• Over-55s Worried About Running Out Of Retirement Income

    Nearly half of people aged over 55 fear the prospect of running out of money in retirement, research shows. SunLife polled 50,000 individuals and found that 2 in 5 over-55s worry about whether their pension will cover retirement, while 43% are concerned they might run out of money before they die. This strain on retirement income was also shown to impact living standards, as a fifth of respondents felt they were financially worse off than…

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  • Jobs
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    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 self motivated with a background in sales. This is a sales and marketing role for which training will be provided to the successful applicant. We…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    Bostik’s subfloor preparation products pave the way at Stratford Hospital

    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 approximately twice the size of the current hospital. The new building will house specialist cancer and eye units, making state of the art treatment much…

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  • Directors Positive About UK Economy

    Business leaders’ optimism about the UK economy has turned positive for the first time in almost a year, a survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) shows. The IoD polled 693 company directors and found that confidence in the economy reached 1% in March 2018, having been reported in negative figures every month since May 2017. Directors’ optimism about their own companies was much higher, at 47%, and had risen by 11% over the same…

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  • SMEs Could Save £17,000 With Digital Accounting

    Small and medium-sized businesses that use digital software to help with their accounting process could save 27.6 days a year, analysis by Sage shows. According to Sage’s research, 59% of SMEs use digital software for accounting, while 18% continue to use manual methods. On average, those using digital methods estimated that they save 2.3 days a month on accounting processes – worth around £17,000 a year in saved time. According to Sage, the main barriers…

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  • Resin News
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    RCR Flooring Products Ltd appoints David Collins

    RCR Flooring Products Ltd has appointed David Collins to the post of Business Development Manager, based in the UK, with specific responsibility for resin product sales. David brings a 10-year track record of work in the construction industry both in the UK and Australia, during which he has focused on the construction chemicals marketplace. This experience makes him ideally placed to develop sales of RCR’s RINOL resin systems brand in the UK. RCR Flooring Products…

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  • Show News
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    The Flooring Show gets set for 2018!

    The UK’s national flooring event, The Flooring Show is in top gear getting ready for its 56th show in Harrogate September 16th – 18th 2018. Stand sales are running 16% ahead of 2017, with some long-term supporters of the show increasing their stand sizes and being joined by companies returning to exhibit at the show after a break. In total 83% of 2017 exhibitors have rebooked for 2018, with more to confirm. Karndean, Furlong Flooring,…

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  • Adhesives News
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    New UltraFloor Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive from UltraFloor

    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. Grip & Grab IT is quick to apply, adheres to porous and non-porous surfaces instantly and boasts high strength, giving you confidence that projects can…

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  • Business News
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    UK contract floorcoverings market worth in excess of £1bn – AMA Contract Floorcoverings Market Report

    After achieving strong growth of 4% in 2015, growth rates in the contract floorcoverings market were slightly disappointing in 2016 and 2017. A number of factors had a negative impact on the market, including increasing inflation towards the end of the period and adverse currency movements as an indirect result of the Brexit vote, affecting imports. However, despite reduced growth rates, the value of the contract flooring market exceeded £1bn in 2017. The contract sector…

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  • Industrial News
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    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 Universal DPM and TREMCO CS100 epoxy primer to treat recently laid floor slabs. Axiom also employed TREMCO SX302 moisture tolerant latex underlayment and TREMCO SF108…

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  • Most Brits Face Working Into Mid-60s

    Most workers in the UK expect to be working part-time after reaching the age of 65, according to a retirement study. Scottish Widows polled 3,535 people and found 51% expect to be working into their mid-60s, while 18% of those claim it’s more out of necessity than choice. With minimum auto-enrolment contributions increasing on 6 April 2018, 44% are failing to save the recommended 12% of their salary towards retirement each year. Only 24% of…

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  • 5 Of The Main Tax Changes 2018/19

    The 2018/19 tax year is upon us and a raft of new changes have come into force. Here’s what to expect. Income tax The personal allowance has increased to £11,850 across the UK, and the higher rate threshold is increasing to £46,350 for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, 5 income tax bands now apply with 2 new thresholds. The personal allowance is the same but the first £2,000 earned after that is taxed…

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  • LVT News
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    Gerflor LVT flooring solutions creating offices to smile about

    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 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), recruitment strategies in certain sectors see the physical design of workspaces as critical in attracting and retaining staff. Flooring…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom

    Solus Ceramics launches new showroom concept in the heart of Clerkenwell 

    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 expansive showroom allows architects and designers to utilise the environment as they wish – from receiving advice on the latest tiles ranges and trends through…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BowWoW BAL – tiling company supports London design and art project

    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 and artists – including Natalie – are creating bespoke dog kennels to be displayed throughout London for the first ever auction of artistic dog kennels…

