Woodworking winners

Arden Windows recently won the Product Design in Wood category at the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards for its Heritage Stoneleigh Sash window designed for care apartments.

This award recognises excellence in technical expertise, application and innovation in joinery product manufacture and design.

Arden Windows manufactured a window design for a 71-bed Extra Care home in Doncaster that not only meets the conservation and heritage aesthetics of a sliding sash window but also is simple to use for elderly and disabled users.

Arden designed and manufactured a product that was not available in the general marketplace, going through a number of iterations, design changes and testing to meet the challenge.

Meanwhile, Morland won the Process Efficiency award for its Forever Firecheck intumescent strip solution for fire doors.

The award celebrates improvements that help customers get the best possible products at the best possible prices, quality levels and delivery times.

The three other winners were: TMJ Interiors in the Woodworking Project of the Year category for its work creating a timber lobby ‘vortex’ for Bloomberg’s HQ in London; Tavener Joinery in the Health and Safety Hero category for its design and installation of a high velocity vacuum system that uses its existing traditional LEV extraction system; and Henry Acres from JT Ward in the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year category.

Helen Hewitt, chief executive of the BWF, said: “The awards are a chance to showcase the talent and professionalism of our industry, and bring people together to celebrate their achievements. This year’s awards were a great success once again and underline the huge contribution the woodworking and joinery sector makes to UK industry and manufacturing.”