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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 can be effectively used to create balconies for houses or commercial buildings including apartments or hotels, etc. These will then have a concrete finish that can be used as is, with an appropriate concrete water-proofing system, or with a tiled or other finish.
The drainage falls can be built into the concrete and a suitable channel, square or round drain can be installed within the concrete layer to complete the installation.
If cantilevers are to be achieved, these can also be accommodated with a number of our solutions.
Our systems can be used to provide a thin and relatively lightweight concrete balcony deck which can then be waterproofed and tiled. Suitable tiles, if this is the finishing route to be taken, can include ceramic, stone, porcelain, etc.
We are happy to provide advice and guidance for these types of installations and have seen a number of solutions used for the frame to support the deck.
LEWIS Dovetailed metal decking, as part of a joisted floor system, provides a first class solution where acoustics and fire protection are key concerns. The Lewis system works very well with screeded underfloor heating and cooling systems, allowing them to work more efficiently than without the sheets in place. LEWIS provides a number of solutions …Read More
Hody profiled steel sheets have a modified trapezium shaped profile of 60 mm in height and intended for constructing, so-called, ‘low’ composite steel decking. The finished concrete floor is between 110 mm – 290 mm high and Hody trapezium sheets can be used on free spans of up to 8 metres over the bearing construction. …Read More
Op-deck is a lightweight insulated floor system. The advantages of composite metal deck concrete floors and traditional rib floors have been combined in this unique patented flooring system. This insulated concrete floor system (ICF) is based on traditional concrete installation but with optimal design and installation flexibility. It is suited to insulated, high-load-bearing applications including …Read More
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What are the Lewis Deck sheet sizes?A
Q: What sheet sizes are held in stock for delivery within a few days after order?A: We stock 2500mm and 1300mm sheets. These are all 630mm wide and 16mm deep. Deliveries are made via the pallet network directly to site. The smaller sheets are aimed at small bathroom renovation projects and can be supplied in small numbers via TNT.2.5* and 1.3m sheets allow for the 100mm overlap to occur over a joist, with joist centres being either 300mm, 400mm, 600mm, 800mm*, 1200mm and 2400mm*. (*2.5m sheet only)For larger projects we are able to produce bespoke sheet sizes if required, please get in contact to discuss other options for sheet sizes.Q
Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value?A
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.
Why don't my Lewis sheets interlock like they do in the video?A
Q: Why don't my sheets interlock like they do in the video?A: The sheets have two sides (one printed, one plain), the dovetails on either side are different widths, it is then necessary to alternate the sheets print up and then print down.Q
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An Introduction to CDI-ICM
09th May 2018
During the recent Homebuilding and Renovation Show at the NEC in Birmingham Chris was able to get in front of a camera and give an introduction into CDI Innovative Construction Materials and explaining what we are all about and how…View All
More Exhibitions Coming Up!!
09th May 2018
With Ecobuild and the Homebuilding and Renovation Show all done and dusted along with the first show at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre we’ve had a few weeks to reflect on good they were for us. The number…View All
Creaky wooden floors
19th October 2017
We often talk to visitors at exhibitions about the issue of noisy floors, usually the issue of squeaky wooden floors, whilst our systems are often used to provide the fire and acoustic separation in an apartment situation, it is creaks…View All
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