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 NEWS

Only 56% are paid within agreed term
TIER 2 sub-contractors, including those in flooring, supply more trade credit to the Tier 1 (major) contractors and clients than they receive from their own suppliers. This is a key finding of a just completed payment survey by the National Specialist Contractors’ Council (to which the Contract Flooring Association is affiliated) jointly with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Read more

Masonry firm must pay £237,000 after block of stone kills worker
A MASONRY business has been ordered to pay £237,000...
Marketing budgets are set for major increase
SPENDING on marketing by big companies in the construction sector, including flooring, is set...

FITA’s new cuddly mascot gets a name
And don’t be a card! Get the right card!

CFA training manager Tracy Gregory on the latest happenings in the world of training:
Harrogate 2014 has been and gone, and for the
CFA and FITA it was a great year. Read more

DIGITAL VERSION
 EDITORS COMMENT

EU EXIT FOR ECONOMIC CRASH
YOU would think that any government would heed the major concerns of the business sector, which generates a large part of the country’s wealth (enabling you and I to pay tax). Apparently not! Despite dire warnings from business leaders, the current UK prime minister is stubbornly treading a Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
Concern over energy usage: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Sustainability consultant Alan Best looks at current industry moves to tackle the concern over excessive energy usage worldwide: ENERGY used throughout the lifecycle of flooring products from raw materials through manufacture to retail, supply, installation and disposal and the associated greenhouse gas emissions are key concerns for all of us working in the field of sustainability and cost efficiencies in the industry. Read more

 CFA COMMENT
Wow! Wasn’t it a busy 2014 for the CFA! Roll on 2015!

MUCH as the Kaiser Chiefs had predicted a riot, I predict a labour shortage. OK, I’m not claiming some sort of visionary abilities here. I mean, the notion has already been covered in
some detail in CFJ and mentioned in
many other areas of the construction
press. Read more

 HELP AND ADVICE
Martin Cummins
on site conditions

 BUYERS GUIDE

Safe and stylish

Safety flooring is becoming more decorative and being used in more locations. Among the major suppliers in this busy market are:
Altro XpressLay safety flooring has reportedly provided a significant time and cost saving solution in the construction of the new £26m St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School, Cardiff.
The school was designed by architects Austin-Smith: Lord with classrooms clustered in blocks off a main central ‘street’. Read more

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Barrier matting show its stripes
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Tredaire underlays upgraded
INTERFLOOR is upgrading its range of Tredaire Seventh Heaven PU underlays.
The range is Tredaire’s flagship collection of six PU products...
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