BWF Member Benefits

 

PIB Insurance Brokers

The BWF has partnered with PIB Insurance Brokers to create a business insurance solution specific to the woodworking and joinery industry.  PIB Insurance Brokers are a specialist insurance provider and risk management company that major on providing insurance solutions to businesses of all sizes. The exclusive benefits to members include:

  • Policy wordings designed for our industry
  • Competitive premiums
  • A broker with specialist sector knowledge
  • Insurance packages suitable for all members

CLICK HERE to contact PIB Insurance Brokers for a quote, or to find out more about what they can offer.

 

randd uk

Many organisations have been forced to adapt to the coronavirus by problem solving or modifying the way they do business, but not many know that they could be eligible for tax relief from HMRC. The BWF are partnered with randd uk to help members identify what opportunities there are for claiming back costs from business activities such as developing bespoke machinery or tools, trialing new materials, investing in technology for renewable materials or creating bespoke solutions. Understandably, some business owners are sceptical about this ‘free money’ from the government but this cash incentive exists to help businesses improve their products, processes, and services to help keep the UK competitive. Randd uk have helped many clients within the joinery and construction sectors and will be with you every step of the way to make your claim process quick and easy.

CLICK HERE for more information and to speak to randd uk about your potential R&D tax credit claim.

 

BWF Helplines

 

BWF Members have access to a number of support helplines where they can seek advice and support across all business areas including technical, employment, legal and tax. The BWF have access to a wide range of resources and other experts, should further expert knowledge be required.

If you are experiencing an issue in these areas, or would just like a second opinion, please contact us on 020 7637 2646 or membership@bwf.org.uk.

 

Business Support Helpline

Our business support helpline is a critical service for members on all employment, legal and taxation queries. The BWF have access to a wide range of resources and other experts, should further expert knowledge be required.

If you have any questions regarding current compliance and knowledge of your responsibilities under the legislation, please contact us on 020 7637 2646 or membership@bwf.org.uk.

Health & Safety Helpline

BWF members have access to advice through our health & safety helpline, operated on behalf of the BWF by our partner, Didac Ltd. Whether you are a large or small joinery firm, their specialist team have vast knowledge that can help with everything from workshop and machinery safety, occupational health issues including noise and dust.

If you have any questions regarding current compliance and knowledge of your responsibilities under the legislation, please contact us on 020 7637 2646 or membership@bwf.org.uk.

Technical Helpline

Our technical helpline is the most used service by our members.

BWF members can access direct technical advice and support across all areas of joinery manufacturing, including:

  • U-values and changes to Approved Document L
  • Stair design, geometry, load bearing, and fire protection
  • Fire Safety and smoke control
  • Enhanced security for Approved Document Q and Secured by Design
  • Narrow cavity and low sightline glass units and low level glazing (containment)
  • The effect of building conditions on material properties
  • New requirements for UKCA marking
  • Coatings and preservatives
  • Product installation recommendations
  • Products providing access or meeting special needs, Approved Document M

 

The BWF have access to a wide range of resources and other experts, should further expert knowledge be required.

If you have any technical queries, please contact us on 0207 637 2646 or kevin.underwood@bwf.org.uk.