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
Study shows wood is a healthy option for windows
5 April 2017 - Hot on the heels of their ground-breaking work to underpin the unsurpassable sustainable credentials of timber windows, the BWF has worked with SGS Search (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and through the WWA to complete a feasibility study for a typical wooden window frame against the Materials Health elements of the stringent Cradle to Cradle Certified™ standard. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF launches employment guidance to leave joinery businesses with more time to do what they do best
31 March 2017 - The British Woodworking Federation has launched a number of employment guides and new draft policies to support how a joinery business can employ, manage and appraise members of staff. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF Members' Day 2017: British joinery sets out its 2020 vision…and beyond
29 March 2017 - With the British joinery industry negotiating seismic changes in skills, digitalisation and product design, not to mention the implications of Brexit, the key theme of the BWF Members’ Day Conference 2017 will be ‘Setting out for success in uncertain times’. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Budget 2017: Today’s announcements look good for business, but budget blunderbuss will hit small business owners
8 March 2017 - On the whole, the Budget is good for business, but not so good for people in business. The focus is on productivity and, as per our submission, it has picked up the areas of skills, business rates and investment Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Wood windows receive world-first verified Environmental Product Declaration at Ecobuild
7 March 2017 - The world’s first verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) calculated through the new BRE LINA tool was unveiled at Ecobuild on 7th March 2017. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Wood windows to receive world-first environmental assessment results at Ecobuild 2017
1 March 2017 - The world’s first life cycle assessments calculated through the new BRE LINA tool will be unveiled by BWF at Ecobuild next week (Tuesday 7 March 2017, 2pm at Stand E109). Read more...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
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