MIDLAND LEAD LTD

KILN WAY
WOODVILLE
SWADLINCOTE
DERBYSHIRE DE11 8ED

Tel: 01283 224555
Fax: 01283 550284

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Suppliers of: Lead sheets, Lead-lined boards, Machine cast lead, Sandcast lead, Rolled lead, Lead joints, Lead cleaner, Lead sealants, Lead underlay

For over 35 years Midland Lead have been the only UK manufacturer to offer the entire range of lead products -  manufacturing machine cast lead, sand cast lead and rolled lead.

We enjoy working with customers from all over the world within the construction, healthcare and heritage industries. Whatever project you’re working on, we can help. We will supply the lead you need at competitive prices – whatever you need, we’ll make it for you, right here on our purpose-built site in the East Midlands.

At Midland Lead, you can choose the type of lead at the required specification for every project, from church roofs to radiation protection shielding in hospitals.

Our product range includes:

 

  • Machine cast Lead - is our biggest selling product, comes with a 60 year warranty and is certified by the British Board of Agreement (certificate no. 86/1764). In accordance with the European Construction Products Regulation (CPR), our machine cast lead is CE marked to BS EN 14783:2006.
  • Rolled Lead - Our rolled lead (also called milled lead) is certified by the British Standards Institute. It comes with a 50 year guarantee and conforms to British Standard 12588 (BS EN12588) as well as carrying a full CE mark (BS EN 14783), showing that it meets EU guidelines.
  • Sandcast Lead - We combine traditional methods with a contemporary approach to make sandcast lead. It is a traditional product made with all the benefits of technical innovation. Made with supreme care and craftsmanship - the perfect choice for projects where authenticity really matters.
  • Radiation Protection - Lead is the first choice material for X-ray & Gamma ray ionising radiation protection. Working together with Radiation Protection Advisors (RPA’s) and architects, we can support the installation process with specific guidance and documentation to make designing, logistics and fitting as straightforward as possible. Some of the radiation protection products we offer include lead-lined boards, lead glass, lead doors, lead bricks, fixed/mobile radiation protection screens and lead-lined cabinets.
  • Ancillary ProductsFrom patination oils and sealant, flashing clips and flexible lead joints to more specialist items such as aluminium soakers and a range of lead slates. We can cater for all of your needs.
  • Other ProductsSuch as lead-lined acoustic boards to lead ballast, whatever your specifications are we will work closely with you to ensure that your needs are met.

 

Midland Lead has the expertise and the manufacturing capability to give you whatever kind of lead you need, for whatever kind of job you’re working on. That includes specialist applications like sandcast lead for heritage projects, lead sheet for the construction industry or lead-lined boards for the healthcare sector.

 

FOR FURTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR LITERATURE SECTION ON THIS PROFILE OR ALTERNATIVELY VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT https://www.midlandlead.co.uk/downloads/

Got any questions? Give us a call anytime – 01283 224 555

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Midland Lead Ancillary Product List 2018
Lead Ancillary Products

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Midland Lead Brick Datasheet
Lead bricks of varied designs intended to attenuate ionising radiation from powerful sources

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Midland Lead Corporate Brochure
Lead sheets, Lead-lined boards, Machine cast lead, Sandcast lead, Rolled lead, Lead joints, Lead cleaner, Lead sealants, Lead underlay

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Midland Lead Fitting Guide for Small Practices
LEAD LINED BOARDS

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Midland Lead Introduction To Cladding
MIDLAND LEAD NOW ALSO SUPPLY A RANGE OF METAL CLADDING FACADE SYSTEMS. A NATURAL BOLT-ON TO OUR CORE CONSTRUCTION RANGE AND A GREAT WAY TO OFFER ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR ANY BUILDING FACADE

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Midland Lead Lined Plasterboard Datasheet
Plasterboard with pressure bonded lead sheet applied to one face

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Midland Lead Lined Plywood Board
Plywood board with pressure bonded lead sheet applied to one face.

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Midland Lead Lined Timber Battens Datasheet
Soft wood battens bonded either on one or two sides with lead sheet. Radiation Shielding.

