Lead lasts three times longer than other man-made products.
More carbon friendly
Lead has the lowest carbon footprint of all hard metals and is up to 100% recyclable.
More economical than any man-made alternative
Lead is 100% more cost effective over 65 years.
The carbon footprint of lead, compared with other hard metals, is extremely low making it a very environmentally friendly material.
Its lifespan also means it lasts a generation without having to be replaced – on average more than three times longer than other proprietary flashing products.
There is an established recycling infrastructure so almost 100% of the waste can be re-used.
Leads longevity means that architects can safely use it in designs needing to comply with Euro code requirements for a 60 year design life.
Lead installation is not impacted by damp or cold weather conditions, thereby minimising project delays.
Working with lead is a highly skilled job and will more likely be undertaken by skilled tradesman, thereby minimising the risks of employing unskilled labour using other products.
The economic benefits of using lead also came through strongly. Over a 40 year period lead can be up to 50% cheaper than man made flashing products and over 65 years it is almost 100% cheaper.