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Copper Roofing

From the late 18th century, Copper roofing was cheaper than lead, and by the Regency period its use was becoming increasing popular, particularly for domes and feature roofs. Itís large scale use in the 20th century is particularly noticeable, in churches and buildings such as the Commonwealth Institute.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Copper Roofing
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.
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:
Norman & Underwood, The Freeschool Building 170 Scudamore Road Leicester LE3 1HP Telephone 0116 231 8000 Fax 0116 231 8005 Website:
Q Bytheway Lead Contractors, Platts Road Amblecote Stourbridge West Midlands DY8 4YR Telephone 01384 294 449 Fax 01384 296 814 Website: