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    The Uzin flooring App for perfect floors.

    UZIN have a FREE flooring App for smart phones and tablets, which is designed to help you with advice and guidance regarding flooring specifications. It now includes the UZIN recommended adhesive guide where you can find adhesive recommendations for a variety of floor coverings from leading manufacturers. The UZIN Floor Navigator can help you specify the right UZIN products to use for your flooring projects. Simply select the type of subfloor and type of floor…

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  • Screeds News
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    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 car and driver in perfect harmony. The original showroom floor was covered with a combination of carpet and ceramic tiles. It took a team of applicators from Northern Industrial Flooring, Sunderland, to remove…

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • Screeds News
    Bostik-Screeds and Adhesives

    Bostik receives top marks for flooring at the University of Huddersfield

      Titan Flooring was the main flooring contractor for the £27.5m development, which includes the new six-storey Oastler building that will house the University’s Law School and part of the School of Music, Humanities and Media. The building has a range of environmental features which have helped it achieve BREEAM Excellent status. A number of products from Bostik’s range were selected to ensure a superior floor finish across the Oastler building. These included the Screedmaster…

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    Weberfloor

    Saint-Gobain Weber flooring products sail through in Heckington Windmill Regeneration

    High performance flooring products by Saint-Gobain Weber have been specified in the second phase of the regeneration of the buildings surrounding the Grade 1 listed Heckington Windmill in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. This is the only working example of an eight-sailed windmill in the country and is a local landmark in the midst of the Lincolnshire fens. Built in 1830, and now owned by Lincolnshire County Council, the 6-storey working Mill is managed and operated by Heckington Windmill Trust…

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  • Surface Preparation News
    Mark-Sika Floor Screeds

    Self-levelling with Sika

    A Health and Safety Executive study revealed around 1,300 work-related injuries were reported between 2015 and 2016 in the food and drink industries. Of these, it’s estimated at least 25% were caused by uneven surfaces. Level flooring is therefore essential in heavily-industrialised areas involving high-levels of footfall and machinery usage. Without the need for rigorous effort, Sika’s self-levelling cementitious compounds can quickly even-out a large floor. Once the product is mixed with water according to its data…

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  • Surface Preparation News
    UltraFloor-Next-Shop story

    UltraFloor know speed is key when working in fashion

    New Next stores in Cardiff and Tamworth have opened to the public with tiled floor installations completed using a leveller, primer and tile adhesive from the Instarmac ranges. Experienced contractor, LGM Flooring secured both jobs during the end of 2016 and worked on the large stores for several weeks before handing them over. At the Cardiff store the substrate was plywood which was primed with UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer prior to levelling with Level…

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    Floor Screed Video

    Floor Screeds made simple with Saint-Gobain Weber’s new video

    Saint-Gobain Weber takes training in the specification and application of their innovative, market leading materials responsibly. A team of technical advisors is available to support and advise, either over the telephone or on site, on the correct use of a diverse product offering. “In addition to the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy here in Bedfordshire, one of several across the country,” says Rob Speke, training academy manager, Saint-Gobain Weber, “we now have a wide inventory of How…

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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
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    Brand New flooring in ward refurbishment at Barnsley District General Hospital

    Commercial flooring specialists, A Cumberlidge, have fitted over 1,500 square metres of brand new flooring as part of a ward refurbishment at Barnsley District General Hospital. The 350+ bed hospital, built in the 1970s, serves a population of over 250,000 people and provides a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area including emergency department services, outpatients clinics, maternity and children’s services. The Cumberlidge team was tasked with delivering the…

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  • Surface Preparation News
    WEBER-HQ refurbishment

    WeberFloor – The only flooring products for Weber HQ refurbishment

    Major refurbishment is underway at the Saint-Gobain Weber HQ in Flitwick, Bedfordshire where weberfloor products are being used extensively. The work involves renovation of 240m² of industrial and commercial floor space. The Flitwick warehouse project involves the demolition of the old training workshop to make way for a new product storage area. Here the floor area has been pre-treated and primed with weberfloor 4716 primer which is designed for use on all substrates prior to…

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  • Screeds News
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    Military seal of approval for UltraFloor Level IT Super30

    Long-standing UltraFloor customer, Sovereign Installation Services Ltd. were contracted to install new flooring in 30 kitchens within the barrack’s accommodation blocks. A popular solution to flooring contractors, Level IT Super30 has been used nationwide for over 10 years. The product’s formulation is free from ammonia and protein, creating a very low odour material suitable for confined areas, proving particularly suitable for kitchens and other hospitality and catering areas in domestic or commercial environments. In addition,…

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    Uzin Screeds

    Uzin deliver outstanding performance at Gaia Spa and Gym – Boringdon Hall Hotel

    Uzin flooring systems were used at the Grade one listed Boringdon Hall Hotel in Plympton, near Plymouth is a former medieval Manor House where style and luxury meet the Elizabethan architecture. The hotel aimed to create luxurious fitness and spa facilities, therefore a high quality finish was paramount. Approximately 900 square metres of new flooring needed to be installed throughout the new Gaia Spa including treatment areas, gym, boutique, restaurant as well as the reception…

