At GNR we believe that attention to detail is fundamental to the successful execution of our roofing projects. Further, it is these details that sets our organisation apart from others in the roofing industry.

Not only are the details which we create on a daily basis designed to improve the aesthetics of buildings, but they also play important roles in the effective discharge of rainwater. After all, a roof coverings sole function is to keep water out and ensure that it is effectively discharged to ground level.

More so, some details are designed to create a feature on a building and do not have a specific function. Attention to detail and the creation of functional roofing solutions defines our approach to all of the roofing projects that we undertake.  Whether you are looking for roof coverings in slates, tiles, lead, zinc, or single ply, our skilled teams of operatives will ensure that your project is executed to the highest standard.

Further, as with all of our work, our clients can be assured that it is carried out in accordance with the relevant British Standards, Best Practices and associated guidelines.

Details in Lead

When introducing intricate details into roofing projects the obvious material choice is lead. As a result of it malleable nature, coupled with the fact that it can be easily cut and welded, lead is an ideal material to create details.

Further, its durability as a roofing material has been proven over centuries.

Lead Hip onto Barley Twist Roll

Lead Hip onto Barley Twist Roll

An intricate detail on this period Town House in Yorkshires East Riding. The grand façade of these town houses required specialist Attention when it came to replacing the roof coverings. GNR engaged a local joinery firm to manufacture replacement Barley Twist sections. Then covered in lead the completed detail provides an aesthetically beautiful lead hip detail.

purpose made roof ladder

Purpose made roof ladder

At GNR, we don’t like it when people traffic on our roof coverings after they have been installed as it tends to lead to breakages.

Where possible, we like to design in unique access solutions so that our clients can undertake routine maintenance of key gutter areas.

The examples include a purpose made ladder integrated into the slated roof covering and some bespoke lead clad steps accessed via a landing window

Lead Dragons Feet

Lead Dragons feet

When running an outlet from a higher roof elevation down onto a lower roof area it is often prudent to ensure the water is spread and not concentrated to a single area.

A lead dragons foot allows the water to be collected and spread so that it is not concentrated on one area in particular.

This spread of water is good practice when a higher roof slope runs onto a lower area via a gutter and fall pipe configuration.

Lead Chimney Cap

Our client in this case had constructed a chimney to serve and internal woodburning Stove, installed by Hot Box Stoves and an external open fire. Both wood burning appliances were connected to twin wall chimney systems concealed inside the masonry chimney breast.

GNR were engaged to ensure that the detail was executed to the highest of standards. 

A deck was constructed around the flues, in accordance with the manufacturer’s distances to combustibles, and a new code 5 lead sheet covering with timber roll details was installed.

The perimeter edge clip from stainless steel will prevent wind uplift.  A detail that will stand the test of time.

Lead Chimney Cap