Wet room design and installation in dwellings course

Wet room design and installation in dwellings course

APHC Ltd. and supplier partner AKW are announcing 2014 course dates for ‘Wet Room Design and Installation in Dwellings’. The course requires one day attendance and will run on the following days: 6 May, 15 July, 2 September and 4 November.
For APHC members, the cost per person is £150 or £200 for non-members. All course costs include the trainers, venue, refreshments and lunch. Courses are carried out at Solihull, West Midlands.
The course is aimed at installers who want to learn how to design and install wet room systems. Traditionally used for assisted living applications, wet rooms are becoming ever more popular in the luxury bathroom market. Following completion of this course, candidates can promote themselves through manufacturers and local authorities to tender for work where assisted living is a requirement.
There are three modules and a written assessment to cover on the day, spanning an introduction to Wet Rooms, Pre-Installation Design and Installing the Wet Room. The courses are delivered by the APHC Technical Manager and an AKW Technical Services Technician; this is vital to the course, as delegates get the chance to hear about latest innovations from AKW and technical updates. Delegates will also get the chance to see how products are installed in AKWs fully equipped demonstration van.
Graeme Dryden, APHC Technical Manager commented: “Wet rooms traditionally have been designed for use by people needing additional care and assistance; more recently, there has been growth in the popularity of wet rooms as part of a luxury bathroom installation. With our partners at AKW, we identified a skills gap within the industry and decided to create this specialist course to give installers the confidence to correctly install wet rooms in the growing market. Plumbing and Heating companies can also claim a voucher worth £100 through APHC Training Ltd, to put towards the cost of this course, making this an ideal time to acquire new skills in this area”.
Victoria Stakelum, Marketing Director at AKW commented:  “We are delighted to be working with APHC to deliver these courses, using the knowledge and experience we have gained over the past 26 years of designing and manufacturing wet room formers and screens. As the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom, kitchen and daily living products for the elderly, disabled and people with reduced mobility, we’re recognised for our passion in excellent quality, choice and outstanding service. The luxury Wet Room is a rapidly growing sector for us, and sales of Wet Rooms designed as accessible bathrooms for the domestic sector continue to grow rapidly”.
For more details or to book a place on one of the courses, contact the APHC training department on 0121 711 5030 or email training@aphc.co.uk.
Information about the £100 Grant Scheme offered by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors’ sister company APHC Training Ltd, can be obtained by any interested companies, both members and non-members as long as they are a bona fide plumbing and heating company. They should email info@aphc.co.uk, adding ‘Training Grant’ in the subject line. Enquirers will then be sent a form to complete and return for initial grant approval, which also details the scheme’s operating conditions. The grant funding scheme is designed to help businesses to keep an existing qualified employee up to date on their training. Please note that funds are limited on the training grant initiative and are dealt with on a first come, first served basis.
More information please visit, www.akw-ltd.co.uk
www.aphc.co.uk/training_information.asp