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Midland Lead Make the Most of Sandcast Lead Leaflet
Sandcast Lead

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Midland Lead Radiation Protection Leaflet
Quality lead radiation protection panels to the healthcare sector

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Midland Premium Cast Lead Brochure
GUIDE TO WORKING WITH PREMIUM CAST LEAD FOR THE ROOFING PROFESSIONAL

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Lead Lined Plasterboard
Providing complete protection against x-rays for staff and patients, Midland Lead lead-lined boards are used extensively in hospitals, dental surgeries and veterinary practices where x-ray radiation protection is essential to safeguard staff and patients. When fitted, the lead is completely hidden from view; securely bonded to high quality plasterboard. This gives the benefit of complete x-ray protection whilst the finished piece is aesthetically like any other high quality room-lining material. All the lead sheet used in the boards is custom manufactured by Midland Lead. The machine cast lead (approved by the British Board of Agrément) carries the CE mark (BS EN 14783) confirming its suitability for use as an internal lining material. Mineral-based boards and panels, Gypsum plasterboard with a single lead sheet conti

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Lead Lined Plywood
Providing complete protection against x-rays for staff and patients, Midland Lead lead-lined boards are used extensively in hospitals, dental surgeries and veterinary practices where x-ray radiation protection is essential to safeguard staff and patients. When fitted, the lead is completely hidden from view; securely bonded to high quality plywood. This gives the benefit of complete x-ray protection whilst the finished piece is aesthetically like any other high quality room-lining material. Plywood boards are recommended when code 7 (3.15 mm) lead sheet or above is required for radiation protection. All the lead sheet used in the boards is custom manufactured by Midland Lead. The machine cast lead (approved by the British Board of Agrément) carries the CE mark (BS EN 14783) confirming its suitability for use as an internal lining material. Wood-based boards and panels, Hardwood plywood with a single lead sheet continuo

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ARCHITECTURAL Metal Sheets .
ARCHITECTURAL METALWORK Lead .
ARCHITECTURAL METALWORK Refurbishment Renovation .
BOARDS Lead Faced / Lead Lined Radiation Shielding
BRICKS Lead .See Also LEAD BRICKS:
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Lead .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Lead Purpose Made
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Lead Code 3 Milled .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Lead Code 5 Milled .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Lead Faced / Lead Lined Radiation Shielding
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Lead Faced / Lead Lined Radiation Shielding
DOORSETS Radiation Shielding .
DOORSETS Ready Hung Wood Pre-Hung Timber .
DOORSETS Ready Hung Wood Pre-Hung Timber Lead Lined
DOORSETS Ready Hung Wood Pre-Hung Timber Radiation Shielding
DOORSETS Ready Hung Wood Pre-Hung Timber X-Ray Protection Xray Shielding
DOORSETS X-Ray Protected XRay Shielding .
FABRICATIONS Bespoke Leadwork .
FABRICATIONS Bespoke Leadwork Sandcast Lead
FACADES ACM (Aluminium Composite Material) .
FLASHINGS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
FLASHINGS Lead .
FLASHINGS Lead Chimney Stack
FLASHINGS Lead Purpose Made
GLASS Lead Glass .
HALLHOOKS Slate Repair .
HISTORIC AND LISTED BUILDINGS Repair and Restoration Specialists .
HOSPITAL DOORSETS Lead Faced / Lead Lined Radiation Shielding
LEAD
LEAD BRICKS Radiation Sheilding .
LEAD BRICKS Radiation Shielding BS 4513:1969 .
LEAD BRICKS Radiation Shielding ISO 7212:1986 (Enclosures for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation)
LEAD BRICKS Radiation Shielding ISO 9404-1:1991(Enclosures for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation)
LEAD LAMINATES
LEAD MANUFACTURING SERVICES Machine Cast (Codes 1-8) .
LEAD MANUFACTURING SERVICES Rolled Lead (Codes 3-8) .
LEAD MANUFACTURING SERVICES Sandcast (Codes 6-8) .
LEAD ROOFING . .
LEAD ROOFING AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
LEAD ROOFING Cast Lead Roofing Sheets .
LEAD ROOFING Cast Lead Roofing Sheets AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
LEAD ROOFING Contractors .
LEAD SHEETS . .
LEAD SHEETS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
LEAD SHEETS BS EN 12588:1999 .
LEAD SHEETS CE Marked .
LEAD SHEETS Radiation Sheilding BS 4094 .
LEAD WORKING Accessories .
LEAD WORKING Tools .
PANELS Lead Faced / Lead Lined Radiation Shielding
PLASTERBOARDS Lead Faced / Lead Lined Radiation Protection / Radiation Shielding
PLASTERBOARDS X-Ray Shielding .
PLYWOOD Lead Faced / Lead Lined Radiation Shielding
SEALANTS Mastic: by Special Function: Flashings
SEALANTS Mastic: by Special Function: Lead
SEALANTS Mastic: by Special Function: Lead Flashing
TIMBER BATTENS Lead Faced / Lead Lined Radiation Shielding
WALL Claddings External .
X-RAY PROTECTED PANELS
X-RAY SHIELDING Plasterboard Lead Lined
ALUCOBOND ACM Cladding

Midland Lead’s Latest Videos

August 2018

Some of our more vigilant customers may have noticed, or even watched, the videos we have released on to our YouTube channel over the past few months.

With the help of Matt Timby from Timby Roofing and Leeds College of Building we have created a series of short video guides on lead repair work and how to use some of our more popular products. From replacing damaged slate to using lead sealant for the best results, there are a variety of videos available to assist those looking to use lead in their next development.

We know that part of our quality customer service to you goes beyond just supplying the resources and hope these videos act as helpful visual guides to get the most out of your lead products. It is well-known that lead is a versatile and dependable material, when installed and treated correctly it can last over a hundred years. These video clips are there for when you need a reminder or quick instruction on how to make sure you are fitting or using your products correctly first time round.

Simple tricks of the trade like applying patination oil to your lead slate or how to easily fit flexible lead slate around a soil pipe are revealed and broken down into a simple step-by-step sequence for the viewer. There are also an array of product videos available to watch, including ones on hallhooks and fixing clips to provide a little more insight into those handy tools which can save you time on your projects while still creating great outcomes.

The videos also show good practise when it comes to handling lead safely, if you would like any more information on working with lead safely please read our recent Toolbox Talk here

To keep up to date with our latest video releases you can always subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UConoKW-H1aDLcTf7lBOZR9A

Midland Lead at 35!

July 2018

We look at the people, the products and the performance that make us who we are

Celebrating an anniversary is always a good time to reflect on what you’ve achieved. But it’s also important to look forward and plan for the future. Having been in business for 35 years and still as a family-owned company, we are proud to remain true to our traditional lead roots. But we are also committed to moving with the times and embracing what new technology can bring.

Our team has unrivalled expertise and is the core of who we are. Some of them have been with us from ‘day one’ and a great many for over 20 years. At a time when continuity is key we have been spotlighting some of our long-serving members and have plans to continue to celebrate their contribution to Midland Lead throughout the year.

Over the 35 years we have produced over 600,000 tonnes of lead sheet which has been used in construction sites both here in the UK and overseas. Our dedicated team now totals over 50. But there is no room for complacency, the construction industry is having its ups and downs and the ‘lead replacements’ come and go but as the saying goes ‘nothing beats the real thing’.

Often an unsung hero, lead is a key part of ensuring any roof is water-tight, and much, much more. Throughout our time in business, we are honoured to have supplied lead to prestigious projects such as Hampton Court Palace, Quarr Abbey and Dover Castle, as well projects all over the world, from Australia to Qatar. And it’s not just construction where our lead is used but it is also used by hospitals, veterinary and dental practices and research laboratories where it plays a major part in radiation protection.

Our people make us who we are

We’re proud to have such a strong team here at Midland Lead. You can have the best product in the world, but if you don’t have the right people, you won’t get far. The combined knowledge and experience of our 50-strong team really is priceless, and this is demonstrated through those who have been with us for many years.

