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.
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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:
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.