ASBESTOS floor tiles, once a popular choice, are often found today hidden under carpets. Their removal can have fatal consequences.
Asbestos is a proven killer. It was widely used in new and refurbished homes and other buildings from the 1950s until 1999. Asbestos was used as an insulator (to keep heat in and keep out cold). As such it was used in products such as ceiling tiles, pipe insulation, boilers, sprayed coatings as well as floor tiles.
THERE ARE BIG BOOTS TO FILL
IT won’t be easy following in the footsteps of Alan Bakalor, CFJ’s inimitable (and occasionally ferocious) editor for a mere two decades. Alan has decided to hang up his boots, journalistically speaking, after 50 years in media. There’s no point denying that those boots will be difficult to fill. In preparing for my new role, one thing I’m grateful for is my background in facilities management (FM), in which flooring and flooring contracts play a crucial part. In fact, on my last project in my previous job Read more...
Barry Ashmore,md and co-founder of StreetwiseSubbie.com, reveals what happened when he approached Build UK about the ‘unfair’ payment terms being set by one of its main contractor members: YOU may (or may not!) be interested to know that I’ve recently purchased a few new business books, so I’ve been doing a spot of reading. I’ve just finished the million-copy best seller by Rolf Dobelli entitled ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’ and I’d like to share with you...
DOMOTEX 2016 was a first for me and for the CFA for many years, because we took a small stand of our own as part of the Greater Birmingham chamber of commerce
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Sound subfloors and screeds are vital for successful flooring installations:
Suppliers in this sector include: BAL Level Max levelling compound is, the company says, its latest innovation, with what it describes as ground-breaking fibre-strand technology (FST), bed depths up to 80mm and suitability for use over most bases including timber. Read more
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