The British Woodworking Federation Group
BWF Product Schemes

The BWF operates two industry schemes: the BWF Stair Scheme and the BWF Fire Door Alliance. The guiding principles of each scheme are to champion best practice through third-party certification, and to work together to raise standards across the entire industry. Each Scheme has its own governance structure and budget and is managed and operated by the BWF. To join a Scheme, a business has to be a member of the BWF.

BWF Fire Door Alliance

The BWF Fire Door Alliance mission is to ensure that only third-party certificated fire doors and fire door sets, installed by certificated companies are used in the UK. It extends the work of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme to now include not just the market leaders in fire door manufacturing, but also in converting fire doors, ironmongery, intumescent seals and glazing systems. This expansion was done to promote best practice across the entire industry.

BWF Stair Scheme

The BWF Stair Scheme exists to promote the principle that stair safety depends on the quality of design, specification and installation. All Scheme members have third-party certification, a documented factory production control system and are regularly audited. To drive standards and to position themselves as experts in stair design and manufacture, BWF Stair Scheme members have contributed to a number of practical guides.

Wood Window Specification

The BWF manages and oversees the Wood Window Alliance (WWA) specification. Those joinery manufacturers who manufacture  to the WWA specification have to meet strict standards to ensure the performance and longevity of their wood window frames.

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Passive Fire Protection Federation
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Trade Association Forum
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