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Spring Forecasts For Construction Show That Activity Is Set To Grow 18% By 2017
15 April 2014 - The CPA’s latest Forecasts highlight that the industry recovery is becoming stronger and broader. Rapid increases in private house building, together with growth in the infrastructure and commercial sectors, will drive activity. Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: BWF appoints new Technical Liaison Manager
15 April 2014 - The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) welcomes new Technical Liaison Manager, Hannah Mansell, to keep on top of its technical advisory service for joiners and woodworkers. Read more...
Fire Door Industry Group votes to approve publication of harmonised standard but draws up points for clarification
15 April 2014 - The standard is significant because it has become mandatory for manufacturers to apply CE marking to any of their products which are covered by a harmonised European standard (hEN) or European Technical Assessment (ETA). Read more...
Wood for Good launches UK Construction Industry’s largest LCA sector database
10 April 2014 - The free-to-use database, which was unveiled at London’s Building Centre, has been designed to aid the specification of timber and timber products in construction schemes. Read more...
BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q1 launched - we need your responses by 15th April!
9 April 2014 - The survey is simple and should take members no longer than 5 minutes to complete. Read more...
BWF responds to assessment criteria for responsible sourcing schemes in BREEAM
9 April 2014 - BWF has responded to the consultation on the latest draft criteria from BRE for assessing responsible sourcing schemes within BREEAM 2011 Read more...
Get your 78% or more funding for BWF OSAT training
2 April 2014 - The WITForum has secured further funds through the CITB to support training and qualifications within BWF member companies Read more...
PRESS RELEASE: Joinery apprentice represents UK in skills competition
1 April 2014 - An award winning joinery apprentice will be the sole representative at the renowned WorldSkills Americas competition in Colombia this week. Read more...
HSE consulting on the replacement of the CDM Regulations 2007 and revisions to Approved Codes of Practice
1 April 2014 - The proposals are to replace Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and there is a light touch review of the PUWER ACOPs including L114 - Safe use of Woodworking Machinery Read more...
Woodworking trainee’s injury on panel saw lands furniture manufacturer in court
1 April 2014 - The 17-year-old was working unsupervised and decided to use a panel saw to cut a sheet of MDF. As he was feeding the MDF through the saw by hand, he pushed down on the board with his right hand to keep the MDF sheet flat. Read more...
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