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Hakwood visit

Hakwood Visit Recently, our Timber Installation Director visited Hakwood, one of our timber flooring suppliers at their Rotterdam based HQ, to look at their day to day operations and quality controls. Hakwood pride themselves on being extremely environmentally efficient, as all the timber they use is hand selected from their own direct purchasing of forests. Each log is hand chosen for grading, cut and then aired naturally for many months. A further selection is made by hand to each lamella after trimming to ensure the grade criteria is uniform and consistent. Hakwood offer 2500 individual stains, all recorded just in…
Loughton
June 13, 2019
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Achieving perfect flooring on your stairs

How to treat these important parts of your building Whether a staircase is designed to be the focal point of your space or it’s hidden away, deciding on the type of flooring is an important decision. With about 10 inches of flat surface per stair, can you fit any flooring type and how do you fit the flooring correctly? We outline some top tips below. Are flooring choices reduced for stairs? Staircases need to be functional but if they’re a focal point in a room, how they look is important. The material you choose to cover your staircase is dependent…
Loughton
May 31, 2019
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Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

We’re off to Clerkenwell Design Week! London is gearing up for the 10th Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW), which starts on 21st May. Set across three days, it’s the annual focus for London’s leading design district. The event plays host to hundreds of showrooms, talks, workshops and installations, and our Divisional Director, Craig Anstey, will be going along this year. One of the showrooms, opening their doors is Shaw Contract, a design leader in flooring solutions and surfaces. They’ve invited Brighton-based artist and graphic designer Lois O’Hara for a takeover of their showroom at 33 Great Sutton Street and will be…
Loughton
May 20, 2019
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ISO 45001

Loughton Contracts receive ISO 45001 accreditation! We are delighted to confirm that we now have joined a list of professional companies that have transitioned from ISO 18001 to ISO 45001 accreditation. This latest ISO is now recognised as an International Standard with nearly 70 countries signing up to it. By conforming to the ISO 45001, Loughton Contract's are now working toward improving Occupational Health and Safety risks. This new standard aims to reduce the number of work-related deaths by taking a more proactive approach to risk control. "Over 7600 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases" Although we…
Loughton
April 23, 2019
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Battersea Team take on MACE at Axe Throwing!

Axe Throwing @ Whistle Punks! As we prepare to start installation of our single biggest project to date it was important that our site team created a good working relationship with the client. To encourage this, we organised a team building event and challenged the Mace team to try their hand at Axe Throwing. The venue, Whistle Punks, was perfectly situated less than a mile from Battersea Power Station, in Vauxhall. The 24 strong group, a mixture of both Loughton Contracts and Mace, were welcomed by three instructors charged with teaching us the art of axe throwing! Once we had…
Loughton
April 15, 2019