In July 2015, The Contract Flooring Association and the Contract Flooring Journal awarded S&D Flooring with the prestigious installation of the year award for the Whitby Court Care Home project in North Yorkshire. The Contract Flooring Association (CFA) consists of contractors and consultants that specialise in the installation of all floor finishes. Whereas the Contract Flooring Journal (CFJ) is recognised as providing essential business information, insider comments, expert analysis and lively debates on current flooring issues.
Whitby Court provides person-centred care in a tranquil environment using Karndean Design Flooring
The new flooring at Whitby Court care home was installed by S&D Flooring using Karndean Design flooring as specified by the Fisher Partnership. In short, the work consisted of the design and installation of 2000 square metres over two floors with various themed rooms. The care home wanted a floor that will withstand high traffic in areas, be easy to maintain, hygienic and most importantly looks warm and inviting for the residents.
For the most part, the brief was to create a themed room of ‘At the Seaside’. Karndean Design flooring’s Michelangelo MS2 Navarra Chalk was used to create the look of pebbles. Whereas Karndean Van Gogh planks were used to resemble a jetty. In addition, a bespoke design was also required in the corridor outside the lounge.
S&D Flooring installers had a tight deadline to meet the client’s handover date. The conditions during the installation were difficult. Cold temperatures, specialist care and expertise was required during the installation of the Luxury Vinyl Tiles to prevent distortion. Overall an excellent finish was achieved by S&D Flooring which was delivered on time and on budget.
Managing Director Steve Dixon and Contracts Manager Mark Power attended the annual CFJ and CFA celebrations event in London to receive their award.
We hope everyone enjoyed the festive period, we certainly did! S&D Flooring’s Boys in Blue are now back in the office and on the road, ready for a jam packed 2017 filled with high end commercial and domestic flooring projects across the UK.
This year promises big things for the city of Hull and we are very excited by the prospects that come with the 2017 UK City of Culture title. There is so much going on throughout the city during the year, along with several tourist attractions and venues across the city applying their finishing touches to ensure this year is going to be the best.
In order to take full advantage of this year we have an elite team of highly trained and well-recommended professional floor layers installing bespoke flooring designs within the heart of the city.
As one of the Hull’s leading commercial contract flooring companies, we take pride in offering professional supply and installation services nationwide, specialising in luxury vinyl’s and carpets, all at a very competitive price!
Hey Recofloor! We’ve doubled the amount of recycled waste vinyl flooring.
For those who are familiar with our website and our ways of working will know that we have talked about Recofloor and its Take back scheme on several occasions. One example is in March, where managing director Steve Dixon and contract manager Mark Power were invited to Recofloor’s 2016 awards ceremony hosted by Matt le Tissier at the Old Trafford, where S&D Flooring was awarded Bronze and Best Newcomer of 2016.
Nevertheless, half way through the year, we are pleased to announce that S&D Flooring has doubled the amount of waste vinyl we have recycled last year and exceeded this year’s targets of recycling 5 tonnes – now that is an achievement to be proud of! Between January and July 2016, we have recycled a total of 5.92 tonnes of waste vinyl-based flooring products – 0.75 tonnes of which was recycled in July alone.
Fortunately on Wednesday 20th July the S&D Flooring team was thrilled to take part in a Photoshoot opportunity on behalf of Recofloor to demonstrate the successes and benefits of using the Recofloor scheme.
Despite the extremely hot weather, Managing Director, Steve Dixon was thrilled to show and demonstrate the company’s efforts to reducing our environmental impact and how we integrate Recofloor into our day-to-day activities.
Who are Recofloor and why we work with them?
S&D Flooring aim to become one of the greenest flooring contractors in East Yorkshire by ensuring that we constantly recycle our waste vinyl based products.
For those who are unfamiliar or new to our website, Recofloor, which was founded in 2009, is a national vinyl take-back scheme aimed at the commercial flooring industry by notable flooring manufacturers Altro and Polyflor. Recofloor enables contractors, construction sites and distributors alike the opportunity to recycle its off-cuts and roll-ends of:
The vinyl based flooring off-cuts and uplifted vinyl is placed in clearly labelled bulk bags that can be dropped off at any participating flooring distributors – over 60 are currently located in the UK and Ireland – or for a small fee, Recofloor itself can collect your waste vinyl when you have two or more bags full.
The Recofloor Take Back scheme offers construction companies the opportunity to reduce the cost of waste. It is far more economical for organisations to take advantage of the Recofloor scheme as the cost of sending your waste vinyl to recycling plants is significantly cheaper than disposing of waste at your local landfill site. Not to mention it is far more sustainable and environmentally friendly!
