Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
The company works with a number of social housing and local authority organisations, including, Crescent Purchasing Consortium, Procurement for Housing, ESPO, The Anchor Trust – England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over 55’s – which has retirement properties at over 1,000 locations across the country. It also works with the Home Group which places over 120,000 people into a home each year and Advance, a charitable organisation working across 42 local authority areas in England.
With 12 regional depots across the UK, the company has access to all corners of the country. It also has a central distribution facility which holds over £2 million worth of stock, allowing for a swift and efficient turnaround on customer orders.
Said md, Peter Kelsey: “We have an extensive selection of flooring to suit all budgets, including carpet and carpet tiles, vinyl, safety flooring, wood and wood effect, along with leading brands, including Karndean and Amtico. From single rooms to entire developments we offer a free on-site survey undertaken by our own staff. And we can accommodate every requirement from price point driven schemes to high profile projects.”
The business holds all relevant qualifications and accreditations including: a CSCS Platinum Award, which all fitters and visiting staff carry with them; Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS); National House Building Council Health and Safety Competence Assessment Scheme (NHBC). The company has also received a Constructionline and Exor accreditation.
The Constructionline Accreditation is a UK Government certification service providing an up-to-date register of pre-qualified local and national suppliers to the construction industry and means that all of the company’s health and safety information can be viewed at one source, making it more convenient for the constructor.
Exor accreditation demonstrates the business’s ability to meet the rigorous pre-qualification requirements within the private and public sectors, signifying strong financial stability, compliance with legal requirements and competency.
Designer Contracts recently launched a recycling scheme which has been recognised by Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK). The scheme works by diverting 90% of Designer Contracts fitter’s waste carpet into felt underlay. What isn’t turned into underlay is used in the equestrian sector for arena flooring – already saving well over 250 tonnes from landfill since its launch.
As well as floorcoverings, the company provides curtain, blind, lighting and furniture packs and a showhome design service to the new build sector.