British Woodworking Federation


‘Something as simple as closing a fire door can save your life’ – In conversation with Helen Hewitt from the BWF

We sit down with Helen Hewitt, CEO of the BWF for Fire Door Safety Week to discuss the importance of awareness and education on fire doors. Read More

‘A third wouldn’t report fire door safety issues’, according to new research for Fire Door Safety Week

A third of the British public would not report a problem with a fire door due to a 'perceived lack of personal repercussions' as the main reason. Read More

Almost a third of those responsible for fire doors do not understand fire door responsibility under Building Safety Act

The survey of 1,000 people identified a lack of understanding of fire safety door related responsibilities under the new legislation Read More

One in 10 renters fear raising fire safety concerns will affect their tenancy

One in 10 renters fear raising fire safety concerns will affect their tenancy, according to research conducted by Fire Door Safety Week. Read More

Spring Statement: Funding boost for housing should have included fire safety fund, says BWF CEO

The Chancellor should have ring-fenced a portion of the funding pledged for affordable housing in his spring statement for vital fire safety works, the CEO of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has said. Read More

Hackitt interim report widely backed by fire industry – with caveats around financial hurdles

Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report prescribed a root-and-branch overhaul of construction regulations. We’ve rounded up reactions from several associations and bodies involved in fire safety and the construction industry. Read More

Majority of renters ‘left in dark’ on basic fire safety measures

New research has shown that the majority of tenants still feel left in the dark when it comes to fire safety. Read More



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