how we do it!
 
measuring and cutting process
 
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Measuring lead to size using tape measure.
 
Marking line on lead surface with chalk line.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cutting lead using Stanley knife.
 
safe handling of lead by electric hoist
 
 
 
Lead fixed securely using straps to harness.
Electrically operated hoist.
Lead pulled into working area.
 
lead capping to parapet wall
 
 
 
 
Panels fixed at head using copper nails staggered at 75mm.
Lead retaining clips used to stop panels lifting, 6mm expansion gap to bottom.
Copper retaining clips used internal of continuous welted edge.
Lap lengths to panels is determined by pitch.
 
welding
 
 
 
 
Lead welding is used when a cut has been applied to suit detail, a lead section is fabricated and welded once in correct position using oxy–acetylene.
 
step & cover flashing
 
 
 
No flashing pieces to exceed 1.2m in length.
Water line 65mm.
Chased brickwork.
 
 
 
 
 
Lead wedged at each step.
 
Edge clipped to suit exposure.
 
 
lead box
   
   
Timber box concealing pipe work.
 
 
 
 
 
Lead gusset.
 
Welding carried out.
 
 
 
 
 
Finished weld.
 
 
 
Finished item showing vertical welts to abutment corners.
 
lead bay
 
 
 
Timber with wood core roll.
Showing corner being bossed.
Formed bay ready to be placed into position.
 
 
 
 
Showing completed bay set and formed into position, welded at breaks in brick work.
 
 
 
 
 
Completed contract showing flat work and capping to parapat wall.
 
 
tapered gutter
 
 
 
 
Illustrating bossed corners to bay formed to pitch of timber layboards
 
 
 
 
Dressed into position copper nailed into rebated up stand and along upper third of bay.