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    BAL Floor Tiling products create stunning granite flooring shopping centre refurbishment

    BAL floor tiling products have played a significant role in a major refurbishment scheme of Rugby Central Shopping Centre. BAL Case Study Project Name: Rugby Central Shopping Centre Location: Rugby, Warwickshire Description: Installation of new granite flooring as part of shopping centre refurbishment BAL Products Used Preparation: BAL Prime APD Levelling: BAL Level-Max Adhesives: BAL Rapid Flex One Grout: BAL Micromax2 Other: BAL Micromax Sealant Tiles Despina & Prospero 600x600mm and 200x600mm granite Project Partners…

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  • Underlay News
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    New Duralay Underlays for Luxury Vinyl Tiles create the perfect installation

    With sales of luxury vinyl flooring (LVT) increasing, Interfloor has used its considerable experience and knowledge to develop a specialist collection of Duralay underlays and adhesives designed to make floors even more comfortable underfoot and to ensure the tiles look good for longer. Interfloor’s new LVT underlays are quick to fit, easy to work with and help to reduce the risk of damage to flooring due to uneven sub-floors. Duralay LVT Multi-Fit Underlay can be…

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    UZIN launch new high temperature or pressure sensitive flooring adhesive UZIN KE 49 HT

    UZIN KE 49 HT – For quick, easy and reliable LVT or vinyl installations then UZIN KE 49 HT offers perfect results. This new floor adhesive gives flooring contractors’ flexibility when working. The hybrid application enables it to be used either as a pressure sensitive adhesive or as a high-temperature adhesive in areas where coverings are exposed to extreme temperatures (only when a wet/semi-dry method is used to install the floor covering). It is fitter friendly,…

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    The Uzin flooring App for perfect floors.

    UZIN have a FREE flooring App for smart phones and tablets, which is designed to help you with advice and guidance regarding flooring specifications. It now includes the UZIN recommended adhesive guide where you can find adhesive recommendations for a variety of floor coverings from leading manufacturers. The UZIN Floor Navigator can help you specify the right UZIN products to use for your flooring projects. Simply select the type of subfloor and type of floor…

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  • Seals and Finishes News
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    Bona inspires with new concepts in floor styling and trends

    The renowned Swedish company Bona is setting the trend in floor styling with ”Bona Inspiration”, a unique concept in designing fashionable floor styles. In collaboration with the internationally recognized trend analyst Cay Bond, their sight is now set on the floor as a crucial design detail. Interior design and home decoration has long been influenced and inspired by trends, but floor renovation has been lagging one step behind. Bona wants to change that, and in…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
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    BAL TILING CASE STUDY – Kirklees Estate Gatehouse

    BAL tiling case study Project Name: Grade I listed 16th century gatehouse Location: Kirklees Estate, Calderdale, Yorkshire Description: Complete renovation of historic gatehouse on the Kirklees Estate, home to the “grave” of Robin Hood BAL products used: PREPARATION: BAL Board, BAL Prime APD LEVELLING: BAL Level-Max WATERPROOFING: BAL Tank-it ADHESIVES: BAL Rapid Flex One, BAL Single Part Flexible GROUT: BAL Micromax2 White OTHER: BAL Micromax Sealant  Tiles:  Modena 800x800mm marble-effect porcelain Project Partners TILING: CJ Ceramics…

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    New UltraFloor Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive from UltraFloor

    UltraFloor have enhanced their range of subfloor preparation materials by introducing Grip & Grab IT multi-purpose adhesive. Available in a 290ml tube, Grip & Grab IT is an MS-polymer based adhesive designed for a variety of applications including fixing gripper rods and trims and securing skirting boards and stair nosing. Grip & Grab IT is quick to apply, adheres to porous and non-porous surfaces instantly and boasts high strength, giving you confidence that projects can…

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    BowWoW BAL – tiling company supports London design and art project

    BAL have teamed up with international mosaic artist Natalie Guy for art and design charity fundraising project BowWow Haus London 2018. BowWow Haus London is a fundraising and creative collaboration between pet charity Blue Cross, American not-for-profit organisation Outdoor Arts Foundation and photographer Drew Gardener. A network of architects, designers and artists – including Natalie – are creating bespoke dog kennels to be displayed throughout London for the first ever auction of artistic dog kennels…

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    Uzin Flooring Systems installed at Silverstone University Technical College

    Silverstone University Technical College is right in the heart of one of the world’s most famous motor racing circuits. This stunning new facility is a centre of excellence for pupils to study and the client required a first class finish to match the aspirations of the project. The flooring contractor, CD Flooring Installations Limited turned to UZIN because minimising risk was essential on such a prestigious project which involved installing several different types of floor…

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    BAL and the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group join forces for BBC DIY SOS: The Big Build

    BAL has joined forces with Tile & Stone Gallery part of the Ceramic Tiles Ltd Group based in Ipswich to provide tiles, adhesives and grout to help BBC DIY SOS improve the home of Simon Dobbin – who was left with brain damage after an unprovoked attack by football thugs. In March 2015, Simon was set upon by a group of 25 men after watching his team Cambridge United play away at Southend United in…

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  • Adhesives News
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    GEKKO – Improving Flooring Adhesive Systems and Productivity – Safely

    Gekko Industries offer innovative flooring adhesive systems which enable the industry to improve productivity, safely. These adhesive solutions meet and overcome the challenges faced by businesses as budgets are squeezed, legislation is tightened, and limited resources are high on the agenda. The Gekko G1 and G2 Flooring Adhesive Gun systems are a great example. These innovations will revolutionize the wood flooring and wall cladding industries. They cut jobbing time, limit potential work hazards – by…

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    What is the safest and easiest method to install Skirting, Capping and Coving?

