Leadwork is a skilled bespoke service, often carried out as part of remedial work or as preventative maintenance to ensure a roof becomes weathertight. A roof and guttering is intended to divert water away from the property, so if you experience leaks and water ingress this can be damaging to your property. Damp, mould and the decay of roofing timbers can occur.
The Great British climate can affect choices of materials which is one good reason to remain with traditional roofing products. Correctly installed leadwork can last three-times longer than other products. Therefore, a potential 60 year life span means that lead is not only a cost effective solution, but also has a low carbon footprint as it is completely recyclable.
Lead perfectly complements a range of old and new property types adding character and beauty to buildings and rooftops. The strength, quality and style of lead makes this the perfect option for creating a long term, weather resistant barrier for your roof. Lead is typically used at abutments from the roof covering such as joints, chimney stacks, and skylights.
If lead should experience any deterioration which may include contact from other metals and over time, it will become less effective. One of the best ways to prevent this occurring is to always use a professional when undergoing leadwork on your roof. This will ensure the correct Code selection and installation accordingly to Lead Sheet Association Standards. Our dedicated and experienced leadwork team install the lead to these specific recommendations which ensures the quality of our work.
Any leadwork, slating and tiling carried out on heritage properties should be undertaken by a competent contractor with the knowledge and understanding of historic buildings and traditional roofing. As we offer full traditional roofing works this eliminates the need to sub-contract other roofing elements.
We offer a wide variety of services from traditional heritage leadwork, repair, renovation and restoration to traditional roofing:
- Lead Lined Stone Gutter and Repair
- Valley Gutters
- Pitched Lead Roofs
- Flat Roofs
- Flashings Embedded into Joints
- Chimney Aprons
- Lead Back Gutters and Slating
- Lead Outlet /Overflow Pipes.
- Bay Windows
- Dorma & Roof Windows or Access Openings
- Window Trays
- Lead Welding – Flat Buttoned, Lapped
- Dome, Spire, Cupola and Roof Turrets
- Parapet Walls
- Front Porches
- Scalloped Front Faces
- Cappings & Repair
- Curved and Barrel Vaulted
- Decorative and Ornamental
- Hopper Boxes
- Horizontal and Upright Seams
- Lead Cladding
- Lead Slate Pieces
- All Aspects Of Lead Welding
- Woodwork Related To Lead Replacement