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BWF endorses Chancellor's plans to build more homes but warns that skills shortages could undermine his vision
25 November 2015 - A steady flow of new joiners and carpenters is critical to the Chancellor’s new housing ambitions Read more...Latest News
Construction activity slows in Q3 but continued growth is forecast, says CPA
24 November 2015 - The Construction Products Association expects further growth for the construction industry, although the latest forecast reflects a downward revision since the summer owing to a slowdown in third quarter housing and commercial activity. Read more...Latest News
New dates finally revealed - Fire doorset CE Marking to be permitted from Sept 2016 and mandatory from Sept 2019
19 November 2015 - Due to complexities in Europe (a clash with complimentary standards for internal doors) the start date previously set for the 1st December 2015 had been set back to September 2016. Read more...Latest News
BWF sounds warning on potential changes to apprentice funding
12 November 2015 - Apprenticeship numbers in the joinery and woodworking industry could suffer “catastrophic collapse” if the CITB was abolished. Read more...Latest News
UK joinery manufacturers report increase in sales volumes and anticipate making further investment in their products
4 November 2015 - The BWF Joinery State of Trade Survey Q3 2015 indicated a rise in joinery activity and continuing investment in product improvement and manufacturing equipment. The availability and cost of appropriately skilled labour however remains a burden for the joinery sector Read more...Latest News
Go Construct Launched to Promote Construction Careers
3 November 2015 - The construction industry has launched Go Construct, a new three-year campaign to encourage people to consider a career in construction. Read more...Latest News
Government wants your views on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape
2 November 2015 - HM Treasury has published a consultation paper on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape Read more...Latest News
Don’t get caught out by the new Consumer Rights rules - BWF issues new template documentation and guidance
22 October 2015 - New regulations on consumer rights are having an impact on all firms that sell products and services to the homeowner. Documents to help you comply have been launched exclusively to BWF members. Read more...Latest News
BWF Woodworking Awards 2015 shortlist showcases the best of the joinery industry
22 October 2015 - Ingenious innovations and outstanding examples of personal and business excellence in the joinery industry are on show in the shortlist just announced for this year’s BWF Woodworking Awards Read more...Latest News
How to satisfy the new Part Q requirements
22 October 2015 - From 1st October 2015 the Building Regulations for England introduced the requirement for security rated doors and windows to be provided for new build homes. Read more...Latest News
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