LEADing the Way

Calder healthcare

100% Recycled Lead, 50-year Guarantee, Made in Britain

WHY CHOOSE CALDER LEAD?

In today’s construction industry, materials are needed that are economical, durable, have minimal impact on natural resources and suitable for a wide range of applications.

History doesn’t lie and hundreds of our historic buildings up and down the country and beyond have enjoyed the protection that lead sheet has provided to the very fabric of the building. The same is true today making lead sheet the perfect choice of building material as it is extremely strong, malleable, easy to work with, has a multitude of uses and is virtually indestructible. As it is so ductile, it can be manufactured and formed into near endless possibilities and through its proven performance and longevity, lead is the foundation of a multitude of modern sustainable building products.

With over 260 years’ experience, Calder Lead provides a wide range of pre-prepared and custom built lead products; ensuring the perfect solution to your individual project requirements.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF LEAD

  • Lead is environmentally friendly and has minimal impact on natural resources. It is the most recovered and recycled building material in use today; even its reclamation is energy efficient. Lead has the lowest carbon footprint of all soft metals and is up to 100% recyclable.

  • Lead has a much longer and proven life-span than all man-made products and ages more beautifully than any inferior synthetic substitute.

  • Lead is more economical than any man-made alternative - Over a 40-year period lead can be up to 50% cheaper than man-made flashing products and over 65 years it can be up to 75-80% cheaper.
  • The proven life of lead sheet is hundreds of years, its longevity means that architects can safely use it in designs needing to comply with Euro code requirements for a 60-year design life.

  • Calder are so confident of lead’s longevity that we offer a 50-year guarantee on our rolled lead sheets.