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Article Date: 3rd December 2013

Catnic - Welsh Developer Specifies Catnic for his ‘Swansong’

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A vastly experienced property developer has paid Catnic lintels what is arguably the greatest possible tribute by including the company’s products in the specification for his retirement home, as well as the other three exclusive houses he is constructing on a site in Llantrisant on Anglesey, North Wales.

As the owner of A & C Builders, Clive Pegg has constructed hundreds of houses across the country over the past 30 years, as well as undertaking specific commissions for other clients, and has generally chosen to use Catnic steel lintels: based on price and performance, as well as an element of national pride. Furthermore this latest project has also demonstrated the versatility of the manufacturer’s timber framed lintel range.

He is therefore now very close to completing his and wife Lorraine’s dream home. Inspired by a visit to the Ideal Home Exhibition back in the 1980s. Clive Pegg takes up the account saying: “It was 25 years ago that I queued for hours to look round a Potton Home at Earls Court and was so impressed that I promised myself that I would build one for my retirement.”

“What we have built here at Llantrisant, on the site of some derelict agricultural sheds, is a four bedroom, three bathroom property with all the beautiful exposed timber beams that Potton is known for, featuring stonework inside and out as well as areas of K-rend. We have named the house ‘Can Yr Alarch’, which in Welsh translates to song of the swan.”

The other three dwellings on the site, two of which are also structurally finished, are either four bedroom with three bathrooms, or five bedroom with two bathrooms, and constructed to a similarly high specification.

Explaining his choice of Catnic Lintels, Clive goes on to say: “The company has always been based in Caerphilly, and I’m a firm believer in supporting my fellow Welsh; the price has always been competitive and there has never been any problem with the quality. We have used Catnic’s lintels for many years and our local Area Sales Manager is very helpful too.”

While the oak posts and beams characterize the interior to Potton houses, there is a more conventional timber frame forming the external envelope. Each of the homes constructed by A & C Builders has used a dozen or more of Catnic’s CTF5 Timber Frame lintels. These span a 50mm cavity from the structural inner wall to either the rendered blockwork or the randomly coursed Methios reconstituted stonework.

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