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Heckmondwike FB & Forth Valley College Shortlisted For Award

In News by Andy Potts

The UK’s leading manufacturer of fibre bonded flooring, Heckmondwike FB, and Forth Valley College in Scotland, are celebrating their achievement in being shortlisted for an exciting Education Buildings Scotland award. The shortlisting is for the ‘Inspiring Learning Spaces’ award in recognition of the flooring solution at Forth Valley College’s flagship Stirling campus. This new award recognises the project team that …

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Caring Carpet

In Blog by Andy Potts

Healthcare represents a particularly demanding sector of the market for manufacturers as carpets suitable for care homes, hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and sheltered housing must be resilient and easy to clean. The cleaning aspect is critical in care homes and sheltered housing settings, where elderly or infirm residents are particularly vulnerable to infections. But can care home carpets really be hard-wearing, …

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

In News by Andy Potts

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 Andy Potts

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 Andy Potts

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 Andy Potts

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 …

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Nothing To Be A-Frayed Of With Supacord

In News by Browndog

Heckmondwike FB, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fibre bonded carpet, has reported an increase in demand for its renowned heavy duty Supacord range for use in educational environments.

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Student Accommodation Carpet – It’s Not Just About Durability

In Blog by Andy Potts

If you are over forty, the phrase “student accommodation” will probably conjure up a whole host of mental images. If you then add the word “carpet” to “student accommodation”, you will most likely think of words like: “durable” and “hard-wearing”. Fast forward to the world of educational facilities management in 2017, and the potential damage from high footfall and high …