SW Leadworks Ltd your south west specialist lead roofing contractors based in Wiveilscombe near Taunton, Somerset.
Heritage skills specialist Leadworker with years of experience and a true passion for lead roofing. Our craftsmanship is second to none, with an attention to detail and pride in our work that truly honours the tradition of leadwork, from castings through to modern welding methods.
We specialise in restoration and new build using the following methods.
Lead is one of the oldest and most durable building materials it's also the greenest being one of the most recycled in use today, even the reclamation process is energy efficient.
It will last longer and age more beautifully than any of its synthetically produced substitutes
When newly installed lead forms a surface film of protection oxides, in the form of a patina that is both strongly adhering and highly insoluble, meaning any low levels of corrosion byproducts leaving the material are kept to a minimum and become highly diluted with rainwater.
As we know lead naturally binds to the soil, so it is important to insure roofs, gutters and drainage points are correctly designed, plus the virtually undetectable discharge levels means that bio availability within the eco system is extremely limited.
So while lead may be marginally more expensive than other materials, I still believe it offers the best value and aesthetically pleasing finish.
All aspects of roofing undertaken so please get in contact for a free no obligation quotation.
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