Edinburgh Council Looks to Theft Proof City Roofs

Mon, 20/02/2012

The City of Edinburgh Council is to use alternatives to lead and copper roofing to beat the city-wide increase in scrap metal theft, reports STV (Scottish Television). Schools, libraries and even the Ross bandstand in Prince's Street have been targeted by thieves, who have also stolen components from street lights, machinery and manhole covers. According to the council and police authorities, new theft-proofing measures will include the use of "smart water" (see our copper roof replacement on a Methodist Church in London) and roofing substitutes for copper and lead.