    UZIN understands not only the time restraints installers sometimes find themselves up against but the health & safety risks they can also be exposed to when doing such jobs as installing skirting, capping & coving. The majority of the trade currently still use solvent based adhesives. This is understandable because the adhesives perform well providing a quick and secure bond. However, due to the ever-changing health and safety rules and more call for certified environmentally…

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    F Ball Styccobond F49 flooring adhesive just got even better

    F. Ball has extended the use of its revolutionary Styccobond F49 Hybrid PS adhesive to the installation of skirting, coving and capping, while introducing a smaller, innovative packaging solution to deliver added convenience and minimise waste. Following extensive testing, the temperature tolerant, pressure sensitive adhesive has now been approved for use with flooring accessories typically applied to vertical surfaces, such as skirting, coving and capping, offering an alternative to traditional contact adhesives. The packaging for…

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    BAL strengthens sales and support team with two new faces

    BAL have appointed Simon Harding and Geoff Cavell to its sales team. Simon joins BAL as Area Sales Manager (ASM) for the East Anglia and the Home Counties. Based in Colchester, Simon will work with BAL distributors and other customers to develop the BAL product range and provide a first port of call. With an extensive career in the tiling industry, Simon has worked for companies including Solus Ceramics, Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) and Colchester…

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    Uzin Utz UK appoints new Managing Director

    Jens Schimmel appointed new Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. There has been an organisational change in the management of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. From 1st January 2018, Mr. Jens Schimmel has been appointed as Managing Director of Uzin Utz UK Ltd. Over recent years, Mr. Schimmel has taken managerial responsibilities in several countries across Europe and is the Area Director of the Uzin Utz Group for Northern Europe. Mr. Schimmel will continue the…

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  • Underlay News
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    Interfloor’s One-Stop-Shop for Flooring Accessories at Domotex 2018

    Europe’s largest manufacturer of flooring accessories, Interfloor is attending Domotex to showcase its British-manufactured underlays which cover a broad range of requirements and meet the demands of both the residential and contract markets. From airports to mosques and churches, hotels, casinos, new build housing, maritime vessels, cruise liners, universities and schools, theatres and cinemas, and stadium complexes; Interfloor has supplied underlay with outstanding commercial performance. Interfloor’s trusted brands include Tredaire, Duralay, Gripperrods and Stikatak. The underlay…

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    2ps in a pod! – Father and son duo use Gradus Grip to make floor out of coppers.

    Dominic Lowe and son, Jon, are using 2p coins to tile their garage floor and have chosen ultra-strong Gradus Grip to secure them in place. The duo will lay a total of 33,700 coins, worth £674, to create the bespoke 5m x 5m floor at Dominic’s home in Somerset. Dominic Lowe said: “I’m just a DIYer but I have a friend who is a flooring expert so I consulted him before starting the project. He…

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    Full on performance with new BAL Rapid-Flex One – rapid on the straights, smooth on the bends

    New from BAL, Rapid-Flex One is a high-performance S1 tile adhesive that provides fixers with superior qualities to get the job done on time and on budget. Fast, strong and flexible, BAL Rapid-Flex One is an ultimate all-round adhesive with extended 30 minutes open time and 60 minutes working time – giving fixers speed but crucially all the control – and is still ready to grout in just 3 hours! Formulated with FST for enhanced…

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  • Industrial News
    Instrarmac acquire Aztec

    Instarmac are proud to announce the acquisition of Aztec Aerosols

    Instarmac Group plc is a privately owned company established in 1977 whose primary activity is manufacturing. It has developed an excellent reputation for innovation, exceptional levels of customer support, manufacturing skills and people development. Operating within the construction and building market place the company produces products for the highway maintenance, tiling, commercial flooring, urban regeneration and internal finishing markets. Materials are manufactured at the company’s industry leading facility based near to Tamworth in the Midlands.…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    UltraFloor know speed is key when working in fashion

    New Next stores in Cardiff and Tamworth have opened to the public with tiled floor installations completed using a leveller, primer and tile adhesive from the Instarmac ranges. Experienced contractor, LGM Flooring secured both jobs during the end of 2016 and worked on the large stores for several weeks before handing them over. At the Cardiff store the substrate was plywood which was primed with UltraFloor Prime IT Multi-surface Primer prior to levelling with Level…

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  • Vinyl Lino Rubber News
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    Brand New flooring in ward refurbishment at Barnsley District General Hospital

    Commercial flooring specialists, A Cumberlidge, have fitted over 1,500 square metres of brand new flooring as part of a ward refurbishment at Barnsley District General Hospital. The 350+ bed hospital, built in the 1970s, serves a population of over 250,000 people and provides a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area including emergency department services, outpatients clinics, maternity and children’s services. The Cumberlidge team was tasked with delivering the…

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    Bostik becomes official partner of Tour de France

    Bostik has signed up as an official partner of iconic cycling event, the Tour de France. The new sponsorship agreement upgrades the firm’s previous participation as an official supplier in 2015 and 2016 and will run for the next two years. The event will be used as a platform to communicate and promote the Bostik brand to a large global audience. The 2017 event, the 104th time the race has been held, takes place from…

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  • Surface Preparation News
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    WeberFloor – The only flooring products for Weber HQ refurbishment

    Major refurbishment is underway at the Saint-Gobain Weber HQ in Flitwick, Bedfordshire where weberfloor products are being used extensively. The work involves renovation of 240m² of industrial and commercial floor space. The Flitwick warehouse project involves the demolition of the old training workshop to make way for a new product storage area. Here the floor area has been pre-treated and primed with weberfloor 4716 primer which is designed for use on all substrates prior to…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News
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    We can work it grout with BAL

    Grout technology has come a long way since the first specialist grout was introduced to the market by BAL in the 1960s. The first proprietary tile grouts were similar to the traditional sand:cement pointing mortars but containing finer sands. There were two basic colours – grey and white –based on grey and white cement. No-one thought of pigmenting them, with colour choices being preserved purely for the tiles themselves. However, with advances in, for example,…

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    UltraFloor and UltraTile used to refurbish Ann Summers store

    Florspec have completed a new tiled floor installation using UltraFloor and UltraTile as part of the Ann Summers Gloucester refurbishment. Working in partnership with Oakwoods which is a regular refurbishment contract over the next few months. The Gloucester store was one of the most recent to be reopened in May following the new floor installation. High flow, two component smoothing underlayment, Level IT Two is UltraFloor’s most popular leveller. It is compatible with a vast number…

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  • Adhesives News
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    Marldon provides Damp Proofing Solutions for London Luxury Apartments

    In the heart of Westminster, surrounded by the capital’s most important buildings, Great Minster House is one of London’s most perfectly placed luxury apartment developments. Marldon saved over a month off the build time by providing a damp proof flooring solution that did not require the concrete to be fully set. THE PROBLEM Time is money in construction, however cutting corners is never advised, especially in luxury developments priced at up to £3.2m. One of…

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    UltraFloor knows customer confidence is key when establishing a successful market leading brand.

