Located in Colchester, Robin Godden Lead Ltd have built an excellent reputation in the local and regional area for delivering high-quality lead work services. We’ve been undertaking lead roofing, lead flashing and leadwork repairs since 2004, so you can feel confident knowing we have the experience to meet your requirements. Our company operates as a lead work specialist for the Essex region and nationwide.
On this page, we’ve answered some of the most common questions asked to us by customers in Colchester and the surrounding areas. Have a different question about our lead work services? Do not hesitate to contact us on 07970 695889.
What services do you specialise in?
Robin Godden Lead Ltd specialise in all aspects of lead roofing. From lead welding and lead bossing to lead flashing and leadwork repairs, we combine traditional roofing techniques with modern equipment to complete projects to the highest standards. Our lead work specialists have the experience and expertise to work on all types of buildings including listed buildings, churches, country houses, domestic and commercial properties.
Are you part of any industry recognised associations?
Yes. We are proud members of the Lead Contractors Association (LCA), an industry-leading association formed in 1984 to promote quality working standards within the lead sheet industry. As members, our company is vetted on a regular basis and we are pleased to consistently meet the high standards set by the LCA. If you’re looking for a trusted lead work specialist in the Colchester area, choosing an LCA approved craftsman is recommended.
Are you fully qualified and insured?
Yes. Our expert team has over 20 years of experience and holds City & Guild qualifications to ensure a professional, reliable service is always given. We are also fully insured. Whether carrying out lead roofing restoration, lead flashing or leadwork repairs, we also provide 10-million public liability insurance and 2-million private liability insurance for your peace of mind. As a recognised LCA lead work specialist, all our work is guaranteed.
Can you undertake repairs on a heritage building?
Yes. Our skilled craftsmen at Robin Godden Lead Ltd have the skill to undertake quality leadwork repairs on heritage buildings in need of anything from minor lead flashing repairs to major roofing restorations. For over fourteen years, we have been performing heritage work on various old buildings in and around the Colchester area, such as churches, cathedrals and listed properties. From fitting intricate bespoke designs to carefully restoring lead domes, all work is completed sympathetically and to a first-class standard.
What are the benefits of using lead?
Lead has been used for construction purposes for many years, dating as far back as the Egyptians and Romans. It is beneficial for many reasons such as its durability, carbon friendly aspects and long life-span. Lead out performs many man-made materials and can be found on buildings throughout Colchester and the rest of the UK for good reason. Lead roofing and lead flashing is an excellent alternative to other materials, offering extremely long-lasting protection against the British weather. Through effective lead repairs and maintenance by a lead work specialist, lead has been known to last over 500 years.
How are lead sheets environmentally-friendly?
A natural metal, lead is widely available and easily recycled. In fact, more than 95% of lead used in the manufacture of lead sheets (often used for lead roofing) comes from recycling. Lead also as a very low melting point compared to other construction materials, at 327°C, meaning it can be processed quicker and uses less energy. This results in a lower carbon footprint and a reduced impact on the environment.