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  • Tender – Refurbishment and Remodelling Works

    Blackburn with Darwen 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 work – 45000000 Location of contract North West Value of contract £115k Published date 21 March 2018 Closing date 20 April 2018 Contract start date 29 May 2018 Contract end date 03 August 2018 Contract is suitable for SMEs?…

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  • Resin News
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    RCR builds on RINOL resin flooring systems success in the UK

    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 for concrete floors. Established internationally for over 50 years, the RINOL brand – owned by parent company RCR Industrial Flooring – is well respected for…

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  • Late Payments Affect Half Of Businesses

    Almost half of small and medium-sized businesses have struggled with late payments in the last year, according to research by the Institute of Directors (IoD). Of the 787 business leaders surveyed, 48% have faced issues with late payments since April 2017. About 3 in 10 (31%) said this was the result of an “excessively bureaucratic payments system” in the company being invoiced. Others noted a disparity between the practices of smaller and larger businesses, with…

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  • Recycling
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    Recofloor reaches new recycling waste vinyl flooring collection record

    2017 was a record-breaking year for Recofloor with 563 tonnes of waste vinyl flooring collected for recycling into flooring or other products. Collections from contractors rose by 10.5% compared to last year, diverting even more vinyl flooring from landfill. Distributors and contractors signed up to Altro and Polyflor’s national vinyl flooring recycling initiative contributed an impressive 397 tonnes (71%) to last year’s total. The majority of material collected was smooth and safety vinyl offcuts (533…

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  • Tender Artificial Turf Pitch Replacement – St Neots Town FC 3G

    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 construction and civil engineering work – 45200000 Location of contract East of England Value of contract £200k Published date 28 March 2018 Closing date 09 April 2018 Contract start date 01 May 2018 Contract end date 02 July 2018…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    Flooring moisture should be no barrier to quality flooring

    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 adding considerable project time and cost. A moisture barrier – in the form of a liquid solution which is applied to a slab – offers…

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  • Tender – Supply of Flooring Services – Oxford City Council

    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 Building completion work – 45400000 Location of contract South East Value of contract £240k Published date 29 March 2018 Closing date 02 May 2018 Contract start date 01 June 2018 Contract end date 31 May 2022 Contract is suitable…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Uzin Flooring Systems installed at Silverstone University Technical College

    Silverstone University Technical College is right in the heart of one of the world’s most famous motor racing circuits. This stunning new facility is a centre of excellence for pupils to study and the client required a first class finish to match the aspirations of the project. The flooring contractor, CD Flooring Installations Limited turned to UZIN because minimising risk was essential on such a prestigious project which involved installing several different types of floor…

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  • 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 – 39530000 Knotted carpeting – 39531100 Woven carpeting – 39531200 Show additional CPV codes for this notice Location of contract Any region Value of contract £8.0m Published date 03 April 2018 Closing date 06 April 2018 Contract start date 01…

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  • Stairrods and Nosings News
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    Specialist flooring accessory fabrication is what we’re known for!

    ‘CAT’s BN1 Polished Brass Nosing with ribbed tread, cut, mitred and welded, specialist flooring accessory fabrication is what we’re known for!’ C.A.T. supply hundreds of products to thousands of customers in the U.K. and export for projects throughout the world including USA, Australia and the Middle East. The 2018 C.A.T. comprehensive catalogue can be viewed here and the 2018 Trade Price List is now available. For further information please visit: www.thecatweb.com.

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  • Carpet and Rug News
    Milliken opens new Paris store

    Milliken opens its first showroom in Continental Europe

    Milliken’s first showroom in continental Europe, located at 40 rue des Mathurins in the 8th district of the capital, between the Saint-Lazare station and the La Madeleine district, opened during December 2017. The showroom is housed in a typically Parisian setting with many original architectural details from the Haussmann period such as mouldings, herringbone parquet and a winter garden room all forming a haven for the Milliken collections. Led by Marion Bradley, Marketing Communications Manager…

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  • Wales Begins Collection Of Devolved Property Tax

    Property taxes have changed in Wales, as land transaction tax (LTT) came into effect as of 1 April 2018. This replaced stamp duty land tax, which applied to properties worth more than £125,000 or £300,000 for first-time buyers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Instead, all homes in Wales worth up to £180,000 are now exempt from tax under the new rates. Above this threshold, the following rates apply: Price threshold LTT rate £180,001 to…

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  • Workwear News
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    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…

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  • Featured Partner
    WIN ENGLAND-V-NIGERIA WEMBLEY TICKETS

