Resin 16 apprentices practice their techniques at Resdev

The 16th group of resin flooring apprentices spent three days as Resdev’s training facility in Elland this month practicing the application of screeds and coving.

The apprentices had plenty of practical hands-on experience and the group thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to apply quartz materials and gain practice on their trowel work to take those skills into the workplace.

On the final day, FeRFA trainer, Terry Foxley gave the learners a review of the course as a whole and guidance on the next steps in the apprentices’ progress towards achieving their NVQ level 2 Diplomas.

Boud Minerals kindly supplied the quartz mix for the Resdev screed – all of which was donated free of charge. The apprentices were able to perfect their techniques in screeding and coving working on purpose built wooden frames.

The apprentices in Resin group 16 are: Daniel McLaughlin and Jordan Speed (4m Floors UK), Matthew Marvin and Adam Moore (Central Flooring), Danny Malone (Coatech Ltd), Jack Findlay (Genco Construction), Jason Earl and Jake Ross (IRL Group Ltd)

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NEW UltraFloor Level IT Super Flex 30

Lay after an hour onto movement prone substrates with the NEW UltraFloor Level IT Super Flex 30

UltraFloor supply premium solutions for subfloor preparation. Their popular range has been expanded with a flexible smoothing finishing compound, Level IT Super Flex 30.

A two component system, Level IT Super Flex 30 is rapid setting and drying and boasts a fibre reinforced formulation. Due to a high polymer content it also offers excellent flexible properties. It has been specifically designed for use over a wide variety of subfloors including steel mezzanine decks, flooring grade plywood and can also be applied over damp proof membranes. In addition, Level IT Super Flex 30 can be used as a finished wear surface.

In as little as 30 minutes the product can be walked on and decorative floor coverings can be applied after 1 hour, and resin finishes after 24 hours, saving you time and money on site.

Level IT Super Flex 30 is suitable for depths between 2-10mm and can be used with underfloor heating systems and in biologically sensitive areas due to a protein free and low odour formulation. Single units, a 20kg bag and 4l bottle, will cover 6.5m² when applied at a 2mm thickness.

For further product information including the datasheet please visit ultra-floor.co.uk or to place an order call 01827 871871. UltraFloor Level IT Super Flex 30 is available now nationwide, call us for your local stockist. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest news, competitions and much more from UltraFloor on Twitter, follow: @Ultra_Floor.

Contractors Invited for CONICA Event

CONICA LTD is offering flooring contractors the chance join it for a visit to the company’s head office in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

The two-day visit, on 8 and 9 March 2017, will give contractors an opportunity to learn from the experts on how to install the full range of CONICA resin flooring products, including car park deck coatings.

The practical demonstrations and workshops are being held at CONICA’s main Swiss production plant, where flooring products have been developed and manufactured for 40 years.

James Berry of CONICA LTD will be leading the UK delegation: “This is the first time we’ve taken UK-based flooring contractors to Switzerland so that they can see first-hand how to install seamless resin flooring perfectly. It really is an ideal opportunity for any installation company looking to improve its skills and its offering.”

Anyone interested in joining the delegation should contact James Berry on 07960 939670 or by emailing james.berry [@] conica.com.

CONICA’s expertise and continuous research and development enable it to offer the perfect solutions for flooring and waterproof systems for industrial, public and private buildings, car parks and civil engineering projects in addition to permeable paving solutions. British innovation, Swiss quality and 40 years of experience make CONICA what it is today. Combine this with being able to provide its customers with everything they need from a single source and you can understand why CONICA is seen as the number one supplier of seamless resin flooring in its respective markets.

For more information about CONICA’s range of sports and functional flooring ranges, visit www.conica.com

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How to Segregate Your Waste to Cut the Cost of Construction

Advice from Reconomy on how to incorporate segregation into your waste management plan in order to cut disposal costs.

The correct and proper segregation of construction waste remains a crucial part of any waste management strategy. Reconomy has created a simple step-by-step guide to show you exactly why you need to segregate waste, and how to incorporate segregation into your waste management strategy and sustainability practices.

Demonstrating a commitment to waste segregation and sustainable practices can be the difference between landing a project, meeting a deadline, coming in under budget or losing a major project entirely. Our simple guide will show you exactly why you need to segregate waste, and how to incorporate segregation into your waste management strategy and sustainability practices.

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A Construction Manager’s Guide to Selecting Right Skip Hire Firm

Hiring the right skip hire firm can help construction companies improve their bottom line, but price should not be the only consideration.

What are you looking for from a skip hire firm? The obvious answer for many construction managers will be competitive pricing – but a focus on value, rather than simply how much you pay to hire a skip, will ultimately produce a better result for your project’s bottom line.

Clearly, there are some basic principles your skip hire firm should meet. You’ll need a provider that operates in your area, though using a single national provider with local coverage can have advantages over the hiring of individual firms for each project. You should also check firms are compliant with construction-related waste management legislation – that they have the appropriate waste carriage licences and environmental permits, for example.

Read the full Reconomy blog on this for more information at: here