March 2011 News


Spring’s here and the pace is picking up – we’ve survived winter blues again and we’re BUSY!! Joe just celebrated his 73rd birthday, still working ten to twelve hours a day, still delivering at weekends because he enjoys it (although disappointed it was too cold to paddle at Rhyll last weekend) and thanks to the lads from North Wales Marquees for unloading us so efficiently.

The season’s obviously started early, we’re taking on more staff and we’re deep into making our new aluminium grid floor that takes our boarded floor or your old Weblok boards. Although it works well with the old 8ft x 2ft panels, there’s always the problem of the specials to fit between the tent legs and make it all metric, and that still doesn’t solve the length of the rows and fitting to varying lengths of tent.

WE’VE FINALLY DONE IT – As well as the 8′ x 2′ panels we are now also making metric flooring on the same principle as the old Weblok. The panels fit our grid floor perfectly, any bay size and width, any length metric tent. We believe this is the only cassette type flooring that can be used directly onto the ground without its base, so dual purpose flooring. We supply it sealed with three coats of tough acrylic lacquer, so it can be a dance floor, a sub floor or a perfectly level or raised grid floor, without the need for carpeting. It’s the same profile as the old Weblok flooring, so your edging will fit for doorways and we can provide a transition row if you want to lay it with your existing boarded floor stock.

VIP Special offers. We have a few slightly damaged (small scratches or dents) folding bars counters for sale at £200 plus VAT courtisy of TNT who dropped a delivery.

Maple stage tops

We’ve also got some beautiful stage tops, 6mm maple on 12mm plywood to fit our 8ft x 4ft folding rostra. They are for sale at £100 each plus VAT. If you’re passing Junction 24 of the M1, call in and have a look and a coffee. Our complaints department will proudly show you all the seconds we’ve amassed – you wouldn’t believe the lengths our staff will go to find new ways to ‘improve’ our products.

You can also see the new lit poseur/cocktail tables, folding lit wedding cake stands, and the new folding top stages which we’re selling like hot cakes for the new Zumba craze to fitness instructors.

Loch Ranoch Feb 2011

Joe’s a bit grumpier than usual – we’ve just returned from a classic break in the Highlands of Scotland – arrived by AA Relay, following a snow plough to our destination, and had to send the dog home with hyperthermia. Otherwise – a beautiful break which reminded us that our marina isn’t as cold and isolated as we thought.


About grumpyjoes

Inventor of the "lok" floor system.
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