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Preparation Group calls its open days ‘a great success’

THE Open Days held by The Preparation Group at its Lincoln Training and Demonstration Centre to mark the company’s 25th anniversary recently are said to have been successful.
‘We were delighted by the turnout,’ said md, Tracey Glew. ‘Visitors attended from a range of sectors and backgrounds. It was our chance to showcase the latest innovations through practical demonstrations of new products and a great way for our visitors to share ideas and network in an informal, relaxed environment.’


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Ecotile fits well for KwikFit
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 EDITORS COMMENT

THE HEAT IN THE KITCHEN
CLEANLINESS is next to godliness, according to an ancient Hebrew proverb. If that’s true (and few would argue that it isn’t), then it’s particularly pertinent to this month’s edition, with our focus on, among other features, flooring in kitchens and food production areas. In a previous life, I edited a food manufacturing journal, representing an industry where flooring (and, more specifically, hygienic flooring) is even more of a preoccupation than in other industries. How so? It all comes down to the stringent nature of the food and beverage sector. Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
‘Have your eyes wide open when you sign contracts!’

Barry Ashmore,md and co-founder of StreetwiseSubbie.com, says flooring contractors need to recognise which contracts are designed to rip them off: LAST week I went out to visit a new StreetwiseSubbie member with high hopes of expanding his business by working on commercial as well as residential projects.
He was delighted to have already been offered a contract for a new project and was busy planning how it would fit in with his schedule of works...

 CFA COMMENT
Pay: ‘Perhaps we should allow Build UK some breathing space’

IN the March issue of CFJ I promised a series of articles outlining some of the work and benefits associated with being a member of the
CFA. After a short interlude last
month, when I waxed lyrical about a
successful Domotex where we ventured...

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Jim Coulson
on marine plywood
 BUYERS GUIDE

Making an entrance

Appearance is very important when it comes to matting:
Suppliers in this sector include: Coba Flooring says Plan.a, its aluminium entrance matting systems, are specified and installed in a range of buildings, from hotels, offices and retail, to schools and colleges. Custom-made to order, Plan.a is claimed by the company to be an aesthetically pleasing, heavy-duty system. Read more

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