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 and you can book a place on a CPD Roadshow by visiting

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

RIBA Core Curriculum: Designing & building it

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Designing and building it – structural design, construction, technology and engineering’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Amtico Premium Vinyl Tiles - Creating a Design Space Using Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT)
Creating a Design Space Using Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT)
This CPD presentation focuses on how the effective use of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) can help transform ordinary areas into inspiring spaces. It covers the different designs that can be created by exploring laying patterns, as well as the impact of zoning, and how to incorporate LVT into commercial schemes. Referencing product specification, appearance, and specific considerations such as sustainability and performance, it also covers how LVT can be a practical, problem-solving design solution.

Amtico is an industry leader dedicated to creating flooring that’s not only beautiful, but durable and sustainable. Amtico delivers 50 years of knowledge and experience with every floor, plus expert support and outstanding service. That’s why Amtico is the choice of designers, architects and developers everywhere.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Philips Lighting University - Embedded Lighting
Embedded Lighting
Lighting has historically been fragile, dangerous and objectified. Yet new technologies are being developed that allow lighting systems to be embedded directly into architectural surfaces, thereby creating new opportunities to impact positively on occupants’ health and comfort. This seminar aims to provide an understanding of the embedded lighting concept in architectural lighting and how this can be articulated using these new technologies.

For over 120 years, Philips Lighting has been at the forefront of innovation. Philips uses the transformative power of light to make people more comfortable and productive – providing high-quality light in public places, professional spaces, and at home. Philips uses light to make people feel happier and safer – light that entertains, inspires, and informs, makes cities more liveable, and satisfies people’s daily needs.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Premcrete - Guide to the Design of Structural Waterproofing for Basements
Guide to the Design of Structural Waterproofing for Basements
Seminar, by Premcrete
What is most important when constructing a basement? This new seminar explains how to design high quality and practicable structural waterproofing designs. It covers: why risk assessment and desktop studies are critical; the importance of having the waterproofing designer on site, and; the necessity of a quality control plan, and how this may simply and easily be achieved.

Premcrete is an experienced manufacturer of structural waterproofing systems, gasproofing systems and construction chemicals such as structural grouts and epoxy floor coatings. As well as the grouts, sealants, admixtures and coatings, the Premcrete range provides a complete range of waterproofing barriers, from bentonite and polymer enhanced external membranes and waterproof concrete, to internal slurry coatings and plastic cavity drain membranes.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Franke Sissons Ltd - How to Specify Commercial Washroom Accessories
How to Specify Commercial Washroom Accessories
Seminar, by Franke Sissons Ltd
This is an interactive seminar that uses samples and video footage of stainless steel accessories, and that provides information on accessory options for commercial projects, the benefits of specifying stainless accessories, environmental and sustainability benefits, and cost saving through choice of accessories.

Franke Sissons Ltd is a world-leading provider of intelligent washroom solutions to the public, semi-public and commercial sector. Because its products are subject to high usage and daily wear and tear, Franke Sissons strives to ensure that they’re durable, reliable and beautiful.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.