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Michael Gilligan01/03/2022 20:20:53
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Does anyone happen to recognise this particular system of concrete panel construction ?

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Grateful for a lead to the manufacturer

MichaelG.

Dave Halford01/03/2022 20:59:24
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Banbury Buildings is a possibility.

Robert Butler01/03/2022 21:12:25
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Michael

It does look likely, but if you Google Banbury Buildings and look for Grace's website the panels do look very similar. BUT it also looks as they are no longer in business.

Robert Butler

Michael Gilligan01/03/2022 21:27:12
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Thanks Dave & Robert yes

MichaelG.

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Edit: __ off at a tangent already !

Anyone interested in the case-law of ‘passing off’ should enjoy reading this:

https://academic.oup.com/rpc/article/87/16/463/1598683

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 01/03/2022 21:38:05

Derek Lane01/03/2022 22:03:01
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Have a search for "concrete sectional buildings" you may find what you are looking for

Michael Gilligan01/03/2022 22:17:47
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There lies the problem, Derek

Even with the quotation marks …

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Which is why I asked if anyone recognised it.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 01/03/2022 22:19:32

Chris Crew01/03/2022 23:03:03
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I have a 13' x 21' pre-cast concrete garage with the door aperture replaced with a 'site-office' front as a workshop. The ship-lap front has a window and 4' wide double doors to enable machines to be moved in and out if necessary. This building has performed very well for almost 25 years except that the corrugated concrete fibre roof developed hairline cracks which started to leak. This was entirely my own fault as I had hung too much weight from the internal roof trusses ( three Transwave converters and shelving etc.). I cured this problem by laying 2 x 2 purlins along the external roof and bolting powder-coated corrugated steel sheets to them with bog-standard loft fibre in-between. I suffer from very little condensation or corrosion and the building is easily heated in winter, although I do keep an old Dimplex convection heater switched to its lowest possible setting on 24/7/365. This only kicks in at about 50deg's but may have to be reviewed in the light of rising energy costs. The building was originally supplied by Compton but I believe this firm has been taken over by Lidget.

Bill Phinn02/03/2022 00:05:06
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Posted by Chris Crew on 01/03/2022 23:03:03:
except that the corrugated concrete fibre roof developed hairline cracks which started to leak. This was entirely my own fault as I had hung too much weight from the internal roof trusses.

I know two other people with the same style of roof as yours on their concrete sectional garages. Both roofs have suffered, after a couple of decades, from widespread hairline cracking and then inevitable leaks.

I suspect your own actions, Chris, aren't entirely to blame.

Redsetter02/03/2022 06:37:30
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It looks to me like a Compton. As said, they are no longer in business, but I think parts are still available.

Michael Gilligan02/03/2022 07:31:55
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Thanks for all the suggestions … but I remain bewildered

**LINK**

https://www.comptonspares.com/wp-content/themes/JointsWP/assets/images/garage-brochure.pdf

… does not appear to show anything that is closer than ‘generically similar’ to the construction in question.

If I do manage to conclusively identify it, I will post the information here.

MichaelG.

mgnbuk02/03/2022 07:58:08
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Might have been a local manufacturer no longer trading, Michael.

Prefabricated sectional garages in my area were know as "Grimston" garages after a manufacturer near Bradford. Grimston ceased manufacturing many years ago - their old site is still derelict. Their products were the more usual bolted together vertical sections, not the "post & plank" arrangement that your appears to be.

Maybe worth asking older locals if they recall a manufacturer in the area. Or, if you have an idea of the age of the garage, look in the small ads of period car mechanics magazines - IIRC national suppliers of such buildings used to advertise there.

Nigel B.

Michael Gilligan02/03/2022 08:15:01
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Posted by mgnbuk on 02/03/2022 07:58:08:

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Might have been a local manufacturer no longer trading, Michael.

 

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Indeed it might, Nigel yes

Apologies for the quality of the photos [they are not mine] …

This ‘fence’ is probably contemporaneous, and may be from the same [as yet unidentified] supplier.

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MichaelG.

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Edit: __ I have just found this … which looks encouraging 

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Edited By Michael Gilligan on 02/03/2022 08:28:43

Dave Daniels02/03/2022 09:07:04
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Looks vaguely like the cast pattern on mine.

From these folk:

https://www.leofricgarages.co.uk/index.html

Agree entirely with comments re: Fibre Cement Roofing. Durable it ain't.

D.

Ady102/03/2022 09:19:39
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prefab concrete garage as a search term and look through the images

...trying to the ignore the amount of advertising linkage is getting harder and harder...

Big in the 80s, the sideyways ones were never as popular as the vertical ones if memory serves, maybe because of the build volume required, or the build skills

My uncle chucked a vertical one up on his own

edit: if you've got a strong back there's a few freebies looking for a new home

Edited By Ady1 on 02/03/2022 09:31:58

Michael Gilligan02/03/2022 10:08:13
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Great response from ‘fencingnorthwales’

… pretty sure these ‘gravel boards’ are what was used for the fence:

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https://www.huwsgray.co.uk/shop/welch-rock-face-gravel-board-6-x-12

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https://www.garden-fence-panels.co.uk/concrete-posts-bases/concrete-gravel-boards/concrete-base-panel-rock-face/

‘though the Garage remains a mystery.

MichaelG.

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 02/03/2022 10:15:16

Robert Butler02/03/2022 22:02:09
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Michael, if you Google the Leofric website you will see they do a variety of finishes including Rockwall which may be suitable. Only a small image however.

The Gravel Boards mentioned are freely available from a number of sources and have a rather generic surface finish. Hope this helps.

Robert Butler

Michael Gilligan03/03/2022 07:11:33
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Posted by Robert Butler on 02/03/2022 22:02:09:

Michael, if you Google the Leofric website you will see […]

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Thanks, Robert : **LINK**

https://www.concrete-garages-sheds.co.uk/concrete_sheds_garages_concrete_panel_system.htm

Description of their ‘Panel and Post’ system is at the bottom of that page.

MichaelG.

Michael Gilligan03/03/2022 08:16:19
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PostScript

Anyone who has tried lifting a concrete panel might find these brief instructions amusing: **LINK**

http://leofricgarages.co.uk/how_to_erect.html

MichaelG.

mgnbuk03/03/2022 08:55:23
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Probably easier lifting that style of panel than the 7' high vertical sections Michael.

I prefered the "get someone else in to do it" approach when I had one erected in place of a 1930's timber framed asbestos panel clad garage at my first house. 12' 6" x 18' apex roof vertical panel garage erected in around 3 hours by two guys - with no aches, pains, trapped fingers etc. on my part.

Nigel B

Mike Poole03/03/2022 11:22:08
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I built my fence with concrete channeled posts and concrete gravel boards, the panels were 1.8m and the gravel boards 6ft, the panels are too narrow and I had to add the missing inch to the panels to make them fit securely. If anyone is taking on a fence project then check the sizes. I imagine there will be a few fence projects in progress after the winds recently.

Mike

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