About the BWF

The British Woodworking Federation is the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK.

We have over 500 members drawn from manufacturers, distributors and installers of timber doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, furniture, all forms of bespoke, interior and architectural joinery as well as suppliers to the industry. The woodworking sector as a whole is a £3.8 billion industry operating at the heart of UK manufacturing.

The Federation strives to provide the best possible service to our members and to ensure that service represents the best value for their subscription fee. Central to the BWF is our Code of Conduct, against which all members are audited. We believe this is the basis of our success in recruiting and retaining quality members; it drives us on towards achieving our ambition to be the trade association of choice for every woodworking enterprise in the UK. Our focus is on ‘Building it Better with Wood’, promoting the inherent advantages of wood and helping our members to achieve more around our themes of healthy, sustainable, productive and safe ways of working.

The BWF is also a community and brings together individuals and companies within the industry to share problems and experiences and find solutions together. We offer regular opportunities for members to rub shoulders with their competitors and suppliers, whether formally in our technical and market focused meetings and working groups, or informally at BWF Social events.

The BWF Code of Conduct sets out the principles of good practice for a woodworking or joinery business.

What is our Mission?

The BWF’s Mission is to support our members through the promotion of the British woodworking sector, ensuring that best practice is applied across all aspects of manufacturing, health & safety and skills & training.

We support our members by representing their views to Government, the construction industry and the wider public and we work hard to ensure that our industry has full growth potential and is respected by the wider business community and its supply chain.

We aim to do this by committing to the following objectives:

Membership satisfaction and retention – the BWF team is committed to a continued high level of member satisfaction and retention.

Building for the Future – Ensuring a business environment that is conducive to the long-term successful future of the woodworking and joinery manufacture industry in the UK.

A skilled and competent workforce – Meeting the industry skills challenge through building a highly skilled and competent workforce for the future via a number of training initiatives.

Proactive and effective lobbying – Build an increasingly effective lobbying effort to articulate the industry’s needs in a changing business environment.

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Our specialist staff provide an impressive range of services targeted at helping all types and sizes of UK woodworking manufacturers trade more profitably.

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Member of Construction Products Association
National Specialist Contractors Council
Passive Fire Protection Federation
CITB
The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products