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    UltraFloor-and-UltraTile Refurbishment

    UltraFloor and UltraTile used to refurbish Ann Summers store

    Florspec have completed a new tiled floor installation using UltraFloor and UltraTile as part of the Ann Summers Gloucester refurbishment. Working in partnership with Oakwoods which is a regular refurbishment contract over the next few months. The Gloucester store was one of the most recent to be reopened in May following the new floor installation. High flow, two component smoothing underlayment, Level IT Two is UltraFloor’s most popular leveller. It is compatible with a vast number…

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    Mapei-3210 Ultra plan

    Mapei Ultraplan Eco 3210

    Mapei’s best-selling Ultraplan Eco 3210 is now available in 20kg packaging, rather than the original 23kg weight. Ultraplan Eco 3210 is an ultra-fast hardening, self-levelling and smoothing compound for levelling differences in substrate thickness and can be applied in 3-10mm per coat. The very low VOC content of Ultraplan Eco 3210 means that it is excellent for use on eco and sustainable projects, for the interior levelling of new or existing substrates. Part of Mapei’s…

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    Weberfloor creates staff gym for Norwich Recruitment Agency

    “Staff recruitment is exclusively a people business and providing the best possible facilities for my staff is priority.weberfloor 4310 fibre flow pumped screed was the fast flooring solution for our new recreation centre,” reports Jason Adams, founder and managing director of I4 Recruitment Limited, Norwich. I4 has taken over the neighbouring premises to its office complex in the Vulcan Road Business Zone of the City. The commercial building had previously been a recycling centre and…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Marldon-Riverside

    Marldon subfloor system delivers high specification sound reduction

    Royal Arsenal Riverside is an exciting new development that will offer remarkable apartments with views overlooking the River Thames and towards Canary Wharf. Marldon’s bespoke subfloor system delivers high specification sound reduction and dependable damp proofing within a tighter than anticipated budget. The Problem Great sub-floor preparation is the foundation for any perfect floor and one of the most important aspects of a project, especially when working with statement wooden floors. This project has bespoke…

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  • Win big with Floorwise Pro-Screed Gold

    To celebrate the launch of the new Pro-Screed Gold versatile leveller from floorwise; fitters, contractors and end-users alike have the chance to win big with a fantastic double promotion. Simple to enter, the twin incentive is open to anyone keen to explore the high-level performance, versatility and value for money of the new Pro-Screed Gold two-part levelling and smoothing compound from floorwise. The first rewards anyone who purchases the bag and bottle levelling and smoothing…

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  • Jobs
    Solidlux

    Industrial Floor Applicators Wanted

    The Coating system for ‘On Site UV Cure’ line marking and coatings will only be supplied through a network of Accredited Applicators. This is a brand of Lowland Coatings International B.V. In order to achieve Accreditation, the management and the individual applicators from the contracting company will be required to attend Certification Training. This one day course includes practical and theory sessions. On successful completion, the delegates will be registered as Accredited Applicators and individual…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Uzin and Oxden Floors help redevelop Farrow Court Sheltered Housing in Ashford

    Project: Farrow Court Sheltered Housing Location: Ashford, Kent Contracted company: Oxden Floors Limited UZIN sales agent: Jon Turbutt Supporting architect: PRP Architects Floor construction working time (approx.):  Over a 10 week period UZIN installation systems: Two coats of UZIN PE 425 and then two coats of UZIN PE 404 were applied to the calcium sulphate screed to provide a damp proof membrane. A coat of UZIN PE 280 rapid drying primer was applied onto the…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Marldon from Concept to Completion

    “MARLDON PROVIDES TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION FOR THE SPECIFICATION INDUSTRY.” Founded on 40 years of flooring heritage, Marldon, has been developed specifically to provide architects, specifiers and construction professionals with innovative flooring solutions to many build problems. We specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Your Complete Wood Flooring Solution Partner: Marldon UK

    Marldon UK specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with low environmental impact and delivering quality without compromise, our products overcome challenges, saving time and speeding up your build to keep your project on track. Installation, Maintenance, Refurbishment The professional’s choice designed by the professional, creates products to fulfil your needs. Using…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Bostik ensures a flawless finish at London residential development

    Bostik has supplied a range of subfloor preparation products and adhesives to deliver a high quality flooring finish at the Paddington Exchange development in Paddington, London. The Paddington Exchange project is a large residential development comprising of 123 stunning apartments in the heart of London. The project was carried out for main contractor, Bouygues UK. Working with Chelmer Group, the main flooring contractor on the project, Bostik supplied a subfloor preparation package to cover approximately…

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  • Featured Partner
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    UltraFloor smoothing underlayments – Helping deliver a good night guarantee

    King’s Cross Premier Inn has been refurbished using smoothing underlayments from UltraFloor. HSB flooring contractors finished the hotel refurb in 2016, following several weeks of work whilst the hotel remained open. When a building remains operational during a project additional challenges are always presented. This project ran without issue or delays due to the versatile UltraFloor Level IT Bond and speedy Level IT Super30 being selected for installation. Level IT Super30 is the original ‘level…

