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New research reveals third of construction workers now suffer with anxiety

High levels of mental distress and a reluctance to seek professional help among UK construction...
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Headlam Group launches ‘industry-leading app’

Headlam Group, a floorcoverings distributor, has announced the launch of what it describes as its...
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floorwise welcomes STS Flooring Distributors

Independent wholesaler, STS Flooring Distributors, has become a member of the floorwise group.  Says the company:...

Construction migrant workforce numbers fall while demand, costs, and wages surge

CITB’s annual migration report has revealed the number of migrant workers in construction continues to...

EXCLUSIVE: It’s time to man up about floorlayers and mental health

Men often think they don’t need to talk about their problems. But, as Brian King...

EXCLUSIVE: Designer Contracts’ Louise Walters on a fitter future

Louise Walters, commercial director for Designer Contracts, will explain in CFJ February why the company...

Instarmac’s Martin Pouncey named Employee of the Year

INSTARMAC says it’s very proud to announce Martin Pouncey, technical training, and site support manager...

‘Key moves’ in regional management structure at Designer Contracts

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has announced a senior promotion and one new...

F Ball & Co appoints new northern area sales manager

F BALL & Co has appointed Adam Lord as northern area sales manager, while reportedly...

Record number of entries for SDS as 2022 finalists announced

THE 48 finalists of the 2022 Surface Design (SDS) Awards have been announced with a...

Studio Moods wins at SBID International Design Awards

IVC Commercial’s Studio Moods modular vinyl design floor has won another award, this time in...

Floorwise says its rewards are back, ‘better than ever’

FLOORWISE rewards are back and better than ever with new rewards across the best lifestyle...

Stars aligning for 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards

WITH most sponsors in place for the 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards (Junckers; F Ball & Co;...

F Ball & Co launches RAG 2022

F BALL & Co has unveiled an updated version of its ‘highly anticipated’F Ball Recommended...

Top flooring companies look into the crystal ball for 2022

CFJ spoke to several flooring companies, including contractors and manufacturers, asking them what their predictions...

Likewise completes £14m fundraise, with directors acquiring 800,000 shares

Likewise Group plc, the distributor of residential and commercial flooring to retailers and contractors, is...

Likewise Group agrees to buy Valley Wholesale Carpets for £30m

Likewise Group, the UK floorings distributor, is pleased to announce that the company has entered...

Loughton Contracts looks into its crystal ball

Nick Perkins, sales director at Loughton Contracts, has told CFJ what the contractor thinks 2022...

Sponsors continue to sign up for 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards

THE CFJ/CFA Awards 2022, which will be at held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire on...

Hull industrial flooring specialists enter soft flooring market

DIRECTORS of a Hull-based industrial flooring company have expanded their offer with the launch of...

Kemtile commits to further growth with appointment of business development manager

AKEEL Ahmed is the latest addition to the Kemtile team – having just been appointed...

The Queen (of Flooring) visits Battersea Power Station

LOUGHTON Contract’s sales director and CFA board member Beverley McFarlane recently got the opportunity to...

Ardex takes up majority stake in wedi

ARDEX, the Witten-based construction chemicals specialist is taking up a majority shareholding in wedi GmbH,...

Bureau Veritas backs HSE in drive to improve respiratory health in construction industry

CONSTRUCTION Design and Management (CDM) and Occupational Hygiene authority, Bureau Veritas, has praised the Health...

Verona hires team to drive sales for new flooring collection

FOLLOWING the launch of its flooring collection, Verona has recruited three new members of the...

Why Harrogate 2021 couldn’t have gone any better

By BRIAN KING | HARROGATE I’M just back from The Flooring Show at Harrogate 2021 and...

Abingdon Flooring uses show as launchpad for collections

ABINGDON Flooring used The Flooring Show as the launchpad for new collections that are ready...

BerryAlloc marks its intentions at show

SHOWCASING its roster of LVT, laminate, HPF, and wood floors, BerryAlloc says it had a...

F Ball & Co ‘demonstrates excellence with ambitious exhibition stand’

WITH the return of The Flooring Show, F Ball & Co realised its most ambitious...
Quick-Step says it innovates with ‘revolutionary recycling technology’

Quick-Step innovates with ‘revolutionary recycling technology’

If you thought HDF, the core of Quick-Step laminate, wasn’t recyclable, think again: Quick-Step's recycling...

