Snooker & Pool Table Recovers

Geoff Large, expert table fitter with 37 years of experience. All aspects of snooker, pool and 9 ball table recovers, repairs and maintenance. My services include: Recover of bed cloth and/or cushion cloth Stretching of bed cloth Re-rubbering of cushions Fitting new pocket nets, leathers and rails Refurbishment and re-polishing Levelling of the table Dismantling, moving, setting up, logistics and storage Pool table hire Service contracts West of England 100% pure new wool first grade cloth used, no seconds.

Snooker table Dismantle and Transport relocation , use GCL billiards for this specialist service

We have 40 years experience of relocating Snooker and Pool tables of various sizes
if you are looking to have a snooker or Pool table relocated then call in the professionals .
GCL billiards have the correct tools and men to move these heavy tables from one location to another .
dorset slates coming off frame june 2105
The heavy slates are the main object that will catch may DIY or man and a van out , they require careful handling and knowledge of safe loading or storing of these Slates correctly  .
We have three of these piano wheels and a slate slide for downstairs maneuvering with ease of just three men .
Upstairs locations may require up to 6 men to lift these slates up  but we sometimes only use 4 men .
a ground floor to Ground floor locations only require two men
bentinck slates and frame
This table only required moving 6 feet , but it still required a full strip down of slates off the frame to move it safely without damage to slate joints
Do not listen to firms who say they can jack up a full size table and wheel it to a new position , this will damage the slate joints and your carpets or floor covering , and may snap the legs in the process too .
GCL billiards men are trained over years of experience to move tables in a safe and responsible way .
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sometimes we are lucky with on site fork lifts , we always look for the easy option , but never cut corners , on this job
We where able to ask the local farmer if he could just fork lift the slates out of the van and up to the floor the tables where being erected back up on .
B & watts for sale K & Ashfield stored bubbl;e wrapped
If we have to store tables on site , we can also offer a full bubble wrapping service
This table being stored in dismantled form in our Clients Garage , taking very little room up
clitheroe frame up level slates in back
On this job we arrived to find that the client had all ready got the slates and frame upstairs ,
this helps not only in time but in costing as we where only required to send one fitter out to complete this table fitting , with the clients help of putting the slates back onto the frame.
Mark parry frame assemble
When we reach the relocated site , we can start to put the frame parts out ready for assembly
mark parry slates on and linings ready
the slates can go back on and any final leveling done and tack linings refitted
linc brain finished table
And the Table is ready for play in it’s new home
van igor loaded inside cargo
A full size snooker table fits neatly and stacked correctly for transport in the back of our van
Rear view of van Igor
You may see us out and about on the road , our van has distinctive livery of pool theme on sides and Snooker on rear
if you are thinking or having a snooker or Pool table dismantled and relocated , then please get in touch with Geoff Large
with 40 years experience of relocating full size snooker tables , you are in safe hands .

email Geoff below for a quote

c.large@btinternet.com 

WE ARE NOT A SNOOKER CLUB ! do not phone us up trying to book a table to play on please try Stapleford cue club or any mentioned below to play snooker or pool .

We do not own a snooker or pool club , but if you do require to find a club to play local to us , try Stapleford cue Club they are the closest snooker club to me 2 mile down the road .
Stapleford Cue club is situated at
148 Derby Road behind the pizza hut take away .
Stapleford
Nottingham.
NG9 7AY
tel 01159 394 504

if you are very close to Derby then try
Cueball
under rollerworld access to right in carpark
Derby DE21 4AW
tel 01332 360924

other side of Nottingham then try
Newark cue club
41 Barker Gate
NG24 1UA
tel 01636 612030

I get many phone calls asking if we are open to book a table to play on ?
We are not advertised as a snooker club , we are a Billiards /Snooker / Pool table or as a collective a Cue sports table MAINTENANCE company
This means we work on tables repairing or maintaining them .
our other business is long term contract of coin operated pool table hire to pubs and clubs we do not own our own club .
I am sorry to say it is getting beyond a joke at how many people phone us up sometimes at 12 to 2am in the morning and Today ( Christmas Day ) of all days to ask what time we shut or are we open today.
we suspect these are Taxi Drivers knocking off work or taking a break and wanting somewhere to play snooker or pool .
I do not know of any all nighter snooker clubs most close at 12pm at the latest .

but just to refresh what we are about .

This is what we do
Ashbourne 9ft rubber and cushion blocks gluedpool table keyworth 7ft riley superleague strippinglivingstone strip and cover cushions bluerushcliffe tables and shades on vanBaulk line re-cover june 2015 working on cushions apartBaulk line re-cover june 2015 Geoff on cushion strip
If you require to book a table try Stapleford cue club they are the closest snooker/pool club to me
AND THIS WHAT A SNOOKER CLUB LOOKS LIKE
winners at stabbo cue club x 4
stapleford cue club
cueball pool room busy
Cueball in Derby pool room and plenty of full size snooker tables
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Newark cue club 41 Carter gate Newark Nottinghamshire NG24 1UA ………….tel 01636 612030 for booking to play on pool and snooker tables .
Hunters Bar Dec 15th 2015 7 recovers on pool
Hunters Bar Grantham 1 Union Street , Grantham next to lidl’s , NG31 6NZ……………… tel 01476 579493
Hunters bar has 7 UK pool , 4 american pool , and 6 full size snooker tables to play on .

Riley full size Aristocrat normal cushion table for sale ….£500 Bargain .

We have a client who wishes to sell their nice Riley Aristocrat full size snooker table .
Table looks in good order with vast range of accessories included .
Just £500 buy arranges for collection , GCL billiards will quote to move this table for any buyer and set it back up again on ground floor .
All inquiries to

c.large@btinternet.com

or phone 07753466064 and speak to Geoff Large at GCL billiards

GCL BILLIARDS CLOSED FROM December 21st to Monday 7th January

PLEASE NOTE ****
No emails or  telephone or answer messages will be responded to in the period break of 21st of December to Monday 7th January
We are closed for our Christmas Break ,

GCL Biliiards will be closed from Friday 21st of December to Monday 7th of January
We already have most of January booked out for work , with some other job’s pending to fill the rest of January in .
part of February is also booked out , so again we have 6 to 8 weeks waiting for pool and snooker table work .
with just the odd day free here and there for local work .

We have a sottish trip due in January to Peebles , to move a 9ft table from Sheffield .
this will involve staying in Peebels at an Hotel PUB  / B&B for the night .
other work in is 7 pool tables and 4 american pool tables in Grantham .

we also have a week of work to do at Butlins in skegness in early Feb , and also a club in Ashby del a zouch with 5 tables due work .

add to this a lot of private and pub club work on single and double tables and you can see how quick a month can be booked out with only around 22 working days per month on average .

we would like to wish all our clients and future clients a very happy and prosperous new year
and hope that Brexit is not too disruptive to our work and supplies which I am  sure it will not be .
we try and use as much UK manufactured goods in our line of work as possible .
we will try and keep our prices in order and an acceptable level for the skilled work required , but we are governed by materiel and other goods prices and fuel .
also insurance and overall running costs of this small firm .
but I think you will find we around £10 give or take with a like for like skilled Billiards fitting firm .
please note that relocating snooker tables is a costly affair , where you can pick up a full size snooker table for a couple of hundred pounds it costs on average two thirds ore than the purchase  to relocate it . *** plus expenses like fuel miles traveled B&B and 2nd day labour rates  if required .

We will continue to try and link buyers with sellers to tables but we do not buy them in to sell , we only act as an agent for a seller and we list a table for free and only charge £25 admin fee if we are successful in finding a buyer for you . £25 admin fee is only payable once table has been sold , no sale no £25 fee .

We do have some success rate in moving tables on for people via our for sale page .

just take a look at our for sale pages if you are in the market for a Billiard / Snooker table , there are some bargain tables with some realistic prices on there like this Karnehm and Hillman table in excellent order cloth wise , apart from a few knocks in the polish work where cross rest has been put back at angle knocking the wood end and cushion , and just recently added . but take a look through all the for sale listings you may find just what you are looking for

Karnehm and Hillman full size square leg snooker table for sale just £250 .


Custom Taupe cloth colour for BCE snooker table fitted .

Today I have set up a full size BCE Westbury steel cushioned table at a  clients house near Derby
my client is having his whole house modernized and extended , and some serious designs have gone into the property .
one thing they did require for the snooker table was a custom colour of Taupe from Hainsworth smart cloth .
Taupe is a kind of mushroom or faded camel colour is another way to describe it .
the cloth  looks grey in the photo’s but close up it is mushroom soup colour .

Frame being set up , just the centre adjustable slate muntin’s ( centre slate bearers )  to be fitted next and a pre level of frame before slates go on .

stripping cushions ready for re-cover . slates have been fitted , and joints filled and level .

Match play steel cushions re-covered in the new Taupe coloured Hainsworth smart  cloth .

Bed cloth being fitted

Table finished , Balls set up for play .
the light above the table  is not my cup of tea , but the clients are looking into that with a possibility of changing it for something more suitable for the table .
if they deem it not suitable .

my clients are going to have the whole frame and cushion cappings painted in another colour

Closed for 7th to 11th of December , and Christmas holidays from 21st December to 7th of January .

We will be closed for business and phone or contact for December 7th /8th /9th/10th &11th 2018 , ( 5 Days ) Small family break

And also for December 21st 2018  to January 7th 2019 ( 17 days ) our Christmas closed period .

We will not be answering any emails or telephone messages during this period , and would ask all clients to make contact before or after these dates .
and refrain from clogging our message and email system .

8ft by 4ft Solid 1/4 sawn oak Riley billiard Snooker dining table for sale , MINT CONDITION ! £2500

Private selling client , table is based in Reading .

Priced at £2500 for the table

and £1800 for the renovated chairs

here we have a very nice immaculate 8ft by 4 ft Riley solid oak snooker dining table
with dual height lifters and handles .please study the photos ,

Fully renovated cloth is and only can be described as new .

the raise and fall on these 8fts have pull out handles to make lifting the top up to playing height more comfortable
and then lowering to dining height , these are only found on the 8ft versions , and not the smaller 6 or 7ft tables .
the 8ft tables always fetch a high premium as they seat more and you get a better game on an 8ft than  a smaller table .
please allow around 5ft all the way around the table for full size cue use .
an ideal room would be 18ft by 14ft  , but you could use smaller 4ft cues if you wish . which would make the room size 16ft by 12ft .

this is what makes Riley diners so dependable , a rise and fall lifter mechanism

score board included .

the table on its own with some accessories is priced at just £2500 and has been fully renovated .
Chairs are optional and priced by separate negotiation but a further price of £1800 for the set of expensive fully renovated and upholstered chairs has been mentioned .
You may wish to ask about delivery costs for this table ,GCL Billiards would be happy to quote for a bespoke billiard table service for this skilled work .

All inquiries to

c.large@btinternet.com

we will forward your inquiry to the seller .

7ft George Edwards Billiards Snooker dining table circa late 1890s early 1900s . £1500

Here we have a very nice 7 ft Mahogany George Edwards Snooker billiards dining table .
the table is based in the Rutland district   , which is around Leicester and Peterborough area of the UK .

Priced to sell at just £1500 , a dealer may want another £1000 to £1500 out of you so a good price .
*** Price does not include delivery , price is as it is on site .

as you can see it has been re-clothed recently without much use .

The dining tops on , I do not know if the dining chairs are for sale you would have to negotiate this with the seller
I will put you in touch with the seller / owner of the table .
if you require a price for relocating the table then ask Geoff or Carol

all inquiries to

c.large@btinternet.com