    Win England Football Tickets with Floorinsite and Havwoods Accessories

    This is your chance to win two sets of England Football Tickets at Wembley with Floorinsite.com and Havwoods Accessories! Sponsored by HAVWOODS ACCESSORIES Winners will receive a souvenir programme and be able to watch the game from premium viewing seats on Club Wembley Level 2 with access to the private level 2 Concourse, featuring several eateries and bar facilities. ENGLAND V NIGERIA Saturday 2nd June – Wembley Stadium England will take on Nigeria on the…

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  • Disincorporation Relief Set To Expire

    Businesses will no longer be able to claim disincorporation relief from 31 March 2018. The relief is being withdrawn after fewer than 50 businesses attempted to access the scheme 3 years after its launch, despite more than 610,000 UK businesses being eligible. Disincorporation relief was introduced in April 2013 with the aim of reducing tax barriers faced by small businesses when downsizing from a limited company to a sole trader or partnership. It was introduced…

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  • Reduced Dividend Allowance Edges Closer

    From 6 April 2018, the tax-free allowance on dividends will be reduced from £5,000 to £2,000. Owner-directors have used the dividend allowance to extract profits from their business, but changes over recent years have seen the advantage of this tax-efficient strategy reduce. The reduction will almost certainly result in business owners, directors and shareholders paying more tax on dividends worth more than £2,000 in 2018/19. Under the new allowance, the first £2,000 taken in dividends…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    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…

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  • TENDER – Balcony Flooring Replacement Oaktree Gardens 2018

    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 Builders’ joinery – 44220000 Balcony work – 45262900 Joinery and carpentry installation work – 45420000 Location of contract L11 2SF Value of contract £40k – £50k Published date 27 March 2018 Closing date 11 April 2018 Contract start date 08 May 2018 Contract end…

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  • Safety Flooring News
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    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…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    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…

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  • Most Retirees Do Not Shop Around For Pension Products

    The majority of UK adults do not shop around when accessing their pension through either drawdown or annuity. Data from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) shows that 58% of drawdown customers and 57% of annuity customers used their existing provider. The report also revealed a lack of advice on pensions, as 32% of drawdown sales since October 2015 had been entered into without any financial advice. In addition, Retirement Advantage polled 1,000 over-55s and found…

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  • Resin News
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    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…

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  • Firms Face Fines For Failing To Report Gender Pay Gap

    Employers could face unlimited fines if they fail to comply with gender pay gap reporting regulations, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned. After the deadlines pass – 30 March 2018 for public sector organisations and 4 April 2018 for businesses and charities – the EHRC has said it will give employers 28 days to become compliant. Failure to meet requirements beyond this point could ultimately lead to a fine decided by courts,…

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  • Jobs
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    Opportunity For A New Area Manager – Ball & Young Limited

    Ball & Young Limited have an opportunity for a new area manager covering the following areas: West Midlands, Gloucestershire, Hereford & Worcester, Northamptonshire, Oxford and Warwickshire Ball & Young Ltd – a leading manufacturer of a wide range of carpet and wood floor underlays and accessories, including CLOUD 9 – the Brand Leader. As an ambitious professional, you will welcome this outstanding opportunity to further your career with a high profile company. Experience of working…

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  • Resin News
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    Resin Flooring – The Most Versatile Flooring System – FeRFA

    Being the flooring of choice for many years in the food, automotive, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors, resin flooring has a long and proven track record in these types of industrial environments because of its excellent performance characteristics, and its ability to provide a seamless, hygienic, slip-resistant floor. With the ever-increasing demands for durable and easy to maintain flooring within the commercial sector, resin flooring is widening its success by becoming more and more popular in commercial…

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  • Freelancers Drive Self-Employment Growth

    Freelancers in highly-skilled occupations have driven growth in the UK self-employment sector over the past decade, according to a report. Drawing on data from the Office for National Statistics, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) found that 4.4 million of the 4.8 million people in the UK who are self-employed work completely alone, and do not have any employees. Around 2 million of these workers are freelancers in highly-skilled managerial, professional and…

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  • Tender – Replacement of flooring and floorcoverings tender

    UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON ENTERPRISE LIMITED TENDER 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 Floor coverings – 44112200 Floor-laying work – 45432110 Floor-covering work – 45432130 Location of contract West Midlands Value of contract — Published date 19 March 2018 Closing date 20 April 2018 Contract start date 01 August 2018 Contract…

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  • TENDER – Flooring works tender responsive repairs Swindon Council

    Swindon Borough Council 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 Floor and wall covering work – 45430000 Location of contract South West Value of contract £42k Published date 20 March 2018 Closing date 12 April 2018 Contract start date 01 June 2018 Contract end date 31 March 2019 Contract is suitable…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL and the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group join forces for BBC DIY SOS: The Big Build

