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Technical wizards, rising stars and a health and safety hero take their bows at BWF Awards
27 November 2014 - The outstanding achievements of two leading joinery companies, two of the industry’s newest talents and a true health and safety professional were recognised at the BWF awards last week. Read more...Latest News
Two consecutive quarters of joinery sales growth but cost rises adding to uncertainty
26 November 2014 - The latest BWF State of Trade Survey showed similarly encouraging results to the previous quarter in terms of capacity used and work in the pipeline. Read more...Latest News
PRESS RELEASE: New website launched to boost apprenticeships and careers in the joinery industry
26 November 2014 - A new website full of information and advice for would-be apprentices and others looking for a career in the joinery manufacturing and woodworking industry is being launched at the W14 show at the NEC this week. Read more...Latest News
Prosecution after CNC machine crushes worker's ankle
24 November 2014 - A Loughborough company has been heavily fined for safety breaches after an employee’s ankle was crushed by a CNC router. Read more...Latest News
BWF Awards 2014 Shortlist Announced!
19 November 2014 - The BWF has announced the shortlist for its five 2014 awards for technical excellence, process efficiency, health & safety and apprentice & trainees Read more...Latest News
BWF asks Chancellor for decisive action to meet the housing shortfall and level the playing field for UK joinery manufacturers
13 November 2014 - In the BWF’s latest submission to the Chancellor George Osborne, Chief Executive Iain McIlwee outlined proposals to ensure that the joinery industry can benefit from growth. Read more...Latest News
Tribunal rules that overtime should count when businesses calculate holiday pay
11 November 2014 - A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling has suggested that UK businesses should factor in overtime pay as well as basic salary when calculating holiday pay. What are the implications for your business? Read more...Latest News
HSE launches App to help the 1.3 million tradespeople in danger of asbestos
10 November 2014 - A recent HSE survey has revealed that than half of tradespeople make at least one potentially lethal mistake in trying to identify how to stay safe from asbestos Read more...Latest News
BWF tackles issue of mandatory security testing for windows and doorsets as part of consultation response
10 November 2014 - The technical team thanks those members that have sent through their views on the consultation issues. You can log in and read the BWF’s response Read more...Latest News
Mandatory security testing for windows and doors among housing standards proposals
30 October 2014 - Manufacturers of doors, windows and stairs will be affected by proposed changes to Approved document M and a new Approved document Q. We need your views. Read more...Latest News
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