Wells Leisure Centre

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.

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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 and formed part of the first stage of an investment programme at the centre which also included an extended gym with new equipment, new sauna, new fitness studio, indoor cycling studio and refurbished reception area.

The shower and changing room walls featured 600x300mm Ceramica Impex White Gloss ceramic tiles, while the shower and changing room floors were tiled with 305x305mm Atlas Concorde Dolmen Porfidio Grigio porcelain tiles supplied by Bristol Tile & Bathrooms.

Backgrounds in dry areas were primed with BAL Prime APD while wet areas were tanked with BAL Tank-it fast-track waterproofing system.

Tiles were fixed with BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre tile adhesive and grouted with BAL Micromax2 grout. The project was finished with BAL Micromax Sealant colour-matched with the grout.

Rob Bailey, director at J Bailey and Sons, said: “We approached BAL at the very start of this project for their technical advice, support and full specification.

“We’ve used BAL for many years as they are a tried and trusted manufacturer who provides quality fixing materials, backed-up with outstanding specification and on-site project support.”

Based in Shepton Mallet, J Bailey and Sons Ltd have an established reputation as a regional building contractor undertaking building and maintenance works including tiling and flooring across commercial and private sectors.


 Project Name: Wells Sport & Fitness

Location: Wells, Somerset

Description: Refurbishment of leisure centre changing and shower areas with ceramic and porcelain tiles with a full BAL tiling solution.

BAL products used:


ADHESIVES: BAL Rapidset Flexible Fibre

GROUT: BAL Micromax2

OTHER: BAL Micromax Sealant, BAL Prime APD


Shower and Changing Room Walls: Ceramica Impex White Gloss

Shower and Changing Room Floors: Atlas Concorde Dolmen Porfidio Grigio

Project Partners

DESIGN: Fusion Leisure

MATERIALS: Bristol Tile & Bathrooms

TILING: J Bailey and Sons Ltd