The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is recognised as the leading representative body for the woodworking industry and builders? joinery and represents leading manufacturers, distributors and installers of doors, windows, conservatories, staircases, architectural joinery, timber frame buildings and engineered timber components.
The Door & Hardware Federation (DHF) was created by a merger between the Association of Building Hardware Manufacturers and the Door & Shutter Manufacturers Association, both of which have established excellent reputations in their respective industries, particularly in the area of technical expertise and the development of performance standards in national and international arenas.
The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) is transforming knowledge and understanding about the critical role of fire doors and how they can save lives and protect property. The FDIS is the first such scheme in Europe, designed to transform people’s knowledge and understanding about the critical purpose and function of fire doors. Its ultimate purpose is to help improve safety and save lives through creating a new pool of expertise and competence to help those with legal responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. It provides a vital new resource to help the ‘Responsible Person’ complete fire risk assessments for the premises they manage. It also raises awareness of defective fire doors and the potentially tragic consequences of leaving these unchecked.
The Federation brings together the collective expertise of the passive fire protection industry and provides a central forum so that the Industry speaks with one voice to articulate the benefits and value of passive fire protection in the achievement of fire safe building design and construction.
The Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the most influential architectural institutions in the world, has been promoting architecture and architects since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1837.
The Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) represents the architectural openings industry. With ancestry dating back to 1934, the Institute has more than 5,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Membership consists of individuals and consultants involved in the architectural openings industry, representing distributors, manufacturers and sales representatives/agency firms, as well as architects, specifiers and contractors who rely on such professionals.