Finishes and fitments


Wood and wood-based materials shall be of the quality and dimensions required by the design.

Joinery and the materials used should be installed to established standards of workmanship, and have no visible defects after the finish has been applied. Issues that should be taken into account include:

  • fit and construction of joints (including finger joints)
  • gluing and laminating
  • construction of moving parts
  • surface finishes.

Relevant standards include:

BS EN 942‘Timber in joinery. General requirements’
BS EN 312‘Particleboards’
BS 1186‘Timber for and workmanship in joinery’.