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Construction materials deal raises competition concerns

Breedon’s purchase of certain Cemex assets raises competition concerns in the supply of building materials in...

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Topps Tiles confounds Covid-19 with 15.5% y-o-y growth

Topps Tiles Plc's trading update for the six week period ended 8th August 2020 reveals that retail trading over the...

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Construction materials deal raises competition concerns

Breedon’s purchase of certain Cemex assets raises competition concerns in the supply of building materials in some parts of the...

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BS 8298 stone cladding comments deadline looms

Draft changes to BS 8298: Part 4 are now out for consultation, and all comments need to be received by...

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News

Vitrex and Homelux expand into Wickes

DIY enthusiasts will now be able to find tiling and home improvement brands Vitrex and Homelux in Wickes stores across...

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Imperial Bathrooms has new team at the top

Imperial Bathrooms, specialist manufacturers of classic and contemporary British-made bathroom solutions, has a new management team charged with executing strategic...

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Coverings announces expanded digital-format virtual events for 2020-2021

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has announced an expansion of its digital...

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Sarah Wales on the Green Homes Grant

“Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a circa £3 billion green investment plan, including the Green Homes Grant, as part of his...

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Sean McPheat on leaving sales voicemail

“Don’t you just hate it when you get the dreaded voicemail, you leave what you think is a really decent...

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Topps Tiles announces robust trading figures

Topps Tiles trading update for the six week period that ended on the 8th August 2020, showed robust like-for-like growth;...

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Features

Fixing tiles over underfloor heating the easy way

Laying tiles over underfloor heating need not be complicated if you use Kerakoll’s systems for both electrical and water-based installations.  The products are easy to work with, and kind to the health of the installer. The pipes for water-based systems need...

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Small format, big splash

Peter Vann, Director of Ceramique Internationale, looks at the biggest trends in splashbacks today and why brick-shaped tiles are more popular than ever. Evolving from a practical addition to the kitchen to a bespoke design project, kitchen splashbacks have come a...

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Amber Underfloor Heating launches a wifi smart thermostat

With the technology for heating controls in our homes advancing rapidly Amber Underfloor Heating have introduced a wifi smart thermostat to their range that doesn’t require a hub. A smart thermostat system allows the end user ultimate control over their heating...

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Portfolios

BAL moves to more environmentally-friendly packaging

BAL – market leaders for tiling solutions in the UK – have continued to develop its sustainable business focus with...

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Tiber: a ceramic stone inspired by travertine

Tiber, new from Novoceram for 2020, is a 20mm thick tile range that is ideal for exteriors, complemented by 9mm...

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Mutina brings new meaning to monochrome for Parkside

Chymia, a collaboration between Mutina and Laboratorio Avallone, is the latest porcelain tile collection available exclusively at Parkside. Chymia fluctuates between...

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