Lead, Zinc and Copper Roofing
Lead, zinc and copper have been used in the construction industry for many years, and as roofing materials with proven track record, these product can be expected to last, assuming correct installation, in excess of twenty years.
Lead can be formed into complex shapes by either dressing or welding [referred to as “burning”] and is commonly used for flat roofing, vertical cladding, flashings, soakers etc at abutment and termination details in association with all of the other types of roof and wall coverings.
Available in a variety of thicknesses from code 3 to code 8, with 'lengths and thickness’ and applications covered in the Lead Sheet Association guidelines.
Fixings of lead will normally be carried out with copper nails or stainless steel screws, with lead, copper or stainless steel straps used to secure against wind uplift.
Sizes of lead panels; flashings and recommended details are detailed within the Lead Sheet Association Handbook. Similar Handbooks are produced by the Zinc and Copper industries covering all relevant details.
Common Properties of Lead, Zinc & Copper
- Traditional Material
- Malleable and versatile
- Long lasting
- Aesthetically pleasing
- High resistance to corrosion
Zinc and copper sheets are generally 0.7mm thick with folded, welded or soldered at details / intersections with flashings often preformed giving clean lines to external edges.
Based in Tunbridge Wells, we provide domestic, commercial and industrial clients from across Kent, London, Sussex and Surrey with the finest lead, zinc and copper roofing installations and repairs. Many of our clients are based in Canterbury, Medway, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Reigate, Brighton, Bromley, Tunbridge Wells, Orpington, Dartford, Faversham, Ashford, Slough and London.