Christmas 2014

The Customer Centre will be closed from 12.30 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 9.00 on Monday 5 January 2015. During this period we are unable to provide telephone support.

In the meantime you can access a wealth of online CPD at www.ribacpd.com and you can book a place on a CPD Roadshow by visiting www.architecture.com/whatson

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Floor finishes

The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Blackheath Products - Solid Surfacing: Infinitely Versatile
Solid Surfacing: Infinitely Versatile
This seminar explains the features and benefits of solid surfacing, including its history, manufacture and fabrication. It discusses the important issues of sustainability, fire retardance and use in public buildings. Learn how to turn your concept into reality using solid surfacing.

With over 50 years’ experience, Blackheath Products is a leading trade-only supplier to the construction and furniture industries. It is an exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of many leading brands.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Flowcrete UK Ltd - Specifying Polished Concrete
Specifying Polished Concrete
Seminar, by Flowcrete UK Ltd
This CPD seminar provides a detailed overview of the world of polished concrete, outlining its applications, benefits and environmental impact, as well as evaluating the application and polishing process. It provides a comparison of the different solutions available, together with a recommended specification framework for commercial environments – all of which are designed to deliver a glossy, durable and shiny floor. Finally, it considers the future of polished concrete in terms of design and colours.

Flowcrete UK Ltd is a leading manufacturer of specialist flooring solutions tailored to the demands of large-scale commercial and industrial facilities. From resin finishes and screeds to underfloor heating, car park decking and anti-corrosion coatings, Flowcrete is able to supply a wide variety of markets with comprehensive flooring solutions. With an in-depth understanding of the resin flooring industry, combined with a passion for creating efficient and engaging environments, Flowcrete is using its expertise to develop durable and resistant polished concrete floors to place a more attractive world at your feet.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Bona Limited - Wooden Floors: Specification of Finishes and Maintenance Products
Wooden Floors: Specification of Finishes and Maintenance Products
Seminar, by Bona Limited
This seminar describes how common problems with timber flooring can be avoided by understanding how specification and design can impact on the aesthetic and performance requirements. It also explains how a structured maintenance regime can reduce costs and disruption, in addition to prolonging the life of the surface treatment.

Bona Ltd specialises in products for timber flooring, and is best known for its high performance water-based lacquers used in commercial and residential locations. Bona lacquers are used worldwide in museums, schools, shops, airports and more. The company offers a system of clean, environmentally-friendly, compatible products covering the installation, sanding, finishing and maintenance of wooden floors.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.