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  • More SMEs Consider Changing Workplace Pension Provider

    Increasing numbers of small businesses are looking to change their workplace pension scheme, data from Aviva has show In the 12 months to September 2018, the insurer saw an 80% year-on-year increase in enquiries from SMEs about moving to a new auto-enrolment pension provider. The rise in enquiries has been driven…

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  • Photo of Welcome to the Mapei Dream Team Latexplan NA!

    Welcome to the Mapei Dream Team Latexplan NA!

    Mapei introduce Latexplan NA, a two-part, fast setting, smoothing and levelling compound to the ever popular ‘Dream Team’ range of levelling compounds Latexplan NA is a two-part, fast-setting, moisture tolerant, cement based levelling compound, suitable for levelling differences in thickness between 3mm to 10mm in one application on new and existing…

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  • Photo of The New Woodpecker Flooring Catalogue

    The New Woodpecker Flooring Catalogue

    Fresh flooring designs and smart accessories The new Woodpecker catalogue is out this month featuring a flurry of new and exciting products, cutting-edge designs and innovations. Many of the collections have been updated to reflect today’s interior styles and bring even more choice to the range. Some of the highlights…

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  • Photo of BAL supports Team UK at EuroSkills

    BAL supports Team UK at EuroSkills

    BAL are proud to be sponsoring the UK wall and floor tiling competitor at EuroSkills 2018. Taking place in Budapest from 26-28 September, the members of Team UK will be taking on the best apprentices in Europe with the aim of being crowned champions in their chosen skills. Representing the…

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  • Photo of Headlam prices to rise – will others in the market follow?

    Headlam prices to rise – will others in the market follow?

    Flooring distributor Headlam confirmed earlier this week, in its half-year results, that it will increase its prices between 1% and 10% (an average of 3%) from September to cover the costs of supplier increases due to raw material price inflation. Discussion about price rises and the general health of retail…

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  • Photo of M P Plastering working with Saint-Gobain Weber for Cotswold Homes Ltd

    M P Plastering working with Saint-Gobain Weber for Cotswold Homes Ltd

    Experienced rendering contractor M P Plastering of Somerset excels with the use of high performance, technically advanced products manufactured by Saint-Gobain Weber. As a specialist applicator, M P Plastering has a wealth of experience in the application of sprayed renders and external wall insulation. Projects range from one-off domestic applications…

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  • Photo of Superior Finish Contracts and Uzin accomplish a quality flooring finish.

    Superior Finish Contracts and Uzin accomplish a quality flooring finish.

    UZIN products were used to install a variety of floor coverings at a new Cross Keys Homes premises in Peterborough. The shop and information hub will assist people looking to learn more about the care and support services CKH provide to Peterborough residents as well as upcoming training opportunities, and…

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  • Photo of Saint-Gobain Weber and Hodgson Mazda Newcastle drive together

    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…

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  • Photo of Solus Ceramics launch contemporary floor tile range

    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…

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  • Photo of Altro Flooring Brings Enchantment To New Children’s Emergency Unit

    Altro Flooring Brings Enchantment To New Children’s Emergency Unit

    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…

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  • Photo of Floorwise Stair Nosings Nose Ahead of the Competition

    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…

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  • Photo of Cara Mills appointed new Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd

    Cara Mills appointed new Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd

    Cara Mills has been appointed the new Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. After joining Cara said “I am delighted to have been appointed the Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd which over the past 26 years has been at the forefront of product innovations within the flooring…

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  • Photo of Uzin flooring systems rise to the challenge at Wythenshawe Hospital

    Uzin flooring systems rise to the challenge at Wythenshawe Hospital

    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…

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  • Photo of A Robin with a Royal Twist – BAL

    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…

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  • Photo of Gerflor acoustic vinyl flooring solutions for housing

    Gerflor acoustic vinyl flooring solutions for housing

    Unwanted sound can have a detrimental effect on people’s health and well-being especially when living where constant nuisance noise can be acute, says Kenny Miller, National Sales Manager – Housing, Gerflor In residential environments, nuisance noise is usually more bothersome to occupants of homes where impact sound travels from one…

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  • Photo of FEIN Floorcraft Flooring Tool fits the FEINest floors!

    FEIN Floorcraft Flooring Tool fits the FEINest floors!

    This issue we join Jasper, a young self-employed joiner to discuss his work, his views on buying tools and his review of the newly launched value pack range, focusing on FEIN’s new Best of Flooring set. Jasper Cochrane is a 24-year kitchen fitter who last October started his very own…

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  • Photo of New Altro Orchestra soft vinyl flooring earns a gold star at primary school

    New Altro Orchestra soft vinyl flooring earns a gold star at primary school

    Brand new Altro Orchestra™ soft vinyl flooring is proving a big hit with pupils at The Lanner Primary School, in Cornwall, who have reported a significant improvement in acoustics and comfort. The Acting Head Teacher, said: “We are always looking for ways to make cost effective improvements to the school…

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  • Photo of Rapid Flooring renovation at flood damaged school from Uzin

    Rapid Flooring renovation at flood damaged school from Uzin

    A UZIN system was used to install a new floor at St Bede’s School in Cambridge after the dining room was damaged by a leaking pipe over the weekend. The flooring contractor, Superior Finish Contracts Ltd was asked at short notice to remove the existing wood block flooring and install…

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  • Photo of Flooring Jobs UK is live!

    Flooring Jobs UK is live!

    Launching in Early October 2018 with Free Ads for employers, to begin with, it is intended that the site will become the Go To place for Flooring Industry Professionals and Employers. As part of the same organisation as Carpet Roles UK, a dedicated Flooring Industry Recruitment Agency we have access…

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  • Photo of Accuracy and intricacy for OSH floor

    Accuracy and intricacy for OSH floor

    When new restaurant Osh opened in March this year it was an immediate hit with the discerning West End crowd. The restaurant, in the heart of , has been designed as a classy destination combining glitz, glamour and exclusivity, with a members area and private dining. Billed as a central…

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  • Photo of Recofloor Promotion prize draw to take place in September

    Recofloor Promotion prize draw to take place in September

    The annual Recofloor promotion will take place in September this year, offering flooring contractors who recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Altro and Polyflor’s scheme another opportunity to win an ‘unforgettable experience’ with a Red Letter Days gift card. Every flooring company raising a Recofloor collection throughout September will be…

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  • BCC Calls For MTD Delay

    The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for the government to delay the rollout of its Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme. From April 2019, VAT-registered businesses will be required to maintain digital records for VAT and submit digital returns. To do so, these businesses will need to have MTD-compatible…

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  • IPSE Recommends ‘Sidecar Pension’ For The Self-Employed

    A ‘sidecar pension’ scheme could help increase retirement savings among the self-employed, according to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE). This scheme would allow savers to divide their contributions between a pension pot and a ‘rainy-day fund’, until a savings cap is met on the rainy-day fund.…

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  • Small Businesses Get £8m Tech Boost

    The government has revealed a new fund to support small business performance and productivity. As part of the government’s long-term Industrial Strategy, the Business Basics Fund will provide £8 million to help small businesses adopt current technologies and management techniques. The government will then work with experts to assess how…

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  • Skills Shortages Affect Half Of Employers

    Half of employers are struggling to find skilled candidates when recruiting, according to research. A survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that in June 2018, 50% of employers are concerned about finding sufficient candidates for permanent roles. This is an increase of 8 percentage points since the…

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