Leadwork Design and Installation
There are some very important guidelines to follow when going into the design and installation process when using rolled lead or even sandcast lead.Physical and Mechanical properties of lead must be taken into account at all times and will determine the thickness or code of lead used.The weather can play a major roll in thermal movement of the lead from situations of sun trapped locations to below freezing in winter or even both.Its been documented the maximum thermal movement of a 2 m piece of lead would be about 6mm making allowance for this particularly important.When installing lead sheet the jointing fixing methods and fixing support application must be taken into account especially where applications are exposed to extreme weather conditions including high winds and driving rain.In most extreme exposed situations thicker lead codes should be specified.With extra detail to sizing and fixings.As with all lead sheet application it is Paramount all work conforms to BS 6915 lead sheet code of practice.
MY LeadWorks is a true "one-stop shop" because, in contrast to many other leadwork contractors, all of the work is carried out "in house" without any subcontractors. We use traditional techniques and carry out our work using both milled and sand cast lead (depending on the specific of the application) and using the correct detailing according to the guidelines and practices set by The Lead Sheet Association. All work is carried out professionally on and off-site working closely with architects and local authorities.
There's a saying that we like to use: "Don't let the lead work you...you work the lead."