    As a manufacturer it is important to offer peace of mind which comes from developing innovative products through rigorous testing. UltraFloor has been at the forefront of developing these innovative products for over 10 years with the aim to improve contractors’ performance on site. Level IT Super 30 is an example of how smoothing underlayments have improved efficiencies to flooring contractors. Super 30 was launched by UltraFloor and was the first ‘level and lay in…

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    BAL backs The Big Sleuth 2017

    BAL have lent their backing to a mosaic artist taking part in a fund raising art project in Birmingham. The Big Sleuth is a fund raising initiative organised by Wild in Art and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. More than 200 large and small fibreglass bears are currently being decorated by artists, schools and community groups across the West Midlands. Caroline Jariwala, a member of the British Association for Modern Mosiac (BAMM), has created “Sweet William Bear”…

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    Floorwise cranks up heat with enhanced F555 Flooring Adhesive

    F555 is the latest all-purpose flooring adhesive to join the renowned floorwise adhesive stable, suitable for the permanent bonding of carpets and vinyls. This water-based acrylic adhesive offers exceptional initial grab, and is sure to provide a durable bond on the installer’s first attempt. floorwise F555 is also capable of withstanding significant fluctuations in room temperature, from -30°C to +70°C, while easy to apply, non-staining and containing no organic solvents. “For years floorwise has been…

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    Uzin and Oxden Floors help redevelop Farrow Court Sheltered Housing in Ashford

    Project: Farrow Court Sheltered Housing Location: Ashford, Kent Contracted company: Oxden Floors Limited UZIN sales agent: Jon Turbutt Supporting architect: PRP Architects Floor construction working time (approx.):  Over a 10 week period UZIN installation systems: Two coats of UZIN PE 425 and then two coats of UZIN PE 404 were applied to the calcium sulphate screed to provide a damp proof membrane. A coat of UZIN PE 280 rapid drying primer was applied onto the…

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    BAL to present new external tiling CPD at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

    BAL the UK’s market-leaders for full tiling solutions – is presenting its new CPD on external tiling solutions as part of the UK’s most highly regarded design festival. The CPD is set for 1pm-2pm on Thursday 25th May at BCT’s London Hub on 26 Seward Street, London and introduces the benefits of external living spaces in modern build. Focusing on tiling as a solution for external areas, it demonstrates what can be achieved and what…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Marldon from Concept to Completion

    “MARLDON PROVIDES TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION FOR THE SPECIFICATION INDUSTRY.” Founded on 40 years of flooring heritage, Marldon, has been developed specifically to provide architects, specifiers and construction professionals with innovative flooring solutions to many build problems. We specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with…

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    BAL helps mosaic artist transform school hall

    BAL – the market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have helped mosaic artist Tamara Froud transform a primary school dining hall with installations designed by pupils and taking inspiration from the school’s values. A fixing solution of BAL adhesive and grout provided Tamara with the perfect materials to permanently fix ornate Cinca ceramic mosaics to a 6-sided, T-shaped concrete pillar at Richard Alibon Primary School in Dagenham, Essex. Tamara was commissioned by the school to…

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    BAL Product Support team named as top-10 flooring product or service – Industry Awards

    BAL’s team of Product Support Technicians (PSTs) have been named as one of the top-10 best flooring products or services in the UK following a flooring industry awards public vote. BAL PSTs were one of 50 products and services shortlisted for the Tomorrow’s Contract Floors Awards 2017 after being nominated for the awards by readers of the magazine. It is the only product or service from the tiling industry that has made the Top-10. Founded…

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    CTD and BAL win a van competition winner takes to the road

    Dundee-based tiler Gordon Mitchell has taken delivery of his new van after winning Ceramic Tile Distributors (CTD) and BAL’s Win a Van Competition. The 60-year-old is a regular customer at CTD’s Dundee branch and started tiling 40 years ago after completing a four-year tiling apprenticeship. Gordon and his team of fixers work throughout Tayside and Fife primarily with housebuilders on new build developments and is a regular user of BAL tile adhesives and grouts. He…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Your Complete Wood Flooring Solution Partner: Marldon UK

    Marldon UK specialise in high-quality, reliable systems and our passion for constant innovation results in revolutionary products is already proven on projects such as; The Shard and One Tower Bridge. Combining high performance with low environmental impact and delivering quality without compromise, our products overcome challenges, saving time and speeding up your build to keep your project on track. Installation, Maintenance, Refurbishment The professional’s choice designed by the professional, creates products to fulfil your needs. Using…

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    Havwoods Accessories on the case at The Shard

    Case Study – The Shard The 87 storeys of The Shard tower over 300 metres above the city of London, creating an iconic addition to the famous skyline. Marldon provided a sub-floor solution that allowed for flexible movement of the wooden floor in response to heating and air conditioning. The Problem One of the most striking features of The Shard is its walls of windows stretching toward the sky with enough glass to cover eight…

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    Bostik ensures a flawless finish at London residential development

    Bostik has supplied a range of subfloor preparation products and adhesives to deliver a high quality flooring finish at the Paddington Exchange development in Paddington, London. The Paddington Exchange project is a large residential development comprising of 123 stunning apartments in the heart of London. The project was carried out for main contractor, Bouygues UK. Working with Chelmer Group, the main flooring contractor on the project, Bostik supplied a subfloor preparation package to cover approximately…

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    Mapei wood flooring products used in Westminster Apartment Development

