Blog, Compton Spares.com

Lidget Garage Re-Roof

Lidget Garage Re-Roof This Lidget building was a mere youngster at 11 years old but already Ms. Hollis of Derby had lost confidence in this building. Remarkably, she is amongst the minority that still parks their car in garage. A site survey wasn’t going to be necessary since original sales documents were produced and besides nobody wants a pushy salesman on their doorstep? Nick and Jarod stripped the fibre-cement roofing and the tatty fascias, the roofing supports were cleaned down and the entire building purged of creepy crawlies! They were joined by Andy who swiftly secured the new roof and
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The Proof Is Within Our Email Signature

The Proof Is Within Our Email Signature It hardly seems fair that comparisons are drawn between our premium product and that of the unknown individual that may vanish at will only to spirit another company into existence. In this age of here today and gone tomorrow it must be reassuring to find a company with a trading history stretching back almost 10yrs and with the absence of worry in providing deposit protection and insurance backed guarantees. What’s more, ComptonSpares.com are Which? Trusted Traders. What more could you ask? So, there’s plenty about. No, I don’t mean rogue traders but voices
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Compton Spares pays tribute to Gary Grace

Compton Spares pays tribute to Gary Grace Gary Grace may know nothing about garage revamps, but he sure knows how to spin a sassy tune. We know little about his personal life, but I would like to think like he undertook Grace Home Improvements and that he might be found in his concrete garage making garage repairs. In an earlier life Gary Grace might have undertaken manual work which might have involved handling asbestos. What would Gary know about roofing? Well when he’s not on luxury ocean liners he’s going to have time to spend in his garden building. Perhaps
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When we do garage roof conversions, we do them really well.

When we do garage roof conversions, we do them really well. Mr. Bowden from Farnham Surrey wouldn’t accept the rivals’ proposal to simply convert his roof to apex using just wood. ComptonSpares.com provides a no-holds-barred all steel apex roof conversion and what you see here is what you get. This Marley Pent garage had concrete supports, and to make matters worse it lacked fixing points for a traditional A-frame roofing support system so we designed our frames to attach to the panel fixing points and we added galvanised ‘C’ section to the raise the eaves six inches. We believe that
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The importance of kerbside appeal

The importance of kerbside appeal It’s cheering to go that extra mile and our team did just that recently in Wakefield. We didn’t have to over clad the front pillars, but we felt that by doing this we would vastly increase this building kerbside appeal. This roof overlapped twice on the length and the Marley Eternit roofing is known to warp at these joints. Superficially the building looked fine with new fascias and main door, but it was leaking. You might also notice that the original fascias only went down the sides whilst the new formed fascias now going over
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Our Property Services

Our Property Services WE CAN DIRECT YOU TO THE RIGHT POINT Don’t have any Tom, Dick or Gary general property services offering help in the garage or home. They might appear friendly and offer to cater for individual professional project help, but do they understand the wider process in renovating repairs roof of apex, lean-to, workshops, sectional sheds? They use sub-contractors for sure, the visit and site survey is not specialists, they write on a plain piece of paper which will tear off and the entire job today range from poor trade to suffering. Who allows contact with a party
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It’s a Whopper!

It’s a Whopper! This building in Altrincham, Cheshire is a staggering 41ft (long). Many options were discussed with the client before deciding upon this Van Dyke coloured roof, pressure treated side barge boards and mahogany rosewood PVC window to rear. At first it was proposed to clad the front fascia and door pillars in something like a dark brown colour PVC cladding. It was also mentioned adding a woodgrain PVC fascia to the one side. The only real challenge was to obtain the measurements for the roof adjoining the wall. The current roof was too brittle to support our surveyor,
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“Another One Bites the Dust”

“Another One Bites the Dust”There’s so many reasons to buying your roof from Compton Spares.com that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. This garage for example has gained a quality set of original Compton design PVC fascias as well as guttering supported as the factory once intended. We are sure that our client wasn’t disappointed with the roof either, off the shelf and pre-cut to Compton Sizes. Manchester has a disproportionately high level of garage roof startups. Wishing to outdo the rivals some companies offer outrageous warranties with no trading history to back them up. If the Google
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Two days for the ComptonSpares.com team

Two days for the ComptonSpares.com team Zoë Bloor contacted #comptonspares in April 2017. We identified her garage immediately and a precise price for the demolition and removal of her building was given. A skip arrived a day earlier, and two of the team set about dismantling the structure. All the asbestos corrugated roofing left site with us and a record of the asbestos disposal held on file. Everything went smoothly and timed perfectly. Another reason to Better Buy #comptonspares     We regularly receive requests from insurers to attend to attend to damaged buildings, many specifiers simply go nowhere else
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Like every good movie we have an origin story.

Like every good movie we have an origin story. Perhaps not as exciting as The Avengers of Wolverine but that said, Fred Dibnah got on TV doing demolition work too. The fairly typical asbestos garage isn’t as exciting as chimney stacks but mix it up with a grab wagons, extra-height buildings and breathing equipment and you have a blend of actions that might excite the young and young at heart. We spent two days last week re-roofing a garage and demolitions two asbestos outbuildings. With height and hazardous waste, we almost had the makings of an action movie. 170 miles
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