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BWF urges government to support UK joinery manufacturing in response to Business Rates Review
18 June 2015 - The response urges government to encourage investment and innovation by excluding plant and machinery from rateable values and supporting the sustainable use of waste material. Read more...Latest News
Changes made to Scottish Building Standards
18 June 2015 - Changes have now been made to sections 2 (Structures), 3 (Fire), 4 (environment), 5 (Safety) and 7 (Sustainability) of the Technical Handbooks and these come into force on 1 October 2015 Read more...Latest News
Joinery industry raises its voice with MPs
18 June 2015 - A creative visual summary of the joinery industry’s demands from Government is at the heart of a new lobbying campaign by the BWF. Read more...Latest News
Timber manufacturer fined £18k after apprentice loses two fingers on moulding machine
17 June 2015 - A timber mouldings manufacturer in Rochdale has been fined after a young apprentice lost two fingers of his right hand while working on machinery. Read more...Latest News
Labour costs and availability becoming more of a factor for joinery businesses but sales expectations remain encouraging
4 June 2015 - The BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q1 2015 indicated that sales expectations remain encouraging and fuel costs are less of a concern but the availability and cost of labour has become more of a constraint on business Read more...Latest News
FENSA launch Pay-as-you-go surveillance service
4 June 2015 - The service is designed for companies that infrequently install replacement windows and doors in domestic properties. Read more...Latest News
New scheme manager to lead fire door campaign and influential joinery industry groups
2 June 2015 - The BWF has appointed Hannah Mansell as scheme manager for the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme, and as spokesperson for the highly influential Fire Door Safety Week which will take place again this September. Read more...Latest News
Fly the flag for British joinery: enter now for the industry’s most prestigious awards
2 June 2015 - Has your firm completed an outstanding woodworking or joinery project that you really want to shout about? Do you have a health and safety hero in your workforce, or an apprentice or trainee that’s head-and-shoulders above the rest? Read more...Latest News
Queen’s Speech plans offer potential for joinery sector growth but the cobwebs of uncertainty still remain
27 May 2015 - Queen’s Speech plans offer potential for joinery sector growth but the cobwebs of uncertainty still remain Read more...Latest News
Construction Industry Reports Eighth Straight Quarter of Growth
21 May 2015 - Large contractors, SMEs, civil engineers and product manufacturers all enjoyed growth in output in Q1, and further expansion is anticipated throughout 2015. Read more...Latest News
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