Latest News

2023, August:

Abbey becomes a proud sponsor to the Voluntary Service Overseas.

2022, November:


The deadline for when businesses need to use the UKCA mark has been extended. You can continue to use the CE marking and reversed epsilon marking on the GB market until 31 December 2024.

2022, July:


Abbey Metals is delighted to inform the market that its application to become an Associate Member of the

Lead Contractors Association (the LCA) has been accepted and approved by Council.

2022, April:


Abbey Metals launches The Complete Range of 12588 products to the UK market.

2021, March:


Roofing materials: CMA case reference: 50477

The CMA - Director disqualification undertakings announced.

2021, January:


Abbey Metals remains open to service its customers and essential workers through the UK's 3rd lockdown.

2020, December:


Brexit deal agreed confirming no tariffs payable on Lead imports.

2020, December:


The CMA delays its announcement regarding its final decision reference investigation 'CA98 and civil cartels - 50477' and some UK Lead Manufacturers' until the start of 2021. 

2020, November:


NHBC Standards approves the complete range as set out in BSEN 12588:2006.

2020, November:


Roofing materials: CMA case reference: 50477

CMA - Infringement decision and fines


2020, March:


Through lockdown Abbey Metals will continue to manufacture, as its essential workers and engineers provide critical components to producers of healthcare equipment, supporting National Health Services worldwide.


We will be supporting the construction industry at a time when continuity of supply and maintaining or repairing urgent works is essential.


Those Merchants with branches providing essential material services that require support can contact us directly.

2019, March:


Roofing materials: CMA case reference: 50477


Dear Colleagues and Customers,


You may have seen it reported recently, within a variety of industry publications that the UK's largest rolled lead sheet suppliers have been investigated for operating a cartel and that on the 27 March 2019 the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) issued a provisional finding that they have broken the law.


In light of this situation, I want to take this opportunity to assure you all that, Abbey Metals nor any of our associated group businesses are in any way involved or implicated in this situation.


Furthermore, I am proud that we have grown our business as an independent family-owned company, that has been manufacturing lead products for more than 60 years, by conducting ourselves and our business practices with the utmost integrity.


Our successes are and will continue to be achieved by adhering to all industry standards and codes of good practice for both our products and the way in which we conduct ourselves when doing business. We welcome a free trading market that encourages innovation, agility and change.


Please contact either me or your local Abbey Metals representative if you wish to discuss this matter further and/or discuss the opportunity of an alternative supplier that offers a traditional fare price for an excellent service.


Rodger Abey

Managing Director