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Building on more than 20 years of training heritage in the tiling industry, BAL offers several courses to tile fixers and contractors across the country.  TSJ outlines the upcoming 2021 programme.

With ever-changing technologies, legislation and techniques, BAL believes it is important to provide everyone with the opportunity to expand and enhance their skills and knowledge.

Building on more than 20 years of training heritage in the tiling industry, BAL offers several courses to tile fixers and contractors across the country.

BAL offers a full suite of training courses including a Five Day Wall and Floor Training Course for apprentices or beginners and several single day masterclass courses providing practical and theoretical tiling training for fixers, apprentices, students, distributors and specifiers on a range of topics.

The manufacturer can now offer courses at both its North and South training academies, that are located  in Stoke-on-Trent and Haverhill respectively.

Places are available to book now on the following courses (Covid-19 restrictions permitting).  Dates annouyncedfor the rest of 2021 include five-day wall and floor tiling courses, and one-day masterclasses.

Five Day Wall and Floor Tiling Course
25th to 29th October (North)
The aim of this course is to provide the developing tilers or associated professionals with the most up-to-date knowledge of tiling techniques and the skills to apply them. The courses combine modern training techniques including presentations, workshops, demonstrations as well as direct ‘hands on’ practical training, and are held at BAL’s state-of-the-art Innovation and Technology Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.
Cost £300 inc VAT.  On completion of the course, delegates will receive a BAL Certificate of Attendance, literature and BAL product worth more than the cost of the course.

One Day Masterclasses:

Preparing and Tiling Timber Floors
30th November (South)
Demonstration and practical training on preparation/levelling, fixing and grouting to single layer timber, plywood and floating timber floors.
Identification of Backgrounds,
Preparation and BAL Tiling Systems
18th November (South)
9th December (North)

A comprehensive overview and hands-on training on identification of backgrounds, preparation and BAL Tiling systems including screeds, renders, waterproofing, backerboards and DPMs.

Installing External Paving Systems
19th August (South)
7th October (North),
21st October (South)

Practical guide to installing external paving systems from background prep, waterproofing, use of DPMs and BAL’s NEW External Tiling Systems for the installation of pavers, slabs and 20mm external porcelain.

Installing, Cutting Large Format
Panels and Tiles with Sigma
30th September (North)

Get the low down on accurate cutting techniques, tools, safe handling and manoeuvring of slabs and correct installation on walls and floors with Sigma tools. BAL will give a run down on background preparation and correct selection of adhesives and grouts in line with British Standards.

Preparing and Tiling to Anhydrite/Calcium Sulphate Screeds
14th October (South)
7th December (South)

In-depth guide to preparing and tiling to anhydrite/calcium sulphate screeds, from scarifying, priming, moisture levels to uncoupling systems, fast-track tiling, adhesive selection, and more!

Preparing and Tiling Wetrooms
21st September (South)
23rd October (North)

An essential guide on waterproofing/tanking wetrooms, fixing techniques, grouting and essential products. Practical and theoretical training.

Preparing and Tiling to Underfloor and Under Tile Heating with Warmup UK 2nd September (North)

Practical and theoretical training masterclass with Warmup UK on preparing and tiling onto underfloor and under tile heating systems. Includes an overview of common systems, preparation, installation, tiling techniques and grouting.

Each one-day masterclass is free to YOU+BAL members (one free course per year, per member), or £50 for non-members or additional courses.  Each delegate will receive the full day’s training, plus training certification, BAL goody bag, and £75 of free BAL products at average trade prices.

For more information on each course, and to book your place, visit: https://www.bal-adhesives.com/home/training/

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