Hi Everyone, Just A Quick Note on The Lockdown - CDI
Hi Everyone, Just A Quick Note on The Lockdown

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 advice etc to people getting in touch with us about their projects, and it looks like a lot of you are using the lockdown period to crack on with your selfbuild projects!! We’ve seen a high number of calls this week from Self Builders looking to ensure that they are still able to move forward during these tough times.

We are also able to send out deliveries of Lewis Deck during this lockdown period. The pallet network is still running and we’ve worked it in a way where only one of us is going up to the warehouse to load up vehicles. Yep that’s right, Chris has drawn the short straw!!

So if you do want to get in touch we are available to chat to and also we can supply your site if needed.

We hope everyone is staying safe and if you are still working you are following the government guidelines and we hope all of the companies we deal with are able to keep going through, and after, these times. Stay strong, look after your families and we’ll hopefully speak soon.


Tel: (01388) 728833


On a side note it’s strange to see some of the places we exhibit at every year being turned into NHS Nightingale Hospitals.

So far we’ve seen the ExCel Centre in London and the NEC in Birmingham, where we do Futurebuild and the Homebuild & Renovation Shows respectively, being turned into huge temporary hospitals. On top of this there is the International Conference Centre in Harrogate and the SEC in Glasgow where we’ve exhibited on numerous occasions being turned into one too.

In fact it was while we were down in London, at the ExCel Centre for this years Futurebuild event, when we first started noticing how serious this outbreak was going to be. This was in early March and only a few days later it was decided to postpone the NEC event until later in the year.

As a small family business, that has a number of family members on the front line in the NHS, in hospitals, we know how this is effecting families across the country and we hope that everyone gets through this safely and we are all able to get back to normality soon.

Chris, Paul & Barbara.


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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.

  • Q

    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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