    BAL has joined forces with Tile & Stone Gallery part of the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group based in Ipswich to provide tiles, adhesives and grout to help BBC DIY SOS improve the home of Simon Dobbin – who was left with brain damage after an unprovoked attack by football thugs. In March 2015, Simon was set upon by a group of 25 men after watching his team Cambridge United play away at Southend United in…

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  • New Rules To Tackle VAT Evasion

    Online marketplaces that provide a platform for businesses to sell to UK-based consumers may be held liable by HMRC if those traders are not paying the correct amount of VAT. The joint-and-several liability (JSL) for online marketplaces, which was first announced in Autumn Budget 2017, came into force on 15 March 2018 in a bid to crack down on tax evasion. The new powers put the onus on online marketplaces to ensure their sellers are…

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  • Stairrods and Nosings News
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    CAT’s Brass Nosing’s installed in The Chelsea Harbour Hotel

    It’s definitely not unusual when staying in one of London’s iconic hotels to find yourself stepping onto one of CAT’s Brass Nosing’s! The Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London is no different with CAT’s BN8 Antique Brass Nosing newly installed, featuring their Peat textured Infill and matching antique brass matwell angle with the 3mm top showing. CAT’s handmade antique brass finish matches the decor and compliments the theme excellently. The 2018 C.A.T. comprehensive catalogue can be viewed…

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  • MTD Pilot Opens To Self-Employed Businesses

    Self-employed businesses can voluntarily use software to manage their business records digitally and send income tax updates to HMRC, following the opening of its Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot. The pilot became available to sole traders with income from one business from 15 March 2018. This means those who participate in the pilot can also see an estimate of how much tax may be owed as they go, instead of waiting until the end of…

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  • National Minimum Wage Rates From April 2018

    The national minimum wage and national living wage rates will rise from 1 April 2018. Eligible workers aged 25 and over who are not in their first year of an apprenticeship will be entitled to the new national living wage rate of £7.83. Those aged 21-24 will see their hourly wage rise to £7.38. Apprentices will benefit from a record rise of 5.7%, according to the government, with the hourly apprentice rate increasing to £3.70.…

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  • Screeds News
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    New RIBA Assessed Flowing Floor Screeds CPD by Saint-Gobain Weber

    Saint-Gobain Weber, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance products, systems and technologies for the construction industry, is pleased to introduce their new CPD: ‘Introduction into Flowing Floor Screeds’. In the industrial environment speed, strength and durability are key to a successful floor installation. Weber’s technically superior range of industrial floor screeds provide these essential attributes creating stronger, smoother, longer lasting floors. The speed of application is up to ten times faster than traditional screeds, and the…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
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    FILA launches new spray-applicator FUGAPROOF

    FILA has launched its best-selling FUGAPROOF grout protector in a new spray applicator. The remodelled VOC-free treatment provides quick, safe and effective protection, sanitising grout and preventing water and stain penetration. It is suitable for all tile installations – including stone, porcelain and ceramics – and can be used with all types of cementitious grout. Unlike traditional solvent-based aerosol treatments, FUGAPROOF’s spray pumps the protector directly onto the grout line, without atomizing particles and contaminating…

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  • Savings Rates Cut On Growth And Income Bonds

    National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has reduced the interest rate it pays on Guaranteed Growth and Income Bonds for new customers. Interest on the 3-year Growth Bond has been reduced from 2.2% to 1.95%, while interest was also lowered from 2.15% to 1.9% for the 3-year Income Bond with effect from 6 March 2018. However, the rate on the 1-year version of both bonds has remained unchanged. Guaranteed Growth and Guaranteed Income Bond accounts can…

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  • Tender – 16-18 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 Materials and Products, Technology and Equipment, Mining and Ores, Construction and Real Estate Location of contract Any region Value of contract £8.0m Published date 05 March 2018 Closing date 05 April 2018 Contract start date 01 June 2018 Contract end date 31 May…

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  • Mothers Lack Financial Protection

    Many mothers in the UK are failing to protect themselves financially, according to research published ahead of Mother’s Day on 11 March 2018. Scottish Widows surveyed 5,077 adults, and revealed that 3 in 5 women with dependent children have no life cover, and only 13% have a critical illness policy. Almost a quarter (24%) of mums say they have not taken out life insurance because they don’t consider it a financial priority or don’t think…

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  • Stairrods and Nosings News
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    Brass Stair Nosing fabrication at it’s Finest

    C.A.T. solid brass stair nosings have been installed by Affinity Flooring, throughout the newly refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre in London. BN69 Polished Brass, with Jade Castellated Insert, retrofitted for concealed fixing. Stepping out in style on a Friday! C.A.T. supply hundreds of products to thousands of customers in the U.K. and export for projects throughout the world including USA, Australia and the Middle East. The 2018 C.A.T. comprehensive catalogue can be viewed here and the…

