The Sussex-based Icklesham Joinery has won the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Technical Award – the highest technical award distributed by the British woodworking industry.

The skilled trademen and women of the prestigious joinery helped the company with the award with their work on the Robert Adam-designed RSA House off the Strand in London. The company’s work on the high-profile building included creating and installing functional items such as fire-rated doorsets and shutters and air conditioning unit housings, and more aesthetic oak wall panelling and double entrance doors into the building’s Great Room.

The company was presented with its award at BWF's annual dinner held at Lord's Cricket Ground in London earlier this month. BWF chief executive, Iain McIlwee, said the work carried out by Icklesham Joinery was exemplary.

He explained, “To work with a demanding architect and main contractor to achieve such an innovative outcome calls for all-round good management, excellent technical skills and individual craftsmanship.”

The guest speaker at the event was Dr Peter Bonfield, the chief executive of the Building Research Establishment, who delivered talk about his involvement with the Olympic Delivery Authority and his work on the Olympic Park. He called on all of the BWF members to capitalise on the proud past of British construction.