Lead Roof Alternative

Lead Refurbishment at Bronant School, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

Bronnant or Bronant Primary School located between Aberystwyth and Tregaron in Ceredigion. A section of lead work sandwiched awkwardly between various roofs had split, exposing the substrate to the elements. We have worked on many schools around Ceredigion, thanks to the polymer system's uniquely low-impact process as well as the speed of installation. The system causes so little disruption that activities can usually be continued in the rooms below, while we work, and most roofs can be fully refurbished within one day.

Lead Alternative for Stolen Leadwork, Prince's Mead School, Winchester

Sadly, schools are all-too-common victims of metal roof theft, especially lead - see this one in Skelmersdale and this one in Swindon, the latter of which resulted in the collapse of three classroom roofs, fortunately without any injuries. These articles highlight both the scale of the problem and the dangers metal theft can pose. With schools, it is most often children who are at risk. 

Preston Lead Alternative

This roof in Preston, Lancashire needed an alternative to its existing lead panel roofing. The work extended over relatively small areas on two levels, including an irregularly shaped area to the fore. 

This was both quick and straightforward for the polymer system - also known as "liquid lead" it easily coated the problem areas, providing a fully waterproof and weatherproof jointless, seamless new roof for the area in only a few hours.

Llandrindod Wells Church Lead Alternative Replacement

This historic church in the Powys town of Landrindod Wells had had a significant amount of lead work stolen, including lead elevations and trim from all over the roof. 

The owners' search for a theft proof alternative to lead, which would save both expense and inconvenience led them to look at the polymer roofing system, which accurately mimics the traditional look of lead but is valueless to metal thieves. They were also keen to use a local installer for the work, which is where we came in.

Lead Alternative Polymer Warm Roof in Stoke Golding, Leicestershire

The owners of this porch roof in rural Stoke Golding in Leicestershire needed a warm roof but also wanted the traditional lead look for their property.

Warm roofs must comply to U-value standards on insulation set by the government (more about warm roofs) and are essential for any roof areas that adjoin residential properties, including porches, extensions and join-on garages.

Lead Roof Replacement in Balnagask, Aberdeen, Scotland

We were contacted by Ark Housing Association in Aberdeen, a charitable company specialising in providing for the housing needs of people with Autistic spectrum disorders and learning difficulties.

Sadly, despite all their good work, they told us they had an ongoing problem with lead roof theft at one of their Supported Sites in Balganask in the Aberdeen burgh.

Lead roof alternative at Langport Veterinary Centre, Somerset

This veterinary centre in Langport, Somerset shows clearly the effect of stolen lead roofing (as well as how easily people can find themselves the victims of lead roof theft). As you can see, the lead covering the porch roof was within arm's reach and was stolen in late 2010. The striping you can see on the porch canopy is all that was left - a few rows of wooden boards.

New build lead alternative roof in Oxford

For their new build roof, the owners of this Oxford building chose a modern, safe, easily applied alternative to lead roofing, which also fits in beautifully with the surrounding Oxfordshire countryside.

The reputation of the liquid polymer roofing system as being 'like liquid lead' is well deserved - but it also offers many advantages over traditional lead-work:

Lead roof alternative on listed building in Aberystwyth

The completed roof of this listed building in Aberystwyth shows just how versatile the liquid roofing system can be - it looks like lead, forms around details more easily than lead (it is 'perfect forming'), and indeed, often gets described as 'liquid lead'.

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