Leadwork & Repairs



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Lancashire Slate Roofing specialise in lead work and lead fabrication.

Lancashire Slate Roofing have many years’ experience working on traditional and modern leadwork on properties of all styles and ages. We specialise in leadwork and lead fabrication.

Lead Flashing Explained

Leadwork, such as valleys and flashings, are used to protect the joints on the roof. These are an essential component of your roof and contribute to the overall performance. For an attractive and fully weatherproofed result, leadwork work must be carried out to the highest standard by a skilled professional tradesman. Call us for a no obligation survey and advice.

With over 20 years of experience in the business, we can tackle any job, large or small. All quotes, advice and checks are completely free, so we invite you to take advantage of your FREE QUOTE or just our free expert advice, call us today on 07917 673 381.


Types of lead flashing

Lead roof flashing is an essential part of any roofing system and its purpose is to prevent the ingress of water into the structure from a joint, such as chimneys, vent pipes, walls that join roofs, and window and door openings. There are various types of flashing that are typically used in roofing applications including:

  • Apron Flashing - used on chimneys or where a roof meets the brickwork of a house or building. It is used on slate and tile roofs where they meet a wall, on conservatory roofs, and around bay windows.
  • Step Flashing - allows a roof to meet brickwork in situations where a lower height roof runs into a wall, a roof meets a chimney, or a conservatory roof meets the wall of a house.
  • Chimney Flashing - prevents water from entering the building at the point where the chimney meets the roof. Step flashing is typically used along the edges of the chimney stack
  • Lead Valleys - One of the areas of most prone to leakage if not constructed properly, is the valley. It is an area where water is directed towards, rather than away from, therefore correct detailing is essential.
Why should I replace my roof?

Age of roof: We can conduct a roof survey and advise you of the condition and recommend a course of action.

Roof Valleys: If your slates or tiles are falling apart or missing near the roof valleys, this is a clear sign that your roof is vulnerable.

Missing Tiles: If you notice that after a heavy rainfall or storm your roof is missing tiles, your roof needs repair.

Daylight through roof boards: If you notice any moisture in the insulation or daylight coming through the roof board, this is always a bad sign.

Interior Water Damage: If you notice stains on your interior ceilings or walls, this is a direct indication that your roofing system is damaged.

Lancashire Slate Roofing cover all areas of Lancashire, the Fylde Coast, South Lakeland and the surrounding areas and are proud to have built a strong reputation based on a quality approach, bringing you the best possible product using a trustworthy and reliable team of roofers. Whether you require roof repairs, new roof installation, or simply need a few tiles replacing, Lancashire Slate Roofing can offer you a solution.


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