Bureau Veritas backs HSE in drive to improve respiratory health in construction industry

Construction Design and Management (CDM) and Occupational Hygiene authority, Bureau Veritas, has praised the Health...
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Hull industrial flooring specialists enter soft flooring market

Directors of a Hull-based industrial flooring company have expanded their offer with the launch of...
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Ardex takes up majority stake in wedi

Ardex, the Witten-based construction chemicals specialist is taking up a majority shareholding in wedi GmbH,...

Five reasons our flooring is perfect for commercial interior design

The Solid Wood Flooring Company says its principles have always been the same since it...

Parkside strengthens team with three specification consultants

AS it continues growth in the commercial tile market, Parkside is welcoming three team members...

Junckers and FIBA announce long-term partnership

JUNCKERS has signed a long-term agreement with FIBA*, basketball’s global governing body, to serve as...

Workspace Design Show returns in November

BETWEEN 4-5 November, Workspace Design Show will open its doors, welcoming the commercial interiors community...

New website ‘will supply carpet tiles to contractors at factory gate prices’

THE new website Carpettilesfd.com will, the company says, supply carpet tiles to contractors at factory...

SATRA invests in new equipment

SATRA’s floorcoverings team has recently taken delivery of a new, state-of-the-art, castor test machine for...

Milliken transforms, relaunches ship-from-stock programme

MILLIKEN says it’s transformed and relaunched its ship-from-stock programme. The new ‘24 Hour Despatch from...

Bureau Veritas urges developers to prepare for major regulation shake-up due early next year

BUILDING control and regulation expert Bureau Veritas has welcomed the publication of government’s Building Safety...

Spectre from Parkside wins Wall Tile of the Year

SPECTRE from Parkside has won Wall Tile of the Year in the TTA Awards 2021....

Isocrete Flowing K Screed secures industry award for ‘game-changing liquid screed technology’

ISOCRETE Flowing K Screed has secured a national award in recognition of the transformational impact...

F Ball & Co to attend Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe

F BALL & CO will showcase its range of products for creating what it describes...

Bostik launches new rewards scheme

BOSTIK has launched Bostik Pro Rewards, a new loyalty programme that offers its members a...

CFJ/CFA Awards 2022: Industry excitement as chartered surveyor prepares to complete our independent panel of judges

AS entries open for the CFJ/CFA Awards 2022, CFJ is delighted to announce that the...

New judge to complete independent panel of experts

As entries open for the CFJ/CFA Awards 2022, CFJ is delighted to announce that the...
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Likewise Group appoints independent non-executive director

Likewise Group, UK floorcoverings distributor, has appointed Michael (‘Mike’) Steventon (58) to the board as...

Global ‘green revolution’ targets: How important is flooring’s role?

The importance of construction and building design materials in ‘managing down’ the environmental impact both...
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Floorwise appoints new product manager

FLOORWISE has appointed Andrew Gill to the role of group product manager, as the supplier...
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British Wool launches consumer-facing e-commerce website

AS part of its consumer-focused marketing strategy British Wool has launched a consumer facing e-commerce...
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Conren celebrates ‘impressive 50-year milestone’

CONREN says 50 years of trading is an impressive milestone. The specialist manufacturer and installer...
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Report: LVT will continue to grow its share of flooring industry but at a slower rate

GOOD growth is forecast in the LVT market over the next few years, according to...
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From care worker to first female construction specialist

THREE years after Lincolnshire care-worker Jess Wells walked into a construction careers event, she’s now...

Pierre Delabie: Addressing the needs of the end-user is key

A successful flooring product comes from a deep understanding of the needs of the end-user,...
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EXCLUSIVE: Loughton Contracts sales director: 2021 will be bumper year

NICK Perkins, sales director of Loughton Contracts, has told CFJ in an exclusive interview that...

‘It’s great to be recognised for recycling waste vinyl flooring’

South Wales-based Commercial Flooring Contractors won the 2021 Project of the Year award in the...
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CFJ/CFA AWARDS 2022: Sponsors sign on for next year’s event

SPONSORS are already signing on for the 2022 CFJ/CFA Awards which will be held at...
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What you need to know this month

Amid much celebration, the CFJ/CFA Awards 2021 was held at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire on...

