In the contemporary and heritage roofing industry our quality and service area is unrivalled. We are known as a trusted, reliable company that focuses on safety , quality and skilled workmanship, delivering quality roofing projectsacross Sydney and NSW.
A leadwork roofing is durable, 100% recyclable and it typically lasts over 100 years. Lead is a sustainable and environmentally friendly product too. A leadwork roof is stylish and practical and is a long term solution.
Scope of works
The work included supply and installation of 30kg / m2 lead sheeting for the heritage-listed Australian Museum project in Sydney. To undertake specialized heritage roofingwork, we installed copper sheetingin 0.6 mm and installed it on the front edge of the stone to provide a detailed drip groove for the lead sheeting.
Lead sheetingwas then installed in 1 m sections enabling expansion and contraction along stone cornice with welted locked joints. A 30kg lead sheet fabricated by experienced leadworker turned down over front copper sheeting to form straight edge in locked joints.
The lead sheeting installed into stone joint of heritage building and secured with lead wedges driven into stonework. Once secure lead sheeting is shaped over the front and tucked under copper clips. This process will ensure including Geo–fabric underlay will give the lead a lifetime of free maintenance and protect the heritage building for decades to come.
Once the lead has been installed and shaped over the stonework, an elastomeric joint with the back rod is installed to seal the stone lead joint from the water entry. A coat of patination oil was applied to newly installed leadwork to give lead sheeting a protective shine and leave building looking great again.
Leadwork is the most durable and environmentally friendly metal to be used in your home or heritage building, as it will be value for money over a lifetime and enhance the building and protect against water entry for decades to come.
Architectural Roofing Services uses 99.9% recyclable lead sheeting for all projects and are not dumped in landfills; they can be refined and recast into new lead sheeting many times without waste or environmental impact.