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Compton Buildings, Fenny Compton

Compton Buildings, Fenny Compton To the uninitiated all garages might all look the same but we can identify a Compton Building from a description, size or Google Streetview image. Compton Buildings manufactured concrete garages for over 50yrs although the design hardly altered. Yes it is true that towards the end of their time they did experiment with new forms of brick and stone effect but on the whole you can expect two common roof pitch, popular sizes and an all steel roof construction. The slab like design with the distinctive brown brick effect is the Marlborough/Balmoral version, the Rockstone the
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Case studies – carport roof, Derby – garage roof, Herefordshire

Case studies – carport roof, Derby – garage roof, Herefordshire Mr. Gabb lives in a conservation area so he had to be sure that his replacement roof would be in line with the character and appearance of the surroundings. He chose a light-grey coloured roof with dark green barge boards a combination which is popular amongst our more rural customers. Look carefully and you may spot a pair translucent roofing panels. Mr. Potter was recommended to Compton Spares.com by a neighbour. He was uncertain as to whether Compton Spares.com would be willing to undertake the repairs on his carport so
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Have you ever had one of those days?

Have you ever had one of those days? The owner of this garage has ripped off the main door and driven through the rear of their building. All in a day’s work for Compton Spares.com garage repairs and refurbishment. Nothing is straightforward with a Compton Building from the peculiar sized door and fitment to the absence of repair panels. You’re going to require experienced Compton installers too, most have moved on following the demise of the original manufacturer. To make repairs, assembly bolts, mastic panel spaces and chamfered washers will be required and reinstatement of the internal sand/cement fillet. Compton
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Compton Spares. com are the Market Leaders in the replacement of Compton Garage roofs. Setting us apart from our rivals and imitators’ we’re Which? Trusted Traders and we operate nationwide. We have a showroom as well as not one but two warehousing facilities. Our installations are performed by in-house operatives (not sub-contractors) and if you want to dig deeper we’re a bona fide company, VAT and Environment Agency registered. But so isn’t everyone else right? NO. There’s certain rouge traders out there operating from their market stalls and even from garage showrooms who
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CONCRETE GARAGE REPAIRS AND REVAMPS Compton Garages

CONCRETE GARAGE REPAIRS AND REVAMPS Compton Garages If you have a sectional garage or concrete garage that is either damaged, leaking water, worn or looking tired then the assumption is that you need to replace it. However, Compton Spares specialise in garage roof refurbishments, providing a total garage revamp solution. This tarpaulin cover is not going to see the year out. You might try patching the roof with the odd replacement sheet but as you offer the new sheet up the adjacent panel splits. How about Wickes Onduline, it looks similar right? Well next summer is begins to warp and
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Compton Spares.com stock items

Compton Spares.com stock itemsCompton Spares.com has been trading since 2009. Initially our stock was derived from the liquidated stores at Compton Buildings which included concrete garage panels, fascias, springs, locks and much much more. As the stock dwindled we began to track down many of the original suppliers to Compton Buildings but where this wasn’t possible we began to commission the manufacture of components ourselves. These days we make PVC fascias, concrete garage (spar) pebbledash panels, lining clips, gutter brackets and straps and garage roof conversion brackets. Where there’s enough demand we will put our designs to a skilled set
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Nine case study videos compilation

We’re particularly proud of our case study videos so have compiled this compilation of some of the most recent including new roofs, garage revamps and replacement garage doors. We expected to unearth a barn find when we heard that the door on this garage had been jammed shut for some time. No such luck but we did save Mrs. Gilberthorpe the cost of a replacement door once we identified that the fault lay with a collapsing front lintel. In conjunction with a replacement garage roof (including the licensed disposal of the asbestos) we set about exchange the concrete support for
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A Case Study – Mr. Adams, Plymouth, Devon

A Case Study – Mr. Adams, Plymouth, Devon Mr. Adams contacted @comptonspares back in January. At the time he was undecided whether to repair or replace his current garage. In addition to our garage revamp services we demolish sectional buildings nationwide and we’re agents for LidgetCompton the nation’s favourite range of concrete garages. A fixed price was given for the garage removal plus an installed price for a brand new Lidget Garage. We kept in touch with Mr. Adams and we were only too pleased to assist him in weighing up the options. A garage revamp was decided upon and
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A case study – Mr. Grindle, Kirkby In Ashfield

A case study – Mr. Grindle, Kirkby In Ashfield It was a two horse race when deciding which company Mr. Grindle would choose to revamp his garage. He had chosen local companies and each sent representatives to his home to discuss the benefits of their product and installation. Compton Spares.com won out, as a Which? Trusted Trader with a proven pedigree and performing 100s of quality installations each year it was a no-brainer. Better Buy Compton Spares.com What of the competition? He was simply a sole trader representing a contractor and neither having premises he rightfully smelt a rat.
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Diary of a garage roof installer

Diary of a garage roof installer I was fortunate enough to join our installation teams as they travelled from the Midlands, to the North West and around the Home Counties. Day 1 and a 7am call arrived asking for assistance on a job in Bedford. 2hrs later I arrive in Bedford to assist Paulius with a Compton ‘Lawnston’ Apex. By the time I had arrived he had already gotten the roof sheets on so I sent about adding foam filler, clearing the floors and generally giving the inside of the garage a good cleansing ensuring that no traces of the
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