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TTA URGES AWARENESS OF CHANGES IN BRITISH STANDARD BS 5385 PART 1: 2018 – DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF CERAMIC, NATURAL STONE AND MOSAIC WALL TILING IN NORMAL INTERNAL CONDITIONS – CODE OF PRACTICE

The latest revision to the British Standard covering wall tiling includes a number of important changes, of which those working in the industry need to be aware. BS 5385 Part 1: 2018 was published on 30 June and includes the following new requirements: Tiling should be carried out by a skilled operative, who has been […]

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General, Products

ULTRATILEFIX ADHESIVES ARE GUARANTEED TO PERFORM EVERY TIME

UltraTileFix, part of the Instarmac Group plc, is home to a portfolio of contractor-friendly, premium floor tile adhesives developed for the flooring industry. For the installation of ceramic and porcelain floor tiles, UltraTileFix recommends the use of a standard set tile adhesive such as ProSet SS. Formulated with extended workability, ProSet SS can receive light […]

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BAL SUPPORTS MOSAIC ARTIST FOR ROBIN HOOD-THEMED SCULPTURE TRAIL

BAL are supporting award-winning mosaic artist Julie Vernon, by donating the adhesives and grout to create a stunning robin sculpture for Hoodwinked 2018. “Royal Robin Redbreast” is one of 33 statues – each with its own unique design – which will feature around Nottingham from July to September as part of the Robin Hood-themed art […]

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JAMES HARDIE ACQUIRES FERMACELL

James Hardie Industries plc has acquired Fermacell GmbH from Xella International S.A. in an all-cash transaction based on an enterprise value of €473 million. Dr. Jack Truong, president international operations of James Hardie, welcomed the acquisition, which will add over 800 new James Hardie employees in Europe. He said: “We welcome our new employees to […]

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Appointments, General

NORCROS ADHESIVES STRENGTHENS SALES TEAM TO SUPPORT CONTINUING GROWTH

Norcros Adhesives, manufacturer of a wide range of preparation, fixing and finishing products for tiling and flooring installation, is restructuring its sales team to support ongoing growth and strengthen the brand’s presence in all regions of the UK. “The recent hard work of our sales team has led to some key account gains for Norcros, […]

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STOCKPORT SHOWROOM OPENING TRIGGERS ‘MOUNTAIN EXCITEMENT’

Tile Mountain opened its new Stockport showroom in June. Spanning over 10,800 sq ft across two levels, the new showroom is designed to showcase thousands of tiles and tiling products all at the company’s normal online prices. The company also offers free next day delivery on all orders over £150. Located just off the M60 in […]

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Awards, Featured

2018 TTA AWARDS CELEBRATE EXCELLENCE IN THE TILING INDUSTRY

The TTA Awards are always highly competitive, and this year was no exception. The TTA congratulates all those companies and individuals who won Awards, showing the very best that our industry can achieve. This year saw the introduction of two exciting innovations for the Awards Day. The first was The Tile Association Tiling Show. According […]

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TRADE BATHROOM & TILE SUPPLIER EXPANDING IN YORKSHIRE

Northern based bathroom and tile suppliers Clifton Trade Bathrooms are continuing their business expansion with the opening of a new showroom in West Yorkshire. The bathroom trade specialists currently have 14 established showrooms across the UK; including Preston, Blackpool, Oldham, Bury, Warrington, Stoke, Chester, Leeds, Stockport and more. This is now set to grow with […]

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