Latest BWF Press Releases

Business rates among cost concerns despite solid quarter for British woodworking manufacturers
20 February 2017 - With business rates changes set to hit many joinery companies from April, the balance of respondents reported that rates for their current property would increase as a result of the recent revaluations, with almost one third expecting an increase of over 5%. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Death, paralysis and injury – shocking stories in BBC phone-in support industry’s call for improved stair safety
9 February 2017 - Shocking statistics and personal stories of injuries caused by falls and accidents on stairs drove home the need for greater stair safety in our homes, during a long and animated discussion on BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Experts extol virtues of wood interiors as new BWF Group meets
26 January 2017 - The event featured presentations from sustainable architectural and interior design expert Oliver Heath, and Ed Suttie, Research Director at BRE Centre for Sustainable Products. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
New group launched to promote wood in interiors
10 January 2017 - The group will meet on 24 Jan and discuss topics such as contract and project management, market analysis, materials and design trends, skills, and the best ways to promote the indoor air quality, materials health and sustainability of timber interiors. It will also feature two distinguished guest speakers, Oliver Heath and Ed Suttie. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Protecting our heritage - new fact sheets launched on joinery for listed buildings and conservation areas
17 November 2016 - A series of fact sheets to boost knowledge of the correct joinery and timber products to be used in listed properties and conservation areas has been published today (17th November) by the British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) Heritage and Conservation Joinery Group. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
CTI launches new Industry Manifesto
4 November 2016 - The target is to grow the UK Timber Industry promoting best practise and boosting a wide collaboration among the leading trade organisations and companies across the Supply Chain. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
2016 fire door safety campaign has biggest impact to date
31 October 2016 - Early evaluation of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign indicates the initiative was the most successful to date, with supporters up by more than a third on 2015 and almost 300% higher than when the campaign first began in 2013. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Joinery industry achievements celebrated in British Woodworking Federation Awards
7 October 2016 - The annual British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Woodworking Awards took place on Tuesday 4 October at the National Motorcycle Museum, co-located with the W16 show and hosted by one of Great Britain’s most famous Olympians, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Woodworking sector launches its own Made In Britain initiative
3 October 2016 - The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a new ‘BWF Made in Britain’ initiative for use by its joinery manufacturing and woodworking member firms to promote their role in bolstering the British manufacturing industry. Speaking at the BWF annual dinner at the W16 exhibition this week, BWF acting president Sean Parnaby said: “The BWF is proud to be a manufacturers’ organisation and we must do more to promote the strength of domestic manufacturing. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Timber on top – new environmental sustainability tool puts pay to embodied carbon excuses
3 October 2016 - Joinery manufacturers and woodworking firms promoting their timber products within the UK construction industry can now obtain life cycle assessments via the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) to prove their environmental sustainability credentials. The important new service for BWF members comes as a result of BWF becoming the first customer worldwide for the BRE’s new environmental products calculator LINA. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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