lead roof


Postby rose » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:45 pm

i have extension being built and will have a part flat lead roof and tiles on the slopes.
does anyone know where i can buy reasonable priced lead from.

thanks
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:02 pm

rose,
You could shop round your area and see what prices are like, try roofing contractors as well as builders merchants. Cheap lead is generally not a good idea - it has blow holes in it and the edge is not cut straight.
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Postby rose » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:17 pm

[quote="stoneyboy"]rose,
You could shop round your area and see what prices are like, try roofing contractors as well as builders merchants. Cheap lead is generally not a good idea - it has blow holes in it and the edge is not cut straight.
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thanks stonyboy for your advice
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Postby swidders » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:23 am

you also need to ensure that you buy the right code lead for it to last long enough.
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Postby rose » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:37 pm

[quote="swidders"]you also need to ensure that you buy the right code lead for it to last long enough.[/quote]

by way of the right code....what does this mean?
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Postby swidders » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:02 am

lead is coded according to its thickness. if you put the wrong type of lead down, then you are either going to pay more than is needed or have a job than hasn't the life expectancy desired.

search for the lead sheet association website - they have details of what sort of lead to use where.
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Postby rose » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:33 pm

[quote="swidders"]lead is coded according to its thickness. if you put the wrong type of lead down, then you are either going to pay more than is needed or have a job than hasn't the life expectancy desired.

search for the lead sheet association website - they have details of what sort of lead to use where.[/quote]

thanks for alll your advice
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