What width does lead flashing come in?

What width does lead flashing come in?

The Different Codes of Lead & Their General Usage: The most common widths of lead sheet used are 150mm, 240mm, 300mm and 600mm. Fixing Lead Flashing: Lead is cut using lead snips, folded into place, or beaten using lead bossing stick and lead beaters.

What size lead flashing do I need?

Normally, lead flashings should not exceed 1.5m in length, with laps of not less than 100mm. Flashing should be tucked into a mortar joint 25mm deep and at least 75mm above the tiling level and lead wedged into place. The joint should then be pointed with mortar or using suitable exterior grade sealant .

What lead should I use for flashings?

As previously mentioned, code 4 lead can be used for many roofing applications. At 1.8mm thick, it serves the minimum required thickness for all flashings. This includes window flashings, apron and cover flashings, chimney flashings, step flashings and more. Use code 4 lead flashing for vertical cladding, too.

What is the difference between Code 3 and Code 4 lead flashing?

Lead codes are actually very simple. Ranging from Code 3 to Code 8 they separate lead into different thickness and weight….What Are Lead Codes?

Lead Code Thickness (mm) Weight (kg per square metre)
Code 3 1.32mm 14.97kg
Code 4 1.80mm 20.41kg
Code 5 2.24mm 25.40kg
Code 6 2.65mm 30.10kg

What width does lead come in?

We supply Rolled Lead Sheet in any width from 150mm to 1580mm in Codes 3,4 and 5 and up to 1275mm in Codes 6,7 and 8 in standard roll lengths of 3 and 6 metres.

What is Code 3 lead flashing?

Code 3 lead is the thinnest gauge of lead used in commercial roofing and is suitable for light applications such as soakers at the abutment..

What is code 6 lead?

Code 6 Lead is 2.65mm thick (a 18% increase over code 5 lead) and weighs 30.05kg/m2 (Thickness to BS EN12588 tolerances of +/- 5%) Whether the roof you are working on is sheltered or is exposed to more severe weather, code 6 lead can be used for every aspect of pitched roofing or flat roofing.

How do you cut lead flashing?

The most effective way of cutting lead flashing is to use a sheet lead knife – the sheet lead knife is sharp and durable and does not become blunt very quickly. The sheet lead knife also features a hook at the end of the blind to help score metal sheets.

How long can Code 5 lead be?

Code 5 lead flashing is perfect for a range of different projects. Measuring 2.24mm thick, it’s British made and meets BS EN 12588:2006 standard. Our code 5 lead rolls are available in both 6m and 3m lengths, with a number of different widths available.

What is the best tool to cut lead?

LEAD KNIVES are the traditional method for cutting lead. Knives work better than nippers on wide lead.

Should lead flashing be sealed?

“Generally, lead flashing would be the recommended choice, but in either case, lead flashing or lead soakers need to be completely sealed. Without correct sealing this can cause issues like damp, leaks or possibly the likes of your wall leak.