Association Announcements

  • Carpet and Rug News
    Graham Clark British wool

    British Wool Appoints Graham Clark as New Head of Marketing

    British Wool appoints Graham Clark they are the organisation that sells and promotes British grown wool to the international textile industry.   Graham who has a Degree, Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Marketing has come from a background in joinery and kitchens. Until recently he was Marketing Manager at XL Joinery. His role there included responsibility for shaping the marketing strategy in the organisation.   Originally from Cumbria, Graham has significant experience in selling…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL helps mosaic artist transform school hall

    BAL – the market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have helped mosaic artist Tamara Froud transform a primary school dining hall with installations designed by pupils and taking inspiration from the school’s values. A fixing solution of BAL adhesive and grout provided Tamara with the perfect materials to permanently fix ornate Cinca ceramic mosaics to a 6-sided, T-shaped concrete pillar at Richard Alibon Primary School in Dagenham, Essex. Tamara was commissioned by the school to…

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  • Flooring News
    CRUK-Conference network

    Carpet Recycling UK Conference: developing towards a circular economy

    Carpet Recycling UK’s 2017 Annual Conference and Awards Event kicks off at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham on June 21st taking the theme of ‘developing towards a circular economy’ for carpet. CRUK will be celebrating the achievements and important contributions by members – both individuals and organisations – who are helping to create a circular economy for carpet and driving forward greater sustainability in the sector. Guest host and keynote speaker, Andrew Bird, Chair…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Polydeck-Award-FeRFA

    Polydeck – Large Commercial Project of the Year – over 500 m2

    This award is for a joint submission by a Manufacturer and Contractor member. Eligible projects should have been started or completed during the period October 2015 – September 2016 There are two Commercial Project Awards, use this form for a LARGE COMMERCIAL PROJECT – Over 500m2 (You may enter projects in all the categories but use a separate form for each and only one application for each combination of manufacturer / contractor partnership in any…

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  • Association Announcements
    Respol resin flooring

    Respol Industrial & Commercial Flooring Solutions

    RESPOL have for over thirty years provided their customers with an outstanding service and innovative, technically advanced commercial and industrial flooring solutions, designed and guaranteed to perform to the highest standards and provide years of cost-effective service in the most diverse and demanding environments. Twice FERFA ‘Flooring Contractors of the Year Award’ winners, RESPOL’s flooring contractors service and flooring systems are accredited to ISO9001:2008 which is testament to their commitment to quality standards and peace…

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  • FeRFA – New Apprenticeships start 22-23 March – Last chance to enrol

    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 scheme is fully grant funded for CITB registered employers and the grant of over £8,000 is available. The cost of the scheme is £6,000 per candidate payable over two years. The current CITB funding for specialist apprenticeship schemes is…

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  • Explore Offsite at Ecobuild Hailed a Great Success by the Structural Timber Association

    The recent Timber Trends report commissioned by the Structural Timber Association (STA), predicted another year of double digit growth for the industry. If Explore Offsite at Ecobuild is anything to go by – interest in offsite timber systems is certainly on the increase. Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the STA has just spent three days at the event and reported: “This was the first year of Explore Offsite at Ecobuild, which showcased offsite innovations supported…

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  • Association Announcements
    Ryebrook-Resins

    Ryebrook Resins – a specialist resin flooring specifier

    Ryebrook Resins Flooring Ltd are a specialist resin flooring specifier and installer to the flooring industry. Ryebrook Resins Flooring most recent clients have included: Willmott Dixon, ISG, Balfour Beatty, Boeing, MOD, Interserve, Kier, Vortex Interiors. Considerable expenditure on R & D maintains the company’s position at the forefront of developments in resin technology, resulting in their specification for floor and wall treatments at the premises of many international companies. The Ryebrook range contributes to the high-tech…

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  • Association Announcements
    Reprotec resin floors

