Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects


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NDSA: Hands-On: Technical Event - Architect/Specifier

  • 22 Beveridge Lane Bardon Hill (map)

One of the aims of the new NDSA committee was to provide architects with the opportunity to get hands on with materials and gain practical experience to help them gain a greater understanding of how things are constructed on site.

The NDSA are working in collaboration with Schlüter Systems, Nora Flooring and Interface to put on their first practical event.

Travel will be provided from Nottingham and Derby city centres to Schlüter Systems HQ where participants will see demonstrations and undertake practical training. There will be time for networking afterwards with wood-fired pizzas and refreshments all kindly provided by our sponsors!

The event is aimed specifically at architects and specifiers and numbers are limited due to the number of practical rigs available.


  • 16:40 Buses leaving from Nottingham & Derby centres - location TBC

  • 17:30 Arriving at Schlüter Systems HQ

  • 10 minute introduction & coffee

  • 20 minute demo

  • 18:00 1st activity

  • 19:00 2nd activity

  • 20:00 Food, refreshments & networking!

  • 21:00 Buses back

Schlüter Systems Learning Aims & Objectives

Theme - Understanding the application of waterproofing systems for tiled shower area & wetroom applications

Learning Aims & Objectives

  • A 15 minute micro CPD on the following topics

  • Substrate considerations for tiled applications

  • "System philosophy"

  • Waterproofing solutions and accessories

  • Robust sealing at connections/junctions & penetrations

Practical Training

  • Working in pairs the installation of the following systems

  • Wall areas : Sheet membrane and 'Backerboard' systems

  • Floor area : Uncoupling systems and undertile heating technology

  • Shower Areas : Point drain systems and waterproof tiled shower formers

Interface Demonstration

  • Install lvt / rubber / carpet demonstration - transitioning between different products & designing patterns within the ranges

  • Grooving / Welding / seam cutting

  • Stair treads

  • Setting out different installation methods to minimise waste