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Wood Awards Announces 2014 Shortlist
30 July 2014 - The shortlist of 30 projects has been selected from another record entry of over 300 British architecture and furniture projects in the national Wood Awards 2014 - the UK’s premier award scheme celebrating excellence in design in wood. Read more...
Failing to test wood dust extraction system costs firm £10,000
23 July 2014 - Ignoring wood dust safety concerns at a joinery workshop resulted in a company receiving a heavy fine from the HSE this month. Read more...
BWF hails latest ‘skills win’ with new Joinery Industry Qualification – with funding secured
23 July 2014 - A new ‘Wood Product Manufacturing’ Qualification has been launched for the joinery industry which brings in a fresh focus of new and innovative skills for joinery and machine operatives. Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: Joinery trade body wins national award for membership growth
23 July 2014 - Bucking the trend of many trade bodies which have seen sharp declines in membership over recent years, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has won the 2014 Trade Association Forum Best Practice award for Membership Success of the Year. Read more...
BRE developing new homes standard and wants you to have your say
22 July 2014 - In the wake of the recent Housing Standards Review (HSR) and the dissolution of the Code for Sustainable Homes, BRE has unveiled plans to develop a voluntary sustainability standard for new homes. Read more...
BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q2 2014 launched - we need your responses by 29th July
22 July 2014 - The survey results from the last quarter gave us vital knowledge, indicating indicated that there had been a slight dip in joinery sales volumes from Q4 2013 to Q1 2014, but companies are optimistic that this will be offset by improved sales figures in Q2. Read more...
CITB Board approves changes to employers’ levy calculation
22 July 2014 - A new simplified Levy calculation process has been approved today by the CITB Board. Following an 18-month consultation with industry and extensive research with employers, the new process has been designed by the Levy Working Party (LWP) – a group of industry representatives tasked with looking at how to simplify the levy process. Read more...
Landmark European vote means that Fire Door CE Marking could start in 2015
10 July 2014 - The harmonised European standard for fire doorsets (EN 16034) has been given a positive vote by the European National Standards Bodies (NSBs), paving the way for the CE Marking of fire doors Read more...
HSE revises Woodworking Information Sheets covering CNC routers, noise reduction and safe stacking of logs
8 July 2014 - HSE revises Woodworking Information Sheets covering CNC routers, noise reduction and safe stacking of logs Read more...
Grown In Britain wants your views on home-grown timber
2 July 2014 - BWF members are an important part of the supply chain that feeds the construction sector, and the Grown in Britain team wants to understand more about your views on using home grown timber. Read more...
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