NICF News

NICF - new members - Uzin Ltd

NICF is delighted to welcome Uzin Ltd as Patron members of the Institute.

Date posted: Friday 5th February 2016

Carpet Fitters wanted - London area

Posners Floor Store are currently looking for experienced Carpet Fitters in and around the NW London area. Must have own transport and Public Liability insurance. Regular work at top rates.

If interested please contact Posners on 020 7625 8899.
 

Date posted: Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Carpet Fitter of the Year launch - 4 January 2016

Carpet Fitter of the Year 2016 will be officially launched on 4 January 2016. 

NICF is delighted to once again host this prestigous competition and would like to take this opportunity to thank the official sponsors for their support.

The sponsors of the competition are:

ARDEX UK Ltd
Ball & Young Ltd
Bostik Ltd
Carpenter Ltd
Contract Flooring Journal
Cormar Carpets
F Ball & Co Ltd
Hanson Plywood Ltd
Interfloor Ltd
Lifestyle Floors
Roberts
Spotnails Ltd
The Stocklists
Tramex Ltd
Uzin Ltd
Which? Trusted Traders

Entry forms are being distributed with the January issues of Contract Flooring Journal and The Stocklists but if you would like to complete the entry form on line there will be a digital version available on the NICF website.

Fitters can pre-register their interest now by clicking here


 

Date posted: Friday 18th December 2015

NICF members achieve Which? Trusted Trader endorsement

We are delighted to confirm that the following NICF members have achieved Which? Trusted Trader endorsement for their companies:

Paul Coomber (Reading, Berkshire)
Ian James (Kidlington, Oxfordshire)
Mark Saunders (Swindon, Wiltshire)
Trevor Smith (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset)
Peter Trimmer (Camberley, Surrey)
Matthew Yerrell (Chesham, Buckinghamshire)

Many congratulations to all!

 

Date posted: Friday 13th November 2015

NICF launches new website

We are delighted to launch our new website and hope that you will find it more informative and easier to navigate.

We have made four specific routes to information, one for fitters looking to join the Institute, one for fitters or companies who are already members, one for customers to find fitters or members in their area and one for news.

There is also a new look to the 'members area' of the site.

Please take a few minutes to have a look at the site, we hope you like it.

Date posted: Sunday 8th November 2015

Find the Fault Carpet competition winner

Many congratulations to Sam Hall of Lenleys in Cantebury, Kent, winner of the NICF's Find the Fault Carpet competition, which took place at The Flooring Show, Harrogate.

Date posted: Wednesday 7th October 2015

Annual General Meeting - 12 August 2015

The NICF Annual General Meeting took place on 12 August 2015 at the FITA Training Centre, Loughborough.

Ian James, Steve Ramsden and Kevin Stephen were re-elected to serve a further term as Officers of the Institute.

New Council members elected were:

Ryan Evans
Darren Robinson of ARDEX UK Ltd
Trevor Smith
Lee Syles
Steve Whitehead

Council members re-elected to Council were:

Matthew Blackbourn
Dan Evans
Dennis Green
Adrian May
Mark Saunders

The full NICF Council is now:

Ian James - President
Steve Ramsden - Vice-President
Kevin Stephen - Honorary Treasurer
Matthew Blackbourn
Scott Carter-Dowding
Dan Evans
Ryan Evans
Dennis Green
Brian King
Adrian May
Darren Robinson
Mark Saunders
Trevor Smith
Lee Styles
Steve Whitehead
Matthew Yerrell

 

Date posted: Thursday 13th August 2015

NICF announces partnership with Which? Trusted Trader Scheme

NICF is delighted to announce that it has entered into partnership with the Which? Trusted Trader scheme.

NICF members will receive a discounted rate for membership of the scheme.

Which? Trusted TradersNICF President, Ian James, states:

“The collaboration between the NICF and Which? Trusted Traders Scheme enhances and compliments the aims of both organisations. The NICF brings technical expertise from a long established, highly regarded trade body within the domestic flooring market. Which? helps deliver this expertise through a recognised and trusted consumer brand. The end user simply gets greats service and a quality installation.”

Stephen McCluskey MD of Which? Trusted Traders states:

"Which? Trusted Traders' partnership with the National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers is a positive step in supporting consumer choice. By selecting a dual endorsed carpet and flooring fitter, consumers can feel confident they are selecting a trader who is reputable and trustworthy."

For full details of this new member benefit please contact the NICF office on 0115 958 3077 for details.

Date posted: Monday 18th May 2015

Letlinks - work opportunities for NICF members

Announcement to all members of NICF National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers.

Letlinks require carpet and floor layers to join our free maintenance software system for local, regional and national landlords and letting agents.  Letlinks is dealing with 50,000 properties nationwide and this is on the increase every month.

Letlinks currently require qualified professional carpet fitters and floor layers to meet the demands of jobs being booked through our free online maintenance booking software.

NICF members will be able to register their services and business for free and you will be notified of all flooring jobs that are required in your postal region.

For further details on how to register with Letlinks for free, please contact Gareth, Paul or Simon on 08450 665444 or email info@letlinks.com

Date posted: Tuesday 18th November 2014

NICF Annual General Meeting - 6 August 2014

The NICF Annual General Meeting took place on 6 August 2013 at the FITA Training Centre, Loughborough.

Ian James and Kevin Stephen were re-elected to serve a further term as Officers of the Institute.  Steve Ramsden was elected as Vice-President of the NICF.

New Council member elected was:

Ian Woolley

Council members re-elected to Council were:

Matthew Blackbourn
Scott Carter-Dowding
Dennis Green
Brian King
Tim Nicholas
Mark Saunders
Matthew Yerrell

The full NICF Council is now:

Ian James - President
Steve Ramsden - Vice-President
Kevin Stephen - Honorary Treasurer
Matthew Blackbourn
Scott Carter-Dowding
Dan Evans
Dennis Green
Brian King
Adrian May
Ronnie Newton
Tim Nicholas
Steve Ramsden
Mark Saunders
Graham Schofield
Byron Terrett
Matthew Yerrell

Justin Walker is a Co-opted member of the Council.

 

Date posted: Thursday 7th August 2014

New from 1 September 2013 - Accredited Fitter category

This is a new category of membership aimed at practising fitters who are of an intermediate level of competence.  Entry requirements are:-

a) three written references from people who can vouch for the standard of the fitters work;
b) successful completion of examination (WRITTEN OR ORAL);
c) assessment of a completed installation;
d) a customer survey will be undertaken during the assessment of the completed installation.

For more information on this new category please contact the NICF office on 0115 941 1126 or email info@nicfltd.org.uk

Date posted: Tuesday 13th August 2013

Domestic Sheet Vinyl Installation

We would like to remind Fitter and Master Fitter members that they can now be listed for Domestic Sheet Vinyl installation.

Officially launched in the July 2012 newsletter, this new category is a welcome addition to the already substantial list of flooring types installed by members.

If you would like to add this to your list of flooring activities please contact the NICF office on 0115 958 3077 or email info@nicfltd.org.uk

Date posted: Friday 8th February 2013

NICF working for you

NICF have, over the past year, developed 2 partnerships, one with NEXT and the other with Tesco Carpets, to promote NICF and its members direct to the consumer market.

Customers who buy their flooring from either NEXT or Tesco Carpets wil be directed to NICF members for measuring and fitting requirements.

Date posted: Monday 15th August 2011