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Lockdown statement from CFA president: Hamish MacGregor (MacGregor Flooring Company Limited)

A statement from Hamish MacGregor, CFA president, regarding the latest lockdown: Transmission rates are now the key and I cannot stress enough that while Construction and Contract Flooring remains open, we MUST focus on the Safe Operating Procedures (SOP) and how we apply them to play our part in maintaining the ...

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Latest Lockdown Restrictions – Commercial Flooring to Continue

England has entered a new lockdown with no confirmed end date, and ...

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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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CFJ has launched the big main event under the banner of CFJLIVE, ...

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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 ...

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Installation of the month

Birth of flooring and walling solution in maternity ward

AN extensive Altro flooring and walling solution is reportedly helping provide a beautiful, safe, homely and calm environment for new mothers and their babies at a revolutionary new maternity delivery suite at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. The facility, comprising nine ...

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Future-proofing training in the contract flooring sector

FITA, says Shaun, is as an organisation embracing, learning and adapting to change – and, most importantly, moving with the times.

IT’s safe to say the past 12 months have been a rollercoaster for most in our industry, whether it be stop/start activity for businesses and staff or juggling lockdowns, tier systems, furlough and self-isolation periods.

For anyone like myself reading this, who relies on stability and fixed plans in their working...

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Contractor profiles

It’s no accident that Winton Flooring is winning

CFJ talks to John Marsh, commercial director at family-owned contractor, Winton Flooring, about the success of the Manchester-based business, which was established by his parents in 1981 and which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in April By ADAM BERNSTEIN.

JOHN Marsh is commercial director at family-owned contractor, Winton Flooring. Based in Manchester, he’s part of the second generation that took over the business after his parents -...

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THE Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 is not a name that easily trips off the tongue, and you can be forgiven for not really understanding why it applies to you. But it almost certainly does!
And most importantly, the Construction Act as it has come to be known, is there to help you get paid, so now might be a good time to brush up on it.
The basic payment rules introduced by the Construction Act and the 2011 amendments are:

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Help and advice

The key to eliminating risk

Barry tells contractors how to eliminate risk by adopting a structured project management framework.

DISCOVER how harnessing technology enables subcontractors to control spend, reduce errors, increase efficiency and deliver more profitable growth.

Controlling costs and running projects efficiently, while simultaneously ensuring you make a decent profit, is something every specialist subcontractor strives for daily. We all know it’s challenging ...

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