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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
FENSA warns installers on failure to provide Insurance Backed Guarantees
27 October 2014 - If an installer does not issue (or pay for) an IBG policy for each job notified then that company will be expelled from FENSA. Such installers will also not be able to register with another glazing Competent Persons Scheme, as they are in breach of FENSA rules. Read more...Latest News
Mandatory CE Marking for fire doors inches closer
15 October 2014 - The CE Marking of fire doors in accordance with the Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR) will become mandatory if the European Commission (EC) chooses not to reject the standard. Read more...Latest News
Woodworker's accident on unguarded circular saw leads to prosecution for Environment Agency
14 October 2014 - The Environment Agency has been fined after an employee was badly injured when his finger was caught by an unguarded circular saw Read more...Latest News
£1,000 funding to cover any training!
13 October 2014 - £1,000+ is available for BWF/WITForum members to undertake training, to fund training that has recently taken place. Read more...Latest News
BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2014 launched - we need your responses by this Friday 10th October
7 October 2014 - The Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2014 has now been launched and it is crucial for us to have a robust evidence base about recent trends within our sector that you can access Read more...Latest News
Timber industry calls on policy makers to Build with Carbon - not emit it
25 September 2014 - Wood for Good has launched a series of short animations showing how new build timber frame housing could bank 4 million tonnes of CO2 every year Read more...Latest News
Building firm prosecuted after joiner falls through ceiling
23 September 2014 - The joiner, 48, from Stretford, had been working on a loft conversion in Chorlton when the incident happened on 21 May 2013 Read more...Latest News
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
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