The National Self Build and Renovation Show

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon is the UK’s Only Permanent Exhibition Centre for Self Build, Renovation and Home Improvements and we are there! 

The Centre is open 6 days a week (Tuesday-Sunday) 10.00 – 17.30 and is FREE Entry!! However 3 times a year it holds “exhibitions” where we attend the stand so we can give direct advice to all ho attend. 

The first event of 2018 is the “The National Self Build & Renovation Show” being held between January 26th to 28th. The link to the show is above and a full list of what is going on during the weekend can be found there. We will be there too, for the full 3 days, so if you if you have a project that you are planning on starting in 2018 then please this show would be ideal for you to come to. Also if you click —> Free Show Tickets you can get in for free, which is always far better than paying to get in!!

On our stand we have 2 displays showing how Lewis can be utilised. Our lower stand shows Lewis Deck with a very thin 36mm screed with 10mm under floor heating pipes making this one of the thinnest ways to have underfloor heating on the market, and it’s very efficient as the heat transfers to the surface of the screed incredibly quickly compared to transitional in-lay systems. This is shown on traditional timber joists that may not be the strongest and so require a lightweight solution to providing a solid floor with underfloor heating and acoustic properties.

Our upper display shows our standard Lewis Deck with 50mm screed setup. Here we have the newer pozi-joists set up that most new build projects are going with these days. With this we have the standard acoustic floor set up as well as the 16mm underfloor heating pipes being used.

“The National Self Build and Renovation Centre has 3 full size exhibition houses on permanent display, as well as educational areas featuring an array of displays covering everything from ground works and foundations, to building systems and roof types, plus a full-scale renovation house, that takes visitors through the journey of a major renovation project. Visitors can also join audio tours around our Renovation House, where you will hear some of the main factors and considerations when taking on a renovation project. There will also be more than 240 stands displaying the latest innovative products and services”.




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    What are the Lewis Deck sheet sizes?


    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.


    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.

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


    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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