Report: LVT will continue to grow its share of flooring industry but at a slower rate

Good growth is forecast in the LVT market over the next few years, according to...
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CFJ/CFA Awards 2022: Save the date – Friday 9 September

The date for next year’s awards has been revealed – Friday 9 September at Coombe...
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From care worker to first female construction specialist

Three years after Lincolnshire care-worker Jess Wells walked into a construction careers event, she’s now...
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Two appointments at ‘dramatically growing’ UKFD

UK online flooring retailer, UK Flooring Direct (UKFD), has a new chief commercial officer –...
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New fire safety act prompts risk assessment review, Bureau Veritas tells duty holders

SAFETY and compliance expert, Bureau Veritas is encouraging landlords and duty holders to prepare for...
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Unilin Flooring announces agreement to acquire Salesmark

UNILIN Flooring, a division of Unilin Group, has announced the signing of an agreement to...
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STAUF opens subsidiary with several facilities in Spain

AS of 1 July, the adhesives specialist STAUF has been represented by its own branch...
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Bostik puts on an adhesives show on its summer road trip

FLOORING professionals throughout the UK had the opportunity to get up close with Bostik’s new...
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Designer Contracts launches ‘speedier service app’

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, says it’s developed a digital solution to speedier...
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40% of CFJ readers insistent it remains in print as digital-only future looks some way off

ACCORDING to the CFJ readership survey conducted between May-June this year, 22% of readers want...
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Kick-Start Publishing web designer hails ‘exciting’ relaunch of CFJ website

THE Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) has relaunched its website with a fresh new look which...
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Post-pandemic construction recovery well underway but material cost and supply concerns mount

THE construction products manufacturing sector posted a fourth successive quarterly expansion in the second quarter...
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Quick-Step extends cycling partnership under new team name

QUICK-STEP has followed up the announcement of an extended partnership with Patrick Lefevere’s team with...
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CPG’s Flowcrete and TREMCO brands ‘under the spotlight’ at expo

‘HELP for contractors from Flowcrete and TREMCO, and their technical excellence created a bang at...
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CFJ Online Flooring Expo: New stats reveal extent of event engagement

LATEST statistics released by CFJ’s external marketing company reveal the level of engagement at the...
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Tarkett publishes white paper on challenges, opportunities for hospital of the future

OBSERVING the severe stress that the Covid-19 pandemic unleashed on healthcare systems around the world,...
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How we are listening to our readers

In our survey, we asked readers what they read (and what they didn’t read) in...
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CFJ Readership survey: So, that’s what you were thinking!

An all-encompassing readership survey has given CFJ the clearest indication yet of what our readers...

CFJ READERSHIP SURVEY: LVT THE MOST POPULAR FLOORING TOPIC

IN one of our recent survey questions, we asked readers to rank their favourite flooring...
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Foot to the floor as Likewise launches on AIM to drive further growth

Likewise Group plc, which describes itself as a fast-growing UK floorcovering distributor, has announced it...

Lockdown ends Keith Shenton’s extraordinary 70-year career as a floorlayer

KEITH Shenton, the UK’s oldest floorlayer, has finally decided to end what has been a...
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EXCLUSIVE Veitchi Flooring MD: We need to prepare for an economic storm

In an exclusive interview to be published in CFJ September with VEITCHI FLOORING’s MD, John...
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Two million miles with Altro: ‘It’s been a fabulous ride’

JETSETTING around the world, spreading knowledge of the correct fitting of Altro floors wherever he...
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The truth about hardboard flooring

CFJ speaks to Peter Jones, managing director at Finnish Fibreboard, about the hardboard industry and...
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Milliken London showroom first in UK to receive WELL certification

FLOORING designer and manufacturer Milliken says it’s been awarded WELL certification at the platinum level...

ARDEX UK and BAL proceed with ‘Stronger Together’ strategy

ARDEX UK and Building Adhesives Limited (BAL) have moved ahead with the next phase of...
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Forbo joins WorldGBC corporate advisory board

FORBO Flooring Systems has joined the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Corporate Advisory Board which...
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It’s been a summer of sporting investment for Bostik

BOSTIK has supported its range of floor preparation products and flooring adhesives with TV and...

The Flooring Show gets back to business in Harrogate

THE highly anticipated Flooring Show returns to Harrogate Convention Centre from 19-21 September 2021 with...

RPM International’s multimillion pound investment rolled out for Flowcrete and other CPG brands

CONSTRUCTION Products Group (CPG) has completed the second stage of a £20m investment package, designed...

Instarmac’s technical manager celebrates 25-year service award

CELEBRATIONS are aplenty at Instarmac as technical manager, Sham Ali, celebrates 25 years’ service. Sham joined...

Bostik UK moves to 100% renewable electricity

BOSTIK UK says it’s taken a significant step in its ongoing commitment to responsible energy...

