Chicopee - Cleaning and maintenance
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Chicopee - Cleaning and maintenance

A SPOTLESS floor makes an excellent first impression; a dirty floor, however, has the opposite effect and no matter how good the customer service or products on sale, that vital first impression will be of a slapdash and unprofessional environment, says Chicopee.

Whether it’s a multi-national company or a small business, poor floor cleanliness will give a bad first impact that can be difficult to ...

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LTP Ecoprotec - Cleaning and maintenance
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LTP Ecoprotec - Cleaning and maintenance

LTP’s Ecoprotec range includes cleaning and maintenance solutions designed for the contract market. All products throughout the ecological range are manufactured by LTP in the UK. They’re designed to provide a safe ‘clean-seal-maintain’ regime and reportedly have non-toxic, low odour formulations.

Intensive cleaners include two deep cleaning products and three treatments designed to tackle...

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Improving renovation return on investment
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Improving renovation return on investment

Connie Johnson explains how technology can impact a project’s lifespan, success and ROI.

THE primary reason for running a renovation project is usually to add value. Whether that’s by rectifying a problem, updating your offering or optimising the space, renovation can improve the function and aesthetics of a business. Here I’ll explain how technology can help improve a renovation project’s return ...

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Gerflor - Offices
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Gerflor - Offices

OFFICE design has evolved over the years and the move towards a more open-plan and creative environment has stolen a march on the closed-off smaller, intimate and cloistered spaces we have seen in the past.

There’s no doubt that the flooring element of this change has placed a crucial role in ‘lighting-up’ the overall feel-good factor of many UK offices. Workplace design has an impact on staff...

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Pro-Tek - Offices
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Pro-Tek - Offices

PRO-TEK WPC’s range of engineered vinyl floors includes 40 wood and stone-effects, each with colour and décor matched WPC accessories. Suitable for offices, the floor has a six-layer waterproof construction, with built-in underlay. During installations, Pro-Tek says minimal subfloor preparation is required, cutting commercial down-time, and an integral glueless joint gives a fast installation....

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F Ball - Offices
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F Ball - Offices

SUBFLOOR preparation products from F Ball and Co, have been used in the refurbishment of luxury office space in Manchester City Centre. Contractors specified the products for a 720sq m flooring installation at Empress Business Centre in Manchester city centre, reportedly completed to the aesthetically pleasing standard required to showcase the building for existing and potential customers.

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Shaw Contract - Offices
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Shaw Contract - Offices

IN its thirteenth year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards programme recognises the creative vision of the architects and designers who inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing. The Awards place a spotlight on a diverse range of talents from across the globe, celebrating design in action and purposefully rewarding the innovative and truly inspiring work being done by the architecture...

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The Solid Wood Flooring Company - Offices
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The Solid Wood Flooring Company - Offices

THE Solid Wood Flooring Company manufactures engineered floors that can reportedly be used in any environment whatever the traffic. It says its floors are used in hotels, museums, offices, restaurants, retail outlets as well as large residential developments, to name but a few.

The Solid Wood Flooring Company reportedly uses the latest technology for all of its finishes and says even the Snow...

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Uzin - Offices
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Uzin - Offices

UZIN products were used to install a variety of floor coverings at a new Cross Keys Homes premises in Peterborough. The shop and information hub will assist people looking to learn more about the care and support services CKH provide to Peterborough residents as well as upcoming training opportunities, and self-service options for existing residents. The client required a mixture of flooring to be ...

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Modulyss - Offices
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Modulyss - Offices

LONDON-based workplace design and build specialist, CSK Projects, has specified carpet tiles from modulyss to deliver global leader in privileged access security, CyberArk, an office with a ‘modern and fun’ look that inspires employees.

Combining New Shapes and various colours of the structured loop pile First Absolute quality, the team at CSK Projects have delivered a floor layout that...

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Tarkett - Offices
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Tarkett - Offices

WHEN Manchester-based content marketing agency Hattrick moved to The Boat Shed in Exchange Quay, it was an opportunity to create a ‘wow’ space to reflect its culture.

A cultural mash-up between Northern grit and a Nordic team-led approach, the built-environment specialists worked with The Sheila Bird Group to bring their vision to life. Atul Bansal and his team carved the space up using four...

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Interface - Offices
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Interface - Offices

ONE of Manchester’s reportedly most iconic buildings, 111 Piccadilly, has been redesigned to create a modern workplace which seamlessly blends the old with the new. The Bruntwood building, offering a mix of serviced and leased office space, has been transformed with help from global modular flooring manufacturer Interface. This multifunctional space is said to be proving popular with tenants.

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Treadsure - Offices
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Treadsure - Offices

A FLOOR-SAFETY, risk assessment service which identifies potential slip and fall hazards and provides full reports, expert advice and practical help if required for their prevention, has been introduced by Arkad Health & Safety, producers of Treadsure, the flooring traction enhancement solution.

An independent, professional slip-testing inspection checks if businesses or owners of any area...

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Weber - Offices
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Weber - Offices

MAJOR refurbishment has been undertaken at the Saint-Gobain Weber HQ in Flitwick, Bedfordshire where weberfloor products have being used extensively. The work involved renovation of 240sq m of industrial and commercial floor space.

