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The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK. BWF members range from large joinery manufacturers who supply products such as wood windows, internal wooden doors, wooden entrance doors and wooden fire doors via builders’ merchants and, on a local level, joinery and woodworking businesses who provide a variety of made-to-measure home improvement services.

On a local level, BWF members provide a number of supply and fit services encompassing bespoke wooden staircases, replacement wooden windows and doors (entrance, internal and patio doors), interior furniture, garden furniture and conservatories. All BWF members have signed up to a rigorous set of standards of workmanship, company stewardship and environmental disciplines – known as the BWF Code of Conduct.

The BWF Code of Conduct

The BWF Code of Conduct shows commitment to best practice from members. It describes expected standards relating to quality of service, manufacture and sourcing, and sets out the principles of good practice for a woodworking or joinery business. This means that the BWF community is made up of people who share these values and means homeowners can be assured that they are working with a supplier who is committed to best practice in all areas of operations, including:

  • Customer care and complaints;
  • Technical expertise and training;
  • Environmental impact and waste;
  • Financial, insurance and contractual
  • Employment, education and legislation.

Build it Better With Wood

The BWF champions the use of wood in the home – it’s naturally beautiful, adds character and warmth and offers unique sustainable credentials with wood being the only natural, renewable mainstream building material. Using wood from sustainably managed forests actually reduces carbon dioxide emissions, as the carbon dioxide stored by the forest and in the timber product outweighs any carbon dioxide created during the production of the product.

The Products / Services offered by BWF Members

The following list is not exhaustive but provides a flavour of the types of products and services offered by BWF members across the UK for home renovations, extensions and self-build projects:

  • Wood Windows – Sliding Sash, Casement, Regency Mock Sash, Yorkshire Sash, Pivot and Tilt & Turn Windows;
  • Wooden Doors – Entrance Doors, French Patio Doors; Bi-folding Doors; Sliding Patio Doors; Internal Doors; Fire Doors;
  • Feature Wooden Staircases;
  • Interior Wooden Furniture – from bedrooms to kitchens;
  • Exterior Wooden Furniture;
  • Orangeries / Conservatories