Blog, Compton Spares.com

Yes, the garage door is shabby looking

Yes, the garage door is shabby looking Yes, the garage door is shabby locking, but it’s the high position of the door lock which caused us concern. With this we knew we were looking a canopy cone and cable door and repair would only be a short-term fix. We suggested replacement with a retractable door; No cables are used in the lifting operation, instead spring assisted side mounted lifting arms assist the opening of the garage door. The re-roof was straightforward as we work on this garage design regularly. The roof and fascias are in dark ‘Juniper’ green which in
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Let’s pull no punches #comptonspares

Let’s pull no punches #comptonspares Let’s pull no punches #comptonspares are best positioned to replace the Compton garage roof. What’s more we’re uniquely remanufacturing components belonging to this now obsolete product. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, usually a site survey won’t be necessary because we have 25 years’ experience of Compton Buildings and already know what length of roofing is required. So, you might be tempted by cheap replacement fascias, well that’s exactly what they are, a cheap over cladding. We provide on the other hand a joinery made and custom built fascias for the Compton Building that includes
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most days we provide significant improvements to garages and, on the remainder, we deliver the dramatic!

Most days we provide significant improvements to garages and, on the remainder, we deliver the dramatic! On most days we provide significant improvements to garages and, on the remainder, we deliver the dramatic! Somewhere underneath all this ivy there lurked a traditional block garage. Once the client had removed enough overgrowth a survey was arranged. In addition to the roof we measured up for a replacement window and main doors. The doors were very traditional (tiny) so steel side-hung doors were recommended. We offered to clear the remainder of the ivy upon our return.         We must
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Compton Balmoral Double Garage Extra-High Garage Re-Roof

Compton Balmoral Double Garage Extra-High Garage Re-Roof It’s surprising what people hold onto such as these photos of a Compton Building being erected back in 1999 and no it wasn’t being installed by the ‘vertically challenged’, this garage is an extra-height version. Even cedarwood has a finite lifespan and Mr. Cox of Heanor, Derbyshire decided to add a set of fresh new PVC fascias. It’s worthwhile noting that ComptonSpares.com are the only producer of replacement garage fascias for the Compton Building. Don’t settle for a cheap over cladding. This roof was specified in Goosewing (light-grey) a popular choice and with
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This was the Compton Buildings of the nineteen nineties and early noughties not the hellish mess that Marshalls PLC brought to Southam.

I have fond memories of my visits to Compton Buildings, Fenny Compton. A warm welcome was guaranteed and as you were led across the open plan office you felt valued by all that greeted you. This was the Compton Buildings of the nineteen nineties and early noughties not the hellish mess that Marshalls PLC brought to Southam. The factory was peculiarly situated in a picturesque rural setting with a small village consisting of very narrow boards and medieval buildings close by. Originally address as Fenny Compton, Leamington Spa, later become Fenny Compton, Southam the factory had excellent road links with
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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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