Lead roofing has been used in Sydney for hundreds of years, come in many guises, and are known by many names. But whether they are used on residential properties, commercial establishments or heritage buildings, and whatever name you chose to refer to them by, one thing you can be sure of: their popularity has never waned, due to lead’s flexibility, strength and durability, in all weather conditions.
If you are looking for experts in lead roofing in Sydney and other types of lead products, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Bespoke Leadwork has been an industry leader in lead flashings and other lead roofing solutions for over a decade.
Lead Flashing can prevent water damage for a long period — which can actually be more than 50 years! This is because they are extremely resistant to corrosion and other harsh weather conditions. This means a lesser number of repairs or restoration work, which translates to lower maintenance costs.
Our custom lead products are a one-off lead flashing detail to suit your custom requirements. Whilst at Bespoke Leadwork we provide tailored made flashings to suits your certain requirements, sometimes a more custom flashing is required. Whether you send us a drawing or take a photo of the situation with measurements, we can make the lead flashing for you.
Lead Box Gutter have been the preferred gutter type for decades because they’re exceptionally durable, whatever the external weather factors. They don’t need any additional protective layer and have built-in UV resistance, too.
Moreover, lead box gutter won’t warp or bend even when the house is “settling” — a common occurrence in new houses.
Lead Cornice are a common decorative feature used in the exterior and interior of older buildings. Beyond being ornamental, they also serve a more important function — that is, to protect the building structure’s walls. They do this by directing rainwater away from the building.
Lead Cornice are perfect for the job, as lead is well-known for its extreme durability and corrosion resistance.
Lead Capping is a process we use to effectively seal and make open roofing components waterproof, such as sealing a chimney that is no longer being used. What we do is get the appropriate cut and size of lead, shape it and then bond it to the top of the chimney pot or whatever roofing component needs to be sealed shut.
Lead roof vents are designed for the mechanical extraction of air and to vent roof space. They also provide a practical, attractive, long-lasting, functional method of facilitating airflow in or out of a building.
Lead roof vents are low maintenance and durable. They also come with a range of spigot sizes and can be used on slate, tiled, pitched and mansard roofs.
Like other types of ridges, lead ridges are designed to protect the top layers of slate and tile work. Without any ridge capping, the top courses of slates or tiles on a roof can get detached and lost. Lead ridges are a highly preferred ridge type because of their inherent durability.
Chimney flashings are located at the point where the roof meets the chimney. It works to create a waterproof seal that will protect the roof and chimney from moisture penetration.
Professionally installed chimney flashings can last well over three decades, depending on the building location, materials used and the shape and size of the chimney.
Lead slate creates a weatherproof, watertight, reliable seal for pipes and roof fixtures, whether you have a slate, tile, asphalt, felt or lead-covered roof. Lead slates are available in different sizes and designs suitable for either pitched or flat roofs.
Lead valleys are technically gutters set between two pitched roofs meeting at the centre. This portion of a pitched roof is the most prone to leakage if it is not constructed properly. The valley is meant to be the exit point for large volumes of water, so proper detailing and construction are absolutely necessary.
Always a classic, lead finials are decorative architectural elements usually positioned over gables, domes, roofs, buildings or walls. Lead finials have been used for centuries as traditional garden ornaments, usually appearing in pairs or alone as a garden centerpiece.
Like other dormer types, lead dormers are mostly used to increase the usable space in a loft. They are important elements of loft conversion projects — with the added quality of being super durable. Aside from these, they are also used to create window openings in a roof plane.