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Chimneys

& Leadwork

Chimneys

& Leadwork

Even the most solid built chimney will eventually become weathered after years of exposure to the elements. The pointing and leadwork of the chimney will deteriorate first, which can impact the structural integrity of the chimney stack.

Repairs, rebuilds or a brand new chimney,

contact Roof Repairs to sweep in.

Repairs, rebuilds or a brand new chimney, contact Roof Repairs to sweep in.

If your chimney is looking worse for wear, contact Roof Repairs. Our company is a leading provider of chimney repairs in London. We work in both commercial and residential operating environments, installing beautiful chimneys that are durable, reliable, and affordable. Contact Us today or keep reading to find out more.

Chimney leadwork

Leadwork is very common in chimneys on both commercial and residential buildings throughout London. You will see lead being used on all manner of buildings including churches, offices, homes, and factories.

Lead is commonly used because it forms an effective and durable waterproof bridge between the roof and the rest of the building. When it comes to chimneys, lead flashing is often used to prevent water from entering gaps around the chimney and making its way into the roof structure.

There are several benefits obtained by using lead. It is an extremely reliable material with excellent durability and eco friendly qualities. Lead is also flexible, which means it can be moulded to fit awkward spaces and follow the contours of curved structures. These attributes have made lead a popular choice in both modern and old buildings. You will often find lead used in combination with brickwork, concrete, clay, and slate tiled roofs.

We employ a team of experienced tradesmen with exceptional leadworking skills. They can incorporate lead into lead roofs, chimney flashings, wall flashings, gullies, gutters, ridges, hips, saddles, and more. Our tradesmen always follow several rules when working with lead:

  • We ensure that all fixings hold the lead segments in the correct position regardless of any thermal movement that may occur. We use expansion joints to ensue the lead flashings remain intact and watertight.
  • All of the products we use have a similar life expectancy to lead. We will use copper, brass, or stainless steel nails and screws, which will last as long as your lead components. This ensures that you won’t need to repair any sections prematurely due to nails or screws failing.
We often use lead for:
  • Cover flashings and aprons
  • Weatherings for cornices and parapets
  • Gullies and pitched valleys which remove water form the roof
  • Hoppers, downpipes, and brackets
  • Lead slates and saddles
  • Flat and pitched roof coverings
  • Bespoke chimney aprons and chimney backs
  • Lead gutters
  • Dormer window roof coverings
  • Bay window roof coverings
  • Lead hips and ridges.
  • Lead Flashings

Why choose us for chimneys and leadwork?

Our company has been providing chimney and lead working services to commercial and residential clients in London for many years. During this time, we have established a reputation for reliability, quality, and professionalism.

We always use quality materials and produce work that is designed to last. All work is compliant modern construction standards and we use proven techniques to lay lead sheeting that lasts up to 150 years.

Lead is a remarkable material with an excellent lifespan, but it must be laid correctly to be effective. That’s why you should always use a professional roofing company like Roof Repairs UK.

With no call out charge for emergency roof repairs, contact us today and one our our team will be back in touch shortly

With no call out charge for emergency roof repairs, contact us today and one our our team will be back in touch shortly

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Very friendly service and quality work – would highly recommend!

Lacey Searle

Overall very good and very pleased with the final outcome. Slight delay in starting the job but this was addressed with an apology and discount once my need for urgency was understood. The trader then did everything possible to complete the job as soon as possible to my satisfaction and even threw in some extras at a reasonable price. I would use them again.

Nigel , CM13
Roofer

The tradesperson was very communicative and not into messing people around. I would seek his advice in future.

Majid , IG11
Roofer

A great job done by an excellent team.

Tim , RM2
Roofer

Very friendly, reliable and efficient service. We called them to give a quote for couple of jobs of which one was more urgent ie fixing the roof tiles back. They came on same day on a Saturday and fixed the tiles back. Really appreciated that they came on same day and resolved the problem quickly and efficiently.

S Desai

They did a great repair job clean and tidy arrived when they said they would. I would recommend them.

Martin , DA8
Roofer

Very friendly and helpful. We appreciate Michael’s efforts to fit our small but urgent job in between other jobs at short notice and he and Calum and Carl did an excellent job for a reasonable price. Thank you.

Mark Hepner

Very fast response and reasonable quote

keith , RM3
Roofer

Brilliant company, on time, accurate description of the problem even during these difficult times they were still on time every day during the work all the way up to completing the repairs. I can defiantly say the team was professional from start to finish and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and use there services again in the future.

MaryP-201
Excellent service

We decided to put our trust in Mike after being let down several times by other builders, couldn’t be more pleased with the service from start to finish, excellent work.

NadiaJ-1
Roof repairs

Great experience from start to finish, amazing work 🙂

GemmaHumphreys168
Great company!

They did a great repair job clean and tidy arrived when they said they would. I would recommend them.

