Industry News

Craftmanship V Technology

We have all seen the growing trend of designers specifying furnishings which is softer in feel and look, with natural materials such as leather, wool and wood becoming more and more common.  This trend moves away from familiar plastics and metals which once filled our offices and commercial spaces.   Much of the design language… Read More >

26 July 2017

Water Regulations

On 1 April 2017 the new water retail market opened in England. This allows eligible non-household customers the opportunity to choose their water retailer for the first time. The Open Water programme was set up by the UK Government, led by three partner organisations: DEFRA, OFWAT and Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL) who state that the introduction… Read More >

25 April 2017

Celebrating the winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Today our Queen celebrates her 91st birthday and with that she proudly announces the winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. This prestigious honour is awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement, and a few BCFA members have been given the Queen’s stamp of approval this year. ROMAN WINS QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADERoman have… Read More >

21 April 2017


We launched Design Insider Live just 2 years ago, as a way for the British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) to promote its members’ projects and products. Since then the site has grown at an exceptional rate with a focus on bringing its readers the latest news in contract interiors, exploring inspiration and sharing expert knowledge…. Read More >

23 March 2017

Versital named Best of Houzz 2017 winner

Versital has been recognised for its excellent Customer Service by Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and designVersital are delighted to have been announced as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2017 Awards, winning a prize in the Customer Service category. Houzz, the leading platform for home renovation and design has a community… Read More >

23 February 2017

Surface Design Awards: Public Building Interior Winner

St Patrick’s Church in Donaghmore is a historic landmark in the County Tyrone countryside that can claim a direct connection to the introduction of Christianity in Ireland around 450AD. Starting in January 2014 the church underwent a 20 month refurbishment project under the guidance of client Fr. Gerard McAleer. The results are breath-taking. It was… Read More >

9 February 2017

Happy 50th Anniversary to Newmor Wallcoverings!

Founded in 1967 by John Morris, Welsh based manufacturing group Newmor mark their Golden Anniversary in 2017. This family run business operates two divisions run by John’s grandsons. Newmor Wallcoverings, headed by Toby Morris has built a world-wide reputation in supplying high quality contract wallcoverings to the hospitality sector and Morland, established in 1972 headed… Read More >

12 January 2017

2016 Highlights

I am sure quite a few of us blew a sigh a relief when the clock struck 12 and 2016 was over. But with all the bad points which I am sure we don’t have to go into, there was plenty of good – Britain coming 2nd on medal table at the Olympics, Leoarndo Decaprio… Read More >

3 January 2017

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