Latest BWF Press Releases

Hackitt Review published and a radical rethink proposed
17 May 2018 - Iain McIlwee, CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF)... whose members manufacture around three million fire doors in the UK each year, welcomes the recommendations of the highly anticipated Hackitt Review and urge Government to crack on with embracing these recommendations Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF launches comprehensive guide to support Health & Safety in the joinery industry
17 May 2018 - As part of the BWF’s RoSPA award-winning Health & Safety offering for SMEs, the new ‘Health & Safety in the Woodworking Industry’ guide addresses in detail occupational health challenges such as controlling hazardous substances, workshop noise levels and choosing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
2018 BWF Awards call for entries launched: Show everyone how you’re building it better with wood
20 April 2018 - From hand-carved craftsmanship to high-tech innovations, the Awards give great projects, products and people the recognition they deserve, helping businesses benchmark their progress against the very best of the industry Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Fire Door Safety Week wins Campaign of the Year at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards
13 April 2018 - Fire Door Safety Week 2017 saw of stiff competition from the automotive, aerospace and construction sectors to be awarded Campaign of the Year Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF urges government not to remain passive on late payment
13 April 2018 - "My concern is that the enforcement again remains out of proportion to the scale of the problem and that behind the encouraging words the activity remains passive." Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
The British Woodworking Federation launches new UK Stair Installation Guide
9 April 2018 - The BWF Stair Scheme has today launched a new and improved Staircase Installation Guide, to help fill the skills gap and focus on safe, quality installations for both domestic and general access staircases. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF reacts to the news that Fire Doors in Grenfell Tower did not meet test standards
15 March 2018 - “It is concerning to hear about the door at Grenfell, but sadly it is not a surprise..." Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
The British Woodworking Federation launches the UK’s first fire door installation training qualification
13 March 2018 - The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is today (13 March) launching, in partnership with the NPTC Group of Colleges, a new qualification specifically to target the installation of fire doors in the UK. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF response to the Chancellor's Spring Statement
13 March 2018 - As the Chancellor’s reveals the nation’s financial health in today’s spring statement the British Woodworking Federation is calling for provisions to be made to address the growing need for funds to be made available to carry out vital building safety works. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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