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British Woodworking Federation launches new Staircase Installation Guide for UK

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Stair Scheme has launched a new and improved Staircase Installation Guide, to help fill the skills gap and focus on safe, quality installations for both domestic and general access staircases.

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The British Woodworking Federation launches the UK’s first fire door installation training qualification

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has joined forces with the NPTC Group of Colleges to launch a new qualification specifically to target the installation of fire doors in the UK.

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British Woodworking Federation chief calls for funding for vital building safety works following spring statement

Chief executive of the British Woodworking Federation Iain McIlwee is calling on the Government to make funds available for vital building safety works, following the Chancellor’s spring statement.

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BWF survey shows growth in product improvement and customer research despite rising raw material costs and slowing sales growth

Investment in product improvement and customer research is growing despite rising raw material costs and slowing sales growth according to the British Woodworking Federation’s Joinery State of Trade Survey for Q4 2017.

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Concerns over skills, raw materials and Brexit foster long-term uncertainty in joinery industry despite sound medium-term prospects says BWF survey

Growing concerns over skills, raw materials and the implications of Brexit are fostering long-term uncertainty in the joinery industry, despite the medium-term prospects remaining sound, according to the BWF's Joinery State of Trade Survey for the third quarter of 2017.

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Exemplar windows demonstrate meeting point between BWF’s Made in Britain campaign and timber licensed under Grown in Britain scheme

Two industry organisations joined forces during Grown in Britain Week (9 – 15 October) to explore the potential of British grown wood in amplifying the marketing of British-made joinery.

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Guide for design and specification of timber stairs for the UK housing market to be launched by British Woodworking Federation at Timber Expo

A new design guide is being launched to assist stair designers, manufacturers and builders involved in the design and specification of timber stairs for the UK housing market. The guidance from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Stair Scheme helps to draw together what has been a conflicting hotchpotch of standards to provide authoritative advice on how a staircase in the ...

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Fire Door Safety Week research reveals lack of basic safety measures and tenants unsure of what to do in a blaze  

Tenants still feel in the dark, three months on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, when it comes to fire safety, according to new research.

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Support growing for Fire Door Safety Week as fire safety tops the agenda in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Support for next week’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign is continuing to grow as fire safety tops the agenda for many in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Set up five years ago by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the campaign, which runs from 25 September to 1 October 2017, now attracts more than 175 supporting organisations and last year ...

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British Woodworking Federation launches weather testing guidance for windows and doors

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a new guide for window and door manufacturers explaining weather testing requirements and providing advice to help BWF members to get their products tested.

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