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Bespoke door manufacturer Leaderflush Shapland closes with loss of 394 jobs
14 January 2016 - The BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme member, which had sites in Langley Mill in Derbyshire and Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, closed over the holiday period Read more...Latest News
BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q4 2015 - we need your responses by Wednesday 20th January
12 January 2016 - Q3 results gave us vital information, indicating a rise in joinery activity and continuing investment in products and equipment. Read more...Latest News
Government makes another bid to tackle housing crisis by asking housebuilders for the answers
17 December 2015 - The latest review hopes to uncover the issues that have the biggest effect on housebuilders and seek the views of smaller firms to understand the unique pressures they face. Read more...Latest News
BWF heralds a steady and successful year for the joinery it sets ambitions even higher for 2016
17 December 2015 - This year has been one of steady growth and a maturing market in the joinery and woodworking industry, says Iain McIlwee, chief executive of the BWF. Read more...Latest News
BWF members get reduced rates for new full support automatic enrolment pension solution from the People’s Pension
1 December 2015 - The People’s Pension, provided by B&CE, has launched its new full support automatic enrolment pension solution for small businesses. Read more...Latest News
Outstanding achievements in joinery celebrated at BWF Woodworking Awards
26 November 2015 - The best achievements in technical innovation and professional development have been recognised in five of the joinery and woodworking industry's most prestigious awards. Read more...Latest News
New apprenticeship levy to be introduced across the economy
25 November 2015 - In line with the UK Chancellor's Autumn Statement & Spending Review, the government have released their response to the Apprenticeship Levy consultation. See the latest briefing on the Levy. Read more...Latest News
BWF endorses Chancellor's plans to build more homes but warns that skills shortages could undermine his vision
25 November 2015 - A steady flow of new joiners and carpenters is critical to the Chancellor’s new housing ambitions Read more...Latest News
Construction activity slows in Q3 but continued growth is forecast, says CPA
24 November 2015 - The Construction Products Association expects further growth for the construction industry, although the latest forecast reflects a downward revision since the summer owing to a slowdown in third quarter housing and commercial activity. Read more...Latest News
New dates finally revealed - Fire doorset CE Marking to be permitted from Sept 2016 and mandatory from Sept 2019
19 November 2015 - Due to complexities in Europe (a clash with complimentary standards for internal doors) the start date previously set for the 1st December 2015 had been set back to September 2016. Read more...Latest News
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