Lead, Zinc and Copper Roofing

Lead, zinc and copper have been used in the construction industry for many years, and as roofing materials with a proven track record, these products can be expected to last, assuming correct installation, in excess of twenty years.

Careful consideration should be given in regards to ventilation of the void to the underside of this type of roof covering to avoid condensation, which could lead to premature failure of the product.

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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, thickness’s and applications covered in the “Lead Sheet Training Academy” guidelines.
Fixings of lead will normally be carried out with copper nails or stainless steel screws or nails, with lead, copper or stainless steel straps used to secure against wind uplift.
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Zinc, copper etc., usually referred to as “standing seam”, systems would normally be installed with stainless steel clips and fixings.

Sizes of lead panels; flashings and recommended details are detailed within the Lead Sheet Training Academy Handbook. Similar Handbooks are produced by the Zinc and Copper industries covering most relevant details.

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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.

We install Lead, Zinc and Copper roofing at properties across Kent, London, Surrey and Sussex.

For a comprehensive quotation and / or advice on this topic please contact us by email or telephone.

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For complex and intricate contracts we can offer a design service with the use of CAD technology to prepare and present professional, detailed drawings for both simple and complex details. Using the latest insulation products we can offer the highest specification roof coverings conforming to Part L of the Building Regulations on both flat roofing and pitched roofing.

Tunbridge Wells Roofing Limited

Springfield Works
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells

Freephone: 0800 056 3991
Phone: 01892 531719

Email: sales@tunbridgewellsroofing.co.uk
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    Areas Covered

    Bromley, Cranbrook, East Grinstead, Etchingham, Hailsham, Lewes, Maidstone, Mayfield, Rochester, Saint Leonards-on-sea, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Uckfield, Kent, & London

    Tunbridge Wells Roofing Ltd, 46 Sandhurst Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3SZ, UK. Registered in England. Company number: 04810253