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November 2020

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CFJ/CFA AWARDS 2021: ENTRIES NOW OPEN

ENTRIES have officially opened for the CFJ/CFA Awards 2021, to be held at Coombe Abbey in September. Because installations have undoubtedly been affected by Covid-19, CFJ has this year decided to extend the timescale for entries. If you have completed an installation between January 2019-December 2020, you will be eligible ...

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Update: Domestic floorlaying continues during lockdown

In the light of developments during the first week of England’s lockdown, ...

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Commercial floorlaying and its supply chain to continue working during lockdown

The CFA believes it should be business as usual for the contract ...

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National lockdown: Controversy rages as flooring chains remain open

THE second national lockdown may be upon us with a vengeance, but ...

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CFJLIVE: Entrance matting next up in new online workshop

CFJLIVE, CFJ's latest innovation in the wake of Covid-19, presents entrance matting featuring Forbo Flooring Systems and Coba on 15 December. After a short introduction from CFJ, Garry Bateman, technical manager at Forbo, will discuss the ...

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Installation of the month

Lockdown office transformation for leading UK contruction firm

Redesigning and installing flooring in a new office during a global pandemic is no easy task. However, this was the challenge presented to sustainable flooring manufacturer Interface, and contractor, Excel Business Environments Ltd (EBE), when refurbishing Bouygues Energies & Services ...

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Training

The Academy for Excellence is open for training

THE Academy for Excellence for Flooring says it’s open for training, with a series of measures that ensure the protection and safety of trainees and colleagues.

The academy says it’s been able to ensure its continued programme of training at Foundation and Master Installer level by limiting courses to four candidates. Causing higher demand than normal, flooring professionals are being encouraged to contact the academy directly to discuss...

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Contractor profiles

Reliability can only ever breed success

CFJ talks to Jason Stovell, founder of Berkshire Flooring which he started at 28 from his garage and spare room By ADAM BERNSTEIN.

FOR some, like 46-year-old Jason Stovell, flooring runs deep. The eldest of three brothers, he watched his parents run a flooring business in the late ‘80s while he was still at school. Helping out at weekends and during the holidays, he ‘got the bug for working in the industry’.

Unfortunately, the business was hit ...

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Point of view

Making sales the clever way

IN ‘Your five-minute guide to marketing’ (CFJ September), I briefly outlined the benefits of marketing lists and their use as a valuable and effective marketing tool.

In this issue I wish to expand on the subject, as I believe every flooring contractor should have a marketing database and use it keep all customers and contacts up to date with what’s going on in their business.
And as you’ll find out, it doesn’t matter how many data records you...

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Help and advice

Kneel down - and dont' forget the basics of safety!

Lee says if floorlayers don’t take proper safety precautions, they could suffer from frequent and debilitating knee and back pain.

REPETITIOUS motion is a breeding ground for a multitude of ‘overuse’ injuries. If you work in the flooring industry, as gratifying as our craft might be, the unfortunate downside is you may be a victim of frequent back and knee pain.

Without proper safety precautions taken, you could be setting yourself up for...

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Cfa comments

The ‘B’ word

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water… Richard points out that we may not have heard much about Brexit since Covid-19 came...

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