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    Floorwise Pro-Screed Sets the Gold Standard

    A champion of high-level performance, versatility and value for money, Pro-Screed Gold is the latest two-part levelling and smoothing compound from floorwise, the screed and adhesive experts. High quality powder and latex liquid combine to make Pro-Screed Gold the go-to bag and bottle levelling and smoothing choice, this product’s far-reaching credentials making it the ideal companion to installers who demand nothing but the best. With Pro-Screed Gold there is no need to prime, meaning installers…

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  • Carpet and Rug News
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    Save The Date for The Flooring Show 2017

    Returning for the 55th year, The Flooring Show 2017 will run across three days, from 17th to 19th September 2017, so make sure you save the dates for the UK’s largest, trade only Flooring Show! With over 150 of the industries leading brands already signed up to exhibit and a large range of product categories suitable for all sectors, this year’s show is looking to be bigger and better than ever. Exhibits will be displaying…

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    Bostik new floor levelling compound Screedmaster Speed 30

    Bostik has launched Screedmaster Speed 30, a new rapid-drying floor levelling compound with a walk on time of just 30 minutes – making it ideal for contractors who require a fast track solution for their flooring project. Formulated from the latest advances in cement technology, the Screedmaster Speed 30 will smooth sound, uneven surfaces prior to the laying of decorative floor coverings in as little as 3 hours, with a loose lay time of 45…

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  • Featured Partner
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    New Tremco SX500 cuts the hassle with fast drying times

    As a flooring contractor regularly working for Bristol City Council, Fantasy Flooring is often involved in the refurbishment of social housing in occupied blocks of flats. Laying new flooring is always naturally troublesome in communal areas because of the need to balance continuity of access with the extended drying times of the products used. All this changed when the team at Fantasy Flooring was introduced to TREMCO’s SX500 rapid drying smoothing compound. Fantasy Flooring has…

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  • Featured Partner
    weberfloor DPM

    New moisture resistant weberfloor DPM saves time

    Saint-Gobain Weber, the manufacturer of many innovative, high performance construction products and systems, and specialists in industrial and commercial flooring products, has introduced weberfloor DPM, a highly moisture tolerant, epoxy resin damp proof system. weberfloor DPM has been designed to bond to concrete surfaces even when the concrete is still drying out and when it contains a high degree of moisture. It is a two coat system which is easy to apply to concrete and cement-based substrates…

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  • Featured Partner
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    What’s on the Weber training agenda at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy

    At the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Weber’s training programmes embrace all categories in the company’s diverse product range. This includes External Wall Insulation (EWI), monocouche through-coloured renders, tile fixing, technical mortars and flooring systems. Courses can be designed to meet product-specific requirements, or to suit different levels of experience and skills. Many one-day courses follow pre-determined content and are available on scheduled dates throughout the year.  “We understand how important training is for the…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Instarmac Products at the Touch of a Button – Product Planner App

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new product planner App. The App has been developed using the latest mobile app development technology and has been designed with their customers’ needs in mind. Have you ever been stuck on site with no internet connection and need to find out how quickly your tile adhesive will set? When your pothole repair can be trafficked? Which smoothing underlayment you should use? The new Instarmac Product…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Join Instarmac at this year’s inaugural Tiling Show

    Visit Instarmac on stand Q3 where their premium brands UltraFloor, UltraTile and Granfix will be showcasing their popular subfloor preparation, tile fixing and grouting solutions. To be held at the Harrogate International Centre from the 18th – 20th September, The Tiling Show is an exciting new exhibition for the tile and stone industry.  It will run alongside The Flooring Show creating a ‘2 in 1’ day out for all visitors. The Instarmac stand will debut…

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    UltraFloor add to moisture protection range 

    UltraFloor are delighted to announce the launch of Suppress IT, a single component, two-coat moisture vapour suppressant. UltraFloor Suppress IT is ideal for use over a variety of substrates including concrete floors, sand/cement screeds and most absorbent construction materials.  It is a water based product which is designed to suppress residual construction moisture, providing a protective primer membrane prior to further floor preparation. Using a two-coat application method without the need to prime, Suppress IT…

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    Fil-It-Rapid-UltraFloor

    UltraFloor launch new flowable bulking concrete

    UltraFloor are delighted to announce the launch of Fill IT, a rapid setting, rapid drying flowable bulking concrete for internal and external use. The addition of this exciting new product to the UltraFloor range provides a quick and cost-effective alternative to the labour and time intense traditional method of mixing underlayments with aggregates. UltraFloor Fill IT is a general purpose, rapid setting flowable backfilling concrete designed to eliminate bulking of underlayments on site with aggregates. …

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Fermacell flags up its flooring credentials

    A new brochure on its range of flooring systems has been published by Fermacell Leading building boards manufacturer Fermacell has launched a comprehensive guide to planning and installing its dry flooring systems. The 64-page A4 manual details how Fermacell’s dry flooring systems are a practical and cost-effective alternative to conventional wet screed to concrete floors and how their excellent thermal conductivity makes them a very efficient overlay to underfloor heating systems. In addition, an optional wood fibre…

