Latest BWF Press Releases

Joinery manufacturers having to think on their feet as sales volumes rise but costs continue to increase
14 July 2017 - The Joinery State of Trade Survey Q2 2017 has indicated that although rising raw materials costs and labour availability are exerting pressure on joinery manufacturers, the industry is optimistic over sales figures and product investment opportunities. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF Technical Manager, Hannah Mansell talks to the Radio 5 Wake up to Money team on Fire Doors and Responsible Persons
10 July 2017 - Hannah Mansell talks to the Radio 5 Wake up to Money team on Fire Doors and Responsible Persons Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF’s "unwavering mission" on behalf of the joinery industry hailed at Members’ Day 2017
30 June 2017 - Industry specialists and an array of guest speakers gave the UK joinery industry the raw materials for success at the UK’s biggest conference for joinery manufacturers on June 15th. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Statement on Grenfell House from Chairman of the BWF Fire Door Scheme
27 June 2017 - It is sadly not uncommon to see buildings without fire doors, no emergency lighting or signage on doors and escape routes, broken fire rated glass, wedged-open fire doors, poor fire stopping around service hatches that breach compartmentation, no intumescent or smoke seals in fire doors, rubbish and combustible material left in the common areas. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF appoints 'no ands Tony' as its first fully dedicated Training Manager
29 June 2017 - The BWF has appointed Tony Batchelor as its new Training Manager to help develop its position as the leading organisation in the education, training and skills arena for the joinery and woodworking industry. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF launch new business development and mentoring scheme
27 June 2017 - Through the Wood Industry Training Forum you can now access a new CITB fully funded specialist one-to-one mentoring programme.  This builds on the highly successful 2015 BWF Mentoring Programme and gives you a dedicated business development consultant who can help you to improve productivity, boost sales, optimise profits, develop your team (increasing the added value per employee) and target strategic priorities for the business - helping you to get your business fit for the future. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Joinery industry takes stock of a productive year as it sets out for future success
14 June 2017 - The BWF has published an action plan which spells out its priorities for 2017/18 and reviews the key achievements of the past 12 months. The plan sets out how BWF is helping the sector grow the market for wood products, develop a well-equipped workforce, and influence change in the new political environment. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Fire safety in tower blocks is an “endemic problem” say campaigners
14 June 2017 - Less than a year since fire door safety campaigners turned a spotlight on high rise tower blocks, the country wakes to news of the devastating inferno at Grenfell Tower, West London. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Call goes out for examples of joinery excellence as British Woodworking Federation launches its 2017 Awards
12 June 2017 - Joinery manufacturers, timber door, window and interiors companies and woodworking experts across the UK are being encouraged to seek recognition through entering this year’s Awards Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Product investment high on the agenda as joinery sector shows cautious optimism after mixed Q1 results
7 June 2017 - The Joinery State of Trade Survey has indicated continuing investment in product improvement and cautious optimism over sales, despite a mixed quarter for manufacturers. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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