Why you should join the British Woodworking Federation

Why you should join the British Woodworking Federation

“I firmly believe that, in the BWF, we have one of the best trade associations in the country, a dynamic and active network that has never been better placed to support British joinery manufacturers of all sizes. One of my best decisions in business was to join and I hope you will too as with every member the BWF gets stronger!”

Sean Parnaby, BWF President and Managing Director, West Port Timber Windows and Doors

BWF is lead by its members for the members.  The organisation employs a small team of specialist staff to support an impressive range of services all targetted at helping UK woodworking manufacturers trade more profitably.

Key benefits include:

  • Practical updates and an expert helpline on technical issues, standards, regulatory
  • compliance, contractual and business advice
  • Design support (e.g. BWF Stair Scheme Design Guides, Fire Door Best Practice Guidance, Windows, Security and Part Q Compliance Guides)
  • Training, Apprenticeship Development and support in accessing funding
  • Groups covering Interiors, Staircases, Windows, Fire Doors and Heritage Works
  • Award winning Health & Safety resources helping members target zero accidents
  • Promotion of wood products (against rival materials)
  • Free credit checking service to help manage your business risks
  • Tailored insurance dealls
  • Promotion of UK Manufacturers and their compliance with the audited BWF Code of Conduct
  • ‘Find a Supplier’ listing on our website
  • Free Life Cycle Assessments
  • U-Value Calculations
  • Interactive business tools (e.g. The BWF Joinery Risk Register, Guide to Running a Joinery Business, CE Marking and the CPR, Factory Production Control Systems)

There is a comprehensive range of benefits that come from joining the BWF.  For a full list of benefits download “What the BWF can do for you”

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BWF also has a network of Associate Members which includes companies of all sizes who are involved in the manufacture and sale of machinery, equipment, hardware and other products, materials or services which are used by BWF members. Here you can view the benefits of becoming an associate member if you are a supplier to the industry and not eligible for full membership.