University Challenge

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Birch Carpets are pleased to have been involved with the refurbishment of the Slaughter and May Moot Court at the University of Sheffield School of Law The brief called for a plain plush cut pile broadloom carpet in a commercial contract quality featuring a large scale crest as well as a .., Read More

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Care Tech Impervious Carpets – Ideal for Care Homes and Healthcare Settings

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2015

For several years the team at Birch Carpets has been developing a range of broadloom carpets suitable for use in a variety of healthcare settings Having consulted with the University of Sterling’s Dementia Services Design Centre DSDC we were able to develop our Care Tech collection Read More

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Four things to consider when choosing an Office Carpet

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Previous postNext post Four things to consider when choosing an Office Carpet Posted on 16th July 2015 When choosing carpeting for your commercial office space there are four key factors to consider if you want to purchase a product that will last Read More

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Why Colour is Key when it comes to your Carpets

Posted on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

When carpeting a new room be it a classroom office surgery or reception area you need to give some serious thought to the colour Have a look around you and note the key colours that are already in play in the room you are planning to carpet Read More

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Choosing new office carpet? Here’s how to get it right…

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Care Tech Impervious Carpets – Ideal for Care Homes and Healthcare Settings Posted on 30th July 2015 For several years the team at Birch Carpets has been developing a range of broadloom carpets suitable for use in a variety of healthcare settings Having consulted with the University of .., Read More

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Why Entrance Matting is so Important

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

No matter what type of building you’re in whether it’s a healthcare educational or retail environment entrance matting is a key part of your carpet needs Here are several reasons why: Health Safety When it comes to flooring one of the main factors if not the main factor is health and safety Read More

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Birch Carpets are Exhibiting at The Care Show Bournemouth

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gary Middleton Sales Director and Michael Gillespie Technical Consultant will be manning the Birch Carpets stand at the Care Show Bournemouth on the 25th and 26th March Both Gary and Michael look forward to being incredibly busy during this period so please come along and have a chat You can .., Read More

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Multiple choice pays…

Posted on Friday, February 06, 2015

Birch Carpets are pleased to have been involved in the recent upgrade to high a specification office space for client Dataplan in Grimsby Dataplan has been providing payroll for businesses and organisations throughout the UK for over 45 years and aspires to be the best in outsourced payroll .., Read More

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The Science Behind Carpets That Teach

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Every carpet serves a purpose Some are installed merely to cover an otherwise bare floor Others are required for traction or even healthcare purposes There is always a reason for choosing a carpet – and it’s important to understand that Read More

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Creating a Dementia-Friendly Environment

Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Taking the time to create a caring environment can help make life a lot easier for care home residents and those suffering from dementia After all part of the care service is to create the right environment for the elderly that is tailored to meet their needs Read More

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The Care Show November 2014

Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Following on from the successful preview of our new Care Tech and Care Tech Plus range of healthcare carpets at the ICG Independent Care Group event at York Racecourse last month we’re delighted to be launching these excellent products to a wider audience today at the Dementia Care Show at .., Read More

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Evolution Innovation

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

During the recent summer holidays Birch Carpets were pleased to be involved with the refurbishment of the Library at Harrogate College Situated at Hornbeam Park and highly regarded in its own right Harrogate College is part of the Hull College group Read More

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Choosing the Right Carpeting For Your Office

Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2014

No office is complete without flooring But it does not need to be the final touch to your office; it can be the central tenant around which you design the rest of the space In fact carpeting can be so compelling that remarkably little else is needed to jazz your office Read More

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“b creative” – An App to Make Your Carpet Decisions Easier

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ever wondered how a particular carpet will look in your space? Sometimes it is just not that easy to tell by looking at a small sample Even when an image or a sample is detailed enough it is difficult to imagine how a pattern will look when laid on your floor Read More

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A Technical Sales Consultant – Just What You Need

Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Whatever the consumer product there has never been a better time for freely accessing technical information about it The exponential growth of the internet as a selling marketing and review forum has seen to that People are generally becoming increasingly savvy about their purchasing .., Read More

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How the (North) West was won….

Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

After a week or so familiarising herself with our company our product portfolio and her colleagues our new Technical Sales Consultant for the North West region Natasha Williams is out and about introducing herself to existing and potential customers Read More

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The Benefits of Installing Carpet Tiles

Posted on Friday, March 07, 2014

Carpet can be the perfect addition to any commercial or living space It can imbue an area with a warmth texture or tone that few other flooring coverings can match Yet broadloom which is sometimes referred to as wall to wall carpeting which is the more traditional format is sometimes not the .., Read More

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The wait is over…….Click-fit, Quick-fit with BASMAT from Birch Carpets

Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014

Are you looking for an attractive practical durable and flexible aluminium matting solution? Is your existing supplier’s express service not express enough? Can’t be doing with the hassle of templates and the worry over whether the mat will fit when it arrives? Look no further – BASMAT is here Read More

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Carpet Recycling UK Recycle Record Amount

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Around 107000 tonnes of old carpet were reused recycled and recovered in the UK during 2013 according to the latest figures released by Carpet Recycling UK These statistics show that throughout 2013 the CRUK members recycled and recovered 21 percent 22000 tonnes in comparison to 2012 Read More

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Different Types of Carpet Construction

Posted on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Choosing the right type of carpet can be quite a daunting task The amount of choice that is out there doesn’t make it any easier either This is why it’s not only great to have the widest choice available to you but also people that will help you every single step of the way Read More

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Carpet Recycling Figures Are Rising into 2014

Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2014

As you may know Birch Carpets are proud members of Carpet Recycling UK which means we are dedicated to reducing the amount of carpet that ends up in landfill every year Over the past few years CRUK’s hard work and the hard work of its members has certainly paid off Read More

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8 Benefits of Wool Carpets

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014

Wool carpets have had a reputation for quality and durability for hundreds of years Wool as a fibre can withstand pressure has a beautiful appearance and excellent appearance retention properties The very best wool for carpet production is ‘string’ wool Read More

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Funky Carpet Tile Ideas for Your Office

Posted on Friday, January 03, 2014

2014 is here and as you return to the office your thoughts may turn to a bit of a spring clean; a fresh start for the new year can work wonders for your motivation plus a tidy clean office always gives a great first impression to visitors Read More

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13 Ways to Add Colour to Your Office

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2013

Everyone needs a little colour in their life – or at least that’s what they say Of course there is plenty of evidence to back up what they say whoever they may be It is especially useful in the office where there are so many competing personalities that must be balanced and presumably some work Read More

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Magic Carpet – Customer Feeback from Elsecar Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013

At Birch Carpets we work really hard to deliver on our ‘Red Carpet Treatment every time’ service commitment which makes it even more gratifying when a customer takes the time to let us know that we’re getting it right Read More

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Carpet Installation Guide

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013

All installations must be carried out in accordance with BS5325: 1996 The following is a brief guide to broadloom carpet and carpet tile installation Concrete and timber floors need to have a surface regularity which complies with the requirements of the British Standard Before installing .., Read More

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Carpet Cleaning & Maintenance Guide

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013

All Birch carpets and carpet tiles are designed to give maximum performance but to keep them looking “as good as new” certain guide lines need to be followed: Preventative Measures Firstly careful thought must be given to preventing as much dirt as possible from entering the building and .., Read More

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Top Inspirational Offices from Around the World

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

When the first pictures of the Googleplex hit the web most people were startled by the wondrous delights on offer Those who had never considered it before were suddenly drooling for a job with a company that puts so much effort into their employees and their surroundings Before Google ad .., Read More

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Evolution Carpet Tiles – The Evolution of Colour & Design

Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

New and exhilarating colour combinations are a feature of the Birch Carpets Evolution carpet tile range but they’re not the only reason why we expect this product to be a popular choice Yorkshire and North East England Technical Sales Consultant Michael Gillespie comments; ‘’The Evolution .., Read More

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More Care from Birch at the Care Show 2013 Birmingham NEC

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Birch Carpets are pleased to be exhibiting again at the Care Show 2013 at the NEC Birmingham as part of our on-going commitment to this event Set up day was Monday 11th which as usual with these things throws up a number of logistical challenges but all was well in the end and both our Read More

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Hi Tech in a ‘League’ of its own…

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We’re delighted that our Hi Tech carpet tile range was chosen for the recent fit-out at Hull Kingston Rovers’ Craven Park Stadium http://wwwhullkrcouk Hull Kingston Rovers Rugby Football Club was formed in 1882 and currently competes in Super League the top-level professional rugby .., Read More

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The Resolution Revolution starts here…

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013

Fortunately here at Birch Carpets we don’t get too many complaints about our products I say fortunately but there’s no real element of fortune to it because we work very hard to ensure that this is the case We design and produce products to a specification that we know will enable them to .., Read More

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More creative carpet ideas for your office

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013

Redecorating an office can be an expensive investment for any business owner but it can also be a great way to ensure your office space is appealing to both your employees and your clients Carrying out a ‘ground-up’ makeover of your working area is also a great opportunity to create an inspiring .., Read More

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‘It’s raining, it’s pouring…..’

Posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

…well it certainly is here at Birch Carpets HQ in sunny Sheffield It’s on days like this that you can really appreciate the value of an effective Entrance Matting system and here at Birch we think that we produce some of the best The key is always to decide what exactly you want that mat Read More

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Birch Carpets Breathe New Life Into A Tired Office

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013

Birch Carpets were delighted when we were approached to provide new carpets for a Digital Media company Bigfoot Digital within the heart of Barnsley Hi-Tech carpet tiles were chosen by the client and here is the work as it progressed… Daylight from full height windows shows up the worn and tired .., Read More

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Be Creative with your Carpets with bcreative

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013

Introducing “bcreative” our interactive carpet specifying tool that helps you choose the right colour and design for any environment And keep your eyes peeled for our advertisement in the October edition of Tomorrow’s Flooring Read More

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Why you need to keep your carpets clean!

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013

We love this story just spotted over on Yahoo News and it goes to show that no matter where your carpet is office building plane elevator or leisure centre you need to treat it to a routine clean at regular intervals especially in areas with a high footfall Extract from the news story… Read More

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Make and Do….It’s the Way Forward!

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013

This week’s excellent news about burgeoning order books renewed investment and job creation at Jaguar Land Rover has illustrated the value to a business of long term planning brand development and investment in new technology Most commentators seem to be agreed that to achieve sustained .., Read More

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Birch Carpets Case Study – Alex Henderson Building, Hull College, Hull

Posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Enigma on course with college place A big thank you to Hull College http://wwwhull-collegeacuk/ for specifying appx 600 square metres of our new Enigma carpet tile The installation photos were taken very soon after the tiles were installed but highlight perfectly the attractive .., Read More

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Why it’s Good to Recycle your Carpets

Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013

At Birch Carpets we are keen to reduce the amount of carpet that ends up in UK landfill every year Here’s why… Read More

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Colourful and Inspiring Carpets are a Class Act

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013

As the first bell of the new term sounds in schools across the country parents will no doubt be nervously waiting at the gates for news from their children about their favourite new teachers friends and the exciting things their children have learnt Nurseries schools crèches and children’s .., Read More

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Make Your Flooring Less Boring

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013

With a regular flow of people stepping into your building/office it’s important that your carpet should be able to stand all tests when it comes down to mud and dirt Just because your carpet has to be practical and functional it doesn’t mean that it has to be boring Get creative with your carpet Read More

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Carpet tile r-evolution!

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

We’re really pleased to be announcing the launch of our Hi Tech Evolution heavy contract carpet tile range This product has plenty of virtues but we’re choosing to enhance its appeal even more by making a unique offer – please read on This innovative product represents the evolution of our best .., Read More

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Acclimatising Textile Floor Coverings

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013

Often ignored this important technical aspect of the installation of textile floor coverings deserves our particular attention As experienced producers of Carpets Carpet Tiles and Matting systems we make specific recommendations about how our products should be acclimatised prior to .., Read More

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Birch Carpets – Now on Pinterest

Posted on Friday, August 02, 2013

We are a creative bunch here at Birch Carpets and have recently been enjoying creating several mood boards on Pinterest With lots of visual inspiration including colours unusual carpet styles and designs why not head over their and follow our boards We will keep them updated with regular new .., Read More

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Set the Scene with the right Carpet

Posted on Friday, August 02, 2013

It’s often suggested that individual colours are imbued with different meaning and every colour can provoke different thoughts and feelings so it’s important to choose a colour scheme wisely or else you could end up giving entirely the wrong impression Why is colour important? There’s so much .., Read More

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Wishing you a Happy Yorkshire Day!

Posted on Thursday, August 01, 2013

To all our customers staff and followers; here in Yorkshire and nationwide we wish you a very Happy Yorkshire Day from Birch Carpets HQ here in sunny South Yorkshire Many of you may not even have been aware that 1st August was Yorkshire Day Many in the county may even be blissfully unaware of it Read More

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Hi Tech Carpet Tiles – Can you tell the Difference?

