The increase in the value of scrap metal is directly linked to the rise of metal theft in recent years across the UK. Lead roofs are targeted by criminals and when stolen the lead usually finds its way over to China, the largest consumer of recyclable metal importing a staggering average of around 300,000 tonnes per year from Britain.
Using specially designed fixings, we secure lead to a roof whilst still allowing natural thermal movement. We can advise on the many different ways to protect a roof from theft and intruders including the use of embossed lead, hidden anti-theft bars and DNA marking no matter whether the roof is pitched vertical or flat. We can make existing roofs secure as well as new or replacement ones.