We provide a comprehensive lead supply and fit service to all parts of the construction industry and to private clients. From heritage and listed buildings, schools and colleges to domestic properties.
At D.J. Mackay & Son we replace hundreds of lead flashings, canopies, and bay roofs every year. Often the biggest cause of leaks around old chimney stacks is perished and worn CODE 3 lead work. For the lay person, Lead is measured by weight and thickness.
CODE 1 is for example like paper, while CODE 6 is like a very thick cardboard. The thicker the lead, obviously the more robust it is. However, the thicker you go the more un-manageable it is and becomes difficult to form and cut into appropriate flashings or shapes.
Back in the early 1900’s lead was scarcely used and often chimneys were simply flaunched with cement to try and keep the rain out.
Over the years CODE 3 and 4 were introduced to offer a more permanent solution to chimneys, bay roofs, and stepped adjoining flashings.
Nowadays, like most roofing companies we push customers towards the sole use of CODE 4 lead for the majority of domestic properties, and furthermore CODE 5/6 for bay canopies. We believe its durability and thickness make it harder to damage or perish in today’s climate. It will also resist better to impact from falling tiles etc should the roof be under attack in storm season.
Lead work is a specialist job and should not be attempted by the novice.
At D.J. Mackay & Son are in the prestigious position of employing a dedicated lead team whose job are to conduct all of our lead work installations. Through this we achieve consistency and absolute incredible standards.
These standards have won our company many contracts in the past, simply down to the efforts of our lead team.
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