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Latest update on standards

Posted on 16th March, 2018

This latest quarterly 'Standards Update' reflects changes notified to the Furniture Industry Research Association since its previous quarterly report (published in October 2017).

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Tell Government which policies will drive your company’s success

Posted on 14th March, 2018

​Furniture manufacture and retail is gaining greater recognition within government circles due to recent excellent sales performances, outstripping most other sectors in the UK. Now is the time to make a difference and by completing this short survey you will, through the BFC, have a direct influence on the furniture industry’s agenda for engagement with politicians and civil servants

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What are your current furniture testing needs?

Posted on 5th March, 2018

Our wide expertise enables us to test all types of domestic and contract furniture, from sofas to airline seats, from mattresses to outdoor furniture, from pushchairs to prison furniture. Whether it be for structural, durability, safety or flammability, it is all carried out within our UKAS accredited facilities.

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FIRA Showcase design students work

Posted on 26th February, 2018

​ FIRA has updated its reception showcase with some of the latest work created by students who are studying for the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers qualifications. We are delighted to display Sue Blow’s modern child’s chair ​and Charlotte Ellis’ traditionally upholstered Victorian chair.​​​

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