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  • New Laws To Protect Company Directors

    Limited company directors are set to receive new laws to protect their identities from fraudsters later this year. Coming into effect by the end of summer 2018, the regulations will allow company directors to remove their personal addresses from the official Companies House register. The measure was introduced following research by fraud prevention organisation Cifas, which found that directors were “disproportionately targeted” by identity fraudsters. Company directors are the victims of 1 in 5 identity…

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  • Advisory Fuel Rates Update

    As of 1 March 2018, advisory fuel rates have been updated for employees’ usage of company cars. The following rates are now in place for petrol and LPG-fuelled cars provided by your employer, while the previous rates can be used until 1 April 2018. Engine size  Petrol – amount per mile  LPG – amount per mile  1400cc or less 11p 7p 1401cc to 2000cc 14p 8p Over 2000cc 22p 13p The following rates also apply…

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  • Tender – Supply and Fit Of Slip Resistant Flooring

    Published By: Hillcrest HA Ltd Publication Date: 02/03/2018 Deadline Date: 03/04/2018 Abstract: Hillcrest Housing Association Ltd part of the Hillcrest Group of Companies are inviting to tender for the our upcoming framework for the supply and fit of slip resistant flooring in our properties in various areas Section I: Contracting authority I.1) Name and addresses Hillcrest HA Ltd 1 Explorer Road Dundee DD2 1EG UK Telephone: +44 382564700 E-mail: [email protected] Fax: +44 382564705 NUTS: UKM…

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  • Chill on the UK high street continues

    Carpetright warned on profits for a second time today in just two months, slashing full year profit expectations whilst also confirming that it was in talks with its lenders to ensure that it complies with the terms of its banking facilities. The brutal winter hanging over the UK retail sector is showing no signs of letting up, as it moves further down the British high street. Consumers reining in their spending, in addition to an…

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  • Screeds News
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    Weberfloor Industrial Floor Screed achieves glass-like surface for Kawneer Industrial Facility

    Weberfloor industrial floor screed by Saint-Gobain Weber has been specified in the extensive refurbishment of a manufacturing unit at Kawneer UK Limited, Runcorn, Cheshire, a leading manufacturer of commercial construction and architectural aluminium systems. Continual growth in market share has necessitated the installation of an advanced materials handling system to manage the precision aluminium extrusions used in glazing and cladding systems throughout the construction industry. The new precision racking system was installed in an existing…

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  • Safety Flooring News
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    Altro Cantata Flooring creates a relaxing environment for playful Dachshunds

    Pigglefairy Puppies, based near Kings Lynn, is a council-licenced breeder of Kennel Club registered miniature Dachshunds. The kennel where the dogs slept was five years old and was starting to look tired. It needed a refit, and owner Debbie Casemore wanted a solution that would not stress the dogs. She also needed a quick turnaround to make sure the dogs were able to return to the kennel quickly. Debbie said: “I wanted the best for…

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  • Productivity Growth ‘Strongest Since 2008’

    UK productivity showed the strongest successive quarters of growth in the second half of last year, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In the 6 months to December 2017, productivity growth saw higher levels than any 2 consecutive quarters since the recession struck in 2008. Hourly output – the ONS’ main measure of labour productivity – increased 0.8% between October and December 2017, following growth of 0.9% in the previous quarter.…

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    Win England Tickets with Floorinsite.com

    This is your chance to win three sets of England  Tickets from Floorinsite.com and Floors magazine. Sponsored by HAVWOODS ACCESSORIES Winners will receive a souvenir programme and be able to watch the game from premium viewing seats on Club Wembley Level 2 with access to the private level 2 Concourse, featuring several eateries and bar facilities. ENGLAND V NIGERIA Saturday 2nd June – Wembley Stadium England will take on Nigeria on the 2nd June 2018,…

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  • More Workers Aim To Become Self-Employed

    The number of workers in the UK who plan to become their own boss has almost doubled in the past year, according to research. Aldermore polled 2,003 adults and found that 29% aim to start their own business in the future, up from 15% in 2017. Some 18% of those intend to make the switch in the next 12 months, while 28% believe they will give up full-time work to become their own boss within…

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  • Tender for the Fit Out of the Estates Mezzanine

    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 and Real Estate Location of contract BA1 3NG Value of contract — Published date 19 February 2018 Closing date 02 March 2018 Contract start date 12 March 2018 Contract end date 23 April 2018 Contract is suitable for SMEs? Yes Contract is…

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  • Adhesives News
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    GEKKO – Improving Flooring Adhesive Systems and Productivity – Safely

