Revealed: The winners and losers in flooring
THE latest edition of the Palmer Market Research report on the contract floorcovering market in Great Britain, exclusively previewed in CFJ, heralds brighter prospects in this sector. The authoritative report reveals a decline in the UK contract flooring market by nearly 7% between 2011 and 2013 to 61.8 million sq m. Latest figures contained in the Palmer report show that overall a difficult two year period is coming to an end; but not in all sectors. Read more
TRAINING AND IMMIGRATION
THERE are many good reasons for companies to undertake training of both new and existing staff. And flooring contractors have at least as much reason as any of the construction trades to invest in training. For one thing, there is a critical construction skills shortage now threatening growth. Read more...
Sustainability consultant Alan Best explains the concept of the circular economy and its ‘radically alternative vision’ to the traditional way we design, manufacture and supply products: THE buzz phrase around sustainability these days is the ‘circular economy’ and many of our major flooring manufacturers and their supply chains are beginning to sign up to the concepts involved. Read more
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Flooring plays an important role in the education sector. Among the major suppliers in this busy market are:
burmatex heavy contract carpet tiles were used in the 15,000sq m new David Hockney Building at Bradford College. This £50m project features six burmatex ranges: balance, balance stripe, balance atomic, tandem, strands and lateral.
A walkway in balance stripe blackboard connects the various study areas. Read more
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