Closed for business until July the 9th 2019
please contact me after this date to book work in or for inquiries .
Sorry we do not have anyone taking inquiries and no emails or phones are manned during this period .
I always switch off from work when on Holiday .
It is called relaxing and being stress free .
So please respect my privacy while I am on holiday .
Hi We are on Holiday for the next two weeks , business will reopen on 9th of July
We are pretty booked out for July and are taking bookings for august as we speak , but please contact me after the 9th of july to book work in .
My Daughters are at Home with the dogs but we are not open for business .
I do not even answer Emails or my mobile while on holiday , so anyone wishing to speak to me will have to wait until after July the 9th .
Has your precious table been affected by flooding in the last few weeks of downpours ?
We have experience of dismantling and taking off site for store and refurb of snooker and pool tables that have been affected by water or smoke damage .
this clients rear Garden was flooding and we where sent for URGENTLY , to dismantle the Full size snooker table that would have been affected ,
But we were quick to remove it off the flooding site before serious damage could be done
As you can see it was almost there , right up to the base of the doorway to the Garden snooker room .
Pumps were brought in to get it to back down , and we dismantled the table and took it away , the water had just touched the first two legs and the carpet was sodden .
We were just in time .
The table before the flood
The table after the flood , set back up , cloth replaced due to damp conditions it shrunk being 100% wool it had to be replaced under Insurance claim .
We deal direct with Insurance company if required , giving quote to remove and deliver back to site and set back up , plus any re-cloth work
This room after drying out which took weeks , also had to have new Carpets , and new skirting and repainted .
Although I do say East midlands we also do other parts of the UK ,but we are dropping the far reach areas of the UK due to time scale and costs .
Unless the client covers those extra days costs of traveling and B&B .
I would say after retirement and closures of billiard businesses in our area there are now around only two ( MAYBE only ONE fully qualified Billiard fitter ) still operating and based within our area of Derby Nottingham and Lincoln area known as the EAST MIDLANDS .
these are proper time served Billiard table fitters with at least 30 year experience and in our case over 40 years personal experience of our main and only time served fitter .
Be very wary of none skilled people doing this work , if they cannot put the table back up and have to call in a professional fitter as a sub contractor then why not deal direct with the experienced time served Billiards fitter in the first place .
The none semi skilled person will not have the proper experience or Insurance cover that GCL billiards carry .
Call Geoff Large at GCL billiards for a quote , we have a full range of equipment to move tables and also a new van every 4 years .
so you can be pretty sure your table will arrive for installation .
This is typical of what we do , store on site in a garage does not take up much space
always stand slates upright leaning the back edge towards the wall , like an upright door , this will limit any chipping out of face end joint edges .
all bolts and screws to be boxed .
We also offer a bubble wrapping service .
Above our van properly loaded for even weight distribution .
A blanket wrapped table , loaded for safe transport .
We know what we are doing with over 40 years personal experience Geoff Large is a fully time served billiards fitter .
trained down from fitter to fitter since 1976 when he first started in the billiards industry .
and you can be sure the table will be put back together professionally and ready for play .
We do not do much table moving nowadays , most of our time is spent maintaining and re-clothing , re-rubbering , new nets and leathers .
but when we get a table move , you can be sure we know how to go about it .
and we are fully equipped to do this , although we do prefer Ground floor only locations though due to our age now .
But we will access any upstairs work before we commit to any upstair work , but it may be that more local labour is required to get the heavy slates up or downstairs .
BELOW TYPICAL REBUILD AND HOW I GO ABOUT IT
FRAME UP AND ROUGH LEVEL
SLATES ABOUT TO GO ON
POSITION OF SLATES TAKEN FROM MIDDLE SLATE
FILLING IN SLATE JOINTS
SMOOTHING OUT SLATE JOINTS
AGAIN CHECK LEVEL
REFIT OR FIT NEW CLOTH BED CLOTH
ALWAYS TACK BED CLOTH ON
LEVELING TOE PIECES
TYPICAL AFTER CARE KIT OF IRON & PURE BRISTLE BRUSH
FINISHED SET UP , THIS ONE IN FRANCE .
NOT MY CUP OF TEA BUT THE CLIENTS CHOICE OF COLOUR
WE ALSO RELOCATE AMERICAN POOL TABLES
and Dining billiard tables
Call Geoff Large for further details of relocating snooker tables .
or any other work you may require .