Lead Roof Alternative Awning in Kidwelly SA17

Problems when we arrived were extensive and varied
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including buckled leadwork, allowing water ingress
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and perished waterproofing beneath stripped lead
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The downpipe ran through an ill-fitting cut-out, allowing water in around the edges
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The area of lead was relatively large, extending along one length of wall and around a corner
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There was also perishing on a small flat area beneath the windows, resulting in lifting and cracking
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Damage to the underlayer beneath stripped leadwork is obvious in this photo
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And water damage is clear from the staining of the ply viewed from beneath
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The replaced area of drainpiping allows rainwater to fall directly onto the pitched area to guttering
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The finished roof bridges the corner far more neatly, creating an aesthetically pleasing traditional pattern
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The motif extends along the whole wall, creating a seamless, jointless finish
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The seamless lead-look roof extends all the way to the windows, preventing all water ingress
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The finished awning roof is 100% waterproof and weatherproof and suits the property perfectly
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This property in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire in South Wales (SA17) required a complete refurbishment of the existing lead awning running the length of one wall and then curving around a corner. As the photographs show, the lead had seriously perished, creating damage to the underlying waterproofing and areas of water ingress.

We stripped off all the existing leadwork and replaced it all with our lead-look polymer system (the polymer system is also known as "liquid lead" due to its ability to mimic the natural look of lead roofing components). Pitch of the roof and curves, as well as other detailing, present no problems at all, the polymer system handles them beautifully. The completed roof (see final photographs) is not only jointlessly and seamlessly waterpoof over the entire area, it preserves the traditional lead appearance.


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