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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 LAUNCHES NEW SLIP TESTING FACILITY FOR TILES

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 […]


National SkillBuild Competition 2017

Students have been preparing all year for the National SkillBuild Finals being held at the NEC 16th – 18th November. TTA and our Members have been supporting the Regional competitions as well as the National Final; with BAL providing adhesives and grouts, Nicholls & Clarke Group providing tiles and Schluter Systems providing trims and their […]


Book now 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. Always a very popular event and places are limited – so […]


TTA Awards 2018 – Nominations Now Open and Sponsorship Packages Enhanced

TTA is encouraging Member companies and individuals to start considering their entries for the TTA Awards 2018, which are to be held on the evening of Friday 18 May at The St John’s Hotel, Solihull. This year will see enhanced sponsorship packages available, which will add value for sponsors and improve the attractiveness of sponsoring […]


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