Team Loughton win Environmental award for site procedures at Sky Labs!
We are incredibly pleased to have received the site award for our on-site environmental procedures. We make no secret of the lengths that we go to, in order to be as environmentally friendly as possible, so this makes it all the more satisfying.
On this site, we recycled 5150m2 of Tarkett Palatino EcoBase carpet tiles, which was a huge contributor to the award win!
There were many other aspects which contributed to this award. We made sure that we worked with our suppliers diligently, to make sure that we eliminated single use plastic packaging on the project. The timber and plywood sub-floors that we installed, were all FSC certified, which means it meets the “gold standard” ethical production. The wood is harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.
Something that we publicised a couple of months ago, was our partnership with Protec for their revolutionary ‘Closed Loop’ recycling scheme. The Remanufacturing Scheme enables them to take back the used sheets that they supply to their Manufacturing and Recycling Centre, where they shred, wash, and recycle them, before remanufacturing them in to new Proplex RE sheets ready to be used on site again. This was implemented perfectly on this site.
We put our BREEAM knowledge to good use, by supplying all BREEAM information, including the EPD’s/VOC’s and all responsible sourcing certificates. Thus, providing evidence of all sustainability factors. The adhesives that we used on this project, were all low VOC, so any potential health risks caused by harmful substances in the air, were as minimal as could possibly be.
Well done, Team!
Loughton Contracts and Multiplex take the Construction Youth Trust around The Broadway, Westminster!
Here at Loughton Contracts, we believe in giving young people as much opportunity as possible to create a career for themselves in the construction industry.
Our Health and Safety Director, Tony, and Luciana, the Social Value and Community Manager at Multiplex, recently gave the Construction Youth Trust a tour around one of our biggest ever residential projects; The Broadway, Westminster.
Construction Youth Trust is a charity whose aim is to inspire and enable young people to overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction and built environment sector.
The young people who we showed around didn’t get a small site to start with! The Broadway, Westminster, is one of our biggest ever residential projects. The team have been installing 25,000 square metres of flooring to 252 apartments, and have been on site for over a year now. We have another 11,000 square metres of floor to install, with underfloor heating too. A mammoth task which we are getting through nicely!
We hope that everyone got a great amount of satisfaction from the site tour, and maybe we might be seeing them soon in the construction industry!
Queen (Of Flooring) Visits Battersea Power Station!!!
Loughton Contract’s Sales Director and CFA Board Member Beverley McFarlane recently got the opportunity to check out the teams progress at Battersea Power Station Phase 2, London’s most iconic residential development.
Beverley was heavily involved in the tender process for this project and this was the first opportunity for her to tour the former Power Station since we commenced works over 2 years ago. With the apartments in Switch House West and Switch House East now completed there was a stark difference to the last time she visited site.
Bev commented “It is not until you set foot inside this amazing and historical building that you truly appreciate the size and magnitude of this development project. Its so great to see it all coming together”.
The Loughton Contract’s team will shortly complete the 270 residential apartments on this project that has seen over 26,000m2 of engineered timber flooring installed. With high profile residents now starting to occupy the space and the retail element nearing completion, it won’t be long before the Battersea Power Station opens its doors to the public.
Nick Perkins speaks to CFJ regarding all things flooring!
This month, our Sales Director, Nick Perkins, featured in the Contract Flooring Journal!
He talks about Loughton Contracts, his path into the flooring industry, the challenges the pandemic brought to the industry/how it is recovering from it and so much more!
A very interesting read which can be read here.
Team Loughton complete 70 mile bike ride for Structure Tone Charity Sportive!
Team Loughton were very busy last week, taking part in two intense charity events!
Craig, Jared, Harry, Stuart and Shaun completed a 70-mile road bike ride for the Structure Tone Charity Sportive on Thursday 23rd September in aid of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity.
They completed the course in just under four hours, which is an amazing effort. The overall funds raised combined was just under £1,000.
Well done all!
Team Loughton complete ISG ‘Move for Charity’ challenge!
Team Loughton took part in the ISG ‘Move for Charity’ initiative again last week, putting their stamina to the test for another gruelling seven days!
Craig, Jared, Stuart and George competed against 46 other teams, and managed to finish in a very good, 9th place! Together, they covered an incredible 746.8 km. That’s further than London to Paris and back!
The team helped raise a combined total between every team of £62.7K, which was in aid of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. One in four construction workers have contemplated suicide. With the industry still experiencing widespread levels of anxiety, taking care of our mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever.
A huge well done to everyone involved!
