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STOPPING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Parkside and Strata Managing Director Dan Little has produced a whitepaper entitled: ‘How Sector Innovation Can Support a Sustainable Future’. In the document Dan asks what the wall and floor specification market can do to support the urgent need to halt climate change. The world has recently attempted to answer this question at the COP26 […]

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VERONA LAUNCHES NEW LOOKBOOK TO HIGHLIGHT TOP TILE TRENDS OF THE COMING YEAR

Verona has just unveiled a new lookbook, which champions the key trends set to sweep through homes this next season.  A new initiative for the brand, the lookbook has been designed to position Verona as a trend-led distributor, bringing retailers and their customers the very latest style directions and fashion-forward looks. Packed full of inspiration […]

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A MIX OF GOOD AND BAD NEWS FROM THE ITALIAN TILE INDUSTRY

Ceramicworldweb.it is reporting that preliminary figures published by Confindustria Ceramica and Prometeia show a strong recovery in the Italian tile industry. (Confindustria is the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Prometeia is an economic research organisation based in Milan). They say that the Italian ceramic tile industry grew back during 2021 and ended up surpassing pre-pandemic […]

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SKILLBUILD 2021 NATIONAL FINALS

TTA recently attended SkillBuild 2021 along with TTA members – Nicobond, Schlüter-Systems and BAL – who supported the competition with materials. SkillBuild is the largest multi-trade skills competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices which comprises a series of competitions. It sees the very best in a range of disciplines compete against each other to be […]

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TTA BRINGS INCREASED CLARITY TO UKCA MARKING REQUIREMENTS

TTA recently held a UKCA marking seminar at its HQ in Stone, hosted by Lorna Williams – Executive Officer and General Secretary of BASA, and a recognised authority on this topic. The seminar was extremely helpful and answered many of the queries of TTA members.  Industry is increasingly concerned about the implications of the new UKCA marking system introduced as a result […]

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INSTARMAC SET OUT AMBITIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS IN LATEST ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

With COP26 recently dominating our news feeds, climate change and environmental policies are at the forefront of most people’s minds. During the UN Climate Change Conference, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, summed up the current crisis by saying, “We must listen – and we must act – and we must choose wisely. On behalf of this […]

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EMPLOYERS MUST TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT STAFF IN LIGHT OF OMICRON VARIANT – BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL

Commenting on the threat that the new Omicron COVID-19 variant poses to the workplace and how employers can best manage the risks particularly in the run up to Christmas, Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council, said: “Most employers have taken sensible precautions during the pandemic to help protect their staff against catching or […]

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