BWF launches new group to promote and support wood interiors trade

26 January 2017

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a new Wood Interiors Group to support those involved with interior joinery products.

The new group, which held its first meeting earlier this week, has been established to discuss the core issues that face the industry and develop solutions for the advantage and promotion of members.

“Studies on timber interiors have shown that wood has many benefits to building occupiers: improvements to our emotional state, reduced blood pressure, heart rate and stress, calmer learning environments and improved air quality through humidity regulation,” said Iain McIlwee, the BWF’s chief executive.

“The BWF wants to promote these benefits more widely, and to represent the interests of our many members involved in domestic and commercial interior joinery projects – essentially this group brings a bit of focus to our work and will support us growing the use of wood in this arena.”

The first meeting of the BWF Wood Interiors Group took place on 24 January and included discussions on business and technical topics, such as contract and project management, market analysis, materials and design trends, skills and training, and the best ways to promote the indoor air quality, materials health and sustainability of timber interiors.