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.
Meeting the requirements of the Irish Fire Safety Regulations
The BFC, BRC and UKTLF are working together on guidance for the industry on the differences between the two sets of Regulations
New sustainability training modules from our service provider, FIRA International
Preferential rates for FIRA members
Upholstered furniture supplied to ROI must now meet Irish regulations, not UK regulations
This is a change in advice previously received and must be implemented with immediate effect
Government consults on extended producer responsibility for packaging
Proposals will remove the current chain of custody responsibilities and impose a single charge on the packaging producer, including requirements for mandatory labelling and recycling targets
Train with the experts at our service provider, FIRA International
FIRA members receive preferential delegate rates on REACH and flammability modules
Our latest publication is centred on alternative packaging
The Government are taking a stronger focus on the environment and sustainability with an emphasis on packaging and recycling
Government consults on waste prevention programme
It's estimated 2.5% of waste from UK households is furniture (including carpets) and the industry is responsible for 1% of the UK’s Carbon Footprint
'Guide to Regulations for electrical accessories incorporated into furniture' - updated
This updated guide to the Regulations includes amendments related to Brexit and associated legislation changes including the UKCA mark
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Guide to Alternative Packaging and Sustainability
Current requirements and potential options surrounding packaging materials in the furniture industry
Horizon Scanning Guide - New Hardline and Softline Materials
What is, and what could be on the horizon for the furniture sector in terms of alternative materials
Standards update report - March 2021
Updates across various standards and regulatory updates and consultations, including a look at the 'new' flam regs
UKCA & UKNI marking guidance
36 page guide to support members in navigating the new Great Britain and Northern Ireland Conformity Assessment Marks.
Electrically actuated furniture for the domestic GB market - a guide to the Regulations
Guide to the Application of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008.
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This 36 page guide has been published to support members in navigating the new complexities it brings
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Details of new standards, standards in development and ones under discussion, and 'new' flam regs