It is 100% recyclable and has a significantly smaller impact on global warming than the production of synthetic materials.
Lead features in the BRE Green Guide with a rating of A+ or A.
95% of UK and Irish lead is recycled. Compare that with many of the non-lead alternatives to lead sheet which have a recovery rate of less than 10%.
Lead has a guaranteed lifespan of at least 50 years for rolled lead or 60 years for machine cast lead. All adding to lead’s green credentials.
Lead sheet works out cheaper every time, because it is a long-term solution.
Machine cast lead sheet is approved by the British Board of Agrément (BAA) and comes with a 60-year guarantee. Rolled (or milled) lead sheet confirms to BS EN 12588 and has a 50-year guarantee. But the working life expectancy of all types of lead sheet is much longer. Even at a conservative estimate, it should last you well over a hundred years. That’s not a short-term solution; it’s an investment.
Lead is incredibly easy to use. It works alongside other building products, it is non-corrosive and flexible. Lead sheet doesn’t lift in high winds and it can withstand – and can be fitted in – any sort of weather.
Lead sheet can be used in so many ways, from roofing and cladding to radiation protection to sound-proofing.