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Here we’ll keep you informed about any exhibitions or shows that we will be attending, giving you the chance to come and meet us in person!
This 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 More
The 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-summerRead More
Our 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 More
Futurebuild 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
The first exhibition of the year will soon be upon us. Our traditional opener to the year is the January National Self Build and Renovation Show held at the NSBRC in Swindon. The National Self Build & Renovation Centre in Swindon is open all year round for people to visit the 250+ company stands that …Read More
Our final exhibition of the year is at Novembers National Homebuilding and Renovation Show being held at the Harrogate Convention Centre. The dates of this event are Friday 2nd November to Sunday 4th November. This will be the first time in a number of years that we’ve been at this event so we are looking …Read More
At the beginning of October we will be exhibiting at the last show of the year at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon. The show will begin at 9am on Friday Oct 5th and it’s runs until 4pm on Sunday Oct 7th and we’ll be there on our stand for the full …Read More
This June we are once again going to exhibiting our Lewis Deck system at the newest Build It Live location in Bicester. If you’re planning a self-build, renovating a property or looking to add light, space or value to your current home, then a trip to Build It Live Bicester will be an essential part of your preparation. …Read More
The second exhibition of the year, the Spring/ Summer Show, to be held at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon will be held on the 11th to 13th May 2018. We will again be in attendance at the show should you wish to come down and discuss how Lewis Deck, or any …Read More
Let’s go to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators. No matter what stage your project is at, there will be sessions, experts and exhibitors at the show to help you bring your project to life. The Homebuilding & Renovating Show offers …Read More
“Ecobuild is under new management and things are going to be different in 2018. For starters, we believe in listening and acting on your feedback to deliver what you want and need from an event. We need the industry to help us shape Ecobuild to make sure it’s the best experience possible – our role …Read More
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 …Read More
Next Tuesday we will be heading back down to London to set up and prepare for our next exhibition. An for this one we go back to the future!! One of the very first trade shows we ever got involved in, back when we were known as Ian Larnach Associates, was “100% Detail”. This then …Read More
The last event of the year is upon us. 2017 seems to be going like a steam train on fire! Not 2 minutes ago we were prepping for our first show at Ecobuild back in March and now we are into the school holidays (minus the summer weather) and looking towards the end of the …Read More
For the 6th year running we will be exhibiting at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham. This is to be held between Thursday 23rd March to Sunday 26th March. Last years show was one of the busiest we’ve ever seen and hopefully this year will be just the same. Please come …Read More
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 …Read More
Ecobuild is the UK’s largest and number one event for specifiers across the built environment. No other UK event attracts over 30,000 high calibre, senior level decision makers and influencers from architects and developers to local government and major infrastructure clients. This year the event theme is Regeneration. Ecobuild 2017 will be regenerated into an …Read More
Ask CDI a Question
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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Notes from a New Self Builder
01st November 2018
Here at CDI we spend a lot of time at exhibitions, on the phone, writing emails and going out to site and advising people on how Lewis Deck, along with our other floor systems, should be installed and how to…View All
"How to Choose a Floor Structure" Article
28th June 2018
In the recent Homebuilding & Renovation online magazine Ian Rock discusses the options when it comes to choosing a floor structure for both the ground and upper floors. When it comes to ground floor the usual players are listed. These…View All
Are You Following Our Social Media Pages?
12th June 2018
Are you following our Social Media pages yet? If not you are missing out on more up to date information about what we are getting up to and where you can meet up with us. You can find us on…View All
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