Lead Roofs and Detailing
Lead can be used for a variety of reasons from full lead roofs to a number of lead details which can be found in may areas of both heritage and modern roofs.
It is essential that all lead work is carried out to Lead Sheet Association (LSA) Standard and by choosing us you are guaranteed of that. Building on the wealth of experience we have our skills have been endorsed by Angus College who run Lead Welding and Bossing Courses on behalf of the LSA.
Take a look at the examples of our Lead Work which helps to illustrate the areas lead can be found.
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Boness – A Listed Building
Full trough gutter welded using Code 6 Lead with T-Pren expansion joints, which are vital. If the joints were omitted and the lead laid in one full piece it would crack and allow water ingress.
Stirling - House Extension
This illustrates how we created this lead details to cover the area where the roof stopped short to accommodate the window. Again this was Code 6 lead used and also notice the copper ties we used to hold this detail in place.
This project was of enormous scale, so much so, it was split into two phases. The lead work required was extensive, especially for the bespoke windows. The bossing, forming and welding was carried out on a fully scaffold decked area inside the swimming pool building with easy access to the outside areas via the large front facing window which was later installed.
Using the flat lead dresser, bossing stick and mallet and bending and setting in tools our tradesmen had to create and weld the lead window flashings in 150mm sections to suit the bespoke manufactured roof windows and have these fully installed before the glass fitting.
Throughout the various roof areas lead was dressed and installed in valleys, verges, skews around the dormers again, following the Lead Sheet Association guides.
Take a look at our tutorial on how to weld lead.
18 Woodside Grove
Over the years, our roof fascia and soffit boards had been badly weathered and needed replaced.
We decided to go with Rooftec because we wanted a firm that gave us confidence in that they knew exactly what they were doing, how best to complete the work with minimal fuss and time and we also appreciated a company that makes the effort in continuing to invest in their staff and business.
From the very beginning where Mark visited our home, the professional looking quotation that was posted out to the time that the scaffolders arrived, the roof work carried out and the scaffolding taken away again was carried out in a very professional and efficient manner.
RoofTec’s staff took care of our home and garden and were patient with all the pets that wanted to say “hello" each day and occasionally got in their way!
We were kept up date on progress and the team tidied up after themselves as work progressed.We took the view that it was worth the extra expense in choosing RoofTec knowing that we would get a great job with no shortcuts taken and that any issues after completion of the work would be addressed straight away (not that there has been).
I’m happy to recommend RoofTec and would certainly use them again in the future.
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