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Lead Roofing

Lead is an important feature of traditional roofing, and is unrivalled for its durability but, as with any roofing, must be properly specified and installed.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Lead Roofing
British Lead Mills
Peartree Lane Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL7 3UB
Tel 01707 324595 Fax 01707 328941
At BLM they produce rolled Lead Sheet and supply components for Lead roofs such as wood rolls and patination oil.
Calder Industrial Materials Limited
Ground Floor, Building 7, Queens Park, Queensway, Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead NE11 0QD
Tel 0191 482 7350 Fax 0191 487 6189
Calder are members of the Calder Group, Europe’s largest producer of lead sheet and lead-based technical products. Calder are one of the UK’s leading building materials suppliers, distributing lead sheet and ancillary products throughout the UK. Calder produce sheet lead to BSEN12588 for construction markets. Standard sizes are available in 3m and 6m rolls up to 2.4m wide. Special sizes can also be provided. 100% of Calder’s lead sheet is sourced from recycled materials. Calder is a member of the Lead Contractors Association and the Lead Sheet Association.
CEL Group
Progress House, 256 Station Rd, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 2HA
Tel 01733 206633 Fax 01733 206644
The CEL Group is a principal building contractor for its own projects, taking responsibility for the management of all the primary trades involved, including stonemasons, carpenters and slaters. With the encouragement of architectural practices, the CEL Group has a firm commitment and presence in the ecclesiastical and heritage building sector. It has a broad skill and service base which, as well as being a specialist lead roofing contractor, includes the use of non-ferrous metals such as copper, zinc and stainless steel. It is also one of the few European manufacturers still creating sandcast lead sheet.
Midland Lead
Kiln Way, Woodville, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 8ED
Tel 01283 224555 Fax 01283 550284
Midland Lead, established in 1983, is one of the UK's major lead sheet suppliers. Their premium cast lead sheet is suitable for all building applications, including flat and pitched roofing, flashings, gutters, parapets and all other lead detail work, and has been used on buildings such as Cardiff Castle, Windsor Castle and Brighton Pavilion. They also supply ancillary roofing products such as patination oil, expansion joints, copper nail, lead underlay and wood core rolls. In addition, Midland Lead now offers traditional premium quality hand-made sand cast lead, ideally suited for heritage projects.
Richardson Roofing Company Ltd
Richardson House, Moor Lane, Staines, Middlesex, TW19 6EQ
Tel 01784 460 044 Fax 01784 465 853
They are a major established roofing contractor for nationally important projects in both traditional and modern high class roofing materials, including Lead, Zinc and Copper.
J Hempstock & Co , 116/118 South Street Openshaw Manchester M11 2FY Telephone 0161 223 2123 / 0638 Fax 0161 220 9259 Website:
Q Bytheway Lead Contractors, Platts Road Amblecote Stourbridge West Midlands DY8 4YR Telephone 01384 294 449 Fax 01384 296 814 Website: