They offer numerous benefits and solutions for the design team right through to the end user of the building and they have been on projects all over the world. Look below for an overview of the products within our range.
We stock and supply a number of floor systems that provide the same or an improved performance as a traditional underfloor heating concrete ground floor, but for suspended floors. Suspended floors are typically constructed using timber or steel beams or joists and are above a void or a room below. These systems include a steel …Read More
Acoustic or “soundproof” floors are the floors between two rooms of a house, upstairs and down, between flats, one over the other or between spaces of different use, for example an apartment over a restaurant. Acoustic separating floors can simply be used to improve the comfort of the occupants, for example to reduce the noise …Read More
Fire separation within floors is a key component of achieving the performance required to allow the evacuation of a building during a fire, this is expressed as a time in minutes and is typically 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. Different building types require different levels of performance. Typically in houses this doesn’t kick in …Read More
The load bearing capacity of a floor or roof is key to its successful application within the building and ensures that it is up to the task it is being asked to do. This ranges from relatively the simple and small domestic loads associated with houses and apartments through to commercial application from offices through …Read More
We have a number of innovative Ground Floor solutions that can be used in either new-build or renovations. These include the FastSlab ground floor for replacing rotten suspended timber floors with an insulated, light weight screeded ground floor often incorporating underfloor heating, the FastSlab foundation system that includes steel screw-piles and an insulated ring-beam system …Read More
Foundations are often the “unknown quantity” when it comes to build costs. Ground conditions, access, slopes, etc all have their part to play and can significantly add to the complexity of the project. We can supply a fast track, lightweight, quick install foundation system with steel screw-piles, a steel lattice ring-beam, the FastSlab internal floor …Read More
Including a roof that can be used as a place to park a car or use as a terrace can prove to be a challenge, we have a number of systems that are either designed for this or can be used for this application. Key to the success of a roof such as this is …Read More
Creating a wet-room in either a new-build or renovation situation on the 1st floor is often complicated by the presence of timber floors that move and flex and therefore end up with expensive leaks. Our systems are primarily floor strengthening and reinforcing systems that also allow the incorporation of wet room drains directly into the …Read More
A balcony is an exciting and often focal point to any house, apartment or other building, giving that feature a solid concrete feel to the surface conveys the quality of this key element of the building to all that use it. Depending upon the span to be achieved we have a number of systems that …Read More
Lacomet FL (FL for flexible) is an aluminium based flashing material that is ideal to be used for new-build, renovation, for conservatories or around solar panels, etc. It is especially useful to combat the theft of traditional lead as it has no resale or scrap value Used in combination with the Lacomet Polymer Adhesive it …Read More
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Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value?
Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value? Many of the projects that we get involved in starts with a phone call or email to us from someone researching replacing stolen leadwork. Many of these are old buildings, such as schools or churches, where this isn’t the first time that the lead has been stolen and they call us fed up with having to replace it again full in the knowledge that they will more than likely go through the same problem once more in the near future if they continue to use lead. One of the big benefits that Lacomet FL brings to a project is the fact that it has no scrap value and therefore the chances of it being stolen are massively reduced. Due to the 2 thin aluminium layers, and its five layer total construction, it is of no value to thieves. Lacomet can be recycled but the polyester based coating would need to be de-laminated first and the amount of recovered aluminum is then very low, in fact it would be easier and more profitable to collect empty drinks cans than to mess about stripping Lacomet down. We can also supply stickers that can be placed in strategic locations informing people that what is now on the roof is not lead and that it has no scrap value.
We've a new model down at Swindon!
18th May 2017
One of the great benefits that you get from introducing Lewis Deck into a residential development is the option to install a wet room floor into bathroom/ en-suite areas with extreme ease compared to other flooring systems as well as maintaining one solid concrete slab in the room reducing the possibility of leaks from a …Read more
Homebuilding & Renovation Show
23rd March 2017
The end of March saw us attend our 2nd exhibition of the month. This time at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show held at the NEC in Birmingham. Our longest show of the year, and one that we’ve attended for the previous 6 years, is the first Homebuilding show of the year. It also seems to …Read more
16th March 2017
March is always a busy time for us. Not only is it a lot of companies end of year (so we seem to get inundated with last minute orders!) but it’s also our busiest month when it comes to trade shows, and it begins with the biggest one we do, Ecobuild. Ecobuild, held at Londons …Read more
LEWIS DECK AND UNDERFLOOR HEATING
28th February 2017
Introduction The Lewis® Deck system is a system that allows the introduction of a suspended lightweight concrete or screed floor into the upper floors of buildings on top of beams or joists. This system provides solutions for acoustics, fire, high loads, underfloor heating (UFH) and wet rooms, it can achieve all of these simultaneously with …Read more
Another mention in the house building press
28th February 2017
The Lewis Deck has been picked up by a number of magazines over the years, here is the latest mention in a discussion about underfloor in the Real Homes Magazine: Underfloor heating: your questions answered Underfloor heating: your questions answered Thinking of installing underfloor heating? Real Homes has posed your most-asked UFH questions to industry …Read more
A new chapter for CDI-ICM
17th August 2016
A very warm welcome to the beginning of a new chapter for CDI-ICM. Today we take a very big leap into the 21st century and post our first blog to go alongside the creation of our new website (www.cdi-icm.co.uk). The plan is to post updates at regular intervals keeping you updated about what we are …Read more
Another Day another Lewis load.
16th January 2017
It might only be the middle of January but already we are seeing a number of projects that we were working on during the back end of 2016 starting to come across the line. Today we have 3 full packs of 60 sheets packed up and ready to head south to a renovation project in …Read more