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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
Anglia Lead Ltd
49 Barker Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4TN
Tel 01603 626 856 Fax 01603 619 171
Anglia Lead for around 150 years provided quality workmanship and roofing skills on both historic and new-build projects. They specialise not only in working with traditional lead sheet, but also with other materials, both traditional and modern, such as copper, zinc and Terned Stainless Steel.
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.
DBR (Leadwork) Limited
104A Consort Road, London SE15 2PR
Tel 020 7277 7775 Fax 020 7635 0556
DBR ( Leadwork ) Limited provides a comprehensive roofing service for the conservation and new build markets. Our roofing service is built upon the highly regarded reputation of DBR ( London ) Limited delivering exemplary standards of workmanship. The division work with Lead, Zinc and Copper, Slate, Tile and Asphalt roofs. They carry out carpentry repairs of timber roof structures, install rainwater pipes and hoppers, roof ventilation and insulation, carry out specialist sub-contract work, surveys and reports and can also provide a principal contracting service for large roof projects which include scaffolding and roof associated masonry works.
J Hempstock & Co
116/118 South Street Openshaw Manchester M11 2FY
Tel 0161 223 2123 / 0638 Fax 0161 220 9259
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
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.
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.
Norman & Underwood, The Freeschool Building 170 Scudamore Road Leicester LE3 1HP Telephone 0116 231 8000 Fax 0116 231 8005 Website: