TTA URGES AWARENESS OF CHANGES IN BRITISH STANDARD BS 5385
The latest revision to the British Standard covering wall tiling includes a number of important changes, of which those working in the industry need to be aware.
BS 5385 Part 1: 2018 was published on 30 June and includes the following new requirements:
- Tiling should be carried out by a skilled operative, who has been trained to a level of competence, certified by a recognised authoritative body, such as the TTA;
- Tiling direct to plywood is no longer recommended for wall tiling, but a bespoke tiling backer board should be used;
- New adhesive coverage requirements for large format tiles;
- New minimum grout widths, dependent on the size of tile.