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Rainwater Goods : Lead

Whilst lead was used on important medieval buildings, the art of lead hoppers and gutters was perfected in the 17th and 18th centuries. Whilst by the late 18th century cast iron was superseding lead, its use was briefly revived in the Queen Anne Movement in the late 19th century and the Arts and Crafts movement in the early 20th century.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Rainwater Goods : Lead
B.S Leadwork
108 Feltham Hill Road, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 2BX
Tel 07809 720620
Email: Info@bsleadwork.co.uk
Website: www.bsleadwork.co.uk
BS Leadwork is a family run business consisting of skilled craftsmanship that provide a complete Lead repair and replacement service with 15 years experience and City & Guild qualifications which ensures a professional service. We constantly strive to maintain the very highest of standards as expected by the trade, whose skills and dedication have been recognized as being an art in itself. We provide a wide range of services including traditional lead roofing, ornamental leadwork, rainwater heads, pipes and gutters, flat roofing, rolled lead flashings, sand cast and cast lead roofs, bossing, lead welding, cladding and dormers lead work
J Hempstock & Co
116/118 South Street Openshaw Manchester M11 2FY
Tel 0161 223 2123 / 0638 Fax 0161 220 9259
Email: hempstock@freenetname.co.uk
Website: www.hempstockplumbing.co.uk
J.Hempstock & Co Ltd. founded in 1941, are specialist contractors for the installation of Lead sheet and ornamental work to historical and new properties. They are also experienced in the use of hard metal roofing such as Copper and Terned Coated Stainless Steel.
Q Bytheway Lead Contractors
Platts Road Amblecote Stourbridge West Midlands DY8 4YR
Tel 01384 294 449 Fax 01384 296 814
Email: mail@leadworkers.net
Website: www.leadworkers.net
They are specialist leadwork contractors established in 1982 and are an award winning member company of the Lead Contractors Association, having attained the highest grade possible within the association. Projects have included buildings of national importance such as the Natural History Museum. They also use other sheet metals, including copper, zinc and terne coated stainless steel. Due to the nature of our specialist works, and also carry out traditional slating and tiling along with roof construction and restoration work.
Norman & Underwood, The Freeschool Building 170 Scudamore Road Leicester LE3 1HP Telephone 0116 231 8000 Fax 0116 231 8005 Website: www.nandu.co.uk