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Build UK celebrates a ground-breaking first year

Build UK today (21 September 2016) celebrates its landmark first year of bringing the construction supply chain together and delivering change across the industry. Build UK has achieved positive results on a number of high profile industry priorities. At its launch, Build UK published an Action Plan detailing the five issues it would address to achieve lasting improvements […]

First clients join Build UK

Build UK has added the first client organisations to its collective voice as it continues to drive positive change by welcoming all areas of the industry to the table. Major industry clients Argent and Great Portland Estates plc are the first to join, with other private developers taking a keen interest in Build UK’s activities. Argent has […]

Build UK members less confident after Brexit

Results of the second State of Trade survey for 2016 show that whilst output from Build UK members rose before the EU referendum, there is uncertainty around future workloads following Brexit, with labour supply remaining a cause for concern. The latest Build UK survey, which was undertaken by Glenigan, reveals that industry capacity remains increasingly […]

Fore! Tee off with the Tile Industry Golf Society on 23rd August

The Tile Industry Golf Society (TIGS) has a one-day event at Sandiway Golf Club on Tuesday 23rd August. Coffee and bacon rolls will be served at 9am, with an 18-hole competition teeing off at 10am. After the golf, it’s time for a three-course meal and presentations. The day costs £75 for members and £80 for guests. […]

Get the latest developments at TTA technical seminar

On 1st November 2016, TTA headquarters in Stone, Staffordshire, will host the latest of it’s well-regarded and popular Technical Seminars. There will be three topics on the agenda: Slip Resistance of Hard Flooring Tiling to Calcium Sulfate Screeds Update to BS5385 on Wall & Floor Tiling. Following the morning’s seminars a buffet lunch will be […]

Tilezine gets a makeover

The TTA’s online newsletter and website has a brand new look. Tilezine can be viewed at and the latest stories from the industry get distributed to the TTA database fortnightly. Tilezine also has a social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter. Since its launch in 2010, Tilezine has become one of the key […]

Book early for TTA member networking events

The TTA has some great networking events coming up for members in October, November and December. Members are urged to book early to avoid missing out. There are two dates just for fixer members, on 14th October at Punch Tavern in London, and on 4th November at Jamie’s Italian in Birmingham. They’re a great opportunity […]

Bob Howard appointed new National Heritage Training Group chairman

Tile Association board member Bob Howard MBE has been appointed the new chairman of the National Heritage Training Group. Bob says he is excited by the challenge of taking the NHTG forward at a time of increasing political and economic uncertainty. “Despite everything else that is going on around us,” he said, “we must not […]

Schlüter-Systems to sponsor UK tiling team at WorldSkills 2017

The 44th WorldSkills Competition will be taking place in Abu Dhabi in October 2017 and Schlüter-Systems has announced their sponsorship of the UK tiling team. The WorldSkills Competition is a flagship event: held every two years, it is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world, which truly reflects global industry. A total […]

TTA fixers get the chance to compete at Cersaie

Two TTA tile fixer members have the chance to compete in the prestigious EUF tiling competition at Cersaie in September. The Tile Association is a member of the EUF — the Federation of European Tile Fixers Association — with Robert Howard MBE having taken over the presidency in May this year. It is envisaged there […]