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Technology-driven aesthetic progress

Joe Simpson and Ryan Fasan offer an informed overview of the latest technical developments and design trend highlights from this year’s Cersaie exhibition. H aving paced every hall in Bologna, the overall impression was that the design direction for most collections...

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November/December 2017

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Housebuilding stalls after a summer boom

After a positive summer for housebuilding with more than £7 billion of housing contracts awarded between June and August, the sector experienced a cooler autumn with figures decreasing by 10% and falling for the second month in a row.    The latest edition of the Economic & Construction Market Review from industry analysts Barbour ABI, highlights the levels of construction contract values...

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Design Trends

Colour revival draws on post-war optimism

Joe Simpson investigates the likely impact that the 1950’s colour revival will exert on ceramic tile design, and overall interior...

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Site Report

Laticrete’s pivotal role in major improvements to Manchester’s famous Piccadilly Gardens

By Michelle Costigan, Laticrete UK Laticrete 254 Platinum Adhesive and Spectralock Pro Premium Grout have been used successfully at the new...

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TTA Newsletter

TTA leads on global tile trend discussions

The Tile Association is taking a leadership role within the EUF to drive forward discussions with international partners on confronting...

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News

Warning signs for construction as growth slows, says FMB

Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to...

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Vitromex invests in Sacmi technology to boost medium format offer

A new production line has started up at the Vitromex facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, which completes an investment...

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Summer of sales growth for builders’ merchants

Builders’ merchants’ sales growth continued through summer 2017, with year-on-year sales up 5.8% in August. Overall, the summer months (June, July...

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Portfolio

Mapei launches new Keraquick Ultrafast S1 adhesive

Mapei are delighted to launch Keraquick Ultrafast S1 adhesive. The cement-based ultra-rapid setting adhesive is ideal for fast track repairs...

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Abitare La Terra by Cerasarda marries craftsmanship with avant-garde technology

Abitare la Terra (living the earth), designed by Maria Luisa Brighenti, is a new range that inaugurates the Cerasarda Design...

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British Ceramic Tile reinvents the classic Metro tile with its latest V&A collaboration

British Ceramic Tile and The V&A have joined forces again to reinvent the humble metro tile with an inspiring new...

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