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CITB Works on Levy Simplification

The CITB are presently working on a system to simplify the Levy process for all of its registered contractors. Details of this proposal are on the below link: http://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grant/levy-simplification/ There is also a Levy Simplification Calculator, where you can compare your Levy liability under the exisiting scheme to that proposed in the new one.


Kerakoll UK Recruits to Ensure Continued Success

Continued success in the UK market combined with growth of nearly 40% in the first half of 2014 has meant that Kerakoll UK needs to grow its sales team to keep up with demand and service the growing customer network. To this end they are looking to strengthen the team with extra sales representatives and […]


Mapei provides surface build-up at state-of-the-art Leisure Centre

A high performance single build-up Mapei surface system has been installed at West Bromwich’s new state-of-the-art Leisure Centre. Designed and built by Places for People Leisure, in partnership with Pellikaan Construction Ltd and Roberts Limbrick Architects, the new centre for Sandwell Council includes a 25m pool, learner pool, sports hall fitness suite, dance studios, adventure […]


The search is on across the country for the next Master Craftsmen

The Tile Association has urged the finest tile fixers across the UK to apply for the Master Craft Award, the highest honour that can be bestowed in the industry. The TTA worked closely over a number of years with the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers to reinstate Master Craftsmen into the wall and floor […]


TTA adds to member services with new headquarters in Stone, Staffordshire

The Tile Association is boosting the services it is able to offer to its members, with the opening this month of a prestigious new HQ building in Stone, Staffordshire. Located in the heartland of the potteries, near where most of the ceramics industry is based, the new 4,000sq ft facility is easily accessible to the […]


RIBA’s Latest Future Trends Survey — Confidence Rising

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published the results of its latest Future Trends Survey. The RIBA Future Trends Workload Index saw a significant increase, rising to +36 in January 2014 from +30 in December 2013. The New Year saw a further strengthening of confidence levels, which had been steadily rising throughout the […]


Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile

If you’re lucky enough to be in the Big Apple between now and September 7th, you may want to visit the Museum of the City of New York, where there is a great exhibition titled “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile”. Reminiscent of the surreal shapes of his more famous […]


Obituary: John Frei, Boyden Tiles (1927 – 2014)

John Frei died on 28th May aged 87 after a short illness. John was the former MD and chairman of Boyden Tiles and had worked for the company for 63 years, retiring as chairman at the age of 83. John took over as Managing Director of Boydens following his father’s (also called John) death in […]


Innovation and Excellence at The Tile Association Awards

The TTA Awards, recently held in London for the first time, have recognised the brightest and best individuals from the industry, the most innovative new products and the sector’s best and most interesting projects. Many of the leading companies in the industry attended – manufacturers, contractors, distributors – attracted by the ‘London Calling!’ theme, since […]


Fila wins two categories in TTA Awards – for Green Line and commercial regime

Surface care specialist, Fila has received two awards in The Tile Association Awards 2014. The Awards were presented at the annual ceremony held at the Hilton London Metropole, which was attended by over 300 leading industry figures. Fila’s Green Line – which includes 17 high performance, solvent-free products – received the ‘Best Environmental Initiative,’ whilst […]


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