August 13, 2018

    Saint-Gobain Weber and Hodgson Mazda Newcastle drive together

    Commercial floor screed and tile fixing products by Saint-Gobain Weber have been specified for the refurbishment of the showroom at the Hodgson Mazda dealership in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The 330m² floor space accommodates new cars that offer a wide range of solutions to keep the car and driver in perfect harmony. The…
    August 13, 2018

    Solus Ceramics launch contemporary floor tile range

    Solus Ceramics has launched a new subtle and contemporary range of neutral themed tiles. For those searching for a solid, bold, fresh and modern architectural collection, look no further than the Eloquent range, the perfect architectural solution for contemporary projects. A refined and modern collection, Eloquent conjures a distinctly contemporary…
    August 10, 2018

    Altro Flooring Brings Enchantment To New Children’s Emergency…

    Altro Orchestra smooth flooring has been used to create two child-friendly woodland-themed reception and play areas as part of a refurbishment in Milton Keynes Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department. Altro Suprema safety flooring was also fitted in the new unit’s observation areas, treatment bays, examination rooms, and toilets. AD Architects designed the new…
    August 9, 2018

    Floorwise Stair Nosings Nose Ahead of the Competition

    floorwise is now offering a range of new tread in-fills for its Aluminium Stair Nosings, providing contractors with more functionality from its great value line featuring straight, rake and bullnose profiles. Suitable for internal and external use, floorwise nosing can now be fitted with specially developed anti-slip in-fills in a range…
    July 31, 2018

    Uzin flooring systems rise to the challenge at…

    By adopting a UZIN flooring system over 2000 square metres of flooring was renovated without having to close down the Starlight Children’s Ward within Wythenshawe Hospital. The challenge: Wythenshawe Hospital provides hospital services and community services across South Manchester and beyond. The Starlight Children’s Unit at the hospital provides care…
    July 30, 2018

    A Robin with a Royal Twist – BAL

    BAL – market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have supported award-winning mosaic artist Julie Vernon by donating the adhesives and grout to create a stunning robin sculpture for Hoodwinked 2018. “Royal Robin Redbreast” is one 33 statues – each with its own unique design – which will feature around Nottingham…

      Snickers New FLEXIWork Floorlayers Work Trousers

      Available this spring, Snickers’ new Floorlayers Work Trousers and the patented Knee Guard System combine very effectively to deliver the ultimate solution for working safely and in comfort on your knees. These new and innovative trousers take the best features, fabrics and functionality from Snickers’ new FLEXIWork range and combine them with the best of the classic Floorlayer trouser. Armortex and Kevlar Trousers With an advanced body-mapping design, they’re made from the highly durable Ripstop fabric with a ‘mechanical stretch’, providing great flexibility, comfort and advanced functionality. What’s more, the kneepad pockets are made of a full-stretch Armortex® fabric with…

      Ege Carpets and Designer Tom Dixon unite Swedish nature with pulsating city life

      Downtown Camper by Scandic is Scandic’s third signature hotel in central Stockholm. Located in the heart of the city and at the same time only an arm’s length from the beautiful Swedish scenery, the newly opened hotel intends to be an urban resort and a destination in itself. Architect:  Pia-Cally Wendt, Stylt Quality:  Highline 80/20 1400 (wool/nylon) Design:  ReForm Memory, Industrial Landscape by Tom Dixon & Metropolitan A strong hotel concept reflected in every single detail Very true to the conceptual ideas behind Downtown Camper by Scandic, the architecture and interior design is modern and playfully combines the softness of…

      Altro Safety Floors integrated package brings feel-good factor

      An integrated package of Altro Safety Floors, walls and ceilings has been installed in a brand new flagship Spinal Injury Centre in Dorset, run by disability charity Livability, creating a homely, design-led unit with a high level of aesthetic appeal. Livability Holton Lee has recently undergone a total refurbishment, carried out by main contractor Stepnell Ltd, transforming the existing care home into a wellbeing discovery centre and purpose-built Spinal Injury Centre. This provides respite and rehabilitation services to people with spinal cord injury, offering both short-term residential and drop-in care. A spokesperson for the Livability Estates Team says: “The Spinal…

      UZIN flooring system used to renovate floor at Peterborough Regional College

      A variety of UZIN flooring system products were used to renovate the flooring within the reception at Peterborough Regional College. The flooring contractor, Superior Finish Contracts was appointed to remove the old wood block flooring and install the new luxury vinyl tiles after a burst pipe flooded the reception. As the College provides education and training to over 10,000 students and businesses a year, it was extremely important that the new floor could withstand the heavy footfall. With many LVT manufacturers requiring at least a 25 N compressive strength smoothing compound it was also important that the correct products were…

      Sika steps up to deliver charity’s ideal new floor – Comfortfloor Decorative Pro

      For Stick ‘n’ Step, its classroom floor is much more than just something to walk on – it’s also a place where they deliver specialist education sessions. The charity, based in Wallasey, Merseyside, supports young people with cerebral palsy and helps teach them the necessary skills to help live them more independently. As a great deal of the classes they run take place on the floor, a fit-for-purpose and high-performance replacement was top priority when its existing timber and vinyl flooring started to deteriorate and become a trip hazard in areas. Contractors Quest Industrial Flooring was tasked with installing a…
      • GroDome Flooring Tender at UKRI Centre for Ecology…

        FM18083 GroDome Flooring at UKRI Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) – UK SHARED BUSINESS SERVICES LIMITED Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and…

      • Flooring Tender Installation – Willow House, Leeds

        (KR – LYPFT) Flooring Tender Installation (Willow House, Leeds) – NOE-CPC Open opportunity – Flooring Tender Installation – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department…

      • Anti-Slip Flooring Tender – Fire Stations

        Appliance Bay Anti-Slip Flooring Tender 2018/19 – Various Fire Stations Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Authority Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active,…

      • Economic review: April 2018

        – Download as PDF – Introduction This edition of the economic review is the fifth following the introduction of economic statistics theme days in January 2017. Each economic review in this new format will have an…

      • Introducing a new publishing model for GDP –…

        – Download Full Report as PDF – Table of contents Introduction Overview of the current and new models The trade-offs of the new model Impact on data Publication schedule of releases Products Revisions policy Information about…

      • Retail Sales, Great Britain: March 2018 – UK…

        – Download Full Report as PDF – Table of contents Main points Statistician’s comment Things you need to know about this release Main figures for total retail sales Month-on-month sector summary and contributions to growth How…

      Training News

      • Firms Retain Staff With Training And Flexitime

        Training and flexible working are among the most popular methods for businesses to retain staff, according to research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and recruitment company Indeed. The survey of 1,020 UK businesses found…

      • 2 One Day Training Academies at Multi-Hire, Shot-Blasting…

        If you know pretty much everything there is to know about your job, then either your job’s so boring that you bitterly regret not trying harder at school, or you’re just about ready to retire! The…

      • 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…

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