The British Woodworking Federation represents the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK. It has over 600 members drawn from manufacturers, distributors and installers of timber doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, all forms of architectural joinery including shopfitting, timber frame buildings and engineered timber components, as well as suppliers to the industry

BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door & Doorset Scheme

The BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door & Doorset Scheme was established by a group of prime fire door manufacturers aiming to increase the standard of fire doors across the supply chain. With over 200 members, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door & Doorsets Scheme now represents over 75% of the fire doors sold in the UK.

Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS)

The BWF is a partner in the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), which is the first such scheme in Europe, designed to transform people’s knowledge and understanding about the critical purpose and function of fire doors. It provides an online learning centre leading to a Diploma in Fire Doors, and a register of Certificated Fire Door Inspectors.

BWF Stair Scheme
Through the BWF Stair Scheme, members also supply third party certificated staircases, a process that tests and verifies a stair’s design, performance, manufacturing process and quality assurance from manufacture to installation. In medium-rise buildings, the common flight stair may act as one of the routes of escape in the event of fire, so it is vital that it is able to resist the effects of the fire and maintain its integrity for the period required.