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British Woodworking Federation
The British Woodworking Federation is the trade association for the woodworking and joinery manufacturing industry in the UK. It has over 500 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.
Secured by Design
Established in 1989, Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and is the corporate title for a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects.
Forest Stewardship Council
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world's forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labelling scheme. There are national working groups more than 50 countries including the UK. FSC UK is a registered charity. It is supported by NGOs including WWF, Greenpeace and the Woodland Trust. The FSC runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification. This system allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products produced from well-managed forests.
Programme For The Endorsement Of Forest Certification Schemes
PEFC UK Ltd was established in 2000 and is the member of PEFC International, an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. PEFC International is an umbrella organisation that endorses national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions.
Wood Window Alliance
The Wood Window Alliance is a group of 40 of the leading names in the UK wood window industry, working together to raise standards and promote quality wood windows. Our windows are not just the most environmentally-friendly choice, they are also the longest-lasting - with a minimum estimated service life of 60 years.
The UK's National System for Rating the Energy Efficiency of Windows
The BFRC Scheme is the UK's national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows and is recognised within the Building Regulations as a method to show compliance for your replacement windows installation.
The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members - in the UK and overseas - at the peak of their profession.
With the Government, we work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.
We are members of Fastrack where you can find many CAD drawings of our products in both .dwg format and .pdf format for users who don't have AutoCAD software.
Timber Window Accrediation Scheme
The TWA (Timber Window Accreditation) Scheme provides one of the most rigorous and best supported of the UK certification schemes for wood windows. Set up in 1996 by a group of window manufacturing members of the BWF, it is the leading and longest established window accreditation scheme of its kind in the UK.
Exova Warringtonfire offers a comprehensive range of fire safety services to an International market. They are the largest independent fire testing, consultancy, research and certification organisation in the UK and have a significant presence in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Companies from all over the world work with their scientists and engineers to address a wide range of fire safety problems.
FENSA stands for the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme. Following Government encouragement, FENSA has been set up by the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) and other industry bodies in response to Building Regulations for double glazing companies in England and Wales.
When replacing windows and doors, homeowners must comply with current thermal performance standards and ensure they get a certificate from FENSA or Local Authority Building Control. FENSA enables companies that install replacement windows and doors to self-certify compliance under these Building Regulations without the need for a separate assessment from Building Control.