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UK manufacturer of luxury vinyl flooring Karndean Designflooring has unveiled its collection of Business Information Modelling (BIM) components, created in partnership with BIMstore, the UK’s most recognised BIM objects library.

The new Karndean Designflooring BIMstore features more than 80 wood and stone effect designs including popular commercial ranges such Opus Enhance, Van Gogh and Da Vinci, and all available for free as BIM objects.

As well as being able to build up a library of digital Karndean floor design components, architects and interior designers can access key technical data and installation information.

Karndean’s decision to create BIM objects comes in response to growing demand for its product portfolio from specifiers and construction companies working on government building projects.

“Having been aware of the government’s impending mandate for all businesses to be BIM ready by 2016, we’ve been proactive in ensuring our BIM library offers our most successful commercial collection at the time of release,” commented Matthew Speck, head of commercial sales at Karndean Designflooring.

He said: “We work closely with specifiers on various public and private building projects throughout the UK, so it’s important for us to offer a comprehensive range of our LVT wood and stone designs. Likewise, we will be regularly updating our BIM platform with our latest products and up-to-date technical specifications.”

Karndean Designflooring BIMstore offers floor designs taken from its complete portfolio including Art Select, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Opus, Opus Enhance, Michelangelo, Knight Tile and Karndean LooseLay.



As it continues with strong growth, Itec Contract Floors is strengthening its position in the UK market with the appointment of a UK Technical Manager and South East Area Sales Manager.

Kevin Clinch joins the manufacturer as UK Technical Manager and will be on hand to help with any technical issues relating to the installation and continued performance of all decorative, safety and acoustic floors. Working with contractors and A&D, Kevin comes with a wealth of experience, having spent time as a flooring contractor before roles at Uzin Adhesives and Henkel Loctite Adhesives.

Shaun Hawkes joins as Area Sales Manager for the South East, working with contractors and A&D throughout the region to develop the brand. Servicing existing customers, as well as developing relationships to drive the positive performance of Itec floors, Shaun has a track record of customer-focused service, with time spent at Culpeck, Carpets 4 Less and Carpetright.

“These new appointments show that we are focused on ensuring Itec Contract Floors continues to grow within the UK market,” explained David Bigland, Managing Director UK. “With more contractors and A&D discovering the performance, aesthetic and value benefits of the Itec commercial flooring portfolio, the appointments of Kevin and Shaun will help to ensure that are growing customer base is serviced to the very highest levels.” NEWS | 09

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