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  • Adhesives News
    SAINT-GOBAIN-WEBER

    Intelligent Reinforced Levelling Compound by Saint-Gobain Weber

    The high performance, fibre-modified weber.floor 4310 fibre flow floor levelling compound by Saint-Gobain Weber is proving to be the perfect answer for the fast and efficient renovation of existing floors, and floating floor construction, in domestic and commercial applications.   weber.floor 4310 fibre flow is a pump-applied screed formulated from special cements, aggregates, binders and chemical admixtures that can be applied at depths between 5 – 50mm.  It is supplied as a casein-free pre-blended dry powder and is suitable for…

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    Instarmac Top 100

    Instarmac climbs 40 places and secures top honour for the 7th year

    UK based manufacturer, Instarmac Group plc, has been recognised in The Sunday Times’ annual ‘Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For’ list for the seventh year. The top 100 places are awarded following research conducted by Best Companies, an accreditation which focuses on workplace engagement.  Instarmac has achieved 3 star status, the highest level possible, and only given to extraordinary companies.  2016 has seen Instarmac climb 40 places to secure their position within the…

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    Sika Screed

    Sika launches Fast Screed solution

    Sika, leaders in the development of innovative flooring systems, has launched a new screed system, designed to offer contractors a simpler, easier and faster method of creating a durable and high quality floor finish.  SikaScreed P-24 is the latest addition to the extensive Sika cementitious range. It offers remarkable drying times, being overcoatable with all flooring types within just 24 hours. So spectacular is its rapid-set quality, SikaScreed P-24 can carry pedestrian traffic in just three…

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    Instarmac new website

    Instarmac Launches NEW Website

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new website – instarmac.co.uk. The website, launched earlier this month, has been developed using the latest online technology and designed with their customers’ needs in mind. The new website boasts many improvements and new features including a dedicated homepage for each of Instarmac’s 6 brands – UltraCrete, UltraScape, UltraTile, UltraFloor, Wondertex and Granfix. Each of the branded homepages feature commonsense product categories which allow visitors to…

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    Instarmac-Wembly

    UltraFloor Level IT Bond scores at Wembley Stadium

    UltraFloor’s Level IT Bond the rapid drying, all purpose smoothing underlayment has been used to refurbish a prestigious hospitality suite at Wembley Stadium. The project was secured by longstanding UltraFloor customer, Mighty Flooring who carried out the work in the suite over a three day period.  Level IT Bond was applied onto a concrete substrate and overlaid with a wooden vinyl to create a elegant finish perfect for entertaining private guests during matches. Level IT…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Stockport community benefits from new UltraFloor installation

    UltraFloor’s Level IT Super30 rapid setting and drying smoothing underlayment has been used on a church extension in Romiley, Stockport. The contractor was G J Flooring Specialists Ltd. who carried out the work at St. Christopher’s Church on Barrack Hill.  A three day window was available for the work to be completed, two days of which were required for the fitting of the engineered oak flooring, leaving only the one for all the subfloor preparation.…

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  • Featured Partner
    SAINT-GOBAIN-Weber-Floor-Smooth

    Saint-Gobain Weber Levelling Compound makes Super-Fast work of Smoothing Floors

    Saint-Gobain Weber, the specialist formulator and manufacturer of innovative products for the construction industry, has launched the rapid-setting weber.floor rapid levelling compound for domestic and commercial applications where speed and performance is of the essence. New weber.floor rapid, a cement-based, self-smoothing and self-levelling floor screed has outstanding rapid-setting qualities and is ready for light foot traffic in just 45 – 60 minutes while its fibre-modified formula increases strength and resilience.  It is ideally suited for correcting irregularities on difficult…

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    Saint-Gobain Weber supports DIY SOS – The Big Build Veterans Special

    Leca® Insufill, the innovative lightweight aggregate and weber.floor 4310 high performance, self-levelling floor screed, has been donated by Saint-Gobain Weber for BBC1’s DIY SOS The Big Build Veterans Special. This ambitious project saw eight empty and derelict Victorian properties on Canada Street, in the Newton Heath district of Manchester, transformed into liveable homes for ex-service personnel. The properties are being adapted to create three much needed homes for veterans and their families.  One of the properties will be converted…

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  • Featured Partner
    BAL-Level-Max

    BAL Level Max – the new maximum performance, all-in-one leveller that’s easy on the pocket!

    With innovative Fibre Strand Technology (FST), bed depths up to 80mm in a single application and suitable for use over most bases including timber at 3mm, BAL Level Max levelling compound is the latest innovation from the market-leader in tiling; BAL. Already received with great acclaim by tilers and flooring contractors, BAL Level Max combines the benefits of BAL’s levelling expertise to provide users with a complete, all-in-one flooring product for preparing internal floor surfaces…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Bostik Rapid Repair Mortar now available in handy bucket packs

    In response to customer feedback, Bostik’s popular Rapid Repair Mortar is now available in handy new bucket packaging for improved quantity control, easier storage and better protection. Perfect for keeping in the back of the van, the 5kg buckets make it easier for flooring professionals to use only the required quantities, helping to minimise waste. The sturdy new leak-free packaging keeps the contents safe and upright, allowing for small amounts to be used at a…

