Our lightning protection service has saved many a building from significant damage.

Roof lightning protection

Whilst carrying out routine surveys during the course of our works, we have often discovered lightning conductor products and systems, (which are being relied upon to protect buildings and equipment from taking a direct lightning hit) are not up to standard and offer little or no protection whatsoever. Lightning protection systems should be tested annually and any necessary maintenance or upgrading works carried out as a result, to ensure continued resistance to lightning damage.

What is lightning protection?

Without full testing of lightning conductor systems every year, your property could be in danger in the event of lightning striking your property. Having a tried-and-tested lightning protection system installed by a reliable and professional expert in the industry means you can avoid the hassle and costs of lightning damage if the dangerous event should occur.

Many people shrug off lightning protection risk assessment and lightning protection systems and products as they think they will never need them. However, lightning doesnt need to strike twice to cause damage – just once.  We don’t want any of our customer-base to suffer the damage and inconvenience by not taking the necessary steps and having a lightning protection system installed.

lightning protection

Balmore Specialist Contracts are trusted to supply and maintain lightning conductor systems in building across Glasgow, Edinburgh and further afield.  This ensures the safety of the public, staff and buildings in full compliance with BS:EN 62305 standards, and that meets the criteria required for insurance purposes.

A well-designed lightning protection system gives security without affecting the appearance of a building as aesthetics are often of key importance. Wherever possible and practical, a suitable part of the structural framework will be utilised thus reducing visible impact and maintaining the integrity of the building.

This is naturally an important point for older and historic buildings. Most clients want a compromise between protecting their property with a lightning protection system and preserving the look, feel and beauty of the historical structure in question. Balmore Roofing understands the need to save the original features of your property and we work with our clients to find ways to do this.

Once we have been contracted to supply and fit or maintain your new lightning conductor product/system, a Contracts Manager will head a team of suitably qualified Lightning Conductor Engineers from our head office in Glasgow to ensure that work is progressed in a professional & efficient manner.

Method statements and risk assessments are carried out prior to the start of each project and will be overseen by our in-house advisors. This is to determine whether your property requires a lightning protection system and to find the best way to integrate it without compromising the aesthetic qualities of the building.