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BWF and TTF set out necessities for new BRE sustainable homes standard
13 August 2014 - In the BWF’s joint response to the standard with TTF, we set out a number of aims for what we would like to see in order for the standard to meet BRE’s aims and become a real industry driver for sustainable homes and housing projects Read more...Latest News
Draft standard prEN 14351-2 for internal pedestrian doorsets is available for comment
6 August 2014 - The comments phase is part of the process in the development of the standard which will lead to CE marking of internal pedestrian doorsets. Read more...Latest News
Construction Sector Set to Grow 10% in Two Years
5 August 2014 - The CPA’s Summer Forecasts, highlight that the construction industry will grow about 10.0% and contribute nearly £11 billion to the UK economy over the next two years alone Read more...Latest News
5 hot topics from our recent Windows and Doors technical meetings
4 August 2014 - With lively discussion on topics such as Slim Insulated Glass Units and changes to European Regulations, including those on biocides and the reclassification of formaldehyde, we provide a summary of the latest developments. Read more...Latest News
Interest in fire doors reignited by major industry initiative
31 July 2014 - Fire Door Safety Week makes a return this year following a hugely successful launch in 2013. The campaign will take place between 15 and 21 September 2014, engaging the breadth of the industry and raising awareness of the critical role fire doors play in passive fire protection in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. Read more...Latest News
Wood Awards Announces 2014 Shortlist
30 July 2014 - The shortlist of 30 projects has been selected from another record entry of over 300 British architecture and furniture projects in the national Wood Awards 2014 - the UK’s premier award scheme celebrating excellence in design in wood. Read more...Latest News
Failing to test wood dust extraction system costs firm £10,000
23 July 2014 - Ignoring wood dust safety concerns at a joinery workshop resulted in a company receiving a heavy fine from the HSE this month. Read more...Latest News
BWF hails latest ‘skills win’ with new Joinery Industry Qualification – with funding secured
23 July 2014 - A new ‘Wood Product Manufacturing’ Qualification has been launched for the joinery industry which brings in a fresh focus of new and innovative skills for joinery and machine operatives. Read more...Latest News
PRESS RELEASE: Joinery trade body wins national award for membership growth
23 July 2014 - Bucking the trend of many trade bodies which have seen sharp declines in membership over recent years, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has won the 2014 Trade Association Forum Best Practice award for Membership Success of the Year. Read more...Latest News
BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q2 2014 launched - we need your responses by 29th July
22 July 2014 - The survey results from the last quarter gave us vital knowledge, indicating indicated that there had been a slight dip in joinery sales volumes from Q4 2013 to Q1 2014, but companies are optimistic that this will be offset by improved sales figures in Q2. Read more...Latest News
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