19 August 2014 - The BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q2 2014 indicated that there had been an increase in joinery sales volumes from Q1 2014 to Q2 2014, and manufacturers are optimistic that this will be continuing through into the second half of the year. Read more...Latest News
Scottish Building Standards consultation response published
18 August 2014 - The Scottish Government has published their response to the 2013 consultation reviewing energy standards and guidance within Scottish Building Regulations Read more...Latest News
HMRC Consultation on Construction Industry Scheme – Have your Say
14 August 2014 - HMRC has published a consultation on proposed changes to the CIS which would reduce the threshold for smaller businesses and introduce mandatory online CIS filing for contractors Read more...Latest News
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