    Gekko Industries offer innovative flooring adhesive systems which enable the industry to improve productivity, safely. These adhesive solutions meet and overcome the challenges faced by businesses as budgets are squeezed, legislation is tightened, and limited resources are high on the agenda. The Gekko G1 and G2 Flooring Adhesive Gun systems are a great example. These innovations will revolutionize the wood flooring and wall cladding industries. They cut jobbing time, limit potential work hazards – by…

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  • Provision of Refurbishment of Squash Court Tender

    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 and Real Estate, Other Services Location of contract Any region Value of contract £15k Published date 20 February 2018 Closing date 08 March 2018 Contract start date 01 April 2018 Contract end date 15 May 2018 Contract is suitable for SMEs? Yes Contract…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    UZIN flooring systems used at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust

    The flooring contractor Superior Finish (Contracts) Ltd was asked to replace the 30 year old floor with new vinyl tiles. The new flooring had to be installed in the very busy corridors that link different areas of the hospital, so the contractor installed the new floor overnight and in sections so the corridors could be used whilst the job was being carried out. As the corridors are frequently used to transport beds and patients between…

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  • Cash ISA Rates Begin To Rise

    Interest rates on cash ISAs are finally starting to increase after years of low rates, according to a report by data provider Moneyfacts. The report showed that average rates for instant access ISAs went up from 0.68% in December 2017 to 0.78% in February 2018. Long-term fixed-rate ISAs also increased from 1.38% to 1.46% over the same time. Over the last decade, low interest rates have seen ISAs lose popularity among savers. In the 2016/17…

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  • Cleaning and Supply of Materials Tender – Wellington House

    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 and Real Estate, Environment and Sanitation Location of contract LS1 2DE Value of contract — Published date 19 February 2018 Closing date 05 March 2018 Contract start date 01 April 2018 Contract end date 31 March 2021 Contract is suitable for SMEs?…

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  • Carpets Tender for Government Hubs

    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 Materials and Products, Technology and Equipment Location of contract Any region Value of contract – Published date 19 February 2018 Closing date 26 March 2018 Contract start date 27 March 2018 Contract end date 18 March 2022 Contract is suitable for SMEs? Yes Contract…

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  • SMEs Spend 15 Days A Year On Tax Compliance

    The average small business in the UK spends £5,000 and 15 working days a year on tax compliance, a report claims. A study of 1,017 SMEs by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) found that businesses spent a total of 126 hours on tax administration. The most time-consuming taxes were VAT, PAYE and employer national insurance contributions, taking 95 hours a year combined. Around a quarter say the taxes they pay are difficult to understand.…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    3 Ways to ensure your wood flooring lasts longer

    Here are three ways to keep your wood flooring looking brand new for longer. A well-made and properly installed wood floor shows that you care about your home or business. We want to share with you the three best ways to keep a long lasting and high quality wood floor. The Supplier As you probably know, if you buy a low quality and cheap product you are going to end up with some pretty bad…

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  • Management Contract Tender

    Manchester City Council 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 and Real Estate Location of contract North West Value of contract £150.0m – £190.0m Published date 13 February 2018 Closing date 19 March 2018 Contract start date 30 November 2018 Contract end date 30 April 2023 Contract is suitable…

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  • Industrial Machinery News
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    2 One Day Training Academies at Multi-Hire, Shot-Blasting and Floor Stripping

    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 fact is that in this fast-moving world knowledge is your greatest drawback or competitive advantage, depending on how much you have. Customers feel safe when they’re in the hands of someone who knows what he or she is talking…

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  • Retail Sales Statistics – Great Britain – January 2018

     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 sectors Year-on-year contributions to growth by four main retail sectors A focus on food and non-food stores What is happening in other non-food stores as the main contribution to non-food stores? What’s the story in online sales? Links to…

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  • LPS CAS – Construction Partnering – RFQ 15189208 – Tender

    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 and Real Estate Location of contract North West Value of contract £80.0m Published date 15 February 2018 Closing date 09 March 2018 Contract start date 02 July 2018 Contract end date 01 July 2022 Contract is suitable for SMEs? Yes Contract is suitable…

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  • Tender Refurbishment Works, Oldmachar Academy

    Publication Date: 15/01/2018 Section I: Contracting authority I.1) Name and addresses The Keegans Group The Centrum Building, 38 Queen Street Glasgow G1 3DX UK Telephone: +44 1412047855 E-mail: [email protected] NUTS: UKM82 Internet address(es) Main address: http://thekeegansgroup.com I.4) Type of the contracting authority Regional or local authority I.5) Main activity General public services Section II: Object II.1) Scope of the procurement II.1.1) Title Refurbishment Works, Oldmachar Academy II.1.2) Main CPV code 45453100 II.1.3) Type of contract…