    Industrial project floors the competition

    Leading resin flooring contractor, Reprotec, has completed an award-winning industrial project for Walkers Snack Foods, in collaboration with premium flooring provider, Altro. Reprotec provided Walkers Snack Foods with a range of services and expertise, from problem identification and site surveying to the installation of Altro Flexi-flow Plus onto vinyl covered mezzanine and Gantry areas directly above the production lines. Flexi-flow Plus is a flexible liquid resin floor finish which is a sustainable, anti-slip flooring, and…

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  • Resin News
    CENTRAL-FLOORING-SERVICES

    Central Flooring Services install resin floor for Monarch Airlines

    Monarch Airlines have constructed a brand new 12,000m2 maintenance hangar facility large enough to house two Dream liners the largest aeroplanes that can land at Birmingham Airport. The hangar is so large that the aeroplanes can pull in one side, turn and exit back out the other door. The high profile project required a new high-density concrete slab to be installed to cope with the weight and structural forces from the aeroplanes. The resin flooring…

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  • Wool Floors Look Wonderful at Wool Floor Show London

    The only event in the trade show calendar that focuses entirely on wool flooring is to be held next month (on 15th and 16th March) at Stamford Bridge, in the grounds of Chelsea FC. Wool Floor Show London will present a stunning collection of wool carpet and rug exhibitors featuring leading brands that do not exhibit together at any other event. There are over twenty-three quality exhibitors at this stunning showcase in the centre of…

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  • Defined Benefit Scheme Membership Down 50% In 10 Years

    Active membership in defined benefit (DB) pension schemes has decreased by half over the last decade according to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Around 11 million people currently use DB pension schemes for all or part of their retirement income. There is around £1.5 trillion held under management in DB schemes, which equates to roughly 75% of UK GDP. The average pension payment from the scheme is £7,000 per year while…

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  • Association Announcements
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    Construction barometer shows signs of industry slow down

    Sales expectations in the construction sector over the next 6 months are at their lowest level since 2011 as the market shows signs of slowing down, although new build housing and the London market remain relatively healthy. The October 2016 Construction Industry Barometer, completed by senior executives from across the construction supply chain, was published by construction market research specialists Leading Edge, in association with CIMCIG (The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Interest Group) and…

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  • Association Announcements
    British Wool Collection

    Bicester Village launches The British Wool Collection

      With a host of British design talent in collaboration with the British Fashion Council and the Campaign for Wool. In association with the Campaign for Wool and the British Fashion Council Bicester Village will be celebrating all things woolly with a quintessentially British collection of wool products including the Manolo Blahnik shoes. There will also be Brintons carpets on show across the entire village. Visitors will experience the collection first-hand with various Brintons carpet…

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  • Association Announcements
    cruk-harrogate-show

    More retailers ‘buy into’ the challenge of recycling carpets

    More retailers are prepared to take on the challenge of recycling waste carpet that can potentially help them to make substantial cost savings while improving their service to customers, according to Carpet Recycling UK, the industry’s association for recycling and reusing carpet. Speaking after the three-day 2016 Harrogate Flooring Show, CRUK Director Laurance Bird said there was a ‘noticeable increase’ in enquiries from companies looking to reduce their costs and gain green credentials through a…

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  • Association Announcements
    Fair Paymen Champions

    NSCC Seeks Fair Payment Champions

    The NSCC Fair Payment Campaign will be celebrating its 5-year anniversary in September 2012 and NSCC is looking to recognise those individuals that have made a difference to payment practices in their businesses or the construction industry as a whole. Despite the impact of the recession, the Fair Payment Campaign has enjoyed significant success since its launch in 2007, highlighting the benefits of fair payment and transforming the business environment for the supply chain. This…

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  • Association Announcements
    Phil-Reynolds-FIRA-COO

    Phil Reynolds named as FIRA Chief Operating Officer

    Phil has worked within the BM TRADA Group since 2001, most recently holding the position of Principal Technical Manager at FIRA International, with responsibilities for research and consultancy services. Previously, Phil has led FIRA’s commercial services and testing teams. Phil is a trained mechanical engineer, and in his technical role has been a representative on many British, European and International committees concerned with developing furniture standards, including holding the position of chair of BSI FW0/2…

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