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Joinery company fined £300,000 after worker knocked unconscious while unloading heavy glazed doors
21 April 2017 - A Warwick joinery business has been heavily fined after one of its workers was struck by a triple-glazed double door during unloading at a construction site. Read more...Latest News
BWF responds to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper through the Confederation of Timber Industries
18 April 2017 - The response sets out policy asks to ensure that the timber industry can supporting a productive future for the UK economy. Read more...Latest News
British standards on windows and external doorsets up for review
5 April 2017 - The following standards have been flagged by BSI for review... Read more...Latest News
Minimum wage, SSP, parental pay and income tax thresholds to change from April 2017
23 March 2017 - The national minimum wage rates and apprenticeship rates are among an number of employment changes being brought in in April 2017. Read more...Latest News
We want your help in reforming Pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ)
23 March 2017 - BWF has been working with Build UK to develop a solution to the current bureaucratic and repetitive process of pre-qualification Read more...Latest News
Job Vacancy: Training Manager
6 March 2017 - An exciting position has become available for one the construction and manufacturing industry's leading and award-winning Trade Associations. The British Woodworking Federation is seeking a highly-motivated individual as Training Manager. Read more...Latest News
Landmark wood encouragement policy set to yield 'home-grown homes' and boost economic sustainability
1 March 2017 - In the future, new council homes in Powys will be built and fitted out using local, sustainable wood materials. Read more...Latest News
UK construction growth driven by infrastructure investment
23 February 2017 - Substantial risks to growth remain however as the fall in the value of Sterling is leading to increased import and raw materials costs. On the demand side, whilst the uncertainty post-Referendum has not impacted activity on site as yet, it appears to be affecting areas that require high upfront investment for a long-term rate of return. Read more...Latest News
Jeremy Vine steps up Stair Safety
9 February 2017 - An important discussion with BWF Technical Manager Hannah Mansell on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show is expected to raise public awareness on critical issues around stair safety. Read more...Latest News
British Woodworking Federation calls for a broad focus on sustainable RM & I to fix the existing housing stock
8 February 2017 - As part of the initial stage of planning, we fed back to the BEIS Review Team on the review recommendations and related proposals for action that could affect installer and manufacturers of products such as high performance windows and doors. Read more...Latest News
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