    Mapei UK has specified and supplied products for the installation of wood flooring on an area of 13,000m2 throughout the prestigious Berkeley Homes Abell & Cleland Westminster apartment development. The apartment building comprises 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed apartments and penthouses which have been completed to the highest specification and using Eco-rated products from Mapei’s range of resilient products, for substrate preparation ready to receive the engineered wood flooring. Jason Mortenson, Project Director from…

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    West Country leisure centre refurbished with a full BAL tiling solution

    A £550,000 refurbishment of a Somerset leisure centre has been completed thanks in part to a full tiling solution from BAL – UK market leaders in tiling. BAL worked with tiling contractors J Bailey and Sons to provide a full M40 specification, fixing materials and on-site support for new changing rooms and shower areas at Wells Leisure Centre operated by independent charity Fusion Sport & Fitness. The re-tiling of the changing areas cost approximately £40,000…

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  • Wood Flooring News
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    Unique online flooring solutions from Havwoods Accessories

    Havwoods Accessories provides flooring solutions for both new builds and renovations, supplying specialist products to architects, property developers and construction experts. Our products range from Adhesives, Primers and Underlays for Subfloor Preparation, to Skirtings, Mouldings, and Trims to add the finishing touch. Thanks to years of experience in supplying the building industry, to Flooring Contractors in particular, we have refined our product range to cater for any situation. If you are an Architect, Property Developer or…

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    Sanglier appoint Mike Moran as new Director of Sales

    Sanglier Ltd have appointed Mike Moran in the position of Director of Sales. Mike has a proven track record of success in the adhesives and sealants market, serving most recently as Sales Director Western Europe in the Industrial division of Bostik. “Mike is respected within the European adhesive market and he brings valuable experience to this new role in the areas of strategy and planning, in both industrial and construction sectors.” Howard Marshall of Sanglier…

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    BAL products specified for luxury Brimstone Spa complex in Cumbria

    BAL have provided a full system solution of adhesives, grouts and ancillary products for a luxury spa complex in the heart of the Lake District. Featuring stunning tiling throughout in a demanding environment, including electric and water-fed underfloor heating systems, the new Brimstone Spa complex at the Langdale Estate Hotel in Cumbria oozes elegance and sophistication. The 990m2 development includes 10 treatment rooms, seven thermal experiences including a Himalayan salt steam grotto, an outdoor sauna,…

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    BAL products used for tiling renovation at West One, Leeds

    Project Name: West One, Leeds City Centre Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire Description: Installation of approximately 50m2 of floor tiles in high specification office building in the heart of Leeds City Centre. BAL products used: ADHESIVES: BAL Rapidset Flexible (Grey) GROUT: BAL Micromax2 Smoke OTHER: BAL Rapid-Mat, BAL Prime APD, BAL Micromax Sealant Project Partners: DEVELOPER: Bruntwood Estates MAIN CONTRACTOR: MH Interiors, North West TILING CONTRACTOR:  Elite Tiling, Manchester MATERIALS: Ceramic Tile Distributors, Denton Major tiling…

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    Junckers Launches New Website

    Junckers has re-launched its website with lots of new design features and inspiring images. An emphasis on larger images shows Junckers’ floors in some of the many fantastic buildings and homes around the world, illustrating how the floor is a key design feature of any interior. A solid hardwood floor adds a sense of quality and elegance to a room, be it in a family kitchen or a large public building such as a library or art gallery. The…

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    Building Adhesives Ltd appoint David Hackett as GM

    Building Adhesives Limited – manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary tiling, flooring and decorating products under the BAL and Dunlop brands – has recently appointed David Hackett as General Manager.   Formerly Sales & Marketing Director, David now takes full responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business. As a founding pioneer of tile installation systems in the UK market, the significance of this heritage remains a key driver for the BAL and…

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    Building Adhesives Ltd flies the flag for tiling at UK manufacturing awards 

    Building Adhesives Ltd represented the tiling industry at a nationwide celebration of the best of UK manufacturing at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016. The company, which manufactures tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and other ancillary tiling products under the BAL and Dunlop brands, was shortlisted in three categories for Sustainable Manufacturing, Supply Chain Excellence and Through-Life Engineering Services. Building Adhesives took their place alongside internationally-renowned companies such as Caterpillar, McLaren Automotive, Siemens, JCB and Coca-Cola at…

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    Mapei UK expands Eco Adhesive range with Ultrabond Eco V4SP

    The range of Mapei flooring adhesives produced in the UK expands with the introduction of Ultrabond Eco V4SP to Mapei’s Eco range. Ultrabond Eco V4SP is a multi-purpose high performance professional adhesive for the installation of resilient floor and wall coverings. In commercial projects, Ultrabond V4SP can be used in the installation of PVC and rubber flooring, as well as in interior applications for LVT, linoleum and indoor sports flooring. Ultrabond Eco V4SP is a…

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  • Acoustic Flooring News
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    Mapei UK promotes new literature for wood flooring installation systems

    In response to industry demand, Mapei has released a new brochure for wood flooring products and installation systems. Along with an easy to use selection chart for wood flooring, the products used in each system are listed along with their technical characteristics. The brochure is available to stockists, architects and specifiers immediately, please contact Mapei UK Marketing Department on [email protected] or call 0121 508 6970 (option 4) to request an order. Mapei products can be…

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    Mapei UK comfortably secures shortlisted place at FERFA Awards

    Mapei have announced that they have been shortlisted at the prestigious annual FeRFA resin flooring awards for “Small Commercial Project of the Year” for their work with Coatech at BDP Architects practice, Bristol. Mapei’s innovative “Mapefloor Comfort” flooring system in AR/X Grey, was installed to cover 180m2 of flooring in the meeting and bathroom areas simultaneously providing a modern resin flooring solution and acting as a demonstration tool for prospective clients. Project Manager Mo Aljan commented,…

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  • Adhesives News
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    The Floorwise Big Bonanza Promotion Returns

