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Traditional Lead Flashing No Go For The Modern Alternative

Traditional Lead Flashing No Go For The Modern Alternative


IKO Flash - The Lead Free Alternative

IKOflash is made from a modified polyethylene compound with an integral aluminium mesh reinforcement, enabling the product to be worked and formed in the same way as lead. The product is faced with a fine grey mineral.

IKOflash is a lead free flashing which can be used in areas where traditional lead flashing would be used such as chimney and abutment flashings, around roof lights and pitched valley linings.

How To use IKO Flash

IKOflash can be cut using a sharp knife and formed using the same methods as for traditional lead flashings.

If required, stainless steel nails can be used to fix IKOflash back to a structure.

Standard fixing clips can be used to secure IKOflash into a pointing gap, enabling the product to be secured firmly to allow dressing down onto the roof covering.

To provide additional restraint in areas of high exposure, IKOpro Stickall elastomeric mastic should be applied in a continuous bead and pressed down to seal.

IKOpro Stickall can also be used to fill the pointing gap in brickwork and masonry, minimising any mortar cracking or water penetration and ensuring a flexible, long-lasting joint.

All overlaps in IKOflash must be sealed with a continuous bead of IKOpro Stickall.

Features and Benefits:

·         Can be worked and formed in the same way as lead

·         Available in 6m & 12m sizes

·         Significantly lighter than lead flashing making it easier to handle

·         Rapid installation

·         Cost effective, with no scrap or re-sale value

·         Non toxic material

IKOflash is ideal to use in areas where lead flashing would traditionally be used, e.g:

Stepping flashing

Abutment flashing

Chimney flashing

Pitched valley lining

Rooflights and solar panels


    Come in and see us today and pick up your IKO Flash the modern alternative to traditional lead flashing.


    Greengates Builders Merchants delivering to the whole of Lancashire including: Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Darwen, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Padiham and Pendle.


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