Leadwork

Here at Abbey Roofing Preservation Ltd we have a good understanding of the nature and uses of lead in roofing. This knowledge has been gained by investment in training, but also most importantly by our extensive experience.

When undertaking any leadworking projects, we ensure that appropriate investigation is carried out before starting work to assess the condition of the timber base, the existing leadwork, such as the existence of serious rippling or splits, poorly placed fixings that interfere with the movement of the lead as temperatures change, inadequate fixings and the use of unsuitable existing underlays. As leadworking experts, we have the ability and experience to undertake the most difficult of jobs from complicated detailing to very ornate decorative finials.

All of our work is in line with the recommendations of the Lead Sheet Association and BS 6915. Care is taken to ensure that the leadwork is best installed to combat the prevailing weather conditions across the areas we cover including Wells, Somerset, Bath, Poole, Bourmouth, Weymouth, Newforest, Salisbury, Central London, Kennsington, Chelsea, etc. Factors such as wind lift, which can loosen fittings and cause leaks are taken into account and combated by wedging cover flashings into brick or stone walls at maximums of 500mm between wedges.

You can be sure that any leadwork performed by Abbey Roofing Preservation Ltd will be carried out by skilled workers and will be of the highest standards possible, and we are proud to have worked on many historic and listed buildings.