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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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Ecobuild 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 …

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Lewis Deck and Underfloor Heating

Lewis Deck and underfloor heating

Introduction The Lewis Deck system provides solutions for acoustics, fire, high loads, underfloor heating and wet rooms, it can achieve all of these simultaneously with relatively simple build ups. All of these aspects will be touched on, but this paper sets out to discuss the case for concrete/screed floors with underfloor heating “upstairs.” This is …

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Another mention in the house building press

underfloor heating pipe being laid on Lewis Plate

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 …

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A new chapter for CDI-ICM

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 …

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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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CDI 2022

2022 Has Begun and Exhibitions Are, Fingers Crossed, Back To Normal.

21st January 2022

Starting on Friday 28th January, now that COVID has magically disappeared, we are heading back on the road and will be exhibiting for a full year for the first time since 2019. Next Friday sees the first exhibition at the…

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01st January 1970

As part of a joisted floor construction, LEWIS® Dovetailed metaldecking provides a first class solution for ACOUSTICS, FIRE PROTECTION and workswell with UNDERFLOOR HEATING AND COOLING systems.LEWIS® Dovetailed metal decking solutions are used in a range of applications includingrenovations and…

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We Have New Lewis Deck Installation Videos

13th October 2020

We keep on being asked about how to lay our Lewis Deck system and the previous installation video wasn’t ideal when it came to showing how simple this was. So, in conjunction with the manufacturer of the deck we’ve had…

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