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DRMM Architects win the first Altro Design Recognition Award of 2021

The first Altro Design Recognition Award of 2021 has gone to DRMM Architects for their design of Maggie’s Centre at the Royal Oldham Hospital.

07 July 2021

Altro Lead User Forum

On June 9th 2021, Altro Transport held a Lead User Forum workshop with key figures in the European bus and rail industry to discuss potential trends and developments over the next five-year period.

02 July 2021

NEW - Altro Whiterock™ solution for healthcare, mental health facilities and social housing

In yet another addition to our range of hygienic wall cladding systems, Altro are now offering the Altro Whiterock recessed shelf to help create an easier, safer and more familiar bathing experience for residents in social housing, mental health facilities and care homes.

02 June 2021

Announcing new shades for two of our wood safety floors

In support of the growing popularity of our adhesive-free floors, and to provide flexibility when specifying for, or designing differing application areas, we have increased the number of shades for Altro Wood adhesive-free [link to product page] from 12 to 18. The new, on-trend, wood-look options include six new shades which range from cool grey hues through to warming and natural tones.The 18 colours available in Altro Wood adhesive-free are now aligned with those in Altro Wood, enhancing your choice of products and making selection between the two ranges quick and easy. Both products retain their renowned technical performance but now offer you improved design flexibility.

26 May 2021

New RIBA-approved CPD: designing for dementia

Our CPD on designing for dementia has long been one of our most popular. To ensure it continues to deliver up to date research and resources, best practice design guidance and references to building standards and regulations, it has been reworked and redesigned, and is available now.

17 May 2021

Recent Blog Posts

Utilising design to support the mental wellbeing of bus passengers

With the pressure on to reduce congestion and meet decarbonisation targets, there is an urgent need to get more people onto public transport. The Government’s new National Bus Strategy, ‘Bus Back Better’, will see a radical overhaul of how services are planned and delivered. But if we’re serious about increasing passenger numbers, we need to understand the barriers people face when it comes to getting on board.


Designing supportive, inclusive education spaces

Guest blog by Lesley McMillan SBID Interior Designer and Chair of the Education Design Council for the Society of British and International Design.


Tackling damp in floors and walls

When told that a floor or wall sheet has failed, our technical team try to find out why, and how we can help sort the problem. On occasions, when we take a close look at these installations, the culprit is a problem with the subfloor or substrate.

We’re often told there isn’t one magic solution to a problem; well in this case there are several. Whether specifying or fitting floors, the following could help avoid problems right at the start.


If it's not Altro, it's not Whiterock

The Altro Whiterock walls system was introduced to the market over 35 years ago and has been a market leader ever since. As a result of its own success and excellent reputation you have most probably heard the term ‘Whiterocking’ a wall. It’s a bit like saying you’re doing the hoovering rather than vacuuming. But if the sheet you’re using isn’t Altro, you’re not ‘Whiterocking’ that wall at all. Does that matter? You ask.