We're always looking for ways to make our products and their applications simpler to understand. Our local specification experts are available to help with RIBA / BIID approved CPD seminars or bite sized Lunch & Learn sessions. Our products are also available on NBS Source, including our BIM objects.

Continuing professional development

When it comes to tile and stone installations, we carry a wide range of products and equally wide-ranging expertise. We regularly share our knowledge with practices across the UK and Ireland, helping to extend the lifetime of these materials.

We have provided RIBA / BIID approved CPD seminars for over 20 years, recognising the value we can add to projects across a variety of sectors. We also have a collection of Lunch & Learn sessions, which focus on certain product ranges.

Both our RIBA / BIID approved CPD seminars and Lunch & Learn sessions are delivered by your local Schlüter specification expert, ensuring a solid learning experience.

Our CPD seminars are available in a choice of 5 different topics which will help you to achieve installations that last. Each seminar is 45-60 minutes long and has been crafted to address a key application area, so you can easily select the presentation that best fits your needs.

Alternatively, if you're looking for bitesize learning for particular product ranges, our Lunch & Learn sessions are crafted to help. These highly focused sessions hone in on a number of different products within Schlüter’s portfolio, discussing uses and distinguishing features as well as stimulating creativity.

10 Point Plan for a Perfect Wetroom

Explore wetroom installations at the design and specification stage, with a particular focus on:

  • Integrated vs. multi-manufacturer combined systems
  • Design and how point drains and linear drains can be hidden or accent the design
  • Waterproofing requirements and how an integrated system can offer complete peace of mind
  • The difference between waterproof systems and water-resistant systems
  • Further considerations such as lighting, acoustics and undertile heating
  • The applicable British standards and relevant Building Regulations for tiled wetroom applications and design considerations

Considerations for Tile & Stone Installations

Gain an overview of the key points you should bear in mind when dealing with tile and stone installations, with a particular focus on:

  • The differences involved in specifying for wet vs. dry areas and walls vs. floors
  • Classifications and ratings for tile and stone coverings and substrate preparation
  • Why and how to specify tile fixing in conformance with British Standards
  • How to prevent problems by specifying the correct support beneath the surface
  • What to consider in setting an appropriate cleaning and maintenance schedule

Specifying Integrated Underfloor Heating Systems

Learn how to successfully specify the underfloor heating systems that best suit your projects, with a particular focus on:

  • The benefits of modular screed systems vs. traditional screeds
  • How to minimise assembly height without compromising strength
  • How modular screeds can save time, money and materials
  • Electric underfloor heating and utilising integrated uncoupling technology
  • Capabilities of underfloor heating systems and their ability to run at reduced temperatures

Specifying Solutions for Crack-Free Tile & Stone Coverings

Learn how to guarantee a crack-free finish for tile and stone, with a particular focus on:

  • Why movement joints and uncoupling membranes prevent typical problems
  • How to incorporate movement joints and uncoupling membranes in-line with British Standards
  • How to select and position movement joints
  • The history and science of uncoupling, and the modern solutions available

Specifying External Applications with Tile & Stone

Enhance your understanding of how to protect bonded installations of tile and stone installed on balconies, terraces and patios, including:

  • Benefits of a fully functional assembly system for external tile and stone coverings
  • How to provide protection from cracking, splitting, tenting and debonding of the covering
  • Managing drainage above and below the covering
  • What to consider if balconies are being designed to ensure tile and stone can be installed

Lunch & Learn sessions

Our 30 minute Lunch & Learn sessions cover a variety of key topics and are inclusive of lunch. The available sessions include:

  • Schlüter-PROFILES for walls (wall corners and edge profiles)
  • Schlüter-PROFILES for floors (edge profiles for floor coverings)
  • Schlüter-JOLLY (contemporary discreet wall profiles)
  • Schlüter-TRENDLINE (textured tones for tile and stone)
  • Schlüter-TREP (stair nosing profiles for tile and stone)
  • Schlüter drain grates and shelves (designer drain grates and shelves)
  • Schlüter finishes to work in harmony (blend, accent or contrast with tile and fixtures)
  • Schlüter-LIPROTEC (illuminated profile technology)
  • Schlüter-DILEX (movement joints to complement tile and stone)