Latest BWF Press Releases

Fire Safety campaign hits a five-year high
3 November 2017 - The award-winning Fire Door Safety Week campaign has hit a five-year high in delivering its messages on the importance of fire doors in saving lives and protecting property, and landlords’ legal responsibilities for managing fire door safety. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Healthy quarterly figures for joinery undermined by long-term question marks over skills and construction growth
3 November 2017 - The BWF’s Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2017 has indicated that the medium term prospects of the joinery industry remain sound, but growing concerns over skills, raw materials and the implications of Brexit are fostering long-term uncertainty. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Growing windows, valuing skills: British wood in British-made joinery
18 October 2017 - Two exemplar timber windows have been produced to demonstrate a meeting point between the British Woodworking Federation’s ‘Made in Britain’ campaign, and timber licensed under the Grown in Britain scheme, which assures its British origins. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Spectacular British Woodworking Federation Awards shortlist unveiled at UK Construction Week
13 October 2017 - The shortlist for the prestigious 2017 BWF Awards has been announced at drinks reception at Timber Expo. The awards showcase the best of UK joinery, recognising the projects, products, processes and people that have hit the heights of woodworking excellence in the last year. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Graham Poll announced as guest speaker at BWF Annual Dinner and Awards
5 October 2017 - We’re delighted to announce that the 2017 BWF Annual Dinner & Awards on 24th November will be hosted by Graham Poll, one of the most well-known and experienced English football referees of all time. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Social landlords staying silent on fire safety
25 September 2017 - Shocking new research has revealed just how little action has been taken since the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. The research shows that since the fire in the West London block in June, just 10% of social landlords have been in touch with tenants in person to discuss fire safety measures. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Stairs at home get updated design guidance
21 September 2017 - A new design guide to assist stair designers, manufacturers and builders involved in the design and specification of timber stairs for the UK housing market is being launched by the BWF Stair Scheme. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF to reveal best of British joinery shortlist and launch new stairs design guide at Timber Expo
8 September 2017 - The BWF will be hosting two events at Timber Expo on the Confederation on Timber Industries (CTI) Stand. The shortlist for the BWF Awards will be announced at a reception on 11th October and a new version of the BWF Stair Scheme Design Guide will be launched on 12th October. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Woodworking and Shopfitting Centres of Excellence reshaping training infrastructure
4 August 2017 - The BWF and NAS have completed the first-round auditing of their Centres of Excellence and the prognosis is good. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Weather testing guidance for windows and doors launched by BWF
20 July 2017 - We have launched a new guide for window and door manufacturers explaining weather testing requirements and providing advice to help members to get their products tested. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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