Why choose Nova Contracts lead work Kilmarnock Ayrshire?
Lead materials are more durable and lasts three times longer than other man-made products. Lead is carbon friendly and has the lowest carbon footprint of all hard metals and is up to 100% recyclable. Lead is more economical than any man-made alternative and in some case can be 100% more cost effective over a 65 year period. For these reasons Nova Contracts Lead Work Kilmarnock Ayrshire use lead extensively in the majority of our work. Lead flat roofs, vertical lead cladding, lead roofed bay windows, lead dormer roofs, lead slates, lead lined gutters, lead valleys, lead domes, lead turrets, lead cornices, lead copings, lead chimney flashings, lead outlets and lead welding are just some of the key areas that our craftsmen have first class experience in.
Green Benefits of Lead
Now included in the BRE Green Guide, lead has been proven to be one of the greenest building materials available. In most standard lead roofing and vertical cladding installations, lead has a rating of A or A+, has a significantly lower carbon footprint than comparable external wall and roofing specifications, and its Ecopoints – the degree to which a material impacts on the environmental performance of a building – measure very favourably.
Climate change is causing a wider range of weather conditions in the UK, which is making the choice of roofing material ever more important to withstand water ingress and UV degradation. The Lead Sheet Association has produced a short information sheet outlining some interesting facts to consider about the use of Rolled Lead Sheet in comparison with alternative manmade building materials. For example, Nova Contracts Lead Work Kilmarnock Ayrshire understand how lead’s flexibility and malleability allow it to move in sympathy with buildings over the years, and how lead’s longevity can result in substantial savings in maintenance and insurance costs, as well as being the environmentally friendly option.
Extended Lifespan & Warranty
Lead has been used in construction for hundreds of years, and there are many examples around the country of lead installations continuing to function as was originally intended all those years ago. The Lead Sheet Association Members are so confident of lead’s longevity that they are now offering a 50 year warranty on the lead that Nova Contracts Lead Work Kilmarnock Ayrshire install. This guarantee applies to rolled lead sheet manufactured by a LSA Member since October 2013, providing it is installed in accordance with the LSA Rolled Lead Sheet Manual and BS 6915. The truth about lead movie debunks some of the issues associated with lead.