Publications for the wood & woodworking industry

General Business Support

General Business Support

We produce a wide range of publications to support members and the joinery industry. You'll find a wealth of information, including the BWF Employee Handbook, Machine Safety Cards, Model Company Policies, Contractual and Employment Guidance, and Technical Advice. Here in our General Business Support publications you can find the BWF Guide To Running A Joinery Business.

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Employment Support

Employment Support

The main hub of resources in this area can be found below, where we have a number of guides and template documents, including: Terms of employment template, Employee Handbook template, Disciplinary guidance etc

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Health and Safety

Health and Safety

These publications support the information provided in the Health and Safety pages in the Toolkit Section of this website.

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Machine Safety Cards

Machine Safety Cards

BWF has produced a series of Woodworking Machinery Safety Cards which provide essential guidance for those using or responsible for maintaining the many different machines currently used in the modern joinery and woodworking industry.

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Timber Products: Windows

Timber Products: Windows

These publications support the information provided in the main Toolkit Section of this website covering windows.

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Timber Products: Fire Doors

Timber Products: Fire Doors

These publications support the information provided in the main Toolkit Section of this website covering Fire Doors.

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Timber Products: Other Doors

Timber Products: Other Doors

A range of publications covering timber doors (excluding fire doors). These publications support the information provided in the main Toolkit Section of this website covering doors.

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Timber Products: Stairs

Timber Products: Stairs

These publications support the information provided in the main Toolkit Section of this website covering timber staircases.

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Other Technical Publications

Other Technical Publications

BWF has produced a range of technical publications for both members and end users. Note product specific information will be included in the relevant timber product section and that linking information is contained in the Toolkit Section of this website.

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Heritage and Conservation Joinery

Heritage and Conservation Joinery

Focusing on the associated subjects for this area, the aim of our Heritage and Conservation work is for BWF members to come together and share experience, knowledge and best practice. Ultimately we want to develop a range of resources that would aid both members and their customers when undertaking upgrade or replacement of joinery in this sector.

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Sustainability and Resource Efficiency

Sustainability and Resource Efficiency

Publications supporting the information contained in the Sustainability and Resource Efficiency Toolkit Section

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CE Marking and the CPR

CE Marking and the CPR

With CE marking now in force for manufacturers of windows and external doorsets and upcoming on fire doorsets, the BWF can provide technical advice and expertise to help ensure that your products are able to meet the regulations. With manufacturers on the continent having been CE marking for years,

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Process Efficiency and Factory Production Control

Process Efficiency and Factory Production Control

Process Efficiency and Factory Production Control is critical to efficient management of a workshop or factory and in some cases a requirement of the Construction Products Regulations - included in the publications below is the Factory Production Control System that the BWF has developed for the exclusive use of our members.

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Training

Training

The BWF offers a range of training solutions and other services through the WITForum (Woodworking Industry Training Forum) that are tailored for the joinery industry.

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Industry Statistics

Industry Statistics

A range of publications for BWF members produced by the BWF and the Construction Products Association.

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Marketing Support

Marketing Support

Marketing is a crucial part of any business to ensure they retain clients, develop new business, and increase profit. The Marketing ToolKit publications is here to assist members in their marketing, PR and other communications. Our guidance starts by helping members develop a marketing plan, using a template with support guidance.

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BWF Code of Conduct

BWF Code of Conduct

The BWF Code of Conduct sets out the principles of good practice for a woodworking or joinery business. It is supported by a Guide to Compliance, which sets out how these principles might be applied practically to your business and a range of tools contained herein to help you to meet the standard.

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Policy and Campaigns Toolkit

Policy and Campaigns Toolkit

In lobbying government and key stakeholders in the UK and EU and channeling the views of members, we can give manufacturers a seat at the top table when debating wider construction or material sector concerns, addressing the burdens on your joinery business and promoting the use of the most sustainable mainstream construction material

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Toolkit+

Toolkit+

To complement the resources that BWF members can use as part of their subscription, BWF also offers a range of additional services (we call them our ToolKit+), which members can access at special discounted rates. These services include FSC and PEFC Group Chain of Custody certification, site inspections, ISO 9001 assistance and Health & Safety audits. Here you can find the application forms for these additional services that we offer. For further information on the services, and the range of resources that BWF provides members with as part of their subscription, such as our technical and legal helplines, machine safety cards, CE Marking assistance and business support, please visit: www.bwf.org.uk/toolkit

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