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 NEWS

Big contractors slammed for attack on pay charter
CHIEF executive of the National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) Suzannah Nichol MBE has hit back at the major contractors after some of them expressed concerns about the newly published Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter. She said: ‘If Tier 1 contractors claim to have cashflow problems, welcome to the world of specialist contractors. Fair payment is crucial to the Read more

Marketing viewed as key to boosting the recovery
MARKETING budgets are set to increase in 58% of construction supply chain companies, says...
Flooring Show to host two FITA demo zones
THE Flooring Show at Harrogate (September 21-23) will feature two demo zones in two halls...

Readers choose the winners

ESTABLISHED in 1999, the annual Flooring Industry Awards
brought to you by Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) and the
Contract Flooring Association (CFA) are in their 16th year.
They are now, by a long way, the flooring industry’s most
sought after awards.

As always, these awards are chosen by the readers of CFJ.
During the years that these accolades have been presented,
thousands of CFJ readers have cast their votes. Read more

 EDITORS COMMENT

PAYMENT CHARTER IS A FARCE!
YOU can tell there’s going to be a general election in nine months, the Government is busy trying to curry favour with everyone. It was the turn of sub-contractors in construction to be courted recently with the launch of the so-called ‘Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter’, highlighting the Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
Networking pays dividends

Sustainability: Colossal task ahead in face of climate change denial. Sustainability consultant Alan Best outlines gains by networking groups like the Flooring Sustainability Partnership, but says more needs to be done: THE need for a more sustainable approach to the manufacture, supply and disposal of flooring products has not been lost on the supply chain and many innovations have been implemented with many more in the pipeline. Some companies have joined with networking groups such as the Flooring Sustainability Partnership Read more

 CFA COMMENT
CFA shows its real worth to the flooring industry

TRADE Associations are unlike any other business I know. We share many features with purely commercial organisations, but in some fundamental ways we are very different.
We employ people and, of course,
have to ensure that we generate
enough income to allow us Read more

 HELP AND ADVICE
 BUYERS GUIDE

Green giants

Flooring has become a key contributor to sustainable construction:
Anglo Recycling reminds us that in 2008 only 3% of carpet was recycled at the end of its life. That figure reached 27% in 2013, according to Carpet Recycling UK. Read more

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Truvox unveils new Multiwash
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