Building Adhesives

Dunlop wall applicationBuilding Adhesives specialises in the development, manufacture and distribution of ceramic tile adhesives, grouts, silicone sealants and ancillary products for a wide range of applications.

Founded in 1962, as a development centre for the British ceramic tile industry, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ardex GmbH, Germany. Its main activities are based in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK. The UK activities comprise of R&D facilities, an administrative centre and UK manufacturing activities.

Products are sold under the BAL and Dunlop brands. BAL is the leading authority in the UK professional tiling market and renowned for its stringent product quality and excellent technical and training services, whilst Dunlop offers a comprehensive range of tiling products for a wide spectrum of building and DIY applications.

Dunlop tile woodBacked by 40 years of experience and supported by the global resources of the Ardex Group, the Company is committed to continuous product innovation and development programmes.

Whatever your tiling needs, please contact us for timely and professional assistance.

Go Greener!

As a company we are committed to ensuring that environmental management is of an industry recognised standard; we undertake in-depth benchmarking from leading external bodies. We ensure that our environmental ethos is carried through the product life cycle from raw materials sourcing and product manufacture through to consumer use.

BAL has formed an exclusive relationship with Cool Earth


Development, manufacture and the supply of products that demonstrate and consistently offer the highest quality and performance, backed by unrivalled dependable technical service support and subject to continuous review and enhancement.


Maintenance of all best practices and procedures necessary to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our employees at work, visitors and sub-contractors through mutual understanding of duties and responsibilities.


Comprehensive compliance with statutory legislation and best practice procedures, as an integral part of our activities, responsibly to contain and minimise the impact of our business operations on the environment.


Constantly improving our business through continuing encouragement and empowerment of our employees, to enhance their own skills and abilities, both individually and as a team, to serve our customers better.