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Technical and Training Support

Powerspec: on-line selection and specification

Selecting the right tile adhesive or grout for your next project is important - but it needn't be complex or time-consuming. BAL Powerspec is designed for everyone who has to decide or advise which products are needed for a specific task: including

  • Tile Fixers
  • Contractors
  • Architects
  • Specifiers and;
  • BAL Stockists

It incorporates:

  • Easy selection tool - always available with fast accurate information
  • Latest technical, safety and product data
  • Instant NBS M40 specifications

NEW Powerspec Quote Builder: the professional quotation tool

A professionally-presented quote always impresses potential customers. It confirms that you know your trade, and helps win their confidence. BAL Quote Builder makes it easy for fixers to produce such quotes - fast. This addition to BAL Powerspec enables you to:

  • Log-in to your own secure account
  • Save your product prices, company details and logo
  • Specify any new job in the usual way

It immediately provides a complete specification - including itemised product quantities and your labour rates (optional), as well as other items you wish to include.


Powerspec Tour

Technical Support

The expertise behind the trusted BAL range of tiling adhesives and grouts is also always on hand to support professional fixers. The BAL Technical Advisory and Specification Service handles approx 50,000 queries annually - providing FREE assistance, advice and specifications for all aspects of tiling installations.

In addition, a nationwide team of BAL Product Support Technicians are available to offer practical knowledge and on-site advice and training.

Call 0845 600 1222
(Calls to this number are charged at local rate)

Alternatively, fax your enquiry to
01782 591121



The importance of correct training should never be underestimated. As the UK's most trusted name for professional wall and floor tiling adhesives and grouts, BAL has also set the standards for training quality. BAL Training courses have won several awards: including recognition from the National Training Awards and, for the first Training Centre in Stoke, 'Centre of Excellence' status from The Tile Association (TTA).

For apprentices/inexperienced fixers:

BAL training develops skills essential for consistent Best Practice achievement of high quality, lasting installations. It is an important step towards NVQ Level 2 and to earning the CSCS card that is increasingly required for access to building sites: BAL offers a range of 5-day wall & floor tiling courses providing comprehensive programmes of presentations, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on practical skills development.

For experienced professional tilers:

BAL Training is a means to build on existing skills, and to keep fully up to speed with new techniques and new challenges. BAL offers a range of specialist courses focusing on preparation of walls and floors for advanced projects; and fixing natural stone and larger format tiles.


There are BAL Training Centres in Stoke-on-Trent, Bristol and Manchester. A number of independent training organisations also now provide BAL-Approved Training courses for professional fixers. To find out more about BAL Training - venues, costs and available course dates:


or email

or call
01782 591123

Fixer Focus

All professional tile fixers need to keep fully up-to-date with important developments affecting the tiling industry.

BAL Fixer Focus is our way of ensuring you're among the first to hear about new products and techniques; changes to regulations and standards; and about any other issues that are relevant to your tiling projects.

To register to receive your FREE updates, please call 01782 591100, email info@building-adhesives.com or use the application form found on the Fixer Focus page, using the link page below.