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Great news folks, exhibitions are back!
For more information on the return of exhibitions please see the new events added below.The National Self Build & Renovation Centre throws it’s doors open for it’s winter exhibition on the 14th/ 15th October. Luckily over the last 12 months or so the NSBRC, in Swindon, has been able to keep it’s doors open while other, one off, exhibitions fell to the restrictions caused by the pandemic. Mid October … Read MoreBuildIt Live returns to live exhibitions over the first weekend of October when the Bicester show kicks off on Saturday 2nd October. This two day event sees CDI at an exhibition for a second weekend in a row. Here, we will have a couple of our Lewis Deck stand on view and Chris will be … Read MoreFor the first time since February 2020 we can finally say, with a fair degree of certainty, that we are going to be exhibiting this month. On the 24th September The Homebuilding & Renovating Show returns with their ExCel Arena exhibition in London. We know this Government can change it’s mind at the drop of … Read MoreThe next exhibition to be held at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre is to be held from Friday 16th – Sunday 18th October. As with the previous exhibition held last month there will be a number of restrictions on the event due to the required social distancing requirements within the building. As such … Read MoreWe have another virtual exhibition coming up! Over the weekend of 19-20 September we will be part of the Build It Live Online event. The last online event went incredibly well and so we are expecting the same this time around. For more information on this even and to claim free tickets please visit the … Read MoreThe next show being held at the National Selfbuild & Renovation Centre in Swindon is a little different to normal due to the current conditions surrounding social distancing. As such this event is now an “open day” as oppose to a full blown exhibition. Due to the required restrictions the main difference with this “show” … Read MoreAs Covid-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of a number of events over the last few months including a couple of Homebuilding & Renovating Shows they have come up with the novel idea of holding a “virtual” exhibition in July. This exhibition, being held between July 24th and 25th will give you the opportunity to … Read MoreSHOW RESCHEDULED! Our largest event of the year is always the Homebuilding & Renovation Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham. This years event is NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT RUNNING FROM 24TH TO THE 25TH OF JULY 2020. PLEASE SEE SEPARATE EVENT FOR MORE DETAILS. Read MoreOur headline exhibition of the year is always this one. Futurebuild 2020 is in it’s 2nd year after being rebranded from Ecobuild last year. Held at London ExCel it is on from Tuesday 3rd March until Thursday 5th March. On show, as always, we’ll have the full compliment of systems that we deal with. These … Read MoreThe first of our six exhibitions of the year is just around the corner. Our annual “opener” for the year is the January National Self Build & Renovation Show taking place at the NSBRC in Swindon. Starting on Friday 31st January until Sunday 2nd February we generally see this as the busiest of the 3 … Read MoreWe are now exhibiting at the London Homebuilding and Renovation Show that is being held at the ExCel Arena in London between 4th – 6th October 2019. This will be the first time that we have been at this exhibition after being at the Birmingham and Harrogate versions of the this event in previous years, … Read MoreThis years Build It Live exhibition is over the weekend of June 8th & 9th. We’ll be exhibiting here for the 3rd year after a very successful previous 2 years. On the site of the Graven Hill Self Build Village Up to 1,900 unique homes will be built on this site over the next 10 … Read MoreThe Second exhibition of the year to be held at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon is being held between May 17th to 19th, and we’ll be there for the full 3 days. For more information on the show please visit: https://www.nsbrc.co.uk/the-national-self-build-and-renovation-show-summer Read MoreOur second exhibition of the month is our longest of the year. The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham is a 4 day show starting on Thursday March 28th until Sunday 31st March. We have exhibited at this show for the passed 6 years and we are looking forward to getting … Read MoreFuturebuild 2019, the new name for Ecobuild, is the biggest exhibition we get involved in each year. 2019 will be the 8th successive year that we have exhibited here. “Futurebuild is focused on showcasing the latest innovations, products and materials and sharing unrivalled insights to help you tackle the biggest challenges facing our industry, and … Read More
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What are the Lewis Deck sheet sizes?A
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.Q
Lacomet – How come it has no scrap value?A
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.
Why don't my Lewis sheets interlock like they do in the video?A
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.Q
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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…View All
Lewis Steel Concrete Floor System
07th October 2020
The LEWIS® Steel Frame Concrete Floor (SCF) is a patented self-supporting floor system. The floor system features prefabricated elements consisting of a closed steel frame of cold formed C-sections that have been cast into a reinforced concrete shell, this concrete…View All
Hi Everyone, Just A Quick Note on The Lockdown
15th April 2020
Hi Everyone! Just a quick note to let everyone know we are still doing what we can through these tough, and weird, times. We are working from the safety of our homes so we are able to keep giving the…View All
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