The Flitwick warehouse project involved the demolition of the old training workshop to make way for a new product storage area. Here the floor area was pre-treated...

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The heavy lifting
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The heavy lifting

RESIN flooring is the best flooring option for many different types of environment, says FeRFA.

Originally developed as a durable, high performance flooring system for use in aggressive industrial environments, continued technical development and innovation has resulted in resin flooring systems that reportedly offer impressive durability and wear resistance, together with aesthetic and design...

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F Ball - Rubber and lineoleum
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F Ball - Rubber and lineoleum

TO ensure that a long-lasting, aesthetically-pleasing floor finish is achieved when installing rubber and linoleum floorcoverings, proper subfloor preparation is necessary, along with the selection of an appropriate adhesive for the particular floorcovering and environment.

As with all flooring installations, contractors should first ensure that subfloors are suitably sound, clean and dry. A...

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Nora - Rubber and lineoleum
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Nora - Rubber and lineoleum

FLOORS are not just important stylistic elements, they have to be hard-wearing and they have to be convincing in their design and functionality. The wear resistance and longevity of nora rubber floorings, which are said to still look practically new even after many years of intensive usage, make a decisive contribution to the sustainability of buildings, the company states.  

Since its foundation ...

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Earthwerks - Social housing
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Earthwerks - Social housing

WITH Earthwerks as your LVT partner you can be sure its experience and affordability will create the best living areas for social housing projects, the company states.

‘A key function of social housing is to provide accommodation that is affordable to people on low incomes,’ says Earthwerks. The company says it is here to make sure that ‘affordable’ can still be stylish, practical, safe,...

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Tilemaster - social housing
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Tilemaster - social housing

TILEMASTER Super Flow 30 provides a suitable fast-track leveller for social housing projects. In an environment where speed is of the essence, and disruption needs to be minimised, this reportedly ultra-rapid setting screed allows the contractor to ‘rip up, prepare and relay’ all in the same day, says Tilemaster.

Like all Tilemaster products, Super Flow 30 has been developed to meet specific...

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Gerflor - Social housing
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Gerflor - Social housing

THERE’S no doubt that with some social housing developments time is money when it comes to disruption to tenants. The rhythm in terms of laying and installation of new flooring and the actual performance of the specified product are all key elements in the final specification decision. There’s also a very strong argument these days that says all social housing flooring should be fit for purpose,...

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Installation of the month

Shining a light on newly reopened theatre

AFTER being closed for over a decade, the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester is enjoying a new lease of life after a £3.6m investment in the building.

The main auditorium of the theatre has been refurbished with 900 new seats, sound desks and lighting ...

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News Story

‘MAC recommendations would cripple construction’

THE Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report, which sets out a series of recommendations for the new immigration policy post-Brexit, would cripple…

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News Story

CRUK UK Awards: Innovation saves company £3m

A MAJOR UK-based carpet manufacturer claims it has saved a total of about £3m through an innovative approach to waste thanks to its 10-year…

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News Story

Reflect with Antron Global Colour Trend Forecast

REFLECT is said to be one of the defining themes shaping colour in commercial interiors, as revealed in the Global Colour Trend Forecast 2019.…

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Editor's Blog

Shock grows as huge UK firm consults on injecting microchips into its workers

Chip implants, which triggered lethal cancers in lab mice and rats, and which have never been tested long-term in humans, are about to be embedded into, potentially, ‘hundreds of thousands’ of UK workers.

Swedish biohacking company, Biohax, says...

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Training

My Scottish odyssey

A recent visit to Scotland gave Shaun Wadsworth an excellent opportunity to observe how apprenticeships are progressing.

AT the end of August, I had the great opportunity to visit Scotland through my work as training manager for the CFA. There were several reasons for my visit, first up was a tour of the Forbo Flooring factory with Garry Bateman (CFA president), after that a trip to the City of Glasgow College with Mark Purdie (lecturer for...

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Contractor Profiles

Linked up

Zach Jefferson, managing director of the family-owned Lincolnshire Flooring, talks about the many benefits of employing fitters directly.

Undertaking domestic and contract work alike, and doing so across the breadth of the UK, Lincolnshire Flooring has had to cultivate a sizeable workforce with wide-ranging skillsets. This wasn’t always the case though, md Zach Jefferson tells CFJ:

‘Lincolnshire Flooring started as a division of National...

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Point of View

TAKING THE LEADS

If, as a flooring contractor, you’re wondering how to make more money, a good place to start is looking at how you source your leads.

IN an episode of the TV Police drama Unforgotten, a manager was talking to his financially beleaguered salesman who’d just asked for more leads. What the salesman really needed was more money, and he could achieve this by having more leads which he could then turn into more sales meaning more commission.

As a...

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Help and Advice

It’s not rocket science

Sid Bourne guarantees that if you follow industry standards for subfloor preparation and correct installation procedures, you’ll never have an issue.

AS an independent flooring inspector, it’s my business to analyse floor failures. What I know now and what I’ve learned over the many years, is if the floor fails, it does so because someone has failed the floor. The floor cannot make decisions on its own, it’s merely a case of someone taking the...

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CFA Comments

Summer reflections

The CFA’s year was as sunny as Britain’s summer, as Richard Catt explains in this month’s column.

AS I write this article in early September, the...

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