• BFM Partners with FIRA for Workshop on Upholstered Furniture Flammability

    Published on : Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    BFM in partnership with FIRA invited all BFM members (only) to a technical seminar.  The seminar will be held on April 11, 2014 at FIRA International Ltd, Maxwell Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 2EW, UK.   The Agenda of the seminar …

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  • The Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) Organises Timber Procurement Policy (TPP) Workshop

    Published on : Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    The Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) held a workshop on the UK Government’s Timber Procurement Policy (TPP) on March 13 at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) offices in London.   Numerous delegates, including …

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  • FIRA Hosts Kitchen Manufacturers Forum

    Published on : Saturday, March 8, 2014

    On the 18th March FIRA International will be hosting a kitchen manufacturer’s forum. The main focus of the meeting will be to discuss potential revisions of key standards for kitchen furniture; BS 6222-2 Domestic kitchen equipment. Fitted kitchen units, peninsular …

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  • FIRA Senior Ergonomist Conducts A Presentation

    Published on : Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Levent Çaglar, Senior Ergonomist of FIRA will be providing answers to questions such as how can furniture and the office environment meet the needs of new technology and new ways of working?, from an ergonomics perspective during his presentation at …

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  • Illegal Logging Update Held at Institute of International Affairs

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    The 23rd Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation Meeting was held at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London on 6th-7th February 2014.   The Institute, more commonly known as Chatham House, is a globally renowned ‘think tank’ with …

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  • FIRA to supply STAR rollout for furniture repair specialists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    FIRA Service Technicians (FST) is supplying all of its technicians with tablet computers, giving them access to its new Service Technicians Advanced Reporting System; ‘STAR’ for short, a tablet-based reporting tool. As part of FST’s service, skilled and experienced furniture …

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  • FIRA announces Courses to trace Source timber for furniture

    Published on : Friday, February 7, 2014

    European legislation and a growing requirement for sustainability accreditations are making the traceability of timber supply chain of increasingly high importance.   Two courses, being held in the coming weeks, aim to help furniture manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and specifiers comply …

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  • FIRA Recruits for Ergonomics Team

    Published on : Monday, January 27, 2014

    One of the world’s leading furniture technology centres is recruiting for an Ergonomist or Technical Officer to join its Ergonomics department.   FIRA International offers research, information, testing, consultancy, customer service and after sales service to the furniture and DIY …

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  • UK Flammability Regulations for Upholstered Furniture

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    Following the recent BBC investigation into upholstery on sale in the UK containing foams and fabrics that do not comply with British law, a course run by a furniture industry expert can offer manufacturers and suppliers peace of mind. Fully …

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  • BBC Airs a Programme on flammability Testing by FIRA

    Published on : Thursday, January 16, 2014

    After the ‘Furniture Inferno’ episode by BBC on consumer affair programme, Fake Britain, which aired last night, furniture experts at the leading furniture testing laboratory featured on the programme explain how they can provide support to the industry.   “The …

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  • FIRA Flammability Regulations Implied for Upholstery

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2014

    FIRA presents a course that provides an overview of the UK Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations (as amended) and aims to give an understanding of how to interpret the Regulations for your specific business or product. The Regulations cover …

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  • Furniture Repair Demonstration by FIRA to display At Interiors 2014

    Published on : Friday, January 10, 2014

    Experts from the UK’s leading furniture care and repair specialist think that it can and are so confident in their work that they will be at Interiors 2014 challenging you to find their repair.   “If an item of furniture …

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  • UK Furniture Industry shows signs Signs of Recovery

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2013

    Information from a publication released this week hints at a small recovery for furniture manufacturing in the UK, but this improvement is overshadowed by poor export performance and China gaining a massive foothold of our import market.   A statistics …

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  • FIRA Uses New test dummies for furniture

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2013

    FIRA International is using the specially designed dummies to test to the newly introduced standard, BS 8474: 2013, for rise and recline chairs and electrically powered recliner chairs. The dummies are used to test the durability of the rise and …

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  • Meadowmead Wins MGM Award

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2013

    John Sankey’s parent company Meadowmead has been awarded a prestigious Manufacturing Guild Mark (MGM), available only to the top 50 furniture and furnishing manufacturers in the UK, demonstrating excellence in furniture manufacturing.   The MGM is awarded to companies who …

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  • New Business Development Manager Appointed at FIRA Service Technicians

    Published on : Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    FIRA Service Technicians has recruited a new Business Development Manager as part of its expansion this year.   Lauren Larter has joined FIRA Service Technicians (FST) to support existing and potential clients following an expansion of the business.   FIRA …

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  • New Customer Service Role for FIRA

    Published on : Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    The UK’s leading furniture testing centre has created a new role to head up its customer services team.   Liz Stallman, who first joined the organisation 15 years ago, has been appointed to the role of Customer Services Coordinator for …

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  • FIRA’s UK furniture technology centre Passed Annual Audit

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    The Asian furniture testing arm of FIRA, the UK furniture technology centre, has passed its annual audit with flying colours.   FIRA-CMA Testing Services Limited, based in Hong Kong, has maintained an accreditation which ensures that testing is work is …

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  • Acoustic Seating Range Showcased At FIRA

    Published on : Monday, October 7, 2013

    A new range of acoustic seating, which aims to create sound reduced spaces for quiet working or break out areas, is the latest addition to the Innovation Showcase at a world-leading furniture technology centre.   Designed and manufactured by Triumph, …

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