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
Nation’s poorest are at greatest risk from fire, warns fire door safety campaign
26 September 2016 - New data released today for Fire Door Safety Week shows that the poorest in society continue to be at greatest risk from fire, with lower income tenants more concerned about fire safety where they live, less informed about how to protect themselves, and less able to move away from perceived danger. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
Continued leadership at BWF despite change of president
21 September 2016 - The nominated vice president of the BWF, Sean Parnaby, managing director of West Port Timber Windows and Doors, has been appointed as acting president with immediate effect, following the recent departure of Cliff Thrumble. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
BWF takes fight to Parliament to save joinery apprenticeships
16 September 2016 - BWF Chief Executive Iain McIlwee gave evidence as part of the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy inquiry into apprenticeships. Iain highlighted the benefits that woodworking apprenticeships, but questioned new funding arrangements. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
New training network launched to save joinery apprenticeships
28 July 2016 - The pilot scheme aims to work closely with colleges and training providers that are committed to delivering the highest quality apprenticeship training. The joint initiative will cover both joinery and shopfitting-related apprenticeships. Read more...Latest BWF Press Releases
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