General

BAN ON COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS WELCOMED

The Government has announced a ban on the use of combustible materials on external walls of new buildings over 18 metres which contain sleeping accommodation, as well as schools over 18 metres which are built as part of the Government’s centrally delivered build programmes. This will include balconies and buildings that undergo a change of […]

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General, Training

ODHRAN WINS GOLD AT SKILLBUILD 2018

Odhran Connelly from Southern Regional College in Northern Ireland has won the SkillBuild 2018 National Finals in Wall and Floor Tiling. Odhran beat off stiff competition from silver medallist James Ackland (Cardiff and Vale College), bronze medallist Mariusz Kanjecki (City of Glasgow College), Callum Pearson (Highly Commended from Leeds College of Building) and four other […]

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Featured, General

BC CERAMICS ACQUIRES SIX CAPITOL TILES STORES

Haywards Heath-based BC Ceramics has acquired six of the 11 Capitol Tiles stores, which along with the company’s distribution business, fell into administration on 8 November following “insurmountable financial difficulties”. As reported by Tilezine on 13 November, the wholesale and distribution side of the business, comprising the bulk of the company, has been acquired by Mo […]

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Products

NEW UNCOUPLING MAT SYSTEMS FROM BAL

BAL is launching two new uncoupling mat solutions for problem floors. Following the launch of the award-winning BAL Rapid-Mat in 2014, the Flexbone range offers two very different solutions, comprising Flexbone 2Easy and Flexbone VAried. Unique to the UK, and bound to excite fixers, contractors and distributors alike, BAL Flexbone 2Easy is a floating mat […]

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