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Brinton’s showcase our nhow hotel installation

Brinton’s showcase our nhow hotel installation We are delighted to see that Brintons have shared our pride in the job that Team Loughton did alongside themselves at one of our biggest projects of 2019, the nhow hotel. Our installation of Brintons products included a bespoke Axminster carpet, featuring a striking pink floral design set onto a green background running the length of the corridor on each level. The same floral design carpet had the edges whipped before being installed to one of the two stair cores leading to each guest floor. The hotel boasted 3 meeting rooms that were also…
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January 21, 2020
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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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How to look after oak flooring

The video is us sanding and sealing a client’s floor, leaving the floor looking as good as new. The work was done out of hours so no downtime. Five ways to keep your oak flooring looking like new The right flooring can make a real difference to the look and feel of a room. It’s easy to think that once the flooring is laid all the work’s done, but to keep your floor looking like new, takes a bit of care and attention. Oak flooring is an elegant floor choice and gives a high-end look to any space. It is…
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February 6, 2019
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How to choose the right underlay

The secrets of what lies beneath It’s not often we really think about what lies beneath, but underlay is an important element of your flooring. Get it wrong and it can affect the performance of your carpet. As the leading flooring contractor in the UK, we know flooring. We understand how important it is to get the right underlay if you want to avoid a costly mistake. Here’s our ‘how to’ guide to help you through the underlay minefield. Why you should fit underlay Comfort: New underlay makes your carpet feel better. Think of it like a mattress for your…
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November 29, 2018
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Loughton launches CITB approved ‘Safety Academy’

We are delighted announce our own CITB Approved Training Organisation, the Loughton Contracts Safety Academy. With our own in-house CITB approved training centre, we are now able to deliver high quality training to our project managers, site supervisors, labourers and installers. Training courses range from the one day Health & Safety Awareness (HSA) and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme (SEATS), to the five day Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) and Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS). Achieving the accreditation was no mean feat, with the stringent approval process lasting 6 months. The CITB scrutinised both Loughton’s company policies, accreditations…
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July 19, 2018
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All in the details

As featured in the Contract Flooring Journal’s May 2018 Issue ESTABLISHED in the late ‘80s, Loughton Contracts has grown into the UK’s largest commercial flooring contractor with a turnover now in excess of £30m per annum. Employing over 90 people, like many companies in the flooring industry, Loughton Contracts is a family run business with joint managing directors Paul and Lee Smyth together with their Sister Emma Colletti - marketing director, the board has now been extended to include non-biological family members, with our chairman John Drage, Tony Mills operations director and Ian Brownjohn finance director, to name but three! To…
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May 9, 2018
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The mark of quality

Having recently been through in-depth, complex audits for many of our accreditations, including transitioning to the new standards for ISO 9001 & 14001, we thought it worth reflecting on why these quality marks are so important and how managing to comply with their demands is a substantial achievement. Our many accreditation logos signify not just a promise of quality, but a sign of genuine performance, day in, day out. As Henry Ford said ‘Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.’ Uniform service At Loughton Contracts we employ robust integrated management systems which are enforced on all sites.…
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March 5, 2018
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3 things to look for when choosing a flooring contractor – an exercise in perfection

When a global chain of luxury gyms frequented by millionaires and ‘A’ list celebs, wanted to open its second UK club, nothing less than perfection would be good enough. ‘Designed to the most discerning standards of its neighbourhood’ this new fitness club is housed in an expansive period property featuring high ceilings and marble columns, near Buckingham Palace in St James SW1. The main contractor knew this was a job for the experts and so chose Loughton Contracts to install the flooring. E by Equinox combines the pinnacle of personalised fitness and exercise, with lavish comfort. Featuring science fuelled, top-tier…
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February 28, 2018
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Specifying sustainable products: Loughton Contracts offers advice on what’s involved and where to start

Across the board corporate clients and main contractors are, quite rightly, demanding more rigorous sustainable practice from their supply chains. They require documented proof regarding the materials procured for their projects, such as recycling certificates and FSC chain of custody hardwood flooring and plywood. With the dizzying array of products on the market all featuring varying ‘Green’ credentials, where do you start when trying to specify flooring and provide evidence of best installation practice? Choosing a reputable and highly experienced flooring expert who can guide you through the minefield of pitfalls is key. For example, Loughton’s collaborative approach allows clients…
Loughton
February 2, 2018