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Live online seminars

With digital interactive platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams replacing face-to-face seminars due to ongoing lockdown restrictions, we’ve included a selection of live online seminars here, to help you stay safe.
A Guide to Specifying Fire Retardant Curtains in a Non-Domestic Residence
Addresses the importance of fire-retardant curtains, blinds and soft furnishings in a non-domestic environment, including an overview of the different curtain types and fabrics that can be used and where they should be applied. Also covers anti-ligature and key considerations when specifying blinds and curtains for specialist healthcare.

As specialists in the manufacture, supply and installation of fire-retardant curtains, blinds and soft furnishings, Bridge Contract Interiors delivers high quality products and services to the contract market. The company is a trusted supplier to key names within the care, hospitality and education sectors.

Duration: 35 minutes
Avoiding Common Failures When Specifying Wall and Floor Tiling
Identifies and explains how various common tiling backgrounds may cause failure and how to avoid this. Includes guidance on tiling over screeds, plasterboard, plywood and wood-based substrates, and best practice floor tiling installation.

Norcros Adhesives is part of the Norcros Group. It is a well-established but still rapidly growing manufacturer and supplier of branded adhesives, grouts, surface preparation and aftercare products for fixing ceramic, porcelain tiles, mosaics and natural stone. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, the company serves both the UK market and Ireland, the USA and Middle East. All Norcros adhesives and grouts must achieve demanding EN standards for European markets and American ANSI standards for the US and Middle Eastern markets. Over recent years several high-profile house builders and accredited organisations have demonstrated their complete faith in the company and its products by electing to work exclusively with Norcros adhesives.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
Hard Landscaping in Urban Design
Online Learning, by Brett Landscaping
This seminar explores the basic principles of urban design and how they influence the selection of hard landscaping products, illustrating each point with case study examples. It also includes details of regulatory compliance and sources of further information.

Brett Landscaping works hard to share its expert knowledge on paving with architects, engineers and designers to help them achieve the best looking, most durable and cost-effective paving solutions.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Stopping the Noise from Tiled Floors Being Heard in Rooms Below
Online Learning, by Marmox (UK) Ltd
A look at the tiling of floors above living spaces, and the Building Regulations’ thermal and acoustic requirements in relation to flooring. Includes advice and guidance on why tiling floors above other living spaces can be problematic, why some types of floors are unsuitable for tiling, and some measures to address this.

Marmox (UK) Ltd is part of the CMB group, which was founded in the 1970s and now manufactures innovative building products and specialist insulation materials for the construction and refurbishment industries. Products include tile back and internal wall insulation boards, floor-level shower bases, thermal and acoustic installation boards, and of course impact sound insulation boards, to name just a few.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Zinc as a Building Envelope
Online Learning, by VMZINC UK
An insight into the history, production and sustainability of zinc roofing and cladding. This wide-ranging discussion addresses not only aesthetics and systems, but also substrate, backing frames and detailing questions. Also covered is certification, procurement, budgets and how to identify qualified contractors able to correctly install your specified systems.

VMZINC has been manufacturing a wide range of rolled zinc products, used primarily for building envelopes, since 1837. In addition to zinc batten cap and standing seam roof systems, VMZINC’s product range includes zinc rainwater systems and a wide range of cladding systems. Since its inception the company has also produced decorative zinc roofing products such as dormers, bull's eyes, weathervanes, finials and balustrades.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A