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BWF Awards Entry Deadline Extended to the 27th July
6 July 2018 - There are five award categories to choose from (see below), highlighting technical innovation and excellence in joinery projects and product design, process efficiency and health & safety, as well as a special award for apprentice/trainee performance. The entry process is simple and painless and you can always tall to one of the BWF team who will be happy to help. Read more...Latest News
Grenfell Inquiry: New consultations open and more information on fire doors in the building available
29 June 2018 - The Grenfell Inquiry continues full stream ahead. It is important to remember that the Hackitt Review is not the end, it is the start and we now need to work with Government to ensure that the recommendations in the review are absorbed by the regulators and the market to deliver the necessary change. In the past week, BWF has met with The Department of Business Energy and the Industrial Strategy and the Minstry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as well as Labour's Shadow Housing Team to review The BWF would like to highlight that there are two consultations currently running that may be of interest for members to respond to Read more...Latest News
Get your free copy of TTJ
28 June 2018 - Timber industry magazine TTJ (Timber Trades Journal) is to feature a Joinery Sector Focus in its July issue with articles on the timber doors, stairs and window sectors, including comments from the BWF, the Wood Window Alliance and manufacturers. A factory visit to stair producer TwoTwenty also features. You can claim your free copy here Read more...Latest News
Don't be caught out by the withdrawal of the Construction Site Visitor (CSCS) Card
17 June 2018 - All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and are non-renewable. CSCS will stop issuing the card from 28th February 2020. Read more...Latest News
BWF Members Day and AGM: Record numbers and cracking feedback
16 June 2018 - BWF Members Day 2018 attracted just over 150 delegates and so far feedback is rating the event 4.6 out of 5. The event featured a mix of Read more...Latest News
Will the timber supply chain will stop us Building 300,000 houses?
30 May 2018 - Last month Iain McIlwee (BWF CEO) was asked to attend a small round table event focussed on the build-out rate for housing hosted by Sir Oliver Letwin MP. At Budget, government announced its intention to set up an independent review to look into the gap between completions and the number of homes allocated or permissioned. This panel is being chaired by Sir Oliver Letwin. Read more...Latest News
Kensington & Chelsea to replace 4,000 doors
30 May 2018 - According to a report this morning by The Construction Index, Kensington & Chelsea Borough Council is to spend £3.5m over the next two years replacing 4,000 fire doors on council housing. The Grenfell Tower fire last year exposed the underperformance of doors on council property. Police investigations revealed in March that glazed composite fire doors inside Grenfell Tower could resist fire for only 15 minutes, instead of the 30 minutes they were required to by building regulations guidance. Read more...Latest News
George Clarke's Amazing Spaces – call out for applicants
30 May 2018 - BWF contacted by the producers of the show have been in touch would love to hear from anyone who is planning on a great ‘Amazing Spaces’ style self-build starting soon (or maybe already in very early stages) and is planning to complete by the end of September or anyone who has already built an ‘Amazing Space’. Read more...Latest News
North east sawmill fined £400,000 after employee has his leg amputated
29 May 2018 - A sawmill in north east England has been fined after a serious incident at its site resulted in an employee having his leg amputated below the knee. Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard that, in July 2016, an employee of A & J Scott Limited attempted to clear a blockage on the conveyor feed and edger machine. As he climbed onto the machine he was caught by the moving parts, pushed forward and his trailing leg was amputated below the knee by the saw blade. Read more...Latest News
Putting an end to unfair payment practices
29 May 2018 - As a member of Build UK, BWF is supporting the Build UK response to the Government consultation which proposes to exclude suppliers from major Government procurements if they cannot demonstrate a fair, effective and responsible approach to payment. Read more...Latest News
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