Welcome to the Furniture Industry Research Association

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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.

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The 'why' and 'how' of flammability testing for domestic and contract furniture, with open Q&A

25th February, 2021

Webinar hosted by our service provider, FIRA International

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New website for our service provider, FIRA International

24th February, 2021

We've 'shared' a web presence since 1999, but now our service provider has a new website


'New' flam regs, OPSS update on scope, essential safety requirements and labelling

24th February, 2021

OPSS have been talking to experts, academia, fire services, Trading Standards, PHE and the Environment Agency


Updated Electrically Actuated Domestic Furniture Guide

18th February, 2021

This updated guide to the Regulations’ includes amendments related to Brexit and associated legislation changes including the UKCA mark


Webinar: Demystifying the flammability regulations

17th February, 2021

Playback available, which centers on regulations for furniture and beds, across domestic and contract markets


REACH: New Chinese consumer goods standard restricts 117 chemicals

17th February, 2021

The requirements come into force on 1st June 2021


UK / Ireland flammability regulations clarification

16th February, 2021

Upholstered furniture that meets UK fire safety regulations will continue to be accepted in Ireland post Brexit

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BFC Calls on Chancellor to Extend Help to Furniture Industry

16th February, 2021

Calls for the Chancellor to extend government help to the sector in his March 3 budget

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Recorded training on key topics

To help members navigate regulations, directives and standards

UKCA & UKNI marking guidance

This 36 page guide has been published to support members in navigating the new complexities it brings

Home working guides

As more people are working from home on a regular or permanent basis, setting up an ergonomic workspace in the home is more important than ever

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Comprehensive database of all current standards, search by standard number or product type

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Standards Update Report - Dec 2020

Details of new standards, standards in development and ones under discussion

FIRA International services

Visit the website of our service provider, FIRA International