Tilemaster has boosted its growing technical support team with the appointment of Craig Powell. Bringing further practical experience to the homegrown firm, Craig has run his own tile fixing business for over 14 years, working on domestic and commercial tiling projects throughout the UK.
Specialist floor fitter, Steven Hugo has joined Tilemaster’s Technical Team. In the new role, Steven will support customers with technical related flooring enquiries, providing expert advice gained from over 16 years ‘on the tools’.
Gareth Birks has joined Tilemaster Adhesives as Sales Manager. Bringing 16 years’ specialist experience in the adhesives sector, Gareth will look after Tilemaster’s customers throughout the UK, providing support and technical assistance, and bringing new innovations to market.
A Tilemaster fixing system has been specified by Penrith Tile Centre at The Fitz in Cockermouth, Cumbria. The extensive hotel installation, which was project managed and designed by Penrith Tiles’ John Williams, includes Italian porcelain, mosaics and encaustics. All finishes were installed by Paul Burkett Construction, using Tilemaster adhesives, grouts and matching silicones.
Tilemaster Adhesives has announced that it has been acquired by Kerakoll. Following theacquisition, the two brands will continue to run separately, in order to continue building and progressing both brands. Tilemaster’s Managing Director, Mark Kelly and the rest of the team – including Paul and Rhona Kelly – will continue in their roles, with “business as usual”at the Lancashire-based firm.
A range of Tilemaster products have been used as part of an extensive tiling project, by Westerhope Tile Centre, at Le Petit Chateau in Northumberland. The French country manor is an exclusive wedding venue, with 31 boutique hotel rooms, bars, lounges, ceremony and function rooms. A stunning range of stone, ceramic and porcelain surfaces feature throughout and complement the exquisite ‘shabby chic’ design. They include Minster Antiqued Flagstones, from Marshalls Tile & Stone Interiors, and floor and wall designs from Peronda’s Laccio collection, designed in collaboration with Dsignio. Tilemaster products specified included Flexilevel, Setaflex and Grout 3000.
Tilemaster Adhesives has introduced a new damp proof membrane to its surface preparation range. New FAST One Coat DPM is a solvent-free, epoxy-based product that cures in just 4-5 hours. The two-component system can be used on surfaces with a relative humidity of up to 98% and can be installed where no structural DPM is present.
Tilemaster has been shortlisted for The Tile Association ‘Excellence in Marketing Award’ 2017. The nomination is in recognition of Tilemaster’s customer-focused marketing activities, which aim to inform tile fixers and retailers, and provide useful tools on site and in the showroom.
Mosaic artist, Jackie Nash recently used a range of Tilemaster products to create a welcome mosaic for Powell Corderoy Primary School in Surrey. Chosen to provide a range of fixing benefits, as well as suitability for cold and damp conditions outdoors, the specification included a Tilemaster primer, adhesive and grout.
Gareth Gray has joined Tilemaster as Area Sales Manager for its Flooring Division, for the North, Midlands, Scotland and Ireland. In his role, Gareth will work with flooring distributors and contractors, offering daily technical and specification support, carrying out site visits and organising demonstration days.
Tilemaster Adhesives is supporting mosaic artist, Jackie Nash in the creation of a remembrance garden for Finlay Church. At just ten years old, Finlay was diagnosed with a brain tumour. During a year-long battle with the disease, he raised £100k to help others, as well as breaking a world record for the longest line of teddy bears - 15,534 – and receiving numerous accolades, including the Pride of Birmingham Award. Sadly, Finlay lost his fight last autumn and the mosaic garden at his school – Alvechurch Middle School in Worcestershire – aims to celebrate his life.