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BCFA CPD

The BCFA CPD program offers a range of events which can be used to develop skills and knowledge when specifying contract products for commercial projects and applications. Delivered by professionals within the BCFA membership BCFA CPD material is generic, well balanced and focuses on the design context in which a product is to be used. The specifier will come away with a clear understanding of how to specify the product, how the product will help them to do a better job, how to avoid incorrect applications and how to think in a new way in the context of the product and its usage.

What is a BCFA CPD and what are the benefits?

BCFA Accredited CPD's 

Testing and Specifying Contract Upholstery Fabrics

This seminar is delivered by BCFA member Agua Fabrics

Type: Seminar
This seminar will look at

  • Fire retardancy, Levels of and Testing Procedures
  • Water Proofing Fabrics, Benefits in Commercial Spaces
  • Fabric StrengthStain
  • Resistance, Effectiveness
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Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Suzanne Ralton

Telephone: 020 8205 0050

Email: suzanne@aguafabrics.com

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Specifying and Restoring Reliefed Putty Like Textured Wallcoverings as a Paintable Textured Wallcovering in Commercial and Residential Projects

This seminar is delivered by BCFA member Lincrusta Wallcoverings

Type: Seminar
To develop the delegate’s knowledge & understanding of the history and production of reliefed putty-like textured wallcoverings.

  • To impart up to date technical information for both residential & commercial projects.
  • To develop understanding of fire-rated material and its applications.
  • To develop an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages for this type of material.
  • To develop an understanding of maintenance and life cycle.
  • To enable delegates to select correct working practices, when working on historical buildings with the wallcoverings and its derivatives.
  • To enable delegates to select approved contractors for installation and restoration projects.
  • To enable delegates to understand where to go for advice and project support, both on site & off site.
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Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Andy Sarson

Telephone: 07801 241 609

Email: andy.sarson@lincrusta.com

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Creating a Well Lit Bathroom


This seminar is delivered by BCFA member Astro Lighting

Type: Seminar
Effective bathroom lighting is a key element to mastering the perfect interior design. This semiar will help you understand the following topics:

  • Understand the four key stages of planning bathroom lighting
  • Understand the relevant UK regulations that apply to bathroom lighting
  • Understand the different types of bathroom lighting and additional products that are available 
  • Understand light sources
  • Understand new and emerging trends in bathroom lighting
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Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Rachel Bartlett

Telephone: 01279 427001

Email: rbartlett@astrolighting.com

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Comprehensive Guide to Wayfinding and Signage


This seminar is delivered by BCFA member Modulex

Type: Seminar
This seminar identifies key considerations for effective signage. It will help you understand the following topics:

  • Understand what wayfinding is and how to define a wayfinding strategy
  • Understand user groups and their requirements and how to have a more inclusive approach to signage. 
  • Understand the importance of correct graphics including typography and colour
  • Understand how architecture can play its part in the wayfinding of a building and the sign types required within different areas of buildings
  • Understand legal requirements and future trends in signage and wayfinding
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Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Alex Bradbury

Telephone: 01604 684 020

Email: mxuk@modulex.com

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Specifying & Restoring, Lincrusta wallcoverings and it derivatives on commercial and residential projects

This seminar is delivered by BCFA member Lincrusta

Type: Seminar
This seminar will look at

  • Technical Information / Project Support both on site & off site for commercial and residential projects
  • Fire- rated material and its application 
  • Advantages and Disadvantages, maintenance and life cycle of Lincrusta Wallcoverings 
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Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Andrew Sarson

Telephone: 01524 35110

Email: andy.sarson@lincrusta.com

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