Blog, Compton Spares.com

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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Case Study – Mrs. Gilberthorpe, Burton upon Trent

Case Study – Mrs. Gilberthorpe, Burton upon Trent At the request of the client we visited her buy to let property in Burton upon Trent to ascertain what was wrong with her current garage door and to take some measurements for our proposals for a replacement garage roof. What we discovered was that the concrete front lintel had collapsed onto the garage door pressing down onto it hard. The building was obsolete therefore replacement garage panels were no longer obtainable so we put forward the suggestion that the lintel be removed/disposed of entirely and replaced with a substantial timber fascia
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Maintaining your LidgetCompton concrete garage

Maintaining your LidgetComptonconcrete garage LidgetCompton guarantee the structural integrity of their concrete garages for a period of ten years from the date of purchase. Should any structural component fail during that period, LidgetCompton will repair or replace it at no cost to you provided that basic maintenance has been carried out. Like any item of value, it is important that certain components within your concrete garage receive periodic maintenance. Steel – mild steel roof trusses are manufactured and welded on site at by LidgetCompton concrete garages. Steel is primed with a water based primer before leaving the factory. This steel
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Superficially the roof looked fine but it leaked like a sieve

Superficially the roof looked fine but it leaked like a sieve Mr. Fowler of Coventry had previously hired what he soon discovered to be rouge builders. Superficially the roof looked fine but it leaked like a sieve and goodness knows where the original asbestos went. Naturally he was suspicious of any contractor but he was offered the peace of mind that Compton Spares.com was a Which? Trusted Traded an endorsement not offered by any of their rivals. Our installers arrived promptly at 8am on the agreed date and they quickly set about removing the leaky roof and the new factory
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Will we be retaining the existing steelwork and fixings on a Compton Garage?

Will we be retaining the existing steelwork and fixings on a Compton Garage? In a nutshell NO. The original Compton Building will consist of concrete fibre possibly with traces of asbestos roofing, steel A-frames and purlins. The purlins in their current form are designed to accept hook type fixings but in the time honoured designs of Compton Buildings we will converting these purlins to accept steel roofing and utilising 21st Century tek screws. Our roofs are also fastened down at a good many points than the original ensuring a secure and trouble free roof for decades to come.
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Which? Trusted traders

Which? Trusted traders Compton Spares.com is now very close now to achieving its Which? accreditation. No other garage repair specialist can boast this accolade and frankly we would be surprised if many of our rivals are capable of proving these high levels of client satisfaction. Code of conduct For consumers: This is the code of conduct that Which? Trusted traders agree to follow when they join our scheme. For traders: The code should be read together with the Which? Trusted Traders Agreement, the User Regulations and the “What is Expected of You” documentation. For ease of reference, we refer to
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