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  • Tender Approved Contractor List – Harrogate – Application

    Harrogate Borough Council 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 and Real Estate Location of contract Yorkshire and The Humber Value of contract — Published date 12 February 2018 Closing date 12 March 2018 Contract start date 02 April 2018 Contract end date 01 April 2021 Contract is suitable for…

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  • 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 Appendix 1: CPIH import intensities References Main points Import intensity It is possible to use data from supply and use input-output tables to generate estimates of import intensities for household consumption, capturing both goods imported directly for household consumption…

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  • State Pension ‘Worst In The Developed World’

    The state pension in the UK falls behind all other developed countries, according to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The UK government pays 29% of average earnings, the lowest of all 24 countries in the OECD. This falls well below the average of 62.9% across these countries. Mexico joined the UK at the bottom of the list, with a slightly higher state pension of 29.6%. In contrast, the Netherlands has…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Atkinson & Kirby provides a lesson in Engineered Oak Flooring style at the Heriot Watt University

    Atkinson & Kirby has helped to add style to the James Watt Building at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. Established in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a specialist university, renowned for its innovative research, with five campuses across the world including, Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia. The James Watt Building, in the Edinburgh campus, has recently undergone a number of improvements to enhance the university’s facilities, with one of the more notable changes being…

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  • Featured Partner
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    The Amazing ASB Glass Floor system – LED Flooring

    Glass Floor by ASB – Introduction ASB is known for its innovations and sustainable design in the world of sport and has already revolutionised the squash sport. All of this experience and in-depth knowledge of the high-quality materials used are incorporated into the most modern flooring system currently on the market. ASB, short for “Aluminum System Bau”, was founded in 1965. The company has always insisted on high-value creation through quality and intelligent design. ASB…

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  • Jobs
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    Technical Sales Representative wanted – CAT

    Location: The North of England and Scotland. Established in 1986 Carpet Accessory Trims are a leading manufacturer of quality flooring profiles and accessories. JOB DESCRIPTION Your role will be to promote and sell C.A.T. product ranges to flooring contractors, retailers, wholesalers, architects, designers and related businesses. You will need to be self motivated with a background in sales and good organizational skills managing multiple projects and working closely with colleagues in our sales team. This…

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  • Seals and Finishes News
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    FILAMARBLE AID protective treatment for natural stone surfaces launches in the UK

    FILA has launched a new protective treatment for natural stone surfaces. New FILAMARBLE AID is an odourless, solvent-free treatment that protects against the aggression of staining, blocking the damaging effects of acids, alkalines, stains and heat. It creates a natural-look polished barrier for stone, marble, limestone and travertine that won’t yellow, discolour or create an ‘acrylic’ look. FILAMARBLE AID has a safe, water-based formulation, with a low VOC content. It can be applied to new…

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  • First-Time Buyers Soar To 11-Year High

    More first-time buyers took out mortgages in 2017 than any time over the last decade, according to research. A report by UK Finance showed that a total of 365,000 first-time buyer mortgages were completed last year – up 7.4% on 2016 and the highest number since 2006. However, mortgages for first-time buyers, home movers and buy-to-let purchases all fell in the final month of last year, compared to the same time in 2016. Around 30,800…

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  • Trims and Profiles News
    CAT floor trims new-trade-price-list

    The 2018 C.A.T. Trade Price List and Website have had a makeover and are now online!

    Previous trade price lists from C.A.T. have always been informative, but in 2018 we have combined the price list into a pictorial Trade Catalogue. The 2018 C.A.T. trade pricelist contains all the information from the Comprehensive C.A.T. with all the trade prices making it a complete – all in one – trade go to! The trade catalogue is lighter in weight and much more user-friendly with a handy notes section for jotting down any information,…

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  • Carpet and Rug News

    Burmatex ® introduce alaska multilevel loop carpet tiles

    New experiences unfurl before our eyes; we absorb facts and figures on geography, geology, landscape and lifestyle. As designers, our interests lie with colour and texture, contrast and pattern, and the relationships between these subjects. Named after the most northern US state and popular travel destination, alaska multilevel loop carpet tiles echo the textures found in the make-up of the land; the ice, water, layers of rock. The textural finish of the product also works beautifully…

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  • Firms Urged Into Agency Worker Rethink

    The majority of firms that use agency workers have maintained or increased their use in the last 5 years, according to research. A survey by the Resolution Foundation of 500 firms found that 43% had increased their share of agency workers since 2012, and 46% had kept it the same. In comparison, only 9% decreased their use of agency workers during that time. Construction firms were the most likely to have increased their agency worker…

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  • Floor tiling tender – Kitchen contract 2018/19

