Lead Flashing around Chimney

Lead Repairs in Greater Manchester

Leadwork is an essential part of any roof, and without it your roof would not be watertight. It is your bridge between any brickwork you have and the roof system that abuts it, this most commonly on a domestic dwelling being a chimney stack. There are different procedures of how to soaker and flash your roof system against any brickwork, and this all depends on the type of tile or even slate your property has.

Secret soakers are used with slate and plain tiles (10″x6″) and these sit on top of the slate or tile 3″, (length varying)and go up the chimney 3″ and are not visible once the next slate or tile is laid on the course above. it is then flashed with either segmental or cockney flashings, folded, dressed and chased into the mortar joints of the walled abutment.

Visible soakers are used on flat tiles (Marley Modern type). These are usually around 450mm long and sit 150mm onto each individual tile and with a 75mm upstand against the wall. Again, it is then flashed with either segmental or cockney flashings, folded, dressed and chased into the mortar joints of the walled abutment.

Profiled tiles are usually soaked and flashed in one piece, sometimes individually but more commonly in longer lengths, approx’ 1.2 mtr sections of 300mm lead, folded 150mmx150mm, sat temporarily in place and marked on the brickwork mortar joints. then cut, folded and chased into the mortar joint. once secured in place it can then be lead dressed around the profiled tiles and tile head lap.

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