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Is it possible to tell the difference between our Hi Tech SDN heavy contract low level loop pile carpet tile and remarkably similar looking carpet tiles offered by other suppliers? We think so and we think that if you give Hi Tech a try you’ll probably be able to too It’s an ideal carpet tile Read More

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Product Focus – Enyo….Quality and Style in a Carpet Tile

Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Take a look at Enyo… Made with care here in the UK using the best of ingredients this attractive and durable carpet tile is the recipe for success We use 100 Antron Lumena 66 polyamide yarn and a 650gm/m2 pile weight to ensure that this tile really performs under pressure It features a smart .., Read More

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Enigma – there’s nothing puzzling about the appeal of this carpet tile!

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

It’s official our exciting new Enigma carpet tile collection is launching this week The sampling for our newest range of high quality carpet tiles has arrived and is ready to find its way to discerning clients and specifiers looking for an attractive carpet tile with an impressive .., Read More

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Creating The Perfect Office Space

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013

Now it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that your staff are a far more likely to perform better if they look forward to going to work every day; and the more content your staff are the more your business will benefit There are a few things that you can do in order to Read More

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Carpeting a Care Home – Things to Consider

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A care home should be an inviting warm and stimulating environment for its residents and care home owners have a duty of care to keep them safe There are many considerations facing care home managers and this is true when they are considering refurbishing or replacing the flooring Here are some of .., Read More

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Enigma Carpet Tiles off to a Flying Start!

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Following on from our previous blog post http://blogbirchcarpetscouk/birch-carpets-are-launching-a-brand-new-range-of-carpet-tile-enigma/ our optimism for the prospects of our new Enigma tile range seem well founded because we’ve won our first substantial client order .., Read More

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Carpet Care – Pulled Loops, Shedding and Sprouting

Posted on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The following information should be able to assist you when it comes down to caring for your new carpet There are a few issues that may occur with your carpet particularly when new that are perfectly normal and wouldn’t be considered as manufacturing faults they are simply normal phenomenon .., Read More

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Birch Carpets are pleased to have been involved with the refurbishment of the Slaughter and May Moot Court, at the University of Sheffield, School of Law.

The brief called for a plain, plush, cut pile broadloom carpet in a commercial contract quality, featuring a large scale crest, as well as a second smaller crest in a contrasting colour. The total quantity carpet was approximately 120m², and the University crest needed to be positioned accurately, in order to suit the layout of the room and the location of fixed furniture.

All this was achieved by using our new Impulse Chrono Jet System, which allows white carpet stock, which is available in a variety of commercial qualities, to be printed with digitally generated images, by propelling stable and colourfast ink droplets into the fibre of the carpet. The result is a clear and crisp image, which is guaranteed to last for the useful life of the carpet. When this is combined with the high quality carpet onto which the designs are printed, customers can specify this product secure in the knowledge that the carpet will stand the test of time. The very latest technological advances in this method of printing make certain that we can achieve total yarn penetration with the printed image, ensuring that the fibres our coloured consistently from tip to base.

This particular carpet has been supplied in our Poseidon quality, with features a 1400g pile weight, and is manufactured from 100% 6.6 nylon, in order to assist durability and ease of maintenance. The product also features a high density 500g felt backing for improved underfoot comfort, as well as acoustic and thermal performance.

The carpet installation was carried out, on behalf of the University of Sheffield, by Contraflor (Contract Flooring Specialists) of Runcorn, Cheshire.

For customers looking for a bespoke carpet, whether they're looking for a bold crest, as in this case, or a specific design, re-coloured to sort their own scheme, the new Impulse range offers the ideal flexible and cost effective solution, particularly whatever the quantities involved. Birch Carpets have the experience and expertise to guide you through the selection of your bespoke carpet, whether produced using this method of carpet dying, or by using one of the other solutions we have at our disposal.

In addition to the bespoke broadloom carpet specified for this project, we were pleased to also supply our best-selling Hi Tech carpet tiles for use in store areas. Hi Tech is a heavy contract solution dyed nylon product with a 550g pile weight.

For more information on the Birch Carpets Impulse, or on our bespoke carpet capabilities in general, please contact our sales team. They'll be happy to provide you with further details of qualifying quantities, timescales and costings.