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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
Standard driving CE Marking requirements for Fire Doorsets up for formal vote
20 March 2014 - The fire and smoke product standard (EN16034), which will drive the CE Marking requirements for Fire Doorsets, has been issued to national standards bodies for formal vote. You can feed your comments back to BWF. Read more...Latest News
Research highlights the opportunity for BWF member growth
19 March 2014 - The BWF has released a report following research with BWF members about the potential for growth within their companies if skills in senior management teams could be improved. Read more...Latest News
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