National Self Build and Renovation Centre
National Self Build and Renovation Centre

We have a permanent stand at the Swindon NSBRC.

This centre is open all year round and offers a wide range of services to the prospective self-builder including a variety of courses and helpful information.

We have 2 models on our stand showing different set ups for the Lewis Deck system. The upper model is our standard Lewis Deck set up. This is onto the newer type of timber floor joist, with metal webs in the middle, known as posi-joists or easi-joists, with a resilient strip sat (12mm Neoprene) on top of the joist and the Lewis Deck laid loose (not fixed down) on top of them. We then show the 16mm underfloor heating pipes and the standard 52mm of free flowing screed to cover the deck.

The lower model is our new thinner make up on traditional timber joists. This is designed for renovation projects where the existing timber joists are to be retained but they aren’t strong enough to carry the full 52mm of screed. In this model the screed is only 36mm thick and so reduces the overall weight of the system by approximately 50%. This model still has resilient strips on top of the joists (6mm rubber) and the deck is again not fixed down.

This model is finished with a wet room drain and floor tiles showing that this can be a simply done using the Lewis Deck system.

Stand number 171. 

The centre is open all year round 6 days a week (closed on Mondays) and holds regular events, check out the website for upcoming events:  NSBRC.

The centre also runs 3 weekend long exhibitions where we will be in attendance. These are in January, May and October. Please see our Events & Exhibitions section of our website for further details.

Alternatively if you follow our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook more information regarding these shows will be posted closer to each one.

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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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