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Update on recent government notice on fire doors
17 August 2018 - BWF are aware that Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have written to Heads of Local Authority Building Control and Approved Inspectors regarding fire doors advising that they seek confirmation that “test evidence is presented of exposure to fire for both sides of the door, to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of Approved Document B”. Read more...Latest News
The BWF is Recruiting: Schemes Manager, Fire Doors & Stairs
3 August 2018 - Exciting times at the British Woodworking Federation, we're looking for a new Schemes Manager Read more...Latest News
BWF Responds to the Hackitt Review
31 July 2018 - British Woodworking Federation response to Building a Safer Future, the independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety conducted by Dame Judith Hackitt DBE FREng Read more...Latest News
Construction playing catch-up according to latest CPA forecasts
31 July 2018 - The Construction Products Association have this week published their, much anticipated CPA Construction Forecasts (Summer 2018). Read more...Latest News
Home Office Official Employer Toolkit on the Settled status for EU nationals in the UK
31 July 2018 - The Home Office have launched an employer toolkit aimed at helping HR teams support their EU staff. Its purpose is to arm employers with practical information on how EU citizens will be able to apply for settled status. This is so HR teams are better equipped to answer potential questions and directly help their EU employees over the next few years. The toolkit contains: Read more...Latest News
Building as tall as trees at Timber Expo
31 July 2018 - Timber merchants, joinery manufacturers and their architectural clients will benefit from a powerful opportunity to boost their knowledge and network with their industry colleagues at the most important event on the UK construction calendar dedicated exclusively to building with wood. Read more...Latest News
Challenging Misliading Claims from the PVC Sector
12 July 2018 - A small victory for the BWF and the industry. Read more...Latest News
Can you help Bangor, Surrey and Edinburgh Universities grow our co-hort of wood scientists and engineers?
12 July 2018 - A consortium of three universities led by Bangor University and including Surrey University and Edinburgh Napier University have recently submitted an Expression of Interest to the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, part of RCUK) to host a Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Timber. The bid proposed the training of 50 PhD level students in the area of Timber Science and Engineering. Read more...Latest News
Apprenticeships: Modern Qualifications for an evolving sector
11 July 2018 - We are delighted to announce that the following Apprenticeship standards are now ready for delivery. These have been designed by employers to make sure they reflect the needs of the industry and of apprentices. We'd like to thank all those member companies who have supported this process. Read more...Latest News
The Government have published the Construction Sector Deal
11 July 2018 - The Government have published the Construction Sector Deal. This deal is part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and sets out a partnership between government and industry that aims to transform the sector’s productivity through innovative technologies and a more highly skilled workforce. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) have identified and committed to addressing many of the key challenges and opportunities facing the UK Construction sector. Read more...Latest News
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