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CFA LAUNCHES MAJOR NEW REPORT ON SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Zero Avoidable Waste in Flooring - Towards a Circular Economy is an important new report from The Contract Flooring Association. Aiming to establish a benchmark for the environmental and sustainability position of the contract flooring supply chain, the report sets out the achievements of the industry so far and highlights ...

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Two flooring companies book for next CFJ LIVE as popularity grows

THE CFJ LIVE sessions which CFJ has been running since last autumn ...

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CFJ/CFA Awards 2021: Finalists about to be selected

FINALISTS are about to be selected for the categories in this year's ...

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Weak dollar, price of PVC, freight surcharges push cost of Chinese flooring imports to all-time high

THE cost of importing LVT from China, where the bulk of product ...

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KEEP CALM - AND CARRY ON FLOORLAYING

I WRITE this at a time when everything is still up in the air with respect to Covid-19. The UK government has reversed some of the damage to its reputation by supervising one of the ...

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Installation of the month

UltraFloor is ‘man’s best friend’ at pet store

ULTRAFLOOR has supplied commercial flooring contractors, Oliver Contracts with subfloor preparation materials to complete a 250sq m project at Pets Corner in Amersham. A former Aston Martin dealership, Pets Corner in Amersham has become a flagship store for this pet ...

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FITA DIGITAL – Taking the leap into digital (video) content

FITA Digital will take FITA to the next level in supporting the flooring sector and adds something that is already adding a great deal of interest and support in industry. Shaun has the story…

FOR many years, the Flooring Show at Harrogate has included FITA demonstration stands that attract large crowds as we show installation techniques based on industry standards, best practice and some additional tips and tricks also known as the #FITAWay’...

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Contractor profiles

Winton Flooring: A lesson in evolution

CFJ talks to John Marsh, commercial director of family-owned contractor, Manchester-based Winton Flooring. Part of the second generation to run the business, in 17 years at the firm he’s built up experience that others in the trade could learn from. By ADAM BERNSTEIN.

OF course, 17 years is a long time, and John Marsh, commercial director of Winton Flooring, has seen the supplier landscape change greatly. But it has not been a story of radical...

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Point of view

Can the QS knock my dayworks back?

THE contractor’s QS’s knocking your dayworks back! In other words, despite your best efforts the contractor’s QS doesn’t want to pay you for the time and effort you have put in to help the contractor overcome the problem about which he turned to you for help.

A common source of disagreement
Daywork can be a great source of disagreement and even argument! Contractors generally dislike dayworks, and even some specialist contractors are not keen....

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Help and advice

The ins-and-outs of your Ts and Cs

Peter advises readers to review their contractual terms and conditions in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

GLOBAL supply chains have been impacted hugely, not just by Covid-19 and the resulting lockdowns, but by the confusion concerning where responsibility lays for delayed, missed, and incomplete deliveries.  The problems again illustrate the underestimated importance of contract clauses, such as ‘force majeure...

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