    Following its success in 2016, floorwise and its network of members have returned with a new and improved Big Bonanza promotion for this Autumn. Last year, customers were given the chance to earn free M&S vouchers for purchasing floorwise products, yet this time, each floorwise member has evolved the successful model, developing a rewards package specifically designed with their customers in mind. From wine, beer and gift vouchers, to coffee machines and games consoles, the…

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  • Adhesives News
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    BAL team up with Yorkshire Tile Company to support worldwide literacy charity

    BAL market-leaders in full tiling solutions have provided a range of products to support the development of a new facility in Rotherham for Grimm & Co, a worldwide charity which aims to get children excited about literacy. The Rotherham outlet is the first for the charity in the UK outside London. Each store boasts a different concept to inspire the imagination of children, which they then take back with them into school. The theme for…

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    Join the conversation with the new BAL forum

    BAL – the market leaders in full tiling solutions – have launched a new online forum for tiling professionals. Available to registered YOU+BAL Partners, the forum gives tilers, contractors and specifiers the opportunity to discuss the latest products, fixing techniques and services, as well as getting technical help from BAL staff, share site stories and lots more. Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL, said: “The new BAL forum replaces our old Tilerworld forum which…

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    Instarmac Products at the Touch of a Button – Product Planner App

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new product planner App. The App has been developed using the latest mobile app development technology and has been designed with their customers’ needs in mind. Have you ever been stuck on site with no internet connection and need to find out how quickly your tile adhesive will set? When your pothole repair can be trafficked? Which smoothing underlayment you should use? The new Instarmac Product…

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    BAL MX AWARDS SM

    Building Adhesives Ltd shortlisted in three categories at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016

    A Stoke-on-Trent manufacturing business has been shortlisted in The Manufacturer MX Awards 2016. Trentham-based Building Adhesives Ltd will now go head-to-head with manufacturers across the country in the Supply Chain Excellence, Sustainable Manufacturing and the Through Life Engineering category which looks for the  company that is delivering high value, long-life and outstanding products with the lowest life cycle cost. The competition has been exceptionally tough this year, with a 23% increase in the number of…

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    BAL Forum

    Join the conversation with the new BAL forum

    BAL have launched a new online forum for tiling professionals. Available to registered YOU+BAL Partners, the forum gives tilers, contractors and specifiers the opportunity to discuss the latest products, fixing techniques and services, as well as getting technical help from BAL staff, share site stories and lots more. Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing at BAL, said: “The new BAL forum replaces our old Tilerworld forum which was extremely popular with fixers and contractors alike. “We’ve…

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    BAL-Video

    Don’t feel alone – get free project support from BAL

    BAL – the market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have a released a series of short videos about how tilers can get free on-site project support. The new videos, available on BAL’s YouTube channel, or sent directly to YOU + BAL partners, highlight how BAL’s Product Support Technicians (PST) provide hands-on, personal support for all tiling industry professionals across the UK. Founded more than 20 years ago, the PST concept is unique to BAL, which has placed…

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    BAL-easypoxy adhesive

    BAL launches new and improved Easypoxy AG epoxy adhesive and grout

    BAL – market leaders in full-tiling solutions – have launched a new and improved formulation of its hygienic waterproof BAL Easypoxy AG epoxy adhesive and grout for walls and floors. Chemical-resistant and solvent free, the new formulation provides end users with an epoxy that is much easier to mix, apply and clean-off during installations. Now available in white, black and grey and 4kg sizes, BAL Easypoxy AG has an excellent set time of only 12…

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    Hale-guest-house-BAL Adhesives

    BAL rapid set adhesives and grout – case study

    Project Name: 6-bedroom mansion Location: Hale Barns, Cheshire Description: High quality tiling throughout six-bedroom, five-bathroom property in the heart of Cheshire. BAL products used: ADHESIVES: BAL Rapidset Flexible, BAL Supercover Rapidset Flex, BAL Supercover Rapidset, BAL Single Part Flexible GROUT: BAL Micromax2 (Gunmetal)  OTHER: BAL Fibrebase, BAL Bond SBR Tiles: Purestone Grigio Natural Rectified Porcelain 300 x 600mm Alchimia Mix 1 Bianco Grigio and Alchimia Esagono Bianco 266 x 230mm Modern Colour White and Modern Colour…

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    BAL Level Max named as top-10 flooring product

    BAL Level Max – the innovative new levelling compound from the market-leaders in full tiling solutions – has been named as one of the top-10 best flooring products in the UK following a public vote. The single part self-smoothing compound, which was launched in August last year, was one of 50 products and services shortlisted for the Tomorrow’s Contract Floors Awards 2016. BAL Level Max was nominated for the awards by readers of the magazine.…

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    SAINT-GOBAIN-WEBER

    Intelligent Reinforced Levelling Compound by Saint-Gobain Weber

    The high performance, fibre-modified weber.floor 4310 fibre flow floor levelling compound by Saint-Gobain Weber is proving to be the perfect answer for the fast and efficient renovation of existing floors, and floating floor construction, in domestic and commercial applications.   weber.floor 4310 fibre flow is a pump-applied screed formulated from special cements, aggregates, binders and chemical admixtures that can be applied at depths between 5 – 50mm.  It is supplied as a casein-free pre-blended dry powder and is suitable for…

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    UltraTile-instarmac

    UltraTile helps Bella Italia create bold new Mediterranean design

    Bellas nationwide are getting a fun and fab new makeover!  Creating this colourful, quirky new Italian style dining experience is commercial wall and floor tiling contractors, The Great Northern Tiling Company (GNTC), using UltraTile adhesives. A TTA member and esteemed UltraTile partner, GNTC secured the commercial contract for the Beckton restaurant’s makeover.  The prestigious contract included kitchen, front of house, toilet and bar areas, all of which had their own distinctive type of tile from…

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    bal-surface-design-show

    BAL previews external tiling systems at the Surface Design Show

    BAL – market-leaders in full tiling solutions – have made a successful return to the Surface Design Show in London to offer a preview of the new Gutjahr range to architects, designers and specifiers. The exhibition, which was held from 9-11 February at the Business Design Centre in Islington, attracted more than 6,000 industry professional and trade visitors to compare and specify the latest products in internal and external surfacing and architectural design. Launching to…

