Marshall Thompson Leadwork is committed to preserving our country’s heritage. We use traditional methods and materials to ensure that the work they do will last for generations to come.
Our Conservation and Heritage projects include working on many listed buildings across the UK, many of which require like-for-like material replacements. Since lead is 100% recyclable, we consider Lead a prime material when it comes to roofing details to continue our commitment to sustainability within the workplace and to the environment.
We have the experience and expertise to help you with all your heritage leadwork needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
There is an excellent performance record for lead used in historic buildings. Occasionally, it is susceptible to underside corrosion, which can cause premature failure.
In severe cases, lead corrosion can be identified by white stains or powder on the surface, severe ripples in the sheet where it has thinned, and holes that have developed.
It’s easy for underside lead corrosion to go undetected until it’s too late. As a result, corrosion often causes hidden damage that is not easily visible. When lead corrosion goes undetected, the building may suffer extensive damage, which may be expensive to repair.
Lead flashing is often susceptible to fatigue cracks, especially in large sheets. These cracks can be caused by the thermal stresses that the metal is subjected to and can eventually lead to the metal breaking down.
Lead oxide can sometimes form on the surface of lead flashing, causing condensation problems. As a result, condensation may form on the lead surface due to the oxide restricting water vapour movement.
Marshall Thompson Leadwork will carry out a detailed survey of your building and propose the right solution for you – whether it’s for renewal or repair.
Our detailed leadwork includes:
There are many different techniques that can be used to create decorative leadwork. One popular technique is to use a hammer and chisel to shape the lead into intricate designs. Another technique is to use a mould to create detailed designs.
Decorative leadwork can add a lot of character to a building and it can also help to protect the roof from weathering and corrosion. If you are looking for a company that specializes in decorative leadwork, then Marshall Thompson Leadwork is the perfect choice. We have the experience and expertise to help you create the perfect lead details for your building. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
We are able to restore older properties to their original splendour.
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