Very Important Notice For Our Customers
Theft of Lead From Our Roof - June 2014
The Effect It Has Had On Our Business - How It Affects You & Us - We need your help
What Has Happened?
We were merrily working serving customers on the afternoon of Tuesday 10th June 2014 around 5.00pm when we noticed water dripping in from the ceiling following a sudden downpour, in one side of our retail store. We closed to investigate and found that ALL the lead from our roof had been stolen,thus giving rise to the leak. We have effected temporary repairs until a professional roofer can carry out repairs which will hopefully commence 11th June. For the record no lead will be used as the new roof will be poly/plastic.
FREE Collection & Re-Delivery thoughout the Fylde Coast
We are putting on more collection and re-delivery drivers. If you are local anywhere in the FY Fylde Coast area we shall deliver your framing FREE OF ANY DELIVERY CHARGE. We shall also collect any items you require framing FREE OF ANY COLLECTION CHARGE.
It Is Business as Usual
*It is business as usual, despite the fact our shop looks empty and closed down - it is business as usual as our actual framing workshop,which is part of the whole store is segregated and luckily used to be a secure gun store - so is constructed solely of concrete. The floor is concrete, the walls are concrete, the ceiling and roof are concrete, so we can continue framing during repairs and are still open for business as usual. We just ask that you email us to order, telephone us or advise us if you intend visiting. All customers orders currently completed or awaiting completion are thus very safe and very secure*
Please be aware there may be an extra few days added on for the completion of orders thus far not completed due to this issue of lead theft from our roof due to circumstances beyond our control.We thank you in advance for your understanding.
We Thank You
We thank you for your patience and understanding and ask anyone visiting this website reading this message to get in touch with us if they have ANY information relating to this theft of lead from our roof. A substantial reward is available if you can provide us directly the names and addresses of those responsible for stealing the lead from our roof.. You can also contact the Police direct. If you would prefer to contact us direct instead, please do if you know anything, know who is responsible, noticed any 'unusual' activity around Oxford Square Newhouse Road Blackpool or saw any suspicious persons or vehicles in the area.
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We have this evening temporarily covered the roof where the lead was stolen with all we had available - bubble wrap, which we have pinned down using picture pins and weighted with concrete slabs, roof tiles and bricks. Best we could do at short notice....!!! We went from framer mode to roofer mode in 1 minute...!! Well we have to maintain a sense of humour I suppose..!!!
The mess our roof has been left in
We have a roofer coming 11 June to carry out a professional repair, a repair that will involve poly/plastic NOT lead,which we think is great service at such short notice.
Update:- Our New Roof
Well it is 8.30 pm 11th June and we have finally finished our new roof which contains NO LEAD - instead simple felt roofing and gutter.
Our next job is covert CCTV, instore, outside store and on the roof. Real time CCTV that records to an external drive, stored securely elsewhere.