Developer Built ICF New Builds - CDI
Developer Built ICF New Builds

Over the last couple of years we have seen a number of small to medium developers shift from traditional ways of creating an upper floor to incorporating Lewis Deck as part of their offer to prospective clients and differentiating themselves from their competition.

This developer, based in the South West, initially came to us in mid 2019 with 2 projects to provide a quote on and very quickly after this we we asked to quote on the new home of the companies Managing Director.

Over the course of the last year we’ve done all 3 of these projects and you can see some of the projects in the photographs below.

Lewis Deck on Timber Joists
Lewis Deck in ICF
Curved ICF Walls
Lewis Deck Shaped into Curves
Curved ICF Walls With Lewis Deck Floors

We really favour this (Lewis Deck) approach rather than regular chipboard or beam & block. Better for acoustics, rigid feel as beam & block, great for underfloor heating and a fire break between the floors.

Nathan Evans

These projects are located in Somerset and Devon. We currently have a couple of new projects on the drawing board with this developer and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the coming years.

Lewis Deck Being Installed
Lewis Deck with Blockwork Internal Wall & ICF External Wall
Lewis Deck Fully Installed.

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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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