Welcome to the Furniture Industry Research Association
Supporting the entire furniture supply chain
The Furniture Industry Research Association supports the entire furniture supply chain, across all sectors. Hundreds of members already benefit from access to unrivalled knowledge, helping to keep them informed and providing guidance on compliance.
Membership is open to all, with different types of membership for retailers, manufacturers and international organisations. By joining you will be supporting research and highlighting your company's commitment to raising standards across the furniture industry.
Further benefits include preferential rates on solutions offered by our service provider, FIRA International.
Furniture industry shifts focus towards sustainability - but BFC survey highlights many challenges to overcome
The UK’s furniture industry is prioritising environmental issues - but many are struggling with the complexities and need more help
Proposal for EU restriction for formaldehyde from wood published
These requirements will not automatically apply within the mainland of the UK as it is part of the EU REACH system - but it will apply to Northern Ireland
British Furniture Confederation (BFC) Annual Confederation Lunch
Research Association members can register to attend the lunch at The House of Commons
New Chairman for the furniture industry's All Party Parliamentary Group
Mark Eastwood, Conservative MP for Dewsbury, has been appointed Chair. He takes over from Mike Wood.
'Characteristics of modern domestic fire scenarios'
This forms part of the current review into the UK domestic flammability regulations
Latest Quarterly Standards Update now available
Comprehensive report for Association members covering all the latest updates for standards and regulations
Quarter one summary of work for members
Recap on activities, including projects, standards and consultations
New Government consultation on packaging waste recycling notices
Consultation will impact organisations currently under the 1997 Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations
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Standards update report - June 2022
Updates across various furniture standards and the latest regarding the UK Flammability and REACH Regulations
Sourcing Furniture Products in the Supply Chain
Help with responsible sourcing through to creating technical files
Home Office Buyers Guide
To help individuals and companies select fit-for-purpose furniture and accessories to kit out the home office
REACH: Restricted Substances in Furniture - M3 Children's Furniture
Matrix showing the substance, restriction and test methods were available
Flammability Guidance for Contract Seating: Fire Safety of Office Work Chairs in Domestic Environmen...
In conjunction with Trading Standards, clarifies whether the FFFSR would fully apply in four scenarios
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Business support templates covering a broad range of topics including carbon footprinting (Scope 1&2), UKCA Marking, Biocides, Modern Slavery and more
Comprehensive database of all current standards, search by standard number or product type