Recently, we celebrated Martie O’Reilly stepping down from full time work after joining the company at the very beginning – 35 years ago (read more here). Another team member who has been with us from the start is our sales expert Dave Woolley who has amassed 35 years.

“I have seen massive growth within the company during my time at Midland Lead,” remarks Dave, who started his career with us working from a single office building back in 1983. ‘We now work on a 12-acre site and where we used to only supply to the construction industry, we now provide lead across all different sectors, from healthcare to heritage, and also export lead internationally.”

Dave says the company’s strong infrastructure and the variation of his role have all been key to his extended stay at Midland Lead. Over the last six months, he has also been heavily involved in our successful initiative to support construction colleges across the country. “I get a huge amount of satisfaction from speaking to the young people entering our industry. With colleges facing cuts all the time it’s good to know we’re doing our bit to help and I hope, by doing so, we are building great relationships between the next generation of workers and manufacturers.”

We also have a number of staff across departments who have worked at Midland Lead for over 20 years each: Phil Venning (operator kettles and DM), John Haywood (operator Yard and Warehouse), Paul Farmer (regional sales manager) and Andy Summer (operations co-ordinator). Without these people – and all of our staff – we wouldn’t be able to move forward with the outstanding reputation we have built up over the years.

Operations co-ordinator Andy Summer, who has risen through the ranks from starting as a factory operative to now managing production planning, operations and logistics, recently entered his 22nd year at Midland Lead. Andy commented that with 20 years behind him he is still excited about what the future holds. “Working for a family-run business is fantastic because stability is key but so is exploring different revenues for the future. My son Nathan has also recently joined the company, working in the factory like I did, so it’ll be great to see what’s next for him as well as for Midland Lead.”

Why lead is irreplaceable

Our products continue to be as popular today as they were 35 years ago. That’s because there’s nothing quite like lead. In a market where lead alternatives are continuing to be introduced, what makes lead so special? Firstly, its durability is second to none. Our products are guaranteed for 60 years, but in reality lead can last for up to 200 years.

Secondly, when looking to build with sustainability in mind, lead is the ideal green material, as it can be recycled over and over again. Our lead is made from 100 percent recycled material, so there is little impact on the world’s natural resources. With the continuing increased focus on green credentials you could say that lead’s time has come again.

However, it’s not just the lead itself that is eco-friendly – we are dedicated to minimising our impact on the environment across the manufacturing process. We have taken on the challenge of looking at ways of reducing our energy consumption and are supporting a research project that is looking to identify the most energy efficient process with a lower CO₂ footprint than any competing process for lead sheet production.

The next generation

We – like many in the construction industry – are concerned about the dwindling numbers of new entrants looking to train in skills such as roofing. We’ve been supporting Leeds College of Building for several years now, providing lead sheet and ancillary items free of charge to help students experience ‘real’ materials. In fact, this year we’ve teamed up with colleges around the UK to provide them with the same support (read more here). As part of our partnership with these colleges, we invite them to our manufacturing plant to witness how lead is made, as well as providing a workshop on best-practice advice.

Continuing to provide students with access to lead is a key commitment for us, and we will be looking for further colleges to support. We also hope to be involved in other apprentice initiatives, such as Redland’s Apprentice of the Year competition, which we have sponsored recently for the second time in a row.

The family team is fully involved in the day-to-day running of the company, with Boudewijn Tuinenburg as Managing Director leading the development and growth, working alongside his partner Francoise Derksen as marketing & HR manager. Both have been with the company for 14 years and have been key to the company’s success.

Boudewijn comments: “Excellence in our customer journey is of paramount importance to us. For over 35 years we have worked hard to provide our customers with exactly what they need.”

We’d like to extend a big ‘thank you’ to you, our customer, for your support over the years. Our aim is to continue to develop our processes, both in terms of manufacturing and customer service, to ensure you receive the best possible experience from Midland Lead, for the next 35 years and beyond.


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