Lead Work


Lead:

Lead is an element that is naturally occurring throughout the environment. It is a soft, malleable, heavy metal, with a density that exceeds that of most common materials. It has a number of properties that have made it a useful construction material for hundreds of years:

  • High density.
  • Low melting point.
  • Ductility.
  • Resistance to oxidation.
  • Abundance.
  • Ease of extraction.

The benefits of lead roofs can include:

  • Life expectancy: Properly installed, a lead roof should have a long lifespan, being resistant to harsh weather, fire, mildew, infestation and rot.
  • Ease of installation: Due to its malleability lead is a relatively easy material to work with as it be cut and formed on site to complex shapes and is relatively quick and easy to install.
  • Minimal roof pitch: Lead can be installed on gently pitching roofs without the danger of water penetration.
  • Rain and snow shedding: Lead roof surfaces are hard and relatively ‘slippery’, meaning they tend to shed rain and snow relatively easily.

Lead Flat Roof

Lead Flashing

Lead Dormers

Lead Cladding & Capping

Lead Box Gutters & Valleys