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Balmore are Lead work specialist in Glasgow and Edinburgh.  With the wide variety of building types in both of the largest cities in Scotland, lead work is a very common element of both old and new buildings.  Lead work on Roofs can be used in a number of different ways, not only to protect a structure from the elements, but also to add character and beauty to a building.  Especially historic buildings and their roof.

Lead work requires workmen who are qualified and experienced to carry out the necessary lead work techniques and craftsmanship. At Balmore, we have built up our lead work specialist skills and experience working on roofs across Glasgow and offer lead work on roofs as a common service. Throughout our 30 years in the business, we’ve been carrying out lead work on roofs, lead work on chimneys, lead work for decoration and much more.

Here are some of the ways that lead can be used for:


Chimney Flashings

Lead flashings are used to stop water getting in at the junction between the chimney and the roof. Lead flashings are also used at abutments where roofs meet external walls.

Flashings are a great way to prevent roof leaks as there can sometimes be weakness to moisture between the actual roof and chimney. This can be solved by having lead work on a chimney carried out by a professional roofing contractor. With some very impressive sand stone buildings across Glasgow, lead work around chimney stacks on these buildings is very common.

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Lead is an extremely effective material for roofing and can be used on flat, pitched and curved roofs. Lead can also be utilised for vertical cladding and on dormer window cheeks.  Its highly versatile use means it is a common feature on roofs across Glasgow.

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As well as being a practical building material, lead can also be used as a decorative feature. Just adding some simple scallops can make lead work more appealing to the eye and give a timeless or contemporary appeal to your building.

We highly recommend lead for decorative purposes as it looks great on almost any building, particularly private homes. Decorative lead work is carried out by lead work specialists who are adept at improving the façade of a building with this versatile material.

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Call today to get more information on how decorative lead work can make your property look great.


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