April 18, 2018

    Retail Sales Representative – C.A.T. – London

    Retail Sales Representative – Specialist Flooring Accessories Retail Sales Representative Greater London and Home Counties Established in 1986 C.A.T. are a leading manufacturer of quality profiles and accessories. The Role You will be promoting and selling C.A.T. product ranges to flooring retailers and related businesses and will need to be…
    April 18, 2018

    Bostik’s subfloor preparation products pave the way at…

    Bostik has been selected by commercial flooring contractor, Pinnacle Flooring, to supply a range of subfloor preparation products to the new, £22million Stratford Hospital development. The project, built in the centre of Stratford upon Avon for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, includes 5,300m2of space, spread across three floors. This is…
    April 13, 2018

    New UltraFloor Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive…

    UltraFloor have enhanced their range of subfloor preparation materials by introducing Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive. Available in a 290ml tube, Grip & Grab IT is an MS-polymer based adhesive designed for a variety of applications including fixing gripper rods and trims and securing skirting boards and stair nosing.…
    April 11, 2018

    E Commerce hub floored using TREMCO flooring products

    A large new warehousing facility at the centre of the growing e-commerce sector saw a range of tremco illbruck products put to the test. McLaren Construction were the main contractor for the project. Axiom Group Limited was the specialist flooring contractor which proposed the use of TREMCO ES100 One Coat…
    April 10, 2018

    Gerflor LVT flooring solutions creating offices to smile…

    Advances in technology and a heightened focus on employee wellbeing are having a major impact on office design. This, added to the continued trend for open plan environments with different functional zones, has led to companies taking a more holistic approach to the design of their workspaces. According to the…
    April 6, 2018

    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom concept in the…

    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom in Clerkenwell offering architects and designers a collaborative informal space to look for tile inspiration and develop design schemes. The two-floor showroom, located at 80 Clerkenwell Road, offers a stimulating and supportive space that will be an expression of the innovative Solus Ceramics brand. The…
    April 6, 2018

    BowWoW BAL – tiling company supports London design…

    BAL have teamed up with international mosaic artist Natalie Guy for art and design charity fundraising project BowWow Haus London 2018. BowWow Haus London is a fundraising and creative collaboration between pet charity Blue Cross, American not-for-profit organisation Outdoor Arts Foundation and photographer Drew Gardener. A network of architects, designers…
    April 6, 2018

    RCR builds on RINOL resin flooring systems success…

    Following strong initial project success in the UK, RCR Flooring Products Ltd is continuing to extend the growth of the RINOL resin flooring systems brand in the UK. The RINOL brand perfectly complements RCR’s range of industrial flooring products, which also includes Permaban armoured joints and Rocland dry-shake surface hardeners…
    April 4, 2018

    Flooring moisture should be no barrier to quality…

    A flooring moisture barrier is key to quality, high-performance flooring. It’s particularly pertinent when installing a resin surface, a process that can be severely hampered if a substrate beneath an existing surface is damp. In such instances the obvious solution would be to break-up and replace the substrate and risk…

      Mapei ’s Mapefloor Comfort System AR/X installed at BDP Architects Bristol office

      Designers are specifying state of the art solutions which promote serenity, tranquility and concentration. Mapei are dedicated to research and development and as such have created the Mapefloor Comfort System: a flooring concept dedicated to the creation of seamless flooring characterized by a high level of comfort underfoot that also helps to reduce noise levels. Available in a wide range of colours, the Mapefloor Comfort System can be used in renovation and new build projects. The highly aesthetic finish and soundproofing properties of the Mapefloor Comfort System make it an ideal choice for offices, shops, schools and libraries. The ingenious…