Loughton Contracts contribute to £40,000 fundraising for Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK!
Loughton Contracts contribute to £40,000 fundraising for Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK!
The team had a great day on the Golf course last Thursday!
We competed with many of our friends in the industry in the Pink Tie Club Golf Day, which was in aid of Breast Cancer Now and Prostate Cancer UK, two very important and worthy causes.
They managed to raise a whopping £40,000 for the two charities! An amazing achievement which will make a huge difference.
It was an absolute pleasure to attend this great event, with many thanks to all the sponsors making it possible.
Loughton Contracts help to raise over £20,000 with Mace to complete the Boom Cycle!
They embarked on a gruelling 7 hour Spinning Marathon, pushing themselves to the absolute limit. The team raised an amazing £20,000 overall for such a worthy cause.
Many thanks to Keep Attacking for the team t-shirts.
Team Loughton take home the ‘Flooring in Residential Developments and Social Housing’ award!
We are delighted to have won Installation of the Year with Havwoods and Milliken in the ‘Residential Developments and Social Housing’ category.
Newfoundland is a 60-storey residential development at the western end of the Canary Wharf Estate, designed by leading architects, Horden Cherry Lee. The completion of the project in 2020 saw a near decade long period of engagement between Loughton Contracts and main contractor, Canary Wharf Contractors, come to fruition.
The project comprised of circa 55,000m2 of raised acoustic saddle flooring supplied by CMS Danskin featuring a mixture of 18mm chipboard or 18mm Smartspan board overlay laid onto an adjustable timber batten seated acoustic cradle system. This was laid throughout the apartments and communal spaces within the tower. Being a dry floating floor system, it eliminated the need for wet trades, greatly improving the project programme as well as being significantly weight saving compared to screed, both benefits which the client was attracted too. The system also helped to provide effective noise reduction from impact and air bourne sources whilst at the same time providing the ability to easily level the subfloor providing a suitable base for the timber floor finish.
The bespoke 14mm engineered Oak timber flooring supplied by Havwoods was laid throughout the living areas within the 636 apartments and totalled over 27,000m2. In the bedrooms, over 12,000m2 of a bespoke luxurious soft touch deep pile carpet was sourced and coloured to the client’s exact requirements.
In the communal corridors, Milliken supplied 3,500m2 of their beautiful Arctic Survey product. Being carpet tiles, this reduced the wastage factor that having a broadloom carpet would have resulted in and makes it easier to maintain and replace in the event of future damage.
The job had to be completed in conjunction with COVID-19 guidelines, so a strict one-way system was adhered to, which is challenging and can add time on to your work. The project needed to be finished in line with the original projected end date, and with the pandemic, it stopped us going on site for a couple of months following the first lockdown announcement. It then made the programme very tight for time, so any time on site, could not afford to be wasted.
“The completion of the iconic Newfoundland Tower brings to the residential market the second tallest building on Canary Wharf and a significant addition to the private residential market in the area. As a key, trusted member of Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd supply chain over the past 20 years, we were pleased to engage Loughton Contracts on this prestigious project, where they delivered significant installations of suspended acoustic floors over the 58 floors of the building, finished with installations of timber, carpet and vinyl. Their commitment to programme and eye for detail provided floor finishes on the project of the highest standard, and ensured the interior of the building matches the stunning, diagrid exterior.”
Alec Vallintine – Managing Director of Canary Wharf Contractors
Quality Control – A look into our company procedures!
As a company, our staff know that quality procedures are vitally important on each and every project.
We know that we are only as good as our last job and this short video demonstrates some of our quality process and how we apply it to our projects in our aim to be: Perfect. On Time. Every Time.
Loughton Contracts achieves Gold status at the Supply Chain School
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded Gold status at the Supply Chain School. We are constantly looking at ways in which we can sustainably contribute to a project, so to achieve an award which reflects that is amazing.
See the full case study here.
Loughton Contracts take part in the Proplex ClosedLoop Remanufacturing Scheme
We as a company are constantly looking at new ways in which we can contribute to increased sustainability within the constriction industry. This is why we are taking part in the Proplex ClosedLoop Remanufacturing Scheme.
The initiative involves ordering the required amount of protection sheets and also bulk bags to be able to store the used protection once the project is completed. After use, we clean any surface debris and pack the protection in those bulk bags. Protec then come and collect the bulk bags, and return them to the recycling plant. The used Proplex is cleaned and shredded, then put through their manufacturing process once again. 100% of the used Proplex is recycled back into new sheets!
It is a great scheme to have got involved in and we look to continue this going forward. Good work, team!