Code 3 Lead Flashing
Code 3 lead flashing is ideal for forming soakers against a chimney stack or wall. It has a nominal thickness of 1.32mm and weighs approximately 15kg per square meter. Suitable for commercial applications, these code 3 lead rolls conform to the stric...
Code 3 lead flashing is ideal for forming soakers against a chimney stack or wall. It has a nominal thickness of 1.32mm and weighs approximately 15kg per square meter. Suitable for commercial applications, these code 3 lead rolls conform to the strict requirements of BS EN 12588.
Roofing Megastore have partnered with reputable mills based throughout the UK. These include British Lead and Midland Lead, who use advanced machinery and proven techniques to craft code 3 lead flashing that meets strict tolerances and offers unwavering durability. Therefore, protecting your property from water ingress at its weakest points.
If you require lead with a thickness above 1.32mm, you may want to consider code 4 lead. For help selecting the ideal lead flashing for your project, read our guide to lead codes where we outline the differences and uses for each type. Otherwise, continue below for more information on code 3 lead.
Code 3 Lead Benefits
In addition to being lightweight and pliable, code 3 lead flashing is highly durable. In fact, manufacturers such as British Lead offer a 50 years warranty with their rolls. Lead treatments also allow you to extend the lifespan of your lead further and prevent it becoming unsightly.
Code 3 lead is also environmentally friendly when compared to materials such as steel or copper. This is due to it being a raw material and having a carbon footprint of between 30 and 76kg CO2 per kg. Lead is, therefore, featured in the BRE Green Guide and has received a rating of A+ or A.
As you can see, code 3 lead flashing is a brilliant material for protecting your property. When following the recommended installation methods of British Lead and Midland Lead, it will provide decades of use without maintenance whilst also having little impact on the environment around you.
Code 3 Lead Uses
As the thinnest gauge available, code 3 lead flashing is low profile and easy to shape with common lead tools. It can, therefore, be used in areas where other codes would be unsuitable. This includes soakers against the abutment of a wall or chimney, for example.
Code 3 lead may not be suitable for historic buildings or those that withstand extreme weather exposure. If this is the case, a thicker and tougher code may be appropriate. However, you should always seek the guidance of a qualified tradesperson.
Code 3 Lead Sizes
We offer code 3 lead flashing in 3m and 6m lengths, which can be shortened appropriately on site. To suit a variety of applications, you also have a choice of widths between 150mm (6”) and 1,580mm (62”).
Whatever length and width of code 3 lead you choose, the thickness will never deviate more than +/- 5%. This provides adequate protection throughout the length of the roll and ensures your lead flashing conforms to BS EN 12588.
Have More Questions About Code 3 Lead Flashing?
Whatever your questions, our award-winning team is here to help! Simply use the online live chat or call 01295 565 565 to have your questions answered. We’ll help you choose the ideal lead roll for your needs and will ensure you have all the required ancillaries to complete your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Life Expectancy of Code 3 Lead?
Lead is one of the most durable materials and often outlasts the property it is installed on. You can, therefore, expect your code 3 lead to last in excess of 50 years. This can be extended through the use of lead treatments such as patination oil, which protects from rain and more.
Why Does the Cost of Code 3 Lead Fluctuate?
Like any other metal, the price of raw lead changes regularly and is determined by the availability. Roofing Megastore regularly updates our prices to ensure you’re always getting the best deal on codes 3 lead rolls. Plus, if you find lead cheaper elsewhere we may be able to match or beat the price.