      BAL launches new revised RIBA-approved CPDs

      BAL –the market-leaders in full tiling solutions, have launched three new revised RIBA-approved tiling CPDs. The CPDs, entitled “Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build”, “Tiling Solutions for Heavily Trafficked Areas” and “Tiling Solutions for Leisure Centres”, have been re-launched with up-to-date technical information to better reflect the changes in British Standards and building and construction trends. Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build aims to assist in the design process for successful specification and installation of all types of tile to common constructional backgrounds. The CPD is split into four interchangeable modules which Identify potential, costly problems, considers how…

      Sustainability starts with the suppliers, long before the construction phase – Marldon UK

      In an age where green builds and sustainability are increasingly important, there’s a lot of responsibility lying with architects, specifiers and construction professionals. However, it can be argued that sustainability starts much sooner in the supply chain. As the old saying goes, “a workman is only as good as his tools”, a saying that is especially true in modern times as specifiers, architects and construction firms strive to achieve ever increasingly sustainable buildings. Prestigious accreditations, such as BREEAM and LEED are sought after in the latest developments and a lot of the responsibility for achieving them falls to those tasked…

      New Year, new style with Gerflor’s stunning Saga2

      Not everything on the planet is both durable and comfortable. Producing products that look stunning, are made to last and deliver performance needs innovative thinking, coupled to design flair, together with a decent nod towards understanding the market. International flooring specialist Gerflor have produced a dream of a product that ticks a cornucopia of boxes when it comes to design and substance. Their latest updated LVT acoustic flooring range is bringing the concept of unique styling, coupled to comfort in one single stroke to supply a suite of products that is simply stunning. With over 70 years’ experience Gerflor offer…

      F Ball Styccobond F49 flooring adhesive just got even better

      F. Ball has extended the use of its revolutionary Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS adhesive to the installation of skirting, coving and capping, while introducing a smaller, innovative packaging solution to deliver added convenience and minimise waste. Following extensive testing, the temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive adhesive has now been approved for use with flooring accessories typically applied to vertical surfaces, such as skirting, coving and capping, offering an alternative to traditional contact adhesives. The packaging for the new 500g Handy Pack features both components of the adhesive contained in a plastic pouch, separated by a secure, but easily removable clip. Once…
      • Tender Artificial Turf Pitch Replacement – St Neots…

        Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications. Contract summary Industry Works for complete or part…

      • Tender – Supply of Flooring Services – Oxford…

        Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.   Contract summary Industry Construction materials – 44110000…

      • TENDER – Flooring (Supply, Fit and Refurbishment) ESPO

        Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications. Contract summary Industry Carpets, mats and rugs –…

      • Retail Sales Statistics – Great Britain – January…

         Download as PDF  Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Things you need to know about this release Main figures for total retail sales Retail sales by store type Month-on-month contributions to growth by four main…

      • Economic review: January 2018

        Download Economic Review as PDF  Table of contents Authors Main points Introduction Import intensity CPIH-consistent inflation rates for UK household groups Economic Statistics Transformation Programme: a flow of funds approach to understanding quantitative easing Recent releases…

      • Bucking the interior design trend:

        As part of its sponsorship of the Grand Room Sets feature at Grand Designs Live in Birmingham this October, AXA Insurance has released new research highlighting the most and least popular interior design trends across the…

      Training News

      • FeRFA – New Apprenticeships start 22-23 March –…

        FeRFA will be starting new Apprenticeships in Resin Flooring, Screeding and Surface Preparation on 22 & 23 March at the Ibis Rugby East.  The two-year schemes all lead to an NVQ Level 2 Diploma and the…

      • New marketing training programme is a recipe for…

        Ooba Creative, marketing and creative consultants in the Thames Valley, UK have launched their new “Marketing Mastery” programme – a completely new approach in marketing learning to deliver Fearless Marketing for the region’s entrepreneurs and SMEs.…

      • Northumberland College has launched a new Apprenticeship Academy…

        Northumberland College has recently launched its new Apprenticeship Academy that will focus on meeting the needs of Apprentices and their employers. This new Academy sees Apprenticeship Support Officers and Assessors for all subjects working more closely…