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The twelve signs you may have employed a cowboy builder

The twelve signs you may have employed a cowboy builder Benjamin Franklin: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten“. This statement remains as true today as it did in the 18th Century. But what are the signs that you’re potentially dealing with a rouge building contractor? 1. No references 2. Unsolicited arrivals …

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Who’s going to replace your tired garage roof?

Who’s going to replace your tired garage roof? Part 1 Yes, the garage door is shabby looking, 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 …

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! Ashley Richard Timms

This is a rather sensitive issue not in the least that highlights our naivety when it comes to people. We still remember when as fledging company nobody would allow us credit. “If only they could see past our circumstances and take us on our word” we would often ask ourselves. So, when we met two young men, Ashley Timms and …

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When your battery garage takes a knock

When your battery garage takes a knock           The battery (block) garage is much more vulnerable than the building at the end of the driveway. A careless wagon can knock a building for six and not in every case will it be repairable. This building is a Marley Compton style of building and has probably been …

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Compton Isis Pent receives a Face Lift

Compton Isis Pent receives a Face Lift This Compton ‘Isis’ garage was fairly entrenched in that it formed the boundary and was possibly supporting adjacent walls. The steel framed windows were far past their best. PVC replacements were proposed. Despite being of cedar construction even the access door had begun to perish. The galvanised facias could do with a lift …

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Question: Do you repair carports Answer: No, not very often

Question: Do you repair carports Answer: No, not very often Mrs. Gilmore, Sheffield had some difficulty conveying her needs to us over the phone, so we quickly dispatched someone to view her building. Having taken stock of her requirements it made sense to recover her carport too. Much of the timberwork was past its best and we renewed the rear …

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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors Cut me in half and it will read LidgetCompton but that doesn’t always mean that I must agree with them on every matter. For example, their most recent Tweets have included some very questionable designs of concrete garage that are hardly worthy of bragging about. They do however highlight some of the design achievements and combinations …

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A Case Study, Asbestos Garage Removal

A Case Study, Asbestos Garage Removal A couple of years ago we returned to the home of Compton Buildings to demolish what could well have been one of their legacy buildings. Once we had removed the overgrowth we discovered a building on what can only be described as on a commercial scale. The main roof structure consisted of an intricate …

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VW T2 Campervan Inspired Garage Storage

VW T2 Campervan Inspired Garage Storage So, you own or want to own a VW T2 bay or split window, right? She’s precious thing and having spent quite a deal of money on the bodywork the last thing you want to do is leave her outdoors. Now to the crunch. Unless you’re packing some trick, air suspension or running 1in …

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Concrete Garage Spotlight: The LidgetCompton Deluxe

Concrete Garage Spotlight: The LidgetCompton Deluxe SAVE UPTO 35% encapsulates the offer for the LidgetCompton Deluxe building. No other offer has every come close. The Deluxe Offer supersedes the Maintenance Free (‘MF’) and Premium Options (‘PO’) packages for PVCu components such as fascias, windows and guttering. It goes on to add security in way of 4-point locking, personal door with …