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Address & Contact details:
Works Road

Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 1NW
www.altro.co.uk
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Tel +44 (0)1462 707700
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Altro

Overview

Altro have been at the forefront of innovation for almost 100 years. Today, working closely with architects, end customers, engineers, designers and contractors around the world, Altro's insight and expertise help them transform everyday spaces into environments that can improve the wellbeing of everyone that uses them.

And by consistently turning creative thinking into practical, real-world solutions – that maintain the highest standards of safety and durability – Altro have become synonymous with quality.

As a family-founded business, Altro has a strong sense of what they value and a way of thinking inspired by The Bauhaus – a balance of quality, form and design-led function – that puts people’s needs at the heart of everything they do. It’s a human-centred approach to designing for the demands of 21st century life.

It’s a history that means Altro values the bold, the brave and the new. From focusing on how the different sectors they serve need their spaces to perform, to the call for more environmentally sustainable materials, Altro are constantly challenging what is possible and seeking new ways of inspiring their customers and answering their biggest challenges.

CPD Material (5)


Seminar
Resin Floors - Where Function Meets Design
Understanding the key considerations when selecting flooring and walling finishes
- Achieving the balance between function and design
- Installation advice: hints and tips
- Correct cleaning and maintenance procedures
- Health & Safety considerations
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
How to Reduce Risk of Slipping
This seminar aims to provide an overview of the issues, legislation, HSE approach, risk factors, scale of the problem and the guidelines for assessment of floor safety.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Flooring: Prevention is Better than Cure
This seminar covers ways to deal with:
- Dampness
- Sub floors
- Correct product selection
- Associated areas
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Factory Visit
Factory Tour: Safety Flooring: Innovation in Manufacturing Product Design
This tour of Altro’s manufacturing plant and laboratories will focus on how safety flooring is manufactured, how new products are developed and provide guidance on issues, legislation and standards affecting the specification of safety flooring.

The audience will be taken through the history of the company and how it continues to lead the way through delivery of innovative solutions, where sustainability objectives underpin our decision making processes.

By the end of this tour participants will be able to understand:
- The composition of safety flooring and how it works
- The manufacturing process
- The history of safety flooring and how it has developed over the years
- Which situations safety flooring is more suitable than other alternatives
- Being able to recommend different types of safety flooring to suit different requirements
- Cleaning requirements for safety flooring
- Measure slip resistance (according to HSE recommendations)

This tour takes place in Altro HQ, Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire. The tour lasts 4.5 hours and includes a buffet lunch.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Factory Visit
Seminar
Designing for Dementia
Within the UK it is estimated that over 800, 000 people suffer with Dementia; an increasing figure.

We will look at common symptoms and the effects this has on the built environment, understanding key design guide principles and the importance of ‘colour & contrast’ in specification
Material type: Seminar

Classifications


Altro has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

RIBA Core Curriculum areas