Today I have been to a local private house to complete a re-cover in 6811 pool cloth , the pool table was an Excel make in a nice beech colour.
the table was 6 years old but after the re-cover it looked like it was as new.
the table is situated in a very large south facing conservatory and the cloth had bleached to a very faded sea foam green colour . in this photo I have laid a section over the new cloth for comparison as the owner removes lost chalk from the inside of the table.
We have been inundated with enquiries now the Winter is approaching it is going to be very busy period on the approach to Christmas , one phone call today was for me to go over to Nottingham City Centre to have a look at a full size snooker table that had some water damage from a bathroom pipe leaking above the room , this table also was due a re-rubber the quote has gone in for a re-rubber / re-cover plus new nets and leathers and level of table .
We have confirmed work for two re-rubber / recovers next week in the Coventry area , one 9ft billiard table move from near Retford in Notts, to just outside Great Yarmouth.
also in as confirmed work is another re-rubber / recover on table 1 and stretch bed cloth on 2nd table in Derby , and in burton on trent an unusual Carom table moveand possible re-cover , that’s a table with no pockets , they call them Continental billiard tables and play a game called three cushion billiards on them , We have many pool table’s to re-cover now that the winter league has started , our pool table rental business is also taking off again with two tables going in this month and one next month , we also have service work booked out and some work in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire should be coming in soon . we have 5 full size snooker tables to put back into order for a large snooker club locally having suffered from a break in that resulted in many thousands of pounds worth of damage , they took the brass pockets off 10 full size snooker tables along with every brass hook for scrap value , but it was the way they did it , by taking a sledge hammer to the cushions they smashed all the woodwork up . plus took all the copper pipe from the ceiling resulting in water coming down onto the table’s.
All that damage to the snooker tables in what must have made them around £30 in brass scrap value for ten sets of pocket plates and some hooks .
the new cushion estimate is around £6,000 to £8,000 for the 10 tables and with decent second hand cushions around £1500 , we think we can get him second hand cushions at a decent price.
We are aiming for our core business to be in the East Midlands area , but we will venture outside this area , having recently completed work in the counties of Yorkshire , Northamptonshire, Staffordshire , Shropshire , and Worcestershire .
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