BAL played a crucial role in the development of a £36m leisure centre in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
The Huddersfield Leisure Centre has a range of sporting and leisure facilities, including a 25m competition pool, 20m training pool with moveable floor and a family leisure pool with water features, water flume and sidewinder.
The centre also has squash courts, a climbing wall, bouldering wall, a 12 court sports hall, gym, cycle studio and combat room as well as changing rooms, offices, meeting rooms and a large café.
BAL tile adhesives, grouts, sealants and preparation products were used for the project which featured more than 10,000m2 tiling.
BAL worked with architects AHR, main contractors BAM, tiling contractors The Tiling Company and tile suppliers Ceramique Internationale Ltd form design right through to completion.
Specification support was provided by BAL’s Technical Advisory Service and on-site support was given by BAL’s expert Product Support Technicians.
David Longbottom, Specification Manager at Ceramique Internationale, said: “We called upon BAL at the very beginning of the project for their technical advice and full NBS specification for the tiling.
“BAL are a tried and trusted manufacturer, always providing quality tiling products, with back-up support and technical advice from design to build.”
BAL products used included preparation products such as BAL Quickset Cement, BAL Quickset Render, BAL Prime APD and BAL Bond SBR (acrylic primer for walls and floors, bonding agent for walls and floors respectively).
Tile adhesives utilised throughout the project included: BAL Single Part Flexible (flexible adhesive), BAL Supercover Rapid Flexible (fast-setting, high yield tile adhesive), BAL Rapidset Flexible (fast-setting flexible adhesive) and BAL Max Flex Fibre (flexible, fibre-reinforced adhesive).
The tiling work was completed with grouts including BAL Microflex White, BAL Superflex White, BAL Superflex Wide Joint in Grey, White and Limestone, BAL Grout White and BAL Easypoxy White.
Movement joints and edges were sealed with BAL Micromax Smoke (flexible, anti-microbial silicone sealant).