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    Instarmac Top 100

    Instarmac climbs 40 places and secures top honour for the 7th year

    UK based manufacturer, Instarmac Group plc, has been recognised in The Sunday Times’ annual ‘Top 100 Best Small Companies To Work For’ list for the seventh year. The top 100 places are awarded following research conducted by Best Companies, an accreditation which focuses on workplace engagement.  Instarmac has achieved 3 star status, the highest level possible, and only given to extraordinary companies.  2016 has seen Instarmac climb 40 places to secure their position within the…

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    Instarmac new website

    Instarmac Launches NEW Website

    Instarmac are proud to announce the launch of their new website – instarmac.co.uk. The website, launched earlier this month, has been developed using the latest online technology and designed with their customers’ needs in mind. The new website boasts many improvements and new features including a dedicated homepage for each of Instarmac’s 6 brands – UltraCrete, UltraScape, UltraTile, UltraFloor, Wondertex and Granfix. Each of the branded homepages feature commonsense product categories which allow visitors to…

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    You-and-BAL

    Y+ is YOU+BAL – bringing fixers and contractors into the heart of BAL

    It’s what everyone in tiling’s been talking about. It’s been the biggest tease since your teenage crush, but now the team at BAL can finally reveal the true nature of Y+. Y+BAL is YOU+BAL. Simply, YOU+BAL puts fixers and contractors at the heart of a market-leading team. It’s not just “one thing” – it’s everything. Since it was formed more than 50 years ago by the British Ceramic Tile Council, BAL have worked with fixers and…

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    BAL expands specification support team with two appointments

    Building Adhesives Ltd (BAL), the market-leading manufacturer of full tiling solutions including adhesives, grouts and ancillary products, has hired two new Specification Managers as part of its drive to expand its specification support team. Alan Thurston and Tracey Hopkins will work with architects, designers and specifiers supporting them on M40/M20 specifications, providing project support and delivering RIBA-accredited CPDs. Tracey will deliver support in North West and South West London while Alan will work with clients…

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    BAL-Alan-Collins

    BAL strengthens unique support network

    Picture: Alan Collins BAL, the market-leading manufacturer of full tiling solutions, has appointed Rushden-based Alan Collins as its Product Support Technician (PST) for East Anglia, strengthening its nationwide technical support and training capability. The PST concept is unique to BAL, which has placed strong emphasis on support throughout its history. Alan’s role focuses on practical training and advice for products and service tools, advising on specification, helping to resolve project issues as well as providing…

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    Bostik-flooring-soloution school

    Bostik the complete solution for Lincolnshire Flooring in Healing School project

    Bostik, a global leader in adhesives and sealants, has been chosen by flooring specialist, Lincolnshire Flooring, to provide all sub floor preparation and adhesive products for a landmark £3m project at Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ rated Healing School in Grimsby.  JemBuild was taken on as the main contractor for the science academy’s three-story development, who then sub-contracted the 2,500 square metres of flooring required. The project provided Lincolnshire Flooring with some challenging demands, on account of the…

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    Ultra-Tile brochure

    NEW literature showcasing all recent brand developments

    It has been a busy year for Ultra Tile and the brand has developed with the addition of several new products. All of which now feature in new literature. The main Ultra Tile brochure has had its content updated, reflecting the many positive changes over recent months. All products now feature in their own glory, product selection charts have been reviewed and are now even easier to navigate. A dedicated grout and silicone section has…

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    Instarmac Granfix

    Instarmac Group plc announces the acquisition of Granfix Products Ltd

    Instarmac is an established manufacturer of high quality materials for the tiling and commercial flooring sectors, as well as a renowned market leader in the urban regeneration and highway maintenance industries. The acquisition of the Granfix brand will support Instarmac’s continued growth and greatly contribute toward expanding their product offering to the tiling market. By working alongside their already successful Ultra Tile brand Granfix will elevate Instarmac to a market leading supplier to the tile…

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    New Ultra-Flexible, Eco Formulation Tile Adhesive with Low Dust Technology

    NEW ULTRA-FLEXIBLE, ECO FORMULATION TILE ADHESIVE WITH LOW DUST TECHNOLOGY™ BY SAINT-GOBAIN WEBER The new weber.set pro lite-rapid tile adhesive by Saint-Gobain Weber joins a comprehensive range of easy-to-use, high performance tile adhesives and grouts for the professional tile fixer.  The formulation of the new tile adhesive for fixing all ceramic, porcelain and natural stone floor tiles for interior and exterior application, offers a host of benefits that all tilers will enjoy and appreciate. weber.set pro lite-rapid is suitable for use…

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    BAL-New-Website

    BAL goes live with new improved website

    BAL – market leaders in tiling solutions – have launched a new state-of-the art responsive website suitable for mobiles, tablets and desktops with interactive features for every user. Whether a tiler, contractor, specifier, architect, distributor, homeowner or trainee, the new BAL website – www.bal-adhesives.com – provides enormous benefits to make life as easy as possible including: Full information about BAL products and services tailored for each audience zone Downloadable literature including Technical Data Sheets, Material Safety Data…

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    Gemini Adhesives

    Gemini – Contract Flooring Products Direct

    Gemini Adhesives showcased its range of fitter friendly floor solutions for contract flooring companies at the Flooring Show in Harrogate. Already well known for its innovative Grabfast spray adhesive ranges, Gemini will demonstrate two options of Grab-Tac sprayable carpet tile adhesives to suit all site situations, providing the fastest way to apply carpet tile tackifier. Gemini will also be demonstrating its unique phthalate free flexible flooring profiles in conjunction with Grabfast Gold spray adhesive. This combination provides a competitively…

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    Everbuild sponsor Quickstep

    Everbuild – A Sika Company Sponsor The Quick Step Academy

    Everbuild Building Products Ltd – A Sika Company are thrilled to announce that they will now be sponsoring the Quick Step Academy and supporting their ongoing pursuits. In February 2015, Everbuild – A Sika Company became the exclusive distributor of the Schönox brand, a name that is synonymous with quality products for the building and renovation industry. These quality products are to be used within the Quick-Step Academy and have already received positive feedback. The…

