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Notes from a New Self Builder

Here at CDI we spend a lot of time at exhibitions, on the phone, writing emails and going out to site and advising people on how Lewis Deck, along with our other floor systems, should be installed and how to get the best out of them. However, there is probably nothing better than to get …

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“How to Choose a Floor Structure” Article

In the recent Homebuilding & Renovation online magazine Ian Rock discusses the options when it comes to choosing a floor structure for both the ground and upper floors. When it comes to ground floor the usual players are listed. These being beam & block, pre-cast hollowcore concrete beams and the basic concrete slab. When it …

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Are You Following Our Social Media Pages?

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Are you following our Social Media pages yet? If not you are missing out on more up to date information about what we are getting up to and where you can meet up with us. You can find us on all of the main social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. We post regular …

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An Introduction to CDI-ICM

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 our systems can benefit peoples projects in a number of different ways. In the 5 …

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More Exhibitions Coming Up!!

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 of people we came into contact with and the general high level of discussions regarding …

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Creaky wooden floors

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 and squeaks in a traditional timber boarded 1st floor that self-builders are keen to avoid. …

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CDI Added to Updated Sourcebooks

It’s always good to get a little more advertising in. From today we are now listed in both Real Homes and Period Livings updated sourcebooks. You can find us at both through the following links: CDI Innovative Construction Materials CDI Innovative Construction Materials  

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Travertine wetroom by Craig Bills

Craig Bills is a master tiler and has been installing wet-rooms using Lewis Deck and concrete for over 20 years, he is a passionate advocate for the Lewis Deck system in wet-rooms and bathrooms as it give an opportunity for the floor to be 1 piece of waterproofed concrete.  This makes a very robust and …

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We’ve a new model down at Swindon!

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 …

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Homebuilding & Renovation Show

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 …

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    What are the Lewis Deck sheet sizes?

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    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.

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    Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value?

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    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.

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    Why don't my Lewis sheets interlock like they do in the video?

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    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.

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Notes from a New Self Builder

01st November 2018

Here at CDI we spend a lot of time at exhibitions, on the phone, writing emails and going out to site and advising people on how Lewis Deck, along with our other floor systems, should be installed and how to…

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"How to Choose a Floor Structure" Article

28th June 2018

In the recent Homebuilding & Renovation online magazine Ian Rock discusses the options when it comes to choosing a floor structure for both the ground and upper floors. When it comes to ground floor the usual players are listed. These…

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Are You Following Our Social Media Pages?

12th June 2018

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