BLFA Golf Day Returns for 2022 !

We were delighted to welcome back our Members to the first in-person BLFA Member event since the pandemic. The annual Golf Day is always eagerly anticipated and this year it was held at The Belfry, set in 550 acres of stunning Warwickshire countryside and one of the most prestigious golfing venues in the UK which has played host to the Ryder Cup on no less than four occasions. The teams played on the PGA National Course and everyone enjoyed a great day with perfect weather to go with it. A prize presentation dinner was held in the Ryder Room on the evening. Here is a list of the winners in the following categories:

Nearest the Pin: Chris Hobson (Panel Systems Ltd)

Longest Drive: Derek Warrington (Abet Ltd)

Team competition winners: International Decorative Surfaces

Individual competition winner: David Bagshaw (International Decorative Surfaces)


Congratulations to David for winning the top prize !

We would like to thank all the teams, Member companies and colleagues from from Abet Ltd, Decor Solutions, Duncan Reeds Ltd, Excelsior Panelling Systems Ltd, International Decorative Surfaces, James Latham, Kronospan and Panel Systems Ltd who supported the event and we look forward to welcoming you and other BLFA Members to next year’s Golf Day.

Here are some pictures from the day


BLFA at the BSI Standards Conference and Awards 2021

The BLFA was proud to take part in the recent BSI Standards Conference and Awards held on Thursday 18th November 2021 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Piccadilly, London. This is the first ‘in-person’ event that we have been able to take part in since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we were delighted to finally resume our calendar of regular events.

As one of the invited trade associations and as a BSI Nominating Body, we were also able to take part in the Knowledge Marketplace where delegates could find information about our Membership and the products and services offered. The theme of this year’s conference was all about climate change and how standards makers. manufacturers and service providers can help to reverse the effects through the use of sustainable, low carbon or even carbon neutral materials and processes.  Part of the discussion focused on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and how companies need to have a collective conscientiousness for social and environmental factors.

The BLFA has a wide membership that includes companies that are setting the lead in terms of sustainability. We were pleased to have several members provide information on their sustainable laminates and samples for us to display at the event which was attended by 100’s of industry professionals in person and many more online who tied in to the live stream sessions. We would like to thank the following members who provided product samples and literature for the event: Arpa, Fundermax and IDS

BLFA at the BSI Standards Forum and Awards

The BLFA were very pleased to be selected as one of the guest exhibitors at this year’s BSI Standards Forum and Awards event which was held on Thursday 29th October at the Park Plaza Hotel, London.

As part of the Knowledge Marketplace, we were able to meet industry professionals and Standards Makers who were interested to discuss how the BLFA can share in the development of quality standards relating to panel products.

On 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. BSI welcomes the outcome as a pragmatic solution that provides stability for the European standards system while meeting the needs of their stakeholders.

Click here to download the full announcement from BSI: Download Announcement

The BLFA will be increasing its involvement with BSI over the next few months.

BLFA Annual Dinner 2018

Our 2018 AGM and Annual Dinner was held at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. 180 members and their guests joined us for a truly memorable evening which included some fantastic entertainment. This event is always the highlight of the BLFA calendar and affords an excellent opportunity for guests to network with other industry professionals and meet new contacts who have recently joined the industry.

A welcome was given to two of our newest member companies: Cubicle Works and Cotswold Panel Products.

We would like to thank all our members for their support over the past year and we wish everyone a very successful start to 2019  !




Member Case Study: MEDITE SMARTPLY

MEDITE PREMIER MDF has been used to create innovative 3D feature wall designs at the corporate headquarters of international media company, UBM, in Blackfriars, Central London. The landmark development made use of the timber panels in a bespoke interior wall design on each floor.

Click below to read the full case study:


BLFA Annual Dinner 2018

The AGM and Annual Dinner will be held this year at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire. All BLFA members are invited to book dinner places and also to attend the AGM.


The Annual Dinner is an excellent opportunity to entertain your clients and network with other professional in the laminate industry and is a highlight for everyone who attends. If you would like more information about booking your place please send your enquiry to us by email.


BLFA Returns to UK Construction Week Surface and Materials Show

We are pleased to announce that the BLFA Pavilion will be returning to UK Construction Week this October 9th -11th 2018

Last year, we were the headline sponsors for the Surface & Materials section of the show and we received 100’s of visitors across the 3 days. We have members returning as exhibitors with us on the Pavilion as well as new members exhibiting for the first time with us at this event. We look forward to welcoming all our visitors to another successful exhibition.

For more information about how to get involved with this event please email us.


BLFA sponsor the Surface & Materials Show at UK Construction Week 2017

The BLFA Laminate Pavilion at the Surface & Materials Show was a resounding success and attracted many of the visitors who attended the event in their 1000’s.

We would like to thank all of the BLFA Member companies who joined us on the Pavilion. These were: Abet Ltd, Arnold Laver, Decra Ltd, Formica, Leeuwenburgh Veneers (UK) Ltd, Panelock Ltd and Westag & Getalit AG

Visitors were able to see the very latest in laminate surface design and technology and the area created a real buzz in this part of the show.

We were proud to be the headline sponsors for this show and we will be returning to next year’s event so look out for more info on this soon !


BLFA is Headline Sponsor at Surface & Materials Show UK Construction Week 2017

We have very exciting news about our exhibition stand, the BLFA Laminate Pavilion, (stand M530) at the forthcoming Surface & Materials Show, part of the UK Construction Week exhibition at the NEC October 10th – 12th 2017

The BLFA is also proud to be the headline sponsor for the Surface & Materials event and we are looking forward to welcoming many of the thousands of visitors who regularly attend this exhibition. 

The BLFA Laminate Pavilion will be a unique area within the heart of the Surface & Materials show and the stand will feature a number of  BLFA fabricator, manufacturer and distributor member companies who are showcasing some of their latest products and finishes.

The member companies joining us on the stand are:





We would like to thank all of the above member companies for supporting this event.

We would love to see all of our members at the show so please come along and visit the BLFA Laminate Pavilion. Here is a link to the visitor registration:


BLFA Annual Dinner and AGM 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Annual AGM and Dinner will take place this year at the Marriott Hotel, Forest of Arden on Thursday 16th November.


The annual dinner is the highlight of the BLFA calendar and in recent years we have seen record numbers attending. It is the perfect opportunity to invite your clients along and enjoy a superb evening of networking and entertainment.

This year, we are looking forward to our special guest after dinner speaker,actor and author John Challis whose is best know for his role as ‘Boycie’ in the hit TV comedy Only Fools and Horses.


We are sure that everyone will thoroughly enjoy listening to him talk about his career and especially his time with the rest of the Only Fools and Horses cast.

All BLFA Member companies are invited to book a table as soon as possible so please contact us for more information.