About Us

Our Statement

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What is SURFASOLOGY™?
IBC Limited (Irish Building Chemicals) has been serving the Irish Construction Industry with high-efficacy systems and solutions since 1976. Our ethos has always been to provide the best technical solution to each project to ensure ease of application and long-term performance.

Innovation in construction technology is synonymous with IBC and we have brought many new technological developments to the market.

In 2013, IBC joined the SURFASOLOGY International Network and now operates under the SURFASOLOGY™ brand in Ireland. The SURFASOLOGY™ network comprises of a number of innovative niche market European manufacturers of construction products & chemicals who focus on improving construction techniques and performance by developing products that are easy to use and meet the performance criteria required to satisfy the most stringent construction standards. IBC is delighted to be part of the SURFASOLOGY™ network and its membership enables the company to bring new and innovative technology to Ireland to support the needs of our clients. It also gives us access to a wider range of technology manufactured under ISO quality systems and meeting the relevant CE Marking & EN standards. SURFASOLOGY™ exclusively manufacture products in the German, Swiss, Scandinavian, UK, Belgian and Spanish markets therefore all products are either EU or Swiss made.

We support these products with highly-qualified technical professionals who understand both on-site demands and the design detail. We work in a collaborative way with our clients at all stages of the project to ensure that the correct design, preparation, and application are carried out to ensure a timely and successful outcome for all stakeholders.


Our Vision

With an extensive experience of the past and inspiration of the present, we see ourselves in future as global providers of reliable, effective and simple construction solutions.

Our vision is to be seen by our customers as a source of high quality, innovative, and environmentally friendly products from around the world through an unrivalled online presence.

The strive for excellence is present in every step we take with outstanding technical support and a five star customer service being our main priorities.

Our Values

SURFASOLOGY™ was founded as a family business similar to its partners and suppliers. Therefore, corporate values have been seen through a prism of the family virtues.

Respect, loyalty and commitment, integrity and honesty have been recognised by SURFASOLOGY™ as core values that define company's activities and its direction. We see these values as timeless commitments that will guide our future actions.

Our Mission

"To make the world a better place, one surface at a time!"


Our Story

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IBC was founded

IBC Limited (Irish Building Chemicals) was established in Dublin, Ireland in 1976 by founder Tim Grace. Tim, a qualified and experienced Industrial Chemist, had a vision to locally manufacture and distribute construction chemicals throughout the island of Ireland and developed his embryonic company into a leading player in the Irish market over the next 30 years. Tim's driving ambition was to be the "best" and he surrounded himself with like-minded individuals who shared his vision and passion for the industry.

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1976

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A new product facility is open

IBC soon established itself as a leader in niche markets, like Concrete Admixtures and Timber Preservatives, as well as enjoying a strong position in the traditional building chemicals market. In 1979 a new production facility was opened in Baldoyle, North County Dublin and within two years the organisations success required this plant to be doubled in size.

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1979

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Stategic alliance

In 2001, IBC entered into a Strategic Alliance with Degussa Construction Chemicals, at that time the world's leading construction chemical supplier, to market and distribute the Degussa Concrete Admixtures and Construction Chemicals alongside the IBC range.

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2001

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Tim becomes chairman

At the end of 2005, Tim Grace assumed the position of Chairman of IBC Limited and relinquished his role as Managing Director of IBC after 30 successful years at the helm.

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2005

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Alliance was a success

Alliance with Degussa Construction chemicals was a mutually successful relationship which led to Degussa purchasing shares in a newly formed Concrete Admixtures Joint Venture in 2006.

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2006

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We became global

Within months of the JV formation Degussa CC was purchased by BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, giving this business access to even greater global resources. In 2011 BASF completed the purchase of the remaining shares of this JV business from the Grace family.

2011

In 2013, IBC joined the SURFASOLOGY International Network and now operates under the SURFASOLOGY™ brand in Ireland. The SURFASOLOGY™ network comprises of a number of innovative niche market European manufacturers of construction products & chemicals who focus on improving construction techniques and performance by developing products that are easy to use and meet the performance criteria required to satisfy the most stringent construction standards. IBC is delighted to be part of the SURFASOLOGY™ network and its membership enables the company to bring new and innovative technology to Ireland to support the needs of our clients. It also gives us access to a wider range of technology manufactured under ISO quality systems and meeting the relevant CE Marking & EN standards. SURFASOLOGY™ exclusively manufacture products in the German, Swiss, Scandinavian, UK, Belgian and Spanish markets therefore all products are either EU or Swiss made.

We support these products with highly-qualified technical professionals who understand both on-site demands and the design detail. We work in a collaborative way with our clients at all stages of the project to ensure that the correct design, preparation, and application are carried out to ensure a timely and successful outcome for all stakeholders.


Our Team