15/05/2002

Construction conference visits Northern Ireland

As part of an ongoing programme of information conferences, the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is holding its first ever event in Northern Ireland.

The half-day conference - which is being organised jointly with the Northern Ireland Timber Trade Association (NITTA) - will be held on Thursday 23 May at the Glenavon House Hotel in Cookstown. At the event Chairman of NITTA Maurice Brooks will welcome delegates and outline the role of NITTA.

A panel of experts, all closely involved with the Timber Windows Accreditation Scheme (TWAS) will join BWF Director Kevin Cubbage and BWF President Clyve Perkin, in reviewing the Scheme and its benefits to members before moving on to cover the history of the timber window industry.

Geoff Taylor, Technical Manager of Akzo Nobel Woodcare, will talk on Full Factory Finishing, which is another aspect of the TWAS Scheme that has contributed to renewed interest in timber windows at the expense of plastic. He will be followed by John Fletcher of wood for good, who are active sponsors of the conference programme.

Tickets to the conference, which are free of charge, can be obtained by fax from Nicola Dougan, The Davidson Cockcroft Partnership on 028 9040 2291.

(CL)

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