Greengates Builders Merchants

Now In Stock: LEAD-FREE

Here at Greengates Builders Merchants, Lancashire we are happy to inform you that we now have LEAD-FREE in STOCK!


LEAD-FREE is a high performance low cost aluminium flashing suitable for use as an alternative to traditional lead in both flat and pitched roof appli­cations.

LEAD-FREE is extremely safe to use due to its lightweight construction and cutting and shaping is achieved with a knife or scissors that produce no sharp edges. Consequently installation is rapid and safe with no health and safety issues.

 LEAD-FREE has a 15yr guarantee with a life expectancy in excess of 20yrs.


Key Features:

  • Low cost,
  • Versatile,
  • Waterproof,
  • Durable,
  • Malleable,
  • Lightweight,
  • Easily cut,
  • Easily repaired,
  • No health and safety issues,
  • Alternative to traditional lead.


Typical Appli­cations:

  • Abutments,
  • Chimneys,
  • Dormers,
  • Saddles,
  • Soakers,
  • Stepped,
  • Valleys,
  • Windows/ Roof lights,
  • Gutters,
  • Valleys/ Gutters



LEAD-FREE can be installed and worked in any direction using a mallet, roller or by hand. Cutting is achieved with scissors or knife. Before fixing LEAD-FREE to any building material surface the protective paper should be left in place until the final shape and position is determined. The surface should also be clean and dry to achieve permanent adhesion. If the building material surface is unstable then Cromar bituminous primer should be applied. Any jointing detail should have a minimum overlap of 100mm.

 Contact us now at Greengates Builders Merchants, Lancashire to hear more about our fantastic new product:


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