The British Woodworking Federation Group
Open Consultations

Open Consultations

The BWF and our members are regularly consulted by Government and other bodies on policies, standards, legislation and regulations affecting the woodworking and joinery industry.

Below is a list of open consultations that we believe will have an impact on our members and our industry as a whole.

Organisation Heading Link Description Closing date
Scottish Government Building Regulations- compliance and enforcements:consultation https://https://consult.gov.scot/building-standards/highriskbuildingcompliance// Building Standards Division (BSD), is developing a national Compliance Plan approach to provide greater assurance that compliance with building regulations is achieved from design to completion.
This consultation seeks to obtain the views on the development of a new Compliance Plan Manager role within the building standards system which will apply to specific High Risk Building (HRB) types, the definition of these HRBs and the level of fines where work is not carried out in accordance with the regulations.
4th February 2022
BSI PAS 9980:2021 Fire risk appraisal and assessment of external wall construction and cla dding of existing blocks of flats – Code of practice British Standards Institution – Project (bsigroup.com) This PAS gives recommendations and guidance on undertaking a fire risk appraisal and assessment (FRAA) of the external wall construction of a multistorey, multi-occupied residential building. The purpose of such an FRAA is to assess the risk to occupants from a fire spreading externally over or within the walls of the building, and to make a decision, whether in specific circumstances of the building, remediation is considered necessary. It is applicable where the risk is known, or suspected, to arise from the presence of combustible materials within the external wall build-up. Public comment phase closed on 20 May 2021 but comments resolution phase has only just started.

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