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    BAL-Adhesives

    BAL Adhesives used at Huddersfield Leisure Centre

    Project Name: Huddersfield Leisure Centre Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Description: Installation of more than 10,000m² of floor and wall tiling throughout a new £36m, multi-purpose leisure centre. BAL products used: ADHESIVES: BAL Single Part Flexible, BAL Supercover Rapid Flex, BAL Max-Flex Fibre, BAL Rapidset Flexible GROUT: BAL Microflex, BAL Grout, BAL Superflex, BAL Superflex Wide Joint, BAL Easypoxy OTHER: BAL Quickset Cement, BAL Quickset Render, BAL Bond SBR, BAL APD Primer, BAL Micromax sealant Tiles:…

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    Floorwise-Carpet-tackifier

    Spray on carpet tiles with Floorwise

    Delivering a super quick and easy solution to installing carpet tiles, floorwise F594C carpet tile tackifier spray adhesive uses a specially developed pressurised canister and spray nozzle to provide controllable yet rapid coverage. Suitable for bonding carpet tiles and underlays onto most subfloors, F594C is the latest incarnation of floorwise’s spray adhesive system, delivering a permanently tacky layer of adhesive for a secure bond, yet still allowing the tiles or underlay to be lifted when…

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    Floorwise at Harrogate flooring show

    Floorwise comes back to The Flooring Show

    Once a familiar sight in the halls of the Harrogate International Centre for three days in early September, floorwise is returning to The Flooring Show with its leading range of underlays and accessories, this time thanks to Northern Flooring Distributors. The combined efforts of two floorwise distributors, MCA Floorwise and Floorwise North East, Northern Flooring Distributors will be welcoming retailers and visitors to M12. Discovering class-leading products in everything from high performance underlay, adhesives and…

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    Premier-League-flooring-Bostik

    Premier League flooring for FC United of Manchester from Bostik UK

    FC United of Manchester’s new £5.5 million, 4,440 capacity stadium, which was officially opened earlier this year and celebrates the club’s 10th anniversary, features first class flooring from leading adhesive supplier Bostik UK. Stockport-based flooring contractors Siteform recommended that the EVO-STIK Premier league football club should contact Bostik, owner of the EVO-STIK brand, to see if the company could help in the construction stages of the new Broadhurst Park stadium by supplying its market leading…

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    Fast-fixing floorwise stays top of the floor adhesive game

    An established member of the versatile floorwise stable, the popularity of F592C Contact Spray Floor Adhesive goes from strength to strength as its much sought after credentials ensure it is the go-to option for flooring installers across the land. Now available in 17kg canisters, F592C is the only adhesive solution installers should need for larger scale applications. Simultaneously saving time, money and effort, the 17kg option contains adhesive to cover up to 150 square metres…

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    William-McLachlan-Bal

    BAL strengthens specification support team

    Building Adhesives Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary products, has continued to strengthen its specification support team with the appointment of William McLachlan as Business Development Manager. William will work with architects, designers and specifiers in the London area supporting them on M40/M20 specification, providing project support and delivering RIBA-accredited CPDs. He said: “I am delighted to have joined the market-leaders in tiling products in what is period of growth…

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    Diespeker Resin

    Resin based terrazzo as a durable flooring solution

    John Krause, Managing Director of London’s natural stone and terrazzo expert, Diespeker and Co, considers the additional benefits of resin based terrazzo in terms of durability and design. Terrazzo as a flooring material is extremely hardwearing and easy to maintain. It is available either as a standard material, often imported from Italy, or in a bespoke format created using traditional skills that are time consuming but result in a unique design to the customer’s individual…

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    BAL-TTA-WINNERS

    Outstanding contribution award for BAL

    BAL Training Manager Dave Rowley has been recognised with a prestigious industry award for playing a vital contribution to the development of skills and knowledge throughout the tiling industry. Dave, who joined BAL in 1992 after completing an apprenticeship in wall and floor tiling, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Industry award at The Tile Association Awards 2015. Alex Underwood, Head of Marketing, said: “Dave has been instrumental in helping to raise standards across…

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    Bal training centre

    BAL breaks new ground with launch of high spec training centre

    A state-of-the art £500,000 Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC) has been officially opened by the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council Councillor Mohammad Pervez at Building Adhesives Ltd in Trentham.  Councillor Pervez opened the Centre alongside the Company’s Managing Director Peter Bell at a special launch event on March 11th. Founded in 1963, Building Adhesives Ltd is the market leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants, and associated building products through…

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    Bal-Matthew-Leaver

    BAL strengthens specifier support with new Business Development Manager

    Building Adhesives Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and ancillary products, has appointed Matthew Leaver as their new national Business Development Manager, strengthening the company specification support. Matthew’s role includes working with architects, designers and specifiers to support them on M40/M20 specifications, deliver project support and provide RIBA-accredited CPDs. He said: “I am delighted to join the market-leader in tile adhesives in what is an exciting time in the industry, particularly the…

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    Gradus

    Gradus Publishes Adhesives Discussion Paper

    When specifying and installing floorcoverings and accessories there is a wide range of products on the market to suit a variety of applications. With so many different materials available there is no ‘one size fits all’ rule when it comes to choosing an adhesive. Each adhesives company uses a distinct formulation, and products that may look very similar at first glance can have completely different reactions. It is therefore important to always check compatibility with…

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    BAL Floorskills

    BAL supports SkillBuild finals

    BAL has continued to support SkillBuild – the UK’s biggest construction skills competition – in its most successful competition to date. SkillBuild is now in its third year and is run by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board). The competition sees the very best students from Regional Heats compete in ten construction occupations, including tiling, to be crowned the overall SkillBuild winner in their chosen trade. The SkillBuild 2014 National Final was held in front…

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    Bal Powerspec

    Faster, easier specification goes mobile

    Architects, designers and contractors can now create fast, accurate specifications anywhere, thanks to Powerspec, from BAL. The world’s first online specification tool for tile adhesives and grouts has been completely upgraded and is now accessible via mobile phones, tablets, laptops or desktops. The improved processing performance means that it is unbelievably fast in use – with no downloads required, is extremely intuitive and simple to use, and responsive to provide the optimal display for whichever type…

