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Lead Repairs & New Lead Work

Lead has been an essential part of roofing and building construction for hundreds of years. The durability and adaptability of lead means that nothing has successfully replaced it.

custom lead workHowever after many years lead can fail, at which time it must be replaced. Patching with mastics, sealants etc. is never a long-term fix, and invariably any money spent on patching failed leadwork is wasted.

Quality-1st Roofing Services Ltd. offers a comprehensive leadwork service that we are fully competent to undertake. Our training includes apprenticeships through City & Guilds & The Lead Academy ensures that all our leadwork is carried-out by our fully qualified craftsmen, to The Lead Sheet Association specifications and in accordance with current Building Control Regulations.

We are proud of the very high professional standard we achieve with our leadwork. We know just how easily untrained people can make a mess of what should be a straightforward job.

One of the most intricate aspects of leadwork is installing around angles, chimneys etc. and we use expertly undertaken ‘bossing’ or lead welding to achieve this. Wherever possible we create the new section at ground level prior to installation. That way our customers can see exactly what is being done – and they often compliment our craftsmen on the skill involved!

Some examples of the types of leadwork that we undertake are:

  • Flat Roofing - Repairs and renewals using new or reclaimed materials.
  • Pitched Roofing - Flashings, valleys, abutment weatherings etc.
  • Chimney Weatherings - Trays, aprons, gutters, flashings etc.
  • Cladding - Lead sheet cladding to dormers, facades, gables etc.

Why Do We Prefer to Weld Our Leadwork?

We use lead-welding wherever possible because a skilfully undertaken weld is always stronger. It doesn’t stretch and thin the lead causing weakened joints and angles which are vulnerable to splitting and subsequent failure.

Specialist Custom Lead Work

custom lead workWe have very highly trained and skilled craftsmen to create bespoke leadwork for a wide variety of applications.

All our custom lead fabrication is carried out by our staff at our head office or on site. This ensures a consistently high standard of construction and fit.

We create ornate and intricate leadwork for specialist architectural requirements as well as the repair of older leadwork, where authentic reproduction of original features and attention to detail is essential.

Health and safety for lead work

We ensure that all appropriate health and safety requirements are observed on all contracts undertaken. We have a Health and Safety manager who carries out a risk assessment and a schedule of works. Our staff are all trained in Health and Safety, Fire Safety and First Aid. We strive to ensure safety of our customers, the general public and our staff whilst undertaking your work and to keep inconvenience to a minimum.

Talk to us first

If you would like help or advice about lead replacement, have concerns about the leadwork on your house or require specialist lead fabrications then we would be only too happy to talk to you. All our advice is free and we don't charge for quotes.

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