Skilled lead work specialists for flashing around chimneys and decorative roofing work.

With more than 35 years of experience in roof repairs and maintenance, we have built our reputation in lead work by delivering consistent, quality results in Glasgow and the Central Belt of Scotland.  With the sheer number of historic buildings (and more modern builds) that utilise lead detailing, this skilled area of roofing maintenance and repair is just as important today as it ever has been despite often being overlooked due to its higher durability.

The importance of quality lead work

High quality lead work is an important part of roofing. Whether it is for historic buildings featuring old slate roofing tiles or modern roofing, lead is and always has been a popular roofing material to be used on areas of a roof that requires tough yet flexible protection.

A successful lead working on a roof can help to provide a long lasting and damp free roofing home.

If you have spotted a damp build up in your home, it is not always going to be caused by missing roof slates or a damaged chimney stack. Poorly maintained lead work can become weakened and cracked over time. A vulnerable lead section around your Chimney, Dormer or a roof joining section for example are just as likely to be the cause of a leaking roof as a missing slate tile.

Function and Form

Lead is not just used for its practical purposes.  It is widely used as decorative features on building across the historic buildings of Glasgow. Worked on in the right way, Lead work was often seen as a very attractive and durable addition to your home. Because of its flexible nature, it can be formed in many complex shapes that provided homes across the country with a long lasting weather proof barrier decorated in an attractive, period design.

Areas where lead work is used

  • To seal verges of roofs (prevents rain travelling back under slates or exposed edges.
  • Chimneys – The lead flashing around a chimney is an incredibly important defensive feature to stop rain from penetrating the brickwork. Done properly, it can help protect your home.  Done badly and it can cause water damage to your property.
  • Cladding/Dormers – The complex shapes of these structures means that lead work is important so that you don’t create vulnerable areas that water can penetrate.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about the Lead Work we do as part of our Roofing and Building Maintenance work, please contact us. We can handle all manner of lead work across Glasgow and the Central Belt of Scotland from historic listed buildings to residential sandstone properties..

If you would like to know more about our lead work in Glasgow, please call our head office on 0141 944 6100 or email