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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...Latest News
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...Latest News
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...Latest News
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...Latest News
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...Latest News
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...Latest News
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...Latest News
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...Latest News
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...Latest News
Wood Awards 2014 - Call for Entries (Deadline 16th May)
28 March 2014 - The national Wood Awards - the UK’s premier award scheme with over 40 years of supporting excellence in architecture and furniture in the world’s only naturally sustainable material - is now open for entries. The Wood Awards recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation using wood in projects throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, and with permission from the owner, anyone associated with an eligible building or furniture project not entered before and completed in the last two years, can enter. Read more...Latest News
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