30 years in the making

CFJ turns 30 this year. Its resilience in the age of the digital revolution speaks to the importance of our industry in a tumultuous world.

The Berlin Wall was torn down, rocking the foundations of the Soviet Union. No look back in time would be complete without a snapshot of where the UK was with the EU - and it'll come as no surprise that there was rancour even then. Read all about it in our digital page turner.

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Installation of the month

Creating a multi-functional workspace at huddersfield UNIVERSITY

LIBRARIES are at the heart of any university, but transforming them from cold and sometimes uninviting spaces into inspiring, interactive zones can be a real challenge. This was certainly the case when the University of Huddersfield decided to...

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News Story

Carpet & Flooring customer wins van in Tremco competition

CARPET & Flooring Gateshead customer, Northern Floorcraft, has won a Ford Transit Custom van courtesy of Carpet & Flooring and Tremco. Over…

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Construction Leadership Council endorses retentions roadmap

THE Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has confirmed its support for Build UK’s Roadmap to Zero Retentions and encouraged industry to implement…

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FMB: Now is the time to get Britain building

THE historic election result must draw a line under years of crippling uncertainty that has been so toxic for UK construction, says the Federation of…

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Editor's Blog

‘Interface technical support team strengthened’

Mark Saunders has joined interface to strengthen the existing technical support team

Covering the south of the UK, Mark will provide customers with advice and installation training across all Interface’s floor finishes, carpet tile, LVT and rubber.

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Mapei’s ‘high-demand’ 2020 training dates revealed

MAPEI has unveiled its extensive list of training dates for 2020, as part of plans to continually utilise its training facility based in Halesowen, West Midlands.

Following what it describes as a successful first year of training courses at the facility situated at Mapei Academy, a total 51 days have reportedly been dedicated to training, covering Ceramic Tiling, Resilient Flooring, EWI, Resin, Ultratop Loft, Concrete Repair and Basement...

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Contractor Profiles

Confessions of a carpet fitter (1)

Our carpet-fitter says he doesn’t know how he got away with some of the work he did in the past. But he would’ve done it better if the company had made it possible.

ABOUT seven years ago now I was fitting for one of the big companies. No names, but their fitters get a lot of flak, some of it they deserve, but a lot is down to the way the company works and isn’t the fitters’ fault at all.

We used to be given a minimum of 120m a day including at ...

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Point of View

The trap you must avoid

Here’s the guide on how to get your variations valued properly.

IF YOU’RE working on a project and things change, then you’re entitled to be paid for that change, aren’t you?
You’d like to think it was that simple. After all, if you order a new car, then start adding on a whole lot of extras, you expect to pay for them don’t you? Unfortunately, especially where main contractors are involved, things aren’t always that straightforward.

You must get ...

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Help and Advice

Was it dry or wet? That’s the question…

Sid Bourne, independent consultant.

Sid tries to determine whether Bob is telling the truth about a concrete subfloor being dry or wet before he started working on it.

I WAS instructed by the courts to carry out an inspection of a failed solid wood flooring several months ago, which has now been settled. The consumer had complaints regarding the cupping and lifting of the oak flooring. I received documentation from the consumer and also from...

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The Flooring Library is brought to you by CFJ (Contract Flooring Journal) the leading UK magazine for the contract flooring industry. All the entries included in the library are vetted and approved by Kick-Start Publishing Ltd.

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