Whereas, smooth and safety vinyl flooring off-cuts are recycled into new flooring products by Altro and Polyflor, whereas smooth uplifted flooring is reprocessed into traffic management products, such as cones and sign bases.
From Humble Beginnings, A non-corporate introduction to S&D Flooring – home to the Boys in Blue.
I don’t know about you, but it is very rare for an individual, let alone a prospective client to read through every single page of a corporate website to find out whether it’s services are right for you. Or whether you just want to find out about a bit of background information, especially, if you are looking and comparing several potential organisations – like us S&D Flooring Ltd.
Common trends in the way we use the web to research, have led me to write this blog post to sum up our company, S&D Flooring, in an quick, informative and a easy to comprehend way that you wouldn’t necessarily see in traditional corporate website and supporting documentation. As there are only so many times one can read ‘we aim to do this’ and ‘we deliver outstanding results’ before we switch off.
S&D Flooring originally started out with just a van that was travelling up and down the streets of Hull installing beautiful Karndean Design Flooring to domestic properties. Although not quite Sir Alan Sugar and the evolution of his technology based empire Amstrad, company founders Steve and Dean took the streets of Hull and the surrounding areas in the spring of 2008, delivering a service that they have known for years.
Several years down the line, S&D Flooring started to make substantial profits, despite the economic decline, and subsequently expanded its fleet with new stylish vans and a dedicated team of passionate floor layers. Without word-of-mouth, positive reviews and recommendation from previous clients, I don’t think S&D Flooring would be what it is today! A few years after starting S&D, company founder Dean sold his shares to Steve in 2011 as he began to pursue other ventures.
As our reputation grew, we began to expand our services to accommodate commercial contract flooring. Working for local contractors such Chameleon Business interiors, Eco Modular Buildings and Servaccomm, installing a whole host of commercial flooring products, our name and brand was beginning to be seen all across the country.
As an independent Yorkshire based organisation, we are privileged to have been awarded commercial contracts in all major cities across the country – it’s a good job our Boys in Blue love to travel and sightsee whilst carrying out their work.
Nevertheless, S&D Flooring still pays homage to its humble beginnings and undertakes several domestic projects throughout the year, after all, a job is a job and where not necessarily going to turn an opportunity away. However, as S&D Flooring continues to grow the company is and wants to predominately be associated with commercial contract flooring.
Buying the perfect home for our team.
In September 2015, it was official that S&D Flooring’s director Steve Dixon, had bought a permanent home for S&D Flooring Ltd. Having been located on Helsinki Road for over 6 years, it seemed only natural to buy the building and customise it to meet our needs.
As the Boys in Blue where covering that nation with high performing and durable flooring, Steve and our latest Apprentice Dom started making some cosmetic changes to the warehouse. It’s was an exciting time for the company and Steve in particular, has fantastic ideas of what we could do with the space and how we could encourage and train the next generation of floor layers.
Despite all the loud banning and all the other heavy duty sounds that go along with it, the S&D team welcomed a brand new canteen area, conference suite, training rooms and storage areas, all on an amended mezzanine that overlooked the busy warehouse.
Thursday 3rd March 2016 was a special day for the Boys in Blue. Managing Director, Steve Dixon, and Contract Manager, Mark Power, attended Recofloor’s annual awards event at the Old Trafford, Manchester.
Hosted, this year, by former Southampton and England footballer Matt Le Tissier. Flooring contractors, distributors and construction companies who attended the Annual Recofloor celebrations event were welcomed to a hot buffet lunch before the celebrations begun.
During the event, speeches were given by Richard Catt from the Contract Flooring Association – updating Recofloor members on CFA activities – and Ian James, president of the National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers (NICF) prior to the awards being presented.
To our surprise, S&D Flooring was awarded the ‘ Recofloor Bronze Award’ and ‘Best Newcomer ’ and received a certificate, trophy and a signed football from Matt Le Tissier.
Recofloor’s Carla Eslava said: “The day offered a great opportunity to find out how Recofloor can benefit your company, share expert knowledge and network with fellow flooring industry professionals. The Annual Awards is a highlight in Recofloor’s calendar and we very much look forward to celebrating our achievements with both existing and new members this March.”
After the event Steve and Mark had the opportunity to speak to other flooring professionals and expand our client base as well as a complimentary tour of the football grounds. Throughout the celebrations, Recofloor, CFA and other flooring organisations took to social media to celebrate their success.
2016 Recofloor Awards event at the Old Trafford, Manchester