BWF launches new Group to support interior Joinery
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched a new Wood Interiors Group specifically designed to benefit and support those involved with interior joinery products.
The Group met for the first time in London on 24th January 2017 to discuss the core issues the industry is facing.
The event featured presentations from sustainable architectural and interior design expert Oliver Heath and Ed Suttie, Research Director at BRE Centre for Sustainable Products.
BWF members had the opportunity to debate business and technical topics such as contract and project management, market analysis, materials and design trends, skills and training, in addition to the best ways to promote the indoor air quality, materials health and sustainability of timber interiors.
Iain McIlwee, BWF Chief Executive, commented: “It is great to see this new group forming in the BWF as there are some really knotty issues that we need to do more to collectively solve around PQQs and in ensuring our end-users understand and fully realise the benefits of timber and capabilities of our supply chain. I was particularly enthused to hear from both Ed and Oliver just how quickly the advancements in understanding Materials Health and Biophilic design are coming along. This is an area that has huge potential for helping to grow market share for timber."
“As Ed and Oliver both pointed out there is a natural progression from considering the sustainability of buildings to measuring their impact on human health and wellbeing. Our natural affinity to timber is something we intuitively know, but have not fully explored – timber can help us relax – research, for example shows that timber beds reduce stress, improve quality of sleep and reduce heart beat rate by around 3,500 per day.”
Further information about BWF’s Wood Interiors Group is available at: www.bwf.org.uk/toolkit/interiors