Leadwork and Gulleys in Reading

Leadwork is a common element in old and new buildings and requires experienced and knowledgeable installers to use it correctly and understand how lead needs to breathe and flex.

Leadwork has been used in the industrial, commercial and domestic building industry for decades and has been used on the roofs of a wide variety of properties, such as churches, offices, factories, public buildings and domestic home.

Leadwork is commonly used on:

  • Chimneys
  • Roofs
  • Lead Roof Replacement
  • Roof flashings
  • Lead Gully’s

 

Leadwork joints must allow for thermal movement and be watertight wherever they are used. It’s important to get your leadwork installed by a professional to ensure no damage is caused to your property by water getting through the leadwork. Homeworks have years of experience in the roofing trade and working with leadwork, so we can ensure any leadwork is installed and maintained to the highest possible standards.

Leadwork and Gully Repairs

We may also be able to repair your damaged leadwork if the condition is relatively good. Alternatively, we can replace the leadwork with a new installation.

We offer a range of Leadwork services, including:

  • Site Survey
  • Full Preparation
  • Installation of lead sheet roofing & flashings
  • Lead Work Repairs and Maintenance
  • Lead Welding

Site Surveys for Leadwork

As part of our site surveys, we will be able to inform you of any aspects that may impact the Leadwork going forward, these include:

  • The presence of ripples or splits
  • The use of oversized lead pieces
  • Poor fixings which restrict the thermal movement of the lead
  • Worn lead roof fixings
  • Lead roof underlays
  • Corrosion on top or underneath the lead

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