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Publications for the wood & woodworking industry

We produce a wide range of publications to support members and the joinery industry. You’ll find a wealth of information, including the BWF Employee Handbook, Machine Safety Cards, Model Company Policies, Contractual and Employment Guidance, and Technical Advice.

Most publications can be downloaded free as part of your membership subscription fee; further copies can be ordered direct from us. Members also receive a discount on the publications that are available for purchase.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of advice given our publications, the BWF cannot accept liability for loss or damage arising from the use of the information supplied in these publications.

BWF Code of Conduct

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

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CE Marking and the CPR

With CE marking now in force for manufacturers of windows and external doorsets and upcoming on fired oorsets, the BWF can provide technical advice and expertise to help ensure that your ...

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Employment Support

A bank of resources on the website The main hub of resources in this area can be found below, where we have a number of guides and template documents, including: Terms of ...

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General Business Support

We produce a wide range of publications to support members and the joinery industry. You'll find a wealth of information, including the BWF Employee Handbook, Machine Safety Cards, Model Company ...

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Health and Safety

Our Health & Safety documents are currently under review. Please check back soon to find our updated Healthy & Safety publications

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Heritage and Conservation Joinery

For some BWF members, the timber external joinery used in listed and historical buildings and in conservation areas accounts for the majority share of their work. As such, we are increasingly ...

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Industry Statistics

The woodworking sector remains a fundamental part of the UK manufacturing sector. Today, the sector represents an estimated £3.8 billion spread across 5,070 firms. Woodworking  businesses ...

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Machine Safety Cards

BWF has produced a series of Woodworking Machinery Safety Cards which provide essential guidance for those using or responsible for maintaining the many different machines currently used in the ...

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Marketing Support

Marketing is a crucial part of any business to ensure they retain clients, develop new business, and increase profit. The Marketing ToolKit publications is here to assist members in their ...

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Other Technical Publications

BWF has produced a range of technical publications for both members and end users.  Note product specific information will be included in the relevant timber product section and that linking ...

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Policy and Campaigns Toolkit

In lobbying government and key stakeholders in the UK and EU and channeling the views of members, we can give manufacturers a seat at the top table when debating wider construction or material ...

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Toolkit+

To complement the resources that BWF members can use as part of their subscription, BWF also offers a range of additional services (we call them our ToolKit+), which members can access at special ...

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