More than 500 organisations and individuals are members of the British Woodworking Federation in the UK, including Stanbrook & Nicholson. Members earn more than £400 million a year between them, and the federation is the leading stamp of quality for a joinery firm.
Companies like ours join the BWF to connect with other companies and offer our customers a guarantee of good workmanship.
As members of the BWF, we’re listed as suppliers on their website. This gives prospective clients the chance to check up on our credentials and verify that we can carry out the jobs we’re quoting for.
BWF members cover all kinds of woodwork and joinery tasks, from doors and timber windows to orangeries and conservatories. Joiners also take on a high proportion of shopfitting jobs and create bespoke designs for clients. The BWF provides members with a number of training schemes, including health and safety training, but also training for the equipment we use. This ensures we’re always safe and working within safety guidelines. Training protects us, but it also gives you peace of mind that we take care to do things properly when we’re working in your home and garden. Joinery firms can also take up training if they have managers, or if they supervise people working on projects for them, to make sure staff are given the best support.
There are a number of restrictions in joinery and glazing, particularly when it comes to things like access, or the way in which a staircase has to be made. When we fit windows, we need to ensure they are secure but provide adequate ventilation. We also need to ensure that any windows which unexpectedly break do so safely and without posing a risk to occupants. Through our BWF membership, we ensure we’re meeting (or even exceeding) regulations around energy efficiency, security and safety. We can ensure we’re always on top of the latest laws and regulations and check up on developments in the law.
Finally, one of the important aspects of BWF membership is sustainability. We know this is an area important to our clients, and we strive to obtain wood from renewable sources. The BWF offers online courses to keep our knowledge fresh so we’re always working to the very latest guidelines around sustainability. Our membership helps us to creatively re-use and recycle timber waste wherever possible. Through e-learning and workshops, we ensure all our staff strive to keep carbon emissions low, reduce waste at every stage of manufacture and use only the best wood from the most ethical sources available.