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Please Mind The Office Design – How The Right Carpet Can Make All the Difference

In News by Kathryn Keshmiri

The third edition of the “What Workers Want” survey, a joint publication from the British Council for Offices (BCO) and Savills, found that neglecting office design can have a negative effect on employer’s well-being and performance. A total of 25% of employees surveyed would be willing to commute an extra 30 minutes to work in the perfect office. This highlights …

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Building Cost Effective Schools For The Future

In News by Kathryn Keshmiri

At the close of 2016, the BBC reported that 944 local authority schools and 113 academy trusts in England are now in debt. In response to a parliamentary question, ministers revealed that 5 percent of council schools and 4 percent of academy trusts have budget deficits. Going further, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, estimates that …

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The Evolution Of Office Flooring

In Blog by Kathryn Keshmiri

Jeremy Broadhead, Commercial Manager at Heckmondwike FB, looks at current trends in flooring for offices. “I’ve always found it fascinating to look back over old photographs of offices dating back to the 60s, 70s and 80s, just to marvel at how interior design has evolved over the years to what we have now. In the 1960s, office design often featured …

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Improving Education By Creating Buildings Fit For Purpose

In News by Kathryn Keshmiri

A UK population growth spurt has led to a bigger demand for school places than ever. Bob Mortimer, UK & Ireland Sales Manager of leading education flooring provider Heckmondwike FB, explains how good building design and specifying durable materials can future proof schools and even improve staff retention and productivity. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK population is …