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Building Adhesives Ltd

Overview

BAL is one of the UK’s market-leading brands for full tiling solutions, providing preparation, waterproofing, adhesive, grout, sealant and ancillary products for commercial or domestic projects. Whatever the tile material, whatever the tiling background, and whatever the function of the tiled environment, there is a BAL solution that you can completely trust for quality and lasting performance. For more than 50 years, BAL has carried the standard for the British tiling industry with fixers, contractors and specifiers continuing to trust BAL for their innovation, stringent product quality, excellent technical support and training services for tile adhesives, grouts, sealants, preparation products, waterproofing, and external tiling systems for balconies, terraces and ground terraces. BAL offers impartial expert advice to specifiers on standards, best practices and technical information, as well as providing free specification tools through BAL-adhesives.com and learning development through RIBA accredited CPDs. BAL supports every installation with unbeatable nationwide technical support: on site, on call and online.

CPD Material (9)


Seminar
Tiling in Wet Rooms
This CPD aims to discuss the benefits of external living spaces in modern build. Topics covered include tiling as a solution for external areas and what types of tiles can be used to ensure perfect, lifelong installations. The technical content details how to avoid potential issues and guidance for the correct specifications whilst considering a comparison of available assemblies, full system design and safe and comfortable transitions. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The history and current trends for wet room solutions
- Common problems that can occur, their root causes, and how to design an appropriate wet room system to avoid them
- How to select the correct materials for the background and environment
- Waterproofing and drainage systems
- Considerations when specifying underfloor heating in wet areas
- How to conform to British Standards
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Tiling in Swimming Pools
This CPD aims to discuss the various types of swimming pool and how to specify an appropriate tiling system solution. Topics covered include safety, technical and aesthetic requirements and possible issues that can occur within the harsh chemical environment. The technical content details how to such avoid issues and how to specify a robust system with appropriate materials. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The different types of renders and screeds
- Tile types and guidance on specifying appropriate tiles
- Adhesive and grout characteristics and specifying appropriate fixing materials
- The need for movement joints and where they should be integrated
- Pool chemistry and its effects on tiling materials
- Considerations for pool filling and emptying
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Large Format Tiles and Panels
This CPD aims to discuss large format tiles and panels, educating on design considerations and best practice, as well as H&SE factors. Technical content focuses on appropriate adhesive and grout selection and specifying adequate joint widths and movement joints. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The potential issues when specifying large format tiles or panels
- Design considerations and best practice guidance
- H&SE considerations
- How to specify appropriate adhesive and grout
- The importance of specifying joint widths and movement joints
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Solutions for Natural Stone Tiling
This CPD introduces the benefits of using natural stone for tiling projects. It focuses on the different types of natural stone used for tiling and educates the delegates on why and how to select the correct preparation and fixing products. It discusses the main problems when using natural stone for tiling and clearly demonstrates the solutions to overcome these issues. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- The natural stones that can be considered for tiling
- The benefits of using natural stone for tiling, materials required for correct specification and design considerations
- The best natural stone for varying environments
- Why and how to select the correct preparation and fixing products
- Potential issues associated with natural stone use, with clearly identified solutions
- Case study examples of successful projects
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Tiling Solutions for Leisure Centres
This seminar should inform and assist in the design process for the successful specification and installation of ceramic tiling for leisure environments. It covers the need for detail in tiling work specifications, guidance on codes of practice, new adhesive technology and EN classifications, examples of costly failures and a case study of successful specification for a large leisure facility including a pool.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Tiling Solutions for Heavily Trafficked Areas
This seminar will provide design and specification guidance on relevant codes of practice and explain new ceramic tile adhesive technology and EN classifications, as well as provide further guidance on problem solving and how to avoid potentially costly failures.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Building
The presentation aims to inform and assist in the design process for successful specification and installation of ceramic and natural stone tiling to common constructional backgrounds.
- The presentation is split into four seperate but interchangable modules which:
- Identify potential, costly problems.
- Demonstrate how these problems can arise.
- Offer practical advice on preventative measures and use of correct materials.
- Highlights British (and European) standards, health and safety issues and identifies the different types of adhesives, grout and pre-preparation technology available e.g. utilising lightweight recycled materials thus reducing environmental impact.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
External Tiling Solutions for Balconies and Terraces
This seminar introduces the benefits of external living spaces in modern buildings and focuses on tiling as a solution for balconies and terraces. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- The value of external living areas in modern buildings and of using tiles in these areas
- The correct specification of tiles to avoid potential problems
- The different assemblies available and their comparative advantages and disadvantages
- What system design considerations are required
- Factors for the integration of the area with the surrounding build, perimeters and safe and comfortable transitions
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Seminar
Specifying Natural Stone
This seminar aims to help architects and specifiers

- Understand about the important factors which are critical in designing and specifying for the successful installation of natural stone.
- Gain knowledge of the correct materials for specification works, including reference and guidance on those relevant British and European standards, health and safety legislation etc.
- Identify the main causes of problems associated with installation of natural stone and offering real solutions as to how to prevent these problems from occurring.
- Understand the interaction between the specified materials and the environments/service conditions to which they will be exposed.
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar