Speak to the Lads at Lafford and Leavey

Anyone who has listened to local commercial radio in the past twenty years will most likely be familiar with a well-known advert ‘jingle’ – you know – the one

“Speak to the Lads at Lafford & Leavey, Speak to the Lads they make it easy”

(apologies if you spend the rest of the day singing this to yourself, it is rather ‘catchy’!) But who are these lads – and where did they come from?

A few things happened in 1959…

The first section of the M1 was opened, direct dial telephones were introduced into the UK, and a local man called Ray Lafford set about starting a business to supply and fit windows, doors, staircases and bespoke joinery to the homes in this area. Teamed with a partner (one Mr Leavey), Lafford and Leavey was born.

Humble Beginnings

From its humble beginnings in a shed in Bradfield, to their current home in Theale (where they have been for over 30 years), and now under the leadership of Paul Lafford (Ray Lafford’s son) who started as the ‘Tea Boy’ in 1979, the firm have worked hard to build an excellent reputation amongst their client base for providing a professional service and offering only high quality products at affordable prices.

As you’d expect of any company that has been in business as long as they have, the company have been through many changes over the years… but one thing has remained the same – the commitment and dedication of the management and staff to maintain the formidable reputation they have earned as ‘experts’ in all things ‘windows‘ and ‘conservatories’.

Windows to conservatories

With so many national windows, doors and conservatories companies out there, selecting a company who can provide the product you want at an affordable price with a high level of customer care can be a challenge. Fortunately for us all then that the lads at Lafford and Leavey tick all these boxes and are local too

Home Related Products

Over the years, client demands for other home-related products spurred the company to expand into other areas including opening a Builders Merchant (which has since become part of the national chain ‘Buildbase’) and bespoke Carpentry and Joinery company. The companies all occupy a sizeable plot on Arrowhead Road in Theale where their multiple product lines offer an extensive array of interior and exterior options, from uPVC, Aluminium to Bi-folds and bespoke Hardwood, The lads at Lafford and Leavey really know their stuff.


Whether you want a modern look or a traditional feel, Lafford and Leavey has window and door designs and accessories that allow you to create the home you want to live in. Perhaps you are looking to enhance and improve the look of your home with new windows and doors or are looking to extend it with a conservatory, they will help you to discover a whole new outlook – remembering that a conservatory is more that just another room – it’s a room with a view!

We are proud to be FENSA (Fenestration Self Assessment Scheme) registered too, meaning that the work we carry out complies with all current building regulations.

If you are looking to change your windows, get a new door or want to change your living space,
why not give the lads a call and let them make it easy for you!