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Advertising opportunity in our new Technical Publication…

Our Technical Working Groups are currently researching and writing the Technical Publication on “External Floor Tiling to Balconies, Terraces and Patios” which is seen to be a growth market in the UK. There are opportunities for advertising space within the upcoming document, which we hope to publish early 2018.  If you’d like more information on […]


Further dates have been added for the New Year to enable fixers to obtain their NVQ Level 2 via the EWPA Assessment … February : Please call to obtain dates. March : Stoke on Trent : 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th The training comprises a one-day course which can be undertaken […]

New Chairman at TTA

After six years in the role Ian Kershaw is standing down, and the whole Board and membership will wish to express their thanks to Ian for successfully guiding the Association through a time of great change. It has been a period during which the TTA has developed enormously – gaining membership, increasing in professionalism and […]

Awards 2018 … Deadline extended till 31st January … Enter now

Thanks to everyone for your nominations…  If you haven’t entered you still have time to submit your nomination and the full list of Award categories, some of which are once again due to be judged by public vote, is as follows, with full details on the Awards site. Tile Fixer of the Year … Contact us […]

The Results … SkillBuild 2017 W&F Tiling Competition

Board and Training Committee send the warmest congratulations to the Medal winners of this year’s  Skill Build competition held at the NEC. The winners will receive a cash prize from TTA and a Bellota Tile Cutter.  Congratulations to … 1st …   Mark Scott – City of Glasgow College 2nd … Cathal Murphy – Southern Regional College […]

Capital Allowances

TAF (Trade Association Forum) have produced a useful fact sheet on Capital Allowances.  These are the main form of tax relief against expenditure on commercial properties  of all types in place of depreciation (which is not allowable for tax purposes) on qualifying items of plant and machinery and extends to many fixtures and integral features […]

Last few places for Tileman’s Lunch…

This year we’re returning to The Grazing Goat, New Quebec Street, London W1H 7RQ on Friday 8th December.    Giving you the chance to enjoy a three course meal, and catch up with friends and colleagues in the industry in a relaxing, informal setting. Tickets £90.00pp incl VAT. We’re nearly fully booked – so please […]

Help with obtaining your CSCS Cards

TTA have secured funding from CITB to enable the provision of an assessor infrastructure for the wall and floor tiling sector across the UK to support quality assured assessment of experienced operatives to NVQ L2.   Part funding is also available for NVQ EWPA/OSAT training, which will help fixers obtain their CSCS cards. The training […]


TTA is providing a new, pendulum, slip resistance testing facility for tiles at its Stone, Staffordshire, head office. Slip resistance is an important issue for all aspects of the floorcoverings industry. Slipping is the single most common cause of injury in the UK, comprising 40 per cent of all injuries and costing the NHS £133m […]

Promoting a career in wall & floor tiling…

Build UK’s “Inspiring Construction” has now launched… Inspiring Construction is a joint campaign by Build UK and CITB to give employers the information, tools and advice to inspire the next generation to join the construction industry. Inspiring Construction provides employers with information, tools and advice to promote construction careers, with Build UK and CITB calling on […]

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