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    T&R adds Tilemaster rapid floor leveller

    T&R extends preparatory range with ‘fast-track’ Tilemaster systems

    T&R adds new Tilemaster Rapid Level 30 to range T&R’s floor preparation range includes a comprehensive collection of screeds from leading brands including Ardex, F. Ball, Laybond, Tilemaster, Tremco, Ultra Floor and Uzin. Preparatory products span from primers to screeds – and two new fast-track Tilemaster systems join the range this spring. All products are available from extensive stock, for standard two-day delivery or next day by request. New Tilemaster Rapid Level 30 is an…

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  • Featured Partner
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    Bostik launch flexible self-levelling compound

    Global adhesives specialist Bostik has launched Screedmaster Flex – a flexible and rapid setting self-levelling compound that is specifically designed to save flooring contractors valuable time and money.  Ideal for smoothing and levelling wooden floorboards, flooring grade plywood, P5 chipboard and mastic asphalt screeds, Screedmaster Flex can be laid over most common substrates and is also suitable for use with underfloor heating installations (provided a maximum surface temperature of 27oC is not exceeded) and under…

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  • Weber.Floor Flex with low dust technology just got quicker

    Recent technical improvements to Saint-Gobain Weber’s weber.floor flex with Low Dust Technology has resulted in improved set-time by as much as two hours.  Established as one of Weber’s top selling floor screeds the set-time for light foot traffic following application has improved from 2-4 hours down to 1-2 hours, allowing fastest possible access. weber.floor flex with Low Dust Technology is a high performance, cement-based, self-smoothing and self-levelling renovation screed.  It is used for correcting irregularities on difficult surfaces including concrete slabs,…

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    Uzin Sept 14

    UZIN system used in Silverstone UTC project

    UZIN systems were used for the flooring installations at Silverstone University Technical College, right in the heart of one of the world’s most famous motor racing circuits. The flooring contractor, CD Northern turned to UZIN because minimising risk was essential on such a prestigious project which involved installing several different types of floor coverings. UZIN’s range of solvent-free products also helped contribute towards a low emission flooring installation. This stunning new multi-million pound facility is…

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    RonaScreed provides support and contrast at Sadie Coles gallery

    Product Name Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm In brief Ronacrete Approved Contractor Volkerlaser used Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm to create a hard wearing floor at a London modern art gallery. The project A building which had previously housed a seventies nightclub underwent a major refurbishment to create a spacious art gallery with scope for ambitious and diverse exhibitions. The Sadie Coles HQ gallery houses art from established and emerging international artists. The Kingly Street gallery in…

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  • Bostik Launches Screedmaster Flow

    Bostik has introduced Screedmaster Flow, a self-smoothing compound developed specifically for its excellent flow characteristics and high strength performance. Screedmaster Flow is a two component protein-free smoothing compound for levelling floors prior to laying coverings, and is particularly suited to work with LVTs. The formula is low odour, high strength and can be used under a surface DPM. Bostik category manager Katharine Egerton commented: “Screedmaster Flow has been designed to offer leading flow properties for…

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    Bostik University Wolverhampton

    Bostik – Refurbishment project at University of Wolverhampton

    Wolverhampton-based Premier Carpets & Flooring Ltd selected a system of Bostik professional flooring products for a refurbishment project at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park. The Science Park provides serviced office accommodation and access to business support resources for both established and start-up technology/knowledge based businesses in the West Midlands region. It is currently home to nearly 80 companies working in a broad range of disciplines including software development, engineering design, healthcare and environmental management.…

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    Weber flooring screeds

    ‘On Your Level’ with Saint-Gobain Weber flooring systems

    Saint-Gobain Weber have introduced a new product guide that details a full range of innovative flooring screeds for commercial, industrial, design and marine applications. These easy to use products have rapid drying attributes that allow easy access for other trades in the shortest possible time. Weber flooring products are the fast way to achieving proven, reliable results every time. This comprehensive product range has been designed for applicators, main contractors, specifiers and architects to achieve…

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  • Sika Fibre Reinforced

    SikaLevel Fibre Reinforced is the new latex modified, cement-based levelling compound from Sika. Fibre Reinforced has been enhanced with polymeric microfibers to improve durability and tensile strength, which provides extra resilience against cracking. SikaLevel Fibre Reinforced can be used for smoothing and levelling surface irregularities on difficult internal and external floors – including wood, floating floors, sand and concrete slabs and ceramic and plastic tiles. Due to its increased strength it is also the ideal…

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    Bostik Adhesives and subfloor m14

    A full system of subfloor preparation products

    Bostik produces a full system of subfloor preparation products – including primers, damp-proof membranes, smoothing compounds and a new range of Laybond adhesives. A number of these products were used throughout a flagship £54 million new building for the University of Bristol. The 13,500 m2 Life Sciences building will provide research and teaching facilities in the heart of the city and is split into three zones, containing a five storey laboratory wing, a central atrium…

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    Mapei paves the way 2014