Martin , DA8
Roofer

Professional, reliable and completed quality works promptly. Friendly and honest.

Client Reference
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

agreed to come, simply didn’t turn up or call until much later in the evening and promised to come next day. (repeat x3)

rehan , E18
Roofer

very happy with all aspects of Michael’s companies work,wouldnt hesitate to use him again

lloyd , SS2
Roofer

A great job done by an excellent team.

Tim , RM2
Roofer

agreed to come, simply didn’t turn up or call until much later in the evening and promised to come next day. (repeat x3)

rehan , E18
Roofer

Very friendly and polite staff. Job done in time.

winifred , RM9
Roofer

Our faulty roof was repaired in good time, I’d happily come here again for future roofing repairs and fittings, thanks again Michael.

Lucy-R
Roof repairs on my leaking roof.

Mike Marshall of Roofing and General building was both attentive and flexible, for example, he did not insist on building a tower scaffold just to inspect the roof. Many did. I find that helpfulness exceptional. His company did a good clean job, under complicated circumstances because my roof has 12 solar panels, within 5 days even though extra remedial work had to be done to the rotten joists which initially was unforeseen. So I definitely would recommend him. Suzy O'Shea, London E16

Suzy O'Shea

very happy with all aspects of Michael’s companies work,wouldnt hesitate to use him again

lloyd , SS2
Roofer

Very friendly and polite staff. Job done in time.

winifred , RM9
Roofer

Friendly, quick to attend, good price and competent on the job.

Football Radar

Very fast response and reasonable quote

keith , RM3
Roofer

agreed to come, simply didn’t turn up or call until much later in the evening and promised to come next day. (repeat x3)

rehan , E18
Roofer

Superb when it comes to cleanliness and tidiness. Really good at what they do, no problems at all, I would definitely recommend and use them again.

Sylvia Harton

They did a great repair job clean and tidy arrived when they said they would. I would recommend them.

Martin , DA8
Roofer

We were recommended Roofing and General Building by a friend, when we contacted Michael they were very prompt and came round to fit some new fascias. The team were all very professional and the work was reasonably priced considering how high a standard everythging was. If we need anything done in the future we’ll be sure to contact Roofing and General Building again!

GaryMeadows43
Great Service A*

The tradesperson was very communicative and not into messing people around. I would seek his advice in future.

Majid , IG11
Roofer

Very friendly and polite staff. Job done in time.

winifred , RM9
Roofer

Michael and his team offered a seamless service and at competitive prices. I would definitely recommend Roofing and General Building to cater for all roofing, cladding, guttering services. They're a team of professionals who understand customer needs before money.

Ahmer Kunwar

very happy with all aspects of Michael’s companies work,wouldnt hesitate to use him again

lloyd , SS2
Roofer

They were amazing . I would highly recommend them.

Bodun Adebayo

Overall very good and very pleased with the final outcome. Slight delay in starting the job but this was addressed with an apology and discount once my need for urgency was understood. The trader then did everything possible to complete the job as soon as possible to my satisfaction and even threw in some extras at a reasonable price. I would use them again.

Nigel , CM13
Roofer

Mike completed two jobs for me, both roof repairs. Initially some emergency repair to a leaking pitched roof, and then completely surfacing the flat roof above a conservatory. Mike was professional and informative about the work he was carrying out. He took a number of videos and photos of the damaged roof to explain the work he was carrying out. Everything was done to a very high standard with good attention to detail. Work was completed on time and within the set budget

Client Reference
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

The tradesperson was very communicative and not into messing people around. I would seek his advice in future.

Majid , IG11
Roofer

Roofing and General building were not the cheapest quote we received but after meeting their representatives, viewing their portfolio and also seeing some of the work they had carried out locally, we felt comfortable they could handle what was a very large roof renovation project. It’s very early days but their work looks stunning. Highly recommend this company and look forward to getting them in for some of the other work we require.

StephanieM-70
Roof renovation - very happy!

He fixed the work the previous trader had done. It turned out that we didnt need to pay for so many repairs before as it just required a few new tiles

KerryM-111
Thank you so much guys!

Overall very good and very pleased with the final outcome. Slight delay in starting the job but this was addressed with an apology and discount once my need for urgency was understood. The trader then did everything possible to complete the job as soon as possible to my satisfaction and even threw in some extras at a reasonable price. I would use them again.

Nigel , CM13
Roofer

A great job done by an excellent team.

Tim , RM2
Roofer

I have employed the services of Roofing and General Building Services for the past 12 Months for maintenance and roof repairs on our rented properties through out London. Always on time and Highest standards of Workmanship, Id recommend these guys without hesitation, Thanks Again.

Mick Keithley

Very fast response and reasonable quote

keith , RM3
Roofer

A great job done by an excellent team.

Tim , RM2
Roofer
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