    Lancaster City Council 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 Other Services Location of contract North West Value of contract £95k Published date 09 February 2018 Closing date 28 February 2018 Contract start date 02 April 2018 Contract end date 31 March 2019 Contract is suitable for SMEs? No Contract is…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Amazing Oak Flooring and Bespoke Wood Staircase by Wood Floors & Accessories

    It’s easy to see why there has been such an increase in popularity of Chevrons with this fantastic installation. The project was for a private client in Brighton who chose Prime Grade 100% FSC European Oak Chevrons and Flooring Planks. We were selected as the supplier because we offer consistency in quality and colour across several different flooring formats. This is why the design team chose us as the supplier as they demanded a seamless…

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    Print Acoustics celebrate at The Surfaces Design Show in London

    There were good reasons to participate at the Surfaces Design Show in London for Print Acoustics. Innovative product Zumi Soundscapes developed with Triplaco -Print Acoustics wins the prestigious Surface Design Award  London 2018 in the category Interior and Light Surfaces. 80 projects from 16 different countries were entered this year; the judges selected the final 30 projects from which the winners have been announced. Architect Christophe Egret, Co-Founder of Studio Egret West was the keynote presenter before Mick Jordan,…

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  • 3 In 4 SME Owners Plan To Work Past Retirement Age

    Most leaders of small and medium-sized businesses plan to work past the age of 65, according to research. A survey by Aldermore of 1,008 senior SME decision-makers revealed that 73% of business owners are planning to work past their state pension age. Almost two-thirds (63%) of business owners would like to retire by 65, but only 37% think they will be able to. In fact, more than a third (35%) plan to work into their…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Havwoods International – A cut above the rest

    Men’s grooming is one of the UK economy’s major growth areas; as are coffee shops, which are predicted to become the new local and outnumber pubs by 2030. So Tabard Street barber Dasos Anastasis decided his second venture in SE1 would have a twist. In order to best capture the large numbers of successful professionals and businessmen working in the area, his concept was to fuse together a high end barbering experience with an artisan…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Ege inspire with their Ultimate guide to carpets

    Ege wanted to inspire and help all you great architects and interior designers out there with a truly helpful, one-stop guide to working with carpets. So they banded together with a prime selection of leading architects, interior designers and carpet experts to give you: “The Ultimate Guide to Carpets“. The guide contains: How the carpet in your next project could look with tons of beautiful and inspiring examples How to use carpet customization to tell your story…

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  • Flooring News
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    Case Study – Wharfedale Homes by S&D Flooring

    Client: Wharfedale Homes  Size: 65m2 Duration: 1 day Wharfedale Homes specialises in developing design-led new-build homes in Yorkshire. Carefully designed to blend sympathetically into their local environment, the organisation provides its clients with high-quality construction and craftsmanship. It is also these high standards that would also determine the quality of their recent refurbishment of the practice itself. In determining the overall look of its small meeting room, Wharfedale turned to Chameleon Business Interiors, who in-turn…

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  • A cautionary tale for the UK construction industry

    Over the last twelve months two of my clients involved in the construction industry have suffered joint visits by the HMRC VAT and Construction Industry Team. With the demise of local HMRC offices, this approach represents a change from previous HMRC practice. These visits were ostensibly to ensure that the clients had complied with VAT and CIS rules but turned out to be more in depth than was expected. It is beneficial to share some…

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  • Resin News
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    Addagrip Fixture at Anfield

    Addagrip approved contractor Soft Surfaces Ltd, was invited back to Liverpool Football Club, Anfield in July 2017 to carry out an installation of BBA approved resin bound surfacing for the Club’s brand new flagship Retail Store, due to open at the start of the season. The store will offer fans a brand new shopping experience with exclusive product ranges, a specially-designed first-floor cafe and an increased number of payment stations to ease checkout congestion on…

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  • Record Number Of Tax Returns Submitted On Time

    A record 10.7 million self-assessment tax returns were filed before the 31 January 2018 deadline, according to figures published by HMRC. Of around 11.4 million people who were required to submit tax returns for the year 2016/17, 93.5% successfully met the midnight deadline. However, many returns were left late, with over 4.8 million people submitting their returns online in January alone. More than a quarter of these were filed during the last 2 days of…

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  • Subcontractor Available – Huntsville Alabama USA

      Subcontractor and four-man crew avaiable – 6 years experience installing hard surfaces. Available immediately. Please contact Herman McIntire on email: [email protected] Click here to connect with me on LinkedIn.

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  • Carpet and Laminate Installation Services 2018 – 22 Tender

    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 Materials and Products, Technology and Equipment, Mining and Ores, Construction and Real Estate Location of contract L11 2SF Value of contract £130k – £150k Published date 02 February 2018 Closing date 22 February 2018 Contract start date 02 April 2018 Contract end date 31…

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