General

New PM pledges more construction spending

New Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to boost infrastructure spending and housing supply as part of her plan to build a UK economy that “works for everyone”. New Treasury-backed bonds will fund infrastructure projects and make energy supply cheaper and more reliable, she said. Mrs May was also determined to increase housebuilding – even if […]

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Exhibitions

‘Cersaie designs your home’ back for 2016 event

Cersaie has announced the fifth edition of ‘Cersaie disegna la tua casa’ (Cersaie designs your home), where designers from important interior design publications will offer their design consultancy free of charge to visitors. The event takes place during the 34th International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings in Bologna on Thursday 29th and Friday […]

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General, Products

Tile of Spain guide to choosing kitchen floor tiles

Tile of Spain presents a practical guide to kitchen flooring and an overview of the latest high-quality products from Spanish manufacturers… KEY CONSIDERATIONS ALL ceramic and porcelain tiles are: Low maintenance – resistant to water, detergents, acids and salts Compatible with underfloor heating Durable – and hardwearing Versatile – available in multiple colours, sizes and […]

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Training

Help students prepare for WorldSkills 2017

TTA member businesses have been urged to support the young fixers who are training for the WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi in 2017. The three competitors for the wall and floor tiling UK squad are Jack Radford from New College, Nottingham, and Kieran Magee and Armondas Tamulis from Northern Ireland’s Southern Regional College. The TTA […]

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Projects

Weber.rend OCR by Saint-Gobain Weber saves time and money at new Flitwick Leisure Centre

The weber.rend OCR pre-blended one-coat render system has been used in the construction of the £12.5 million new leisure, sports and swimming pool complex recently opened at Flitwick in Bedfordshire by Central Bedfordshire Council. Significant savings in time and money have resulted from the use of weber.rend OCR specified as background render for substantial areas […]

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Projects

Penrith Tile Centre chooses Tilemaster for exclusive Carleton Manor Park

Penrith Tile Centre recently completed an extensive tiling project using Tilemaster fixing products at Cumbrian Homes’ exclusive Carleton Manor Park development. The new luxury homes featured porcelain wood effects, unpolished tumbled marble and stone mosaics, supplied by Ca’ Pietra, Marshalls Tile and Stone Interiors and Verona. Tilemaster products were chosen to facilitate a high-spec finish […]

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