24th May 2019

VitrA Bathrooms announces its first RIBA-accredited CPD ‘Bathroom Design and Specification: Ceramic Sanitaryware’

Leading bathroom manufacturer VitrA announces its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module, approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects(RIBA). Earning professionals a valuable 8 points, the seminar Bathroom Design and Specification:Ceramic Sanitarywareprovides a practical insight into working with ceramic sanitaryware and the specific considerations and processes. 

Margaret Talbot, marketing manager for VitrA explains “The purpose of this CPD seminar is to help professionals involved in designing and specifying bathrooms with important areas of consideration like; innovations, modern technologies, sustainability and improving sustainability ratings for buildings.”

The training session covers the characteristics of the different ceramic materials used and the 6-step manufacturing process from preparing the raw materials to casting and vitrifying methods and quality control. It also explains the diverse range of regulations involved in sanitary and water installations including the Code of Practice for Sanitary Installations and the WRAS approval. The seminar also touches on sustainability, discussing topics such as reducing the use of non-renewable resources, boosting eco-efficiency and promoting resource conservation.

AfirstforVitrABathrooms,theCPD follows three successful modules by the VitrA tiles division: Understanding, specifying and designing with tiles; Specifying tiles for the hospitality sector; and Swimming pools with a tilefinish.


The main manufacturing facility in Bozüyük,Bilecik produces over 5million items of ceramic sanitaryware a year alongside around 3 million taps, 2.5million accessories and 30 million sqm of tiles. The Tuzla plant in Istanbul is focused on bathroom furniture and mosaic tiles, while the factory at Gebze concentrates on acrylic products including baths, whirlpools, showertrays, and shower systems.Within the main complex is VitrA’s Innovation Centre – a state-of-the-art building accommodating the company’s research and development strands. It’s an environment specifically designed to facilitate the meeting of conceptual ideas with design, research and technology, conceived as a place where design collaborators, in-house design teams and technicians can work alongside each other to exchange knowledge and explore shared goals. The company has a long-standing tradition of working with acclaimed international designers and has forged enduring relationships with the likes of Ross Lovegrove, Claudio Bellini and Matteo Thunto produce many award-winning collections.


With two further factories on the outskirts of Moscow producing ceramic sanitarywareandtiles,VitrA is leading the way interms of scale of manufacturing capacity – providing clear benefits for specifiers and the roster of international designers who collaborate with thecompany.

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