Hip-Pep hooray! Celebrating half-a-century at Altro

IN AUGUST 1970, a packet of digestive biscuits would cost you six shillings, the Jackson...

Centre for Cities: The five-day office will be back

THE Centre for Cities has told BBC Radio 5 that the five-day office week could...

Hospitality Design Show returns in September

THE Hospitality Design Show is back and taking place at the ExCeL, London between 28-29...

Bostik increases mental health support for colleagues

Bostik has launched a new initiative that will expand the mental health support available to...

F Ball & Co appoints new London technical rep

F BALL & Co has appointed Paul Trubridge as technical representative for north London and...

Decostayle UK reflects on ‘an exciting few months’

THE new Decostayle UK operation has now been up-and-running for a few months, and according...

Moduleo helps crew race across Atlantic

MODULEO, a UK flooring brand, is rallying behind one of the boats taking part in...

Analysis shows more than 24,000 construction firms closed in six months

ANALYSIS by DSA Connect, an IT asset disposal company which specialises in the permanent deletion...

Q3 2021 to be ‘biggest challenge structural wood sector and its customers have ever faced’

THE head of technical and trade at the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has warned in...

CLC: Unprecedented demand set to stay ‘for the foreseeable future’

CO-CHAIRS of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Product Availability working group, John Newcomb, ceo of...

New warehouse enables FDF to cut prices, delivery lead time, environmental impact

MIDLANDS-BASED flooring manufacturer and retail firm Factory Direct Flooring (FDF) has invested in a new,...

Greenstream Flooring helps tackle lack of flooring in social homes

PROVIDERS of social housing in Wales have been urged to tackle the lack of flooring...

F Ball & Co joins CSI Plus

FLOORING contractors and professionals working in the design and fit-out of cruise ships interiors can...

Saint Flooring: CRUK membership contributes to sustainability goals

SAINT Flooring won Take Back Partner of the Year Award in the Carpet Recycling UK...

Force majeure: ‘Draconian price increases smack of a cartel’

THE flooring industry is uniting in its concerns over force majeure. Both flooring contractors and...

David Hibbert cuts short retirement to join Unifloor

AFTER a brief spell in retirement David Hibbert has joined Unifloor Underlay Systems (JUMPAX) as...

Three promotions and a senior appointment in Designer Contracts

THE UK’s largest flooring contractor, Designer Contracts, has announced three senior promotions and welcomed a...

Topps Tiles gets new head of marketing – commercial

AS it continues to develop its position in the commercial tile market, the commercial business...

Josh Ashby becomes UK Flooring Direct’s chief digital officer

JOSH Ashby, having previously held the role of chief commercial officer at UK Flooring Direct,...

Sadness at passing of Ernie Lamond, founder of Calton Floors

IT is with great sadness that the death of Ernie Lamond, founder of Livingston-based Calton...

‘Providing exactly what you want’

BESPOKE Woodflooring says it’s a brand dedicated to providing exactly what you want when it...

How Covid-19 has reshaped office space design

COVID-19 has forced office spaces to adapt in a very short period of time. Despite...

BerryAlloc wins 2020 supplier of the year award

BERRYALLOC was awarded the 2020 ‘supplier of the year’ award out of all nominated Optimera...

BAL products to feature in new TV show

A RANGE of BAL tiling products are to feature in a new bathroom make-over show...

Husqvarna and the HTC ‘combining the best of both worlds’

HUSQVARNA Construction has announced that the HTC products, services, and solutions are now fully integrated...

The Flooring Show introduces new online platform

THE Flooring Showroom is described as an exciting new online platform connecting buyers with manufacturers...

‘It’s not all a bed of roses’

RORY MacGillivray, founder of MacGillivray Floors & Furnishings, has had some great experiences, he’s also...

Former flooring apprentice urges others to follow his success

A FORMER apprentice with a rapidly growing Midlands company has urged others to take a...

modulyss ‘makes its marks in sands of sustainability’

SAID to be well-known for great looking, off-beat carpet tiles that deliver what’s described as...

Designer Contracts expands Falkirk operation

DESIGNER Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has expanded its Scottish operation after tripling business...

Doug Morwood to chair CFJ Expo sustainability summit

THE founder of Insight Futures, Doug Morwood, is to chair the sustainability summit at the...

Milliken celebrates century of making in the UK

FLOORING designer and manufacturer Milliken says it’s proud to be celebrating its 100th year of...