Feb 25

British Woodworking Federation brings fresh support for the Wood Awards

The leading authority for the joinery industry, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is this year bringing its support to the national Wood Awards. The UK’s premier award scheme celebrating excellence in design and installation in wood – the world’s leading naturally sustainable material – is currently calling for projects to enter this year’s competition.

BWF chief executive Iain McIllwee said, “At BWF we are excited to be adding our weight to the Wood Awards. Attending the 2013 Awards year really took your breath away and underpinned everything that it great about this industry.  I was personally humbled by and proud of the fantastic entries on show – for me the Wood Awards absolutely underpin the fantastic, creative, durable and environmentally friendly projects that wood delivers. Our involvement reflects this and our unwavering view that industry needs to work together better to deliver a holistic and consistent message about working with wood.”

The British Woodworking Federation is the leading authority for the joinery industry. Representing over 600 companies, companies are audited to a code of conduct, offering extra assurance to clients and specifiers. The BWF runs the largest UK certification scheme for fire doors: BWF-CERTIFIRE, and the only accreditation scheme in the UK for timber stairs: the BWF Stair Scheme, as well as the Wood Window Alliance, which offers additional accreditation and warranties on timber windows. Technical advice and help is available for all purchasing or specifying joinery products via the BWF website or helpline.

The Wood Awards is only made possible by the major sponsorship of the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the Carpenters’ Company, TRADA and Wood for Good. Other sponsors include American Softwoods, BRE and the Forestry Commission. New from 2014 is the combined sponsorship of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC UK) and the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), and the return of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) as a supporter.

The Wood Awards is free to enter. Building and furniture entries from the UK completed in the last two years and not entered before can be submitted from March via www.woodawards.com.

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