    Mapei paves the way at Birmingham New Street

    A complete system of Mapei products has been specified in the flooring build up of new public concourses within Birmingham’s New Street Station. The £600m redevelopment scheme will include a new concourse, exterior façade and entrances. On behalf of principal contractor – Mace – Grants of Shoreditch and UKS Group Ltd prepared and installed 20,000m2 of new flooring. A series of Mapei systems were chosen to enable fast installation and provide a surface suitable for…

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    Ronacrete - Shard

    Ronacrete – Screeds at the Shard

    The skyline of London has changed a lot over the last few decades; starting in 1991 with the appearance of One Canada Square and its neighbouring Canary Wharf tower blocks. In 1999 the London Eye appeared on the horizon at the South Bank; then in a project lasting from 2009 to 2012 the Shard rose above them all, creating another vantage point from which to view the capital. The Shard is a magnificent feat of…

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    ccf flooring products jan 2014

    CCF Flooring expertise now accessible 11 hours a day

    Leading interior building products distributor CCF has made it even easier to contact its national sales team for flooring products, providing greater flexibility for customers who require quotations and orders outside of the traditional nine to five trading hours.   Now offering support for an impressive 11 hours a day, the team of flooring specialists are on-hand to answer customer queries from 7am until 6pm, five days a week. This service is backed by a…

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    Bal Quickset cement jan 2014

    NEW: BAL Quickset Cement

    BAL’s programme of constant improvement has continued with the introduction of its new BAL Quickset Cement. The popular product has been completely re-engineered, with fixers and contractors nationwide trialling and providing feedback to the development team. Fixers appreciate the new BAL Quickset Cement formulation for its versatility and on-site performance. It is suitable for all key applications, including use with underfloor heating, with resilient and wooden floor finishes and in such total immersion areas as…

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    Ronacrete 2014 jan

    Ronacrete receives third ISO accreditation OHSAS 18001

    Specialist construction manufacturer Ronacrete has scored an accreditation hat trick by achieving BS OHSAS 18001:2007, the third industry standard accreditation achieved by the company. OHSAS 18001, covers Occupational Health and Safety Management, and was assessed and registered by the NQA The standard guarantees that equipment is being maintained, safe working practices are being adhered to, laws and standards are being obeyed and, importantly, that there is a safe working environment for staff. In order to…

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    Bostik bristol university

    Bostik System is First Class for New Bristol University Building

    A full system of products from leading manufacturer Bostik has been used throughout a flagship £54 million new building for the University of Bristol. The 13,500 m2 Life Sciences building will provide research and teaching facilities in the heart of the city and is split into three zones, containing a five storey laboratory wing, a central atrium and office wing.   CW Jones is one of the largest flooring contractors in the South West, and…

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    Bostik Subfloor Prep Tower London apartments

    Bostik Subfloor System for High Profile London Development

    A system of subfloor preparation products from Bostik has been used at a prestigious new residential development in central London. The Cheval Three Quays contains 159 luxury apartments and penthouses, situated next to the Tower of London alongside the River Thames. As you would expect from a high-end development in the centre of London, owner Cheval Residences has employed the services of top architectural and interior designers, as well as accommodating a number of retail…

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    Bostik Screedmaster Ultimate - leeds arena

    Bostik Screedmaster Ultimate the Choice for Leeds first direct arena

    A full system of Bostik subfloor preparation products, including Screedmaster Ultimate smoothing compound, has been specified by Soper Group for a high profile new arena in Leeds.   The first direct arena is a new 13,500 capacity entertainment arena, and the first of its kind for the city. Leeds had previously been the largest city in the UK without a venue of this type, and the new £60 million building is set to host a…

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    Uzin Turbolight

    UZIN Turbolight system = Level floors

    Q: How do you easily create a substrate up to 300 mm? A: UZIN Turbolight system: lightweight, flexible and fast! The UZIN Turbolight system combines mutually compatible materials that rapidly create lightweight and flexible floors. The unique combination of individual components, comprising of UZIN NC 194 Turbo, UZIN RR 201 and UZIN NC 195 allows sound and level floors to be created even on deformed and problematic substrates. The patented system is easy to install,…

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    Uzin L3

    Sustainable and Recyclable – UZIN

    UZIN is especially focused on developing new environmental solutions and have innovated the Cube It Simple packaging. The new packaging means: – 87.5% less CO – The cube packaging allows much more efficient method of transporting as more weight and units can be put on a pallet. Transportation is therefore reduced and less CO2 discharged. – 77% less waste – Only the liner is made from plastic, which can be returned and disposed off. The…

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    Quick, Quality Subfloor Prep – Bostik

    Bostik has introduced a new formula for its Screedmaster Ultimate smoothing compound, increasing its flow rate for improved workability. Katharine Egerton, Category Manager for Bostik professional flooring products, commented: “We know that getting a quality job completed within a tight timeframe is one of the main challenges faced by flooring contractors. We’re helping to make achieving this easier by introducing a new formula for Screedmaster Ultimate, which makes the product even easier to work without…