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    Dave Rowley BAL

    BAL expert heads TTA Committee

    Dave Rowley, training manager for Building Adhesives Limited, has become Chair of The Tile Association’s Supply Chain Training Committee. This committee is responsible for working with various external organisations, such as the Association for Ceramic Training and Development, on matters relating to training for the supply chain. Dave replaces Ian Kershaw, who has stepped down to concentrate on his role as overall TTA Chairman. Dave Rowley has long TTA experience that includes unbroken service on this…

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    Floorwise Spray Adhesive

    Look out for the golden box as there’s magic inside

    In a striking gold, a new box from floorwise is certainly hard to miss and if you spot one be sure to grab it, there’s magic inside in the shape of F599 Heavy Duty Spray Adhesive. Holding 12 cans of this precious nectar, the new box is the latest packaging to come under a new identity, helping installers to instantly recognise the great value and unmistakable quality of floorwise across its entire portfolio. Inside comes…

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    Bal rapidset sept 14

    Fixers gain with “free upgrade” time-saving adhesive

    Tile fixers will love BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre for its major advantages over other adhesives. Radically improved performance means that fixers will save time and money whenever they use it. The new wall and floor adhesive is a true rapid-set, allowing fast grouting, but gives significant time savings compared with other products. Alex Underwood, BAL head of marketing, said: “We are proud that BAL continues to lead the market with our innovations.  BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre is another step-forward…

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    Bal Riverside Gardens Adhesives

    The River Gardens at Greenwich Wharf – tiled with BAL

    An exclusive riverside development in London, by Durkan, has been completed with the use of BAL adhesives throughout. The River Gardens at Royal Greenwich commands spectacular views over London and the Thames, with a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments on offer. The latest completed phase comprises 131 luxury apartments, all of which were tiled by WRS Contracts, the award-winning Essex-based tiling contractor. It fixed 600 x 300 multi finish full-body porcelain tiles on…

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    Bal Tiling market

    Fixers applaud BAL Rapid-Mat cost savings

    Tilers nationwide are leaving feedback on new BAL Rapid-Mat at www.see-it-for-yourself.com and are unanimous in their praise for the tiling market leader’s latest innovation. They are singling out the ease and speed of use, but are especially pleased with the amount of adhesive saved when using BAL Rapid-Mat. Shaun Hayes was specific: “We used seven fewer bags of adhesive on 40 m2, compared with using a cavity mat. BAL Rapid-Mat is light in handling and easy to…

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    Bal Adhesives 2014 May

    Award-winning tiling fixed with BAL

    The stunning redevelopment of Tate Britain, with extensive use of BAL tile adhesives, has won The Tile Association Award 2014 for “Best use of tile in the leisure or hospitality sector.” Stonework specialists Szerelmey completed two packages in the Grade II listed building’s south-eastern quadrant, on staircases and flooring, involving both new build and restoration work. BAL adhesives were used extensively at for the award-winning work, including BAL Stone & Tile PTB, BAL Single Part…

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    Bal Airport

    Airport grows with the help of BAL

    Major tiling work at London Southend Airport is being completed with the exclusive use of BAL adhesives and grouts. The tiling is being carried out within a signification expansion project, which has included a new control tower, new railway station, extended runway and new departure terminal. The tiling is being carried out by a team of eight skilled fixers from Elite Tiling Ltd. of Chelmsford. The first phase of the development, the Departures Concourse, was…

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    BAL Flooring Adhesives Martin

    BAL’s unique support network strengthened

    Building Adhesives Limited has appointed Hucknall-based Martin Pouncey as its Product Support Technician for the Midlands, strengthening its unmatched nationwide technical support capability. The PST concept is unique to BAL, which has placed strong emphasis on support throughout its history. Martin Pouncey’s role encompasses personal interaction with fixers, contractors and distributors across an area stretching from Lincolnshire to Oxfordshire. This includes product training and demonstrations, advising on specifications, helping to resolve project issues and answering…

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    Bal Micro Max 2 may 14

    BAL wins prestigious award thanks to fixers

    The participation of professional tilers in a pioneering marketing campaign has resulted in a prestigious national award for BAL. The groundbreaking “Tilers Demand” campaign to encourage trial of new BAL products, built around fixer interaction, won The Tile Association Award 2014 for “Excellence in marketing.” The campaign exceeded all targets and led to new grouts and adhesives rapidly becoming ‘fixer favourite’ products. BAL has led the UK tiling market for 50 years with a constant…

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    Bostik University Wolverhampton

    Bostik – Refurbishment project at University of Wolverhampton

    Wolverhampton-based Premier Carpets & Flooring Ltd selected a system of Bostik professional flooring products for a refurbishment project at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park. The Science Park provides serviced office accommodation and access to business support resources for both established and start-up technology/knowledge based businesses in the West Midlands region. It is currently home to nearly 80 companies working in a broad range of disciplines including software development, engineering design, healthcare and environmental management.…

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    Bostik Adhesives and subfloor m14

    A full system of subfloor preparation products

    Bostik produces a full system of subfloor preparation products – including primers, damp-proof membranes, smoothing compounds and a new range of Laybond adhesives. A number of these products were used throughout a flagship £54 million new building for the University of Bristol. The 13,500 m2 Life Sciences building will provide research and teaching facilities in the heart of the city and is split into three zones, containing a five storey laboratory wing, a central atrium…

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    Osmo - Taylor adhesives FEB14

    Keeping your air healthy with Taylor Adhesives

    As flooring contractors are aware, end users have become more conscious about having sustainable products used in their properties.  Taylor Adhesives supports this change by offering the only MS glue product that is GREENGUARD® approved.  The GREENGUARD® Certification identifies interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions to improve air quality and minimal odour.  Achieving the GREENGUARD® Certification provides manufacturers the credibility that they supply sustainable products that will benefit the end user. Available…

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