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TTA SEEKS INDUSTRY VIEWS ON IMPORT TARIFF CHANGES

Possible changes are on the way for import tariffs, currently imposed on Chinese tiles imported into Europe. Anti-dumping tariffs have been in place since September 2011, when the current measures were put in place. Their intention has been to protect EU ceramic tile manufacturers from the possibly destabilising effects of large quantities of heavily-subsidised Chinese […]

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DUBLIN-BASED WATERLOO BATHROOMS & TILES CHOOSES KERRIDGE

One of the leading bathroom retailers in Ireland has chosen to use K8 business management software from Kerridge. Waterloo Bathrooms & Tiles was established 27 years ago and operates from a magnificent retail showroom in South County Dublin. The company specialises in the supply and installation of high end bathrooms for the domestic and commercial […]

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TRIMLINE TRADE BREAKFAST MORNING

Trimline is holding a Trade Breakfast Morning at the Teardrop Centre on Wednesday 22nd of March 2017. The event will run from 07.30 to 4.00pm. The day will have a busy agenda featuring presentations, training and live demos from the tiling industry’s top brands. It will also be an opportunity to meet the Trimline Team and tour the company’s […]

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CONSUMER DIVISION DRIVES TRAVIS PERKINS GROWTH

Merchanting chain Travis Perkins has announced strong sales and profits growth for its consumer division, which includes Tile Giant. The company’s annual results for 2016 show 6.5% like-for-like growth in revenue, with total sales in the consumer division up 9.5% and operating profits increased 6.4% to £101m. As well as Tile Giant, the Travis Perkins consumer division includes Wickes, […]

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NEW PRO PLY TILE BACKER BOARD FROM NORCROS ADHESIVES

The key to a successful tiling job lies, not in the tiles themselves, but in what the tiles are fixed to. The latest launch from Norcros Adhesives provides a strong, stable background for all types of projects, especially installations in bathrooms and wetrooms. Norcros Pro Ply Tile Backer Board is a high performance, mineral based, […]

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OUTDOOR PROTECTION FROM FILA HYDROREP ECO

Surface care specialist, FILA has launched a new water-repellent protector for outdoor surfaces. New FILA Hydrorep Eco is a solvent-free treatment for ask types of outdoor surfaces, including unpolished stone and agglomerates, quarry tiles, terracotta, concrete, exposed bricks and plaster. It protects against water, weathering and efflorescence, and also hampers the build up of algae, moulds […]

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NEW TEXTURES FROM BRITISH CERAMIC TILE

British Ceramic Tile has extended its product offering with the addition of two contemporary ranges, New Brighton and Luna. Featuring a subtle linear design, both collections bring visual interest and texture to walls, tapping into consumer demand for tiles with raised surfaces. A favourite amongst consumers, linear designs continue to be a strong seller for […]

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WEST COUNTRY LEISURE CENTRE REFURBISHED WITH A FULL BAL TILING SOLUTION

A £550,000 refurbishment of a Somerset leisure centre has been completed thanks in part to a full tiling solution from BAL. BAL worked with tiling contractors J Bailey and Sons to provide a full M40 specification, fixing materials and on-site support for new changing rooms and shower areas at Wells Leisure Centre operated by independent […]

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JOHNSON TILES TO SHED 90 JOBS IN RESTRUCTURING MOVE

Johnson Tiles, one of the UK’s last remaining volume tile manufacturers, has announced a major restructuring programme. A statement released to the local media by parent company Norcros Group (Holdings) Ltd., states that around 90 jobs will be lost as part of the restructuring. The company based in Tunstall, Stoke, employs about 400 people at […]

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GOVERNMENT TACKLES ‘BROKEN’ HOUSING MARKET

The Government has introduced new plans to fix the “broken housing market” and build more homes across England. The plans include the creation of a new £3 billion Home Building Fund. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid says the current system isn’t working and is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today. The reforms […]

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