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BRE recognises wood’s green credentials with top ratings for WWA windows in the latest green guide
15 December 2014 - The news complements studies showing that WWA timber-based window frame materials are more environmentally-friendly, offer a longer planned service life and lower whole life costs than PVC-U alternatives. Read more...Latest News
Scottish Government updates technical guidance for Scottish Building Standards
15 December 2014 - The Scottish Government has issued draft amendments and updates to the technical guidance that supports Scotland’s Building Standards Read more...Latest News
Do you give prompt payment discounts? If so then the law is set to change
12 December 2014 - The rules for calculating the VAT due on sales made on goods and services where the supplier offers a prompt payment are changing, with effect from April 2015. Read more...Latest News
Late payment still rife in construction as consultation targets large firms over payment practices
10 December 2014 - The Department for Business, Skills and Innovation (BIS) has published a consultation on proposals which will require large and quoted companies to publish detailed information about their payment practices. Read more...Latest News
Updated Code of Practice on Safe Use of Work Equipment launched
9 December 2014 - This update of the 1998 ACoP contains guidance for employers, duty-holders and anyone who has responsibility for the safe use of work equipment, such as managers and supervisors. Read more...Latest News
BWF Heritage and Conservation Joinery Group meets
9 December 2014 - The aim of the BWF Heritage and Conservation group is for members to come together and share experience, knowledge and best practice and develop a range of resources. Read more...Latest News
Failing to install guards on circular saws costs firm £10,000 after unannounced HSE visit
9 December 2014 - HSE spotted the unprotected saws during an unannounced visit in April 2014. They issued a Prohibition Notice requiring the saws not to be used until guards had been fitted but this was ignored. Read more...Latest News
Autumn Statement 2014: Some good news for business, but still a way to go, warns the BWF
9 December 2014 - In a series of highly political tactics designed to woo voters before next year’s General Election, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne used this year’s Autumn Statement on 3 December to announce a range of headline-grabbing crowd pleasers on issues such as personal allowances, home buying, air passenger duty and even a trip to Mars. Read more...Latest News
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
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
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