The organisation had aimed for another 100 members this year. In the first seven months it has recruited 114. This takes total membership to 584, the highest level for 13 years.

Membership secretary Michael Lee credited the BWF’s success to its lobbying and marketing for its third-party certificated fire door, windows and stairs quality and performance assurance schemes, and also its development of a ‘toolkit’ of support services.

"Joinery companies have faced huge challenges and seen that we are able to provide, practical, authoritative advice on a range of business, employment, health and safety and technical issues," he said.

BWF chief executive Iain McIlwee said that the organisation and industry is also now being buoyed by increasing UK business confidence.

"Without doubt latest figures from the Construction Products Association match the story we are hearing from members around the country," he said. "We are starting to see an uplift in activity, particularly in the housing sector."