Rolled Lead sheet - the complete range

‘The Complete Range’ 

Rolled Lead Sheet for building purposes manufactured to BSEN 12588:2006; range from 1.25 mm up to 6.00 mm.


BSEN 12588 is a metric standard as is the British National Standard, BS 6915 (although 6915 continues to contain references to imperial sizes).


The complete range as defined within 12588 offers a wider range of product and installation options than previously available for purchase within the UK.



Resent events within the Lead Construction industry have caused some to revisit advice previously offered to them by ‘the industry’ and as a result, reputable bodies such as the National House Building Council (NHBC) has now amended its standards to include the correct product description as defined by 12588.


This recognition for the correct use of the product description 'Colour Codes' as set out in witihin the standard has opened up the market to the introduction of ‘The Complete Range’ of Lead products.



Historically, with a limited number of product lines, there has been a greater scope to over specify thickness. Abbey Metals calculates that this potential for over-specification may equate to as much as 4000 tonnes in any given year.


With a wider range of products, designers will now choose a thickness of Lead that best matches their requirement, the design life cycle of the building as well as the surrounding products and achieve a real saving in cost and contribute towards a more sustainable future.



Using a larger range of sizes, greatly reduces the carbon footprint of the entire Lead Construction industry; especially important when considering ‘sustainability’.


*Installation to national standards BS 6915 still apply.



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