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Residential development

Residential development represents an important public face of our industry. It conjures up homes, communities and connection – and is a popular theme among television audiences! The following providers all operate at the supply forefront of this high-profile field (although in many cases not exclusively). Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Anti-Slip Shower Tray: The Next Generation
Seminar, by Senstec
Find out how to distinguish a good anti-slip shower tray from a bad one, and the tests that should be applied, whether anti-slip properties are an integral part of shower tray design or an applied coating, whether slip resistance values take into account likely contaminants found in shower trays (such as soap suds), and best practice installation techniques.

SENSTEC is the culmination of four decades’ experience in the bathroom industry. All SENSTEC shower trays are made in Ballygawley, Northern Ireland, where the company operates to both BS EN ISO 9001 and BS EN ISO 14001 standards. The SENSTEC ‘dimple’ greatly reduces the risk of falling in the shower, even in soapy conditions, while being easy to clean and offering superior comfort underfoot.
BREEAM and Water Conserving Design
Looks at the issues surrounding water conservation in buildings, starting with an overview of the natural water lifecycle, how to specify water management systems, and effective ways to reduce water usage. Also covers BREEAM processes, procedures and water section requirements, and how to maximise credits.

Ideal Standard is one of the UK’s most enduring names in sanitaryware, with a manufacturing heritage dating back more than 180 years. The company has unparalleled water management experience and is a leading provider of innovative bathrooms for the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Kitchen Design: Back to Basics
Online Learning, by Symphony Group
Discusses the minimum elements and minimum space needed in a properly functioning kitchen and how to package both in an attractive design. Also includes advice on relevant standards and regulations, client and end-user expectations, and how to maximise the use of available space.

Symphony is one the UK’s largest kitchen furniture suppliers, with a turnover of over £280m (2019) and more than 1,800 employees. Symphony's experienced Skyline team focusses on high-rise urban developments that feature the latest kitchen and bedroom trends. Symphony operates in a responsible, sustainable manner, ensuring that its timber-based furniture is FSC certified and sourced from managed forests. The company also uses recycled content wherever possible, including cabinet boards featuring almost 50% recycled content and new recent kitchen ranges that use 100% recycled chipboard.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Kitchen Guidelines: Form + Function
Online Learning, by PORCELANOSA Group
A presentation on the importance of harmonising kitchen design with the way in which we work and use our homes. Includes advice on the pre-design process and how to improve end-user accessibility, ergonomic considerations, products, finishes and structural components, and regulatory compliance.

PORCELANOSA Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of tiles, bathrooms and kitchens. With a presence in over 140 countries, PORCELANOSA offers a wide range of quality products. The company’s mission is to achieve excellence and improve quality of life. Its strategy is based around four ‘pillars’: research and development and innovation, design, customer experience, and ecological awareness.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The Journey of Wood Flooring
Online Learning, by Havwoods Ltd
Examines the materials and processes that go into making wood flooring – following their journey from forest to floor. Covers the importance of specifying wood from well-managed sources, and how these are regulated and certified, as well as different flooring types (engineered, solid and reclaimed wood flooring, and grading terminology), manufacturing techniques, and installation and maintenance.

Havwoods is a wood flooring and cladding business built on trust. Since its beginnings in 1975, the company has worked hard to win customer confidence by consistently delivering the best quality timber flooring and cladding products and the highest service standards. Today, Havwoods is one of the largest UK importers and wholesale distributors of quality hardwood flooring and cladding. Its substantial stocks are matched only by its product range, which embraces all styles and every taste, to suit both residential and commercial applications.
Wellness Design: Home and Hospitality
Seminar, by Technogym UK Ltd
Create stunning and effective wellness spaces for private and commercial clients. This seminar offers all the information needed to deliver perfect wellness solutions, whether designing a home gym, hotel spa, yacht installation or building conversion.

Founded in 1983, Technogym is an Italian manufacturer of design-led products for the wellness and fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment in conjunction with a digital cloud-based platform that can be accessed via the equipment itself or via mobile, allowing consumers to enjoy a wellness experience anywhere, tailored to their own personal needs.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A