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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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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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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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Installation Instructions Compton Garage

Installation Instructions Compton Garage It is rare to come across installation instructions for the Compton Garage, for sure none were produced from 1990. Those who still have a working memory of the Compton Building are almost certainly 2nd generation or apprentice taught. Most installation teams comprised of two men or sometimes a man and his female companion who would arrive on site fully expecting the building to be set out on the concrete base in manner that would aid the installation. They had the delivery driver to thank for this foresight who most often delivered alone and who might very
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Revamp Your Garage Before You Put It on The Market

Revamp Your Garage Before You Put It on The Market FACT 90% percent of householders don’t put a car in their garage but having a garage on the property rates high in the property market. I recall my parents downsizing in the 1980s, their new house was in a prime rural location, but the garage was no fit for purpose. What’s more the furniture which they stored within this asbestos and timber building did very quickly become mouldy with a little hint of mouse poo. These days, having a property which has room for a garage is a luxury not
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Spotlight on Garage Revamps

Spotlight on Garage Revamps Next week we have some really interesting garage revamps, beginning in Cambridgeshire where we have had delivered a huge 14ft wide garage door fully-finished in Traffic Grey. Over in Ellesmere Port a set of black coloured fascias are to accompany a re-roof of a pent garage. Later in the week we’re near Newquay to fit another garage door, PVC fascias, windows and roof and as a final roundabout we’re in York and Sheffield on Friday. You can guarantee that we’re going to have some raving reviews and great photos to follow. With such high order values
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Why buy from anywhere else?

We had a lady on the phone today she was asking for our assistance is rectifying work carried out by a nationwide company. Fortunately, she had recourse through the bank to recover her money, but this wouldn’t have been the case had she paid by Debit Card, Cash or Cheque. We’re Which? Trusted Traders which a literally hundreds of positive reviews to back up our statements. Why buy from anywhere else? Would you buy from a business trading off a mobile phone? Would you buy from a business with no staff? Would you buy from an unregistered (sole proprietor)? Would
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Looking For A Builder? Don’t Trust….The Cowboys

Looking For A Builder? Don’t Trust….The Cowboys WARNING, WARNING rant time. Perhaps I have too much time on my hands during these bleak darker months but when I read the rivals boasting, “10, 25yrs guarantees” and “15, 25yrs experience” from fledging companies with barely 1yrs trading under their belt I become enraged. The internet is a marvellous consumer tool and it won’t take too long to pull up some horrific reviews and examples of customer neglect or lack of reviews thereof Delve deeper, are you just dealing with a sole trader or is the registered a office simply a private
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We’ve long warned of the disastrous results of bitumen based roofing

We’ve long warned of the disastrous results of bitumen based roofing We’ve long warned of the disastrous results of bitumen based roofing and this building in South West London is no exception. Such roofing systems are wholly unsuitable for the prefab market as the weakness in the sheet must be compensated by boarding out the entire roof and sectional garages were never intended to support this kind of weight. As you can see the new roof and fascias fit like a glove and the roofing sheets are single length so there’s little chance of leaking. Both roof and fascias have
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