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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)