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  • Flooring News

    Mapei adhesive ‘evolve’ Dudley College flooring

    Mapei adhesive systems were used by contractors, ISG and C&C Flooring to install a variety of carpet and vinyl flooring throughout a new college centre, which is now established as ‘Dudley Evolve’. Providing learning facilities for the local community, businesses and ‘Dudley Sixth’, a college centre for A-level students. Mapei’s products covered approximately 6,000 m2 of flooring, which became the college’s science labs, corridors, hairdressing clinic, WC areas, dance studios and classrooms. C&C Flooring applied…

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    Ronacrete leads CPD seminars in three areas of expertise

    The first series of CPD seminars from specialist construction product manufacturer Ronacrete have taken place and certificates issued to the attendees. Ronacrete offers Continual Professional Development seminars in three areas of expertise. Resin bound and bonded surfacing Concrete repair and protection Specialist screeding (fast drying and high strength screeds and screeding products). The aim of the CPD Seminars is to improve and broaden the knowledge and skills base of the attending specifiers. “I am sure…

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    Ronacrete gatwick

    Ronacrete – Fast drying screed keeps things moving at Heathrow Terminal 2

    Terminal 2 at London Heathrow Airport is being replaced as part of a £4.8bn development programme at the airport. The Terminal 2 project which is estimated to cost around £2.5bn includes the main building, a 522-metre satellite pier, a 1,340 capacity car park, an energy centre, cooling station, and road refurbishment. The project is due for completion in 2014 and will be home to STAR Alliance, Aer Lingus, and Virgin Atlantic’s domestic routes. The lead…

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    Bostik subfloor preparation products have been used by Newards Flooring

    Bostik Has it Covered at Kiddicare Rotherham

    “We were very pleased with the performance of Bostik products. Projects of this sort demand us to deliver a high quality job in a tight timeframe, and the subfloor preparation products certainly helped us to do just that. Nik Ward, Director, Newards A full system of Bostik subfloor preparation products have been used by Newards Flooring at a new superstore for leading baby specialist Kiddicare. Acquired by supermarket chain Morrisons in 2011, Kiddicare is opening…

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    Bostik rapid dpm

    Proof of Performance with Bostik Surface Membrane Products

    Bostik’s range of surface membrane products offer the ideal way to suppress moisture and enable the best performance from smoothing compounds, adhesives and floor coverings. Bostik Screedmaster One Coat Membrane is a solvent-free two part epoxy surface membrane that protects from residual moisture in power floated concrete slab and sand/cement screed. A one coat application is suitable for up to 97% relative humidity. Bostik Screedmaster Rapid DPM is a single part surface membrane for cementitious…

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    Bostik Screedmaster

    Time is money

    The phrase “time is money” will ring true for many flooring contractors, with increasing pressure to complete work to a high standard as quickly as possible. Designed specifically for just such jobs, the combination of Bostik’s Screedmaster Rapid DPM and Screedmaster Speed smoothing compound allows contractors to prepare a subfloor ready for floor finishings in a matter of hours. Bostik Screedmaster Rapid DPM is a single part surface membrane for cementitious subfloors, suitable for use…

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    Floorwise Pro Screed

    Screed like a pro with Floorwise

    Fitters and contractors looking for top-performing and great value smoothing compounds should look no further than the Pro Screed collection of self-levelling screeds from Floorwise. Meeting all subfloor preparation needs, the Pro Screed range consists of products designed to give a complete preparation solution that ensures the best possible results for the task at hand. The collection includes the popular and versatile synthetic latex F5000 EXTRA Smoothing Compound that is suitable for many different substrates…

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  • Adhesives News
    David Wheeler Bostik

    New Area Sales Manager for Bostik

    Bostik, a leading provider of professional flooring products, has announced the appointment of David Wheeler as Area Sales Manager for the Midlands. Report to National Sales Manager Stewart Lacey, David will be focussed on continuing to grow sales for the company’s successful range of adhesive and subfloor preparation products across the Midlands region. Bostik is a leading provider of adhesives and subfloor preparation products to the professional flooring industry. The company is committed to investing…

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    ronacrete sreed

    Ronafix Pre-packed Screed at Sussex College

    South Court is a Grade II Listed Building owned by Sidney Sussex College, part of the Univerisity of Cambridge.  Building Surveyors and Architects Pleasance Hookham and Nix Limited were commissioned to refurbish the property and part of the work required re-waterproofing of the first floor terrace.  The terrace provides access to student accommodation and waterproofing to the rear of the shop units below. Pleasance Hookham and Nix Limited specified Ronafix Pre-packed Screed 6-50mm to be…

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    ronacrete

    EcoBound draws the crowds at EcoBuild

    Ronacrete exhibited for the first time at the EcoBuild Exhibition from March 5th to 7th. The launch of Ronacrete’s new EcoBound range drew crowds to the stand and the Ronacrete sales team had barely a minute to spare over the three days of the exhibition, drawing interest right until the exhibition’s closing minutes. “We were delighted that so many people wanted to find out more about how the EcoBound range offers a range of systems…

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  • Healthcare Projects in Safe Hands with Bostik

    Healthcare Projects in Safe Hands with Bostik We find that the combination of Bostik’s reliable product quality and excellent technical support allows us to get the job done accurately time and again. Michael Day, Operations Manager, Orchard Flooring Introduction Orchard Flooring is contracted to fit flooring in new build and renovation projects for Avery Healthcare, a leading provider of residential and nursing care homes across the UK. The success of this partnership is built on…

