Lead sheet is widely used throughout Edinburgh’s roofs both on our heritage listed buildings and new builds. Good quality leadwork maintains the original look of a property and lasts a lifetime if installed correctly. High quality leadwork is strong, durable, sustainable and recyclable. Lead also enhances the aesthetics of any building old or new.
Advanced Roofing employ only the most experienced lead technicians. Our technicians always carry out all leadwork to LSA standards (Lead Sheet Association, glossary). Our expert team will ensure only proper correct installation techniques are applied including design, layout and ultimately installation.
Lead is available in a range of thicknesses referred to as codes.
Common Lead Roofing Questions
Where is lead work installed?
Lead is a versatile roofing material that can be used on both pitched and flat roofs. Lead can be installed at wallhead gutters, chimney flashings, dormer sides, channels and vertical cladding as some examples.
What if my property is listed?
Lead is a traditional heritage material and therefore can be used extensively on listed/heritage property.
Why has my existing leadwork failed?
Leadwork can fail due to poor installation in the first instance. Such as being fitted in inappropriate lengths or incorrectly fixed causing thermal cracking. Lead can also fail due to the excessive wear near the end of the lifespan.