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With Ecobuild and the Homebuilding and Renovation Show all done and dusted along with the first show at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre we’ve had a few weeks to reflect on good they were for us. The number of people we came into contact with and the general high level of discussions regarding projects from very small to very large has meant the weeks since these show we have been extremely busy.
It’s was great that each time a show ended we returned to the office with a good number of leads and a number of people already sending us information on projects they were working on. In fact in the 6 weeks since the end of the NEC’s Homebuilding and Renovation Show we’ve already supplied Lewis Deck to 2 projects and a third is due to be sent out any day.
Along with these “live” projects it was great to talk to people who are just starting out on their journey into the realm of building their own property or doing work renovating their current ones. We look forward to keeping in touch with everyone over the coming months and probably next few years while these plans and ideas turn into reality.
So, what’s next for us at CDI? Well this weekend (May 11th to 13th) we will be attending the 2nd exhibition of the year at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon. This is their “Spring and Summer Show” which they class as their “must attend event”.
This event is packed with the latest building products and technologies, with over 250 exhibitors (including us), and features experts, live demonstrations and real-life case studies. Tickets are £12pp but FREE when booked in advance, and you can click here to book: Show Tickets
Following this show we’ll be at the Build It Live, Bicester show which will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 at Bicester Heritage Event Centre, providing a whole weekend of inspiration and expert guidance all under one roof. Book your tickets to the 2018 show here FREE TICKETS.
For more information on both of these shows please head to our “Events and Exhibitions” page of the website.
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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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