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    CCF Screeds

    CCF TEN YEARS WITH THE TRAVIS PERKINS

    The CCF team is toasting to a decade of success as they celebrate ten years as part of the Travis Perkins Group. The leading distributor of interior building products has seen significant growth over the last ten years. The number of CCF branches has grown from 20 to 30, all of which have access to the centralised Group distribution depot. The logistical support and existing supplier relationships of the Travis Perkins Group were also fundamental…

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    weber.floor

    saint-gobain weber flooring system for strood academy

    Products in the extensive weber.floor range by Saint-Gobain Weber, the leading UK formulator and manufacturer of innovative, high specification materials and system solutions for the construction industry, have been installed at the £29 million Strood Academy, a new secondary school in Medway, Kent. The Academy is providing outstanding facilities for pupils from September 2012 offering just 1500 places for which intake has been oversubscribed since 2009. The project includes a new sixth form block and…

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    EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2013: WACKER

    Wacker – Novel Polymer Binders for Concrete and Construction Applications

    Wacker at The European Coatings Show 2013, in Nuremberg from March 19 to 21, 2013 Munich-based WACKER Group is showcasing its latest polymer binders for concrete modification and environmentally sound construction applications. The new ETONIS® 260 makes drainage concrete for road surfacing in railway tunnels durable yet water-permeable. This enables rescue vehicles and fire engines to get to the scene of an accident inside a tunnel quickly and without any problems. Furthermore, it facilitates the transport…

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  • Flooring News
    Bostik Launches Screedmaster Speed

    Bostik Launches Screedmaster Speed – the 30 Minute Smoothing Compound

    Bostik UK, a leading provider of professional flooring products, has announced the launch of Screedmaster Speed – a self-levelling smoothing compound that sets in as little as thirty minutes. Specifically designed for projects where tight deadlines must be met without compromising on quality, the high strength formulation of Bostik Screedmaster Speed allows subfloors to be prepared for covering as quickly as possible. Stewart Lacey, National Sales Manager for Bostik, said: “We recognise that a big…

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    Successful Year for Bostik CPD Course

    Successful Year for Bostik CPD Course

    Bostik is looking to 2013 after a successful year for its popular Continuing Professional Development course on “Specifying Products to Combat Moisture in Subfloors”. The course has been approved by RIBA and counts towards the association’s CPD programme, making it ideal for architects and others involved in specification who are looking to keep abreast of key issues and product developments in the flooring industry. Important issues covered during the one hour seminar include industry codes…

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    Bostik Adhesives

    Bostik – Big On Education with £40m Coleg Morgannwg Project

    Bostik – Big On Education with £40m Coleg Morgannwg Project Bostik’s products delivered reliability and performance… they were proven to be compatible for the perfect install – Grant Cox, Director, Puma Floors Located in Nantgarw, South Wales, Coleg Morgannwg’s new £40 million Nantgarw Campus is one of the most up-to-date and well equipped learning centres in the country. It is intended to be an iconic beacon for learning and education in the region. The development, designed…

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    Rebranded T&R Floor Covering Distributors

    Rebranded T&R Floor Covering Distributors doubles UK stock capacity

    T&R Floor Covering Distributors Ltd is set to double its stock capacity with the acquisition of an additional warehouse facility.  Located opposite its existing warehouse, in Beeston near Nottingham, the new premises will also provide additional space for offices, a showroom and training facilities.    The acquisition coincides with the launch of a new brand identity and website at www.trflooring.com. An independent, family-run firm, T&R is a leading distributor of flooring products, with over 35 years’…

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    Ultra Floor

    Ultra Floor furnish

    Ultra Floor’s new innovative flooring compound Level IT three and primer, Prime IT N have been used to transform part of an IKEA store in Warrington. The outlet, based on the Gemini Retail Park in Warrington, was IKEA’s first UK store which opened its doors in 1987. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishing retailer, has a grand total of 280 stores in 26 countries that are visited by over 620 million people a year, 18…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
    Knauf Drywall

    Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed raises acoustic and thermal performance

    Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed raises acoustic and thermal performance Easy and quick to install, Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed is a superb substrate for perfect floors in new build and refurbishment projects that not only cuts construction times but also boosts both thermal and acoustic performance – and scores points on the sustainability front too. Developed by Knauf Drywall – the UK’s leading manufacturer of lightweight building products and systems – Brio is an…

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    A. Proctor Group recently supplied Profloor Levelling System

    A. Proctor Group supplies Profloor Levelling System – ST PAUL’S WAY – LONDON

    A. Proctor Group recently supplied Profloor Levelling System   A. Proctor Group recently supplied Profloor Levelling System to Countryside Properties’ recent development of 300 flats at St Paul’s Way, London, E3. Profloor Levelling System was developed in order that a level, finished floor could be laid on a cambered, stepped or uneven sub-floor.  The Levelling System is used on typical structural concrete floors where differences in level are too great for a finished floor.  The…

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