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Lead is one of the building industry's most versatile products.

Lead is one of the oldest and most durable building materials and has been known to last for more than 500 years. Today's alternatives can fail within 10 years.

Through sheer longevity, Lead is unbeatable as an example of a sustainable building material.

It is more environmentally friendly than alternatives made by the petro-chemical industry - even its reclamation is energy efficient.

 

Aesthetics

Lead has an aesthetic quality that weathers to a timeless natural look that enhances the visual appeal of any building.
Lead not only protects from the elements, it also improves the visual environment and impact of buildings.
Its malleability makes it the natural choice for architects who wish to make a statement without being restrained by the material's innate qualities – it will do whatever your imagination wants of it.
Acrylead allows you to improve the look of exposed flashing by applying a conventional acrylic paint finish top coat to match roof colour or surrounding materials.

 

Recycling

Lead is the most recycled and recovered building material in use today. It will last longer and age more beautifully than any of its synthetically produced substitutes.
Lead is 100% recyclable time after time after time – and it never deteriorates, no matter how many times it is recycled, retaining all the natural qualities.

 

Durability & ECO Facts

Lead remains stable and impervious even in the most severe exposed conditions. DLM supplies Lead sheet to the medical and dental industry for shielding and protection in X-ray rooms.
Lead Sheet has a very high resistance to atmospheric and chemical corrosion.
Newly installed Lead Sheet forms a surface film of protective oxides in the form of a patina that is both strongly adhering and highly insoluble.
Acrylead's thermal baked acrylic primer coating is applied to both surfaces areas, severely inhibiting the contact of water with the lead and its oxides, thus reducing the run off potential of lead entering groundwater systems. more >>

 

Soundproofing & Radiation Shielding

Everyone knows that Lead is the most effective material for flashings but that is just the tip of the iceberg. It can be used for roofing, from simple to complex; for cladding to create a dramatic effect; for lining spaces as an aesthetic statement or for practical reasons such as soundproofing & radiation shielding.
Lead is an ideal sound barrier because of its high density and acoustical limpness.
Hollow partitions are generally more effective than solid ones of equivalent mass.
Lead sheet is more effective when used on the outer skin of a hollow partition. The lead should make up at least half the mass.
The high density of lead sheet allows considerable mass to be added to a panel skin, without materially increasing the thickness of the panel, or intruding into the cavity.
The use of elastomeric or rubbery adhesives allows the lead to retain its acoustic limpness when bonded to other materials.
Absorbent material (loose fill fibre glass or similar) in the cavity of a hollow partition increases the effectiveness at higher frequencies and marginally at lower frequencies.

 

DLM Lead Sheet Stock

DLM Lead sheet is manufactured to AS 1804 - 1976
DLM Lead Sheet is manufactured to a +/- 5% thickness tolerance
DLM Lead sheet can be supplied in any width from 150mm up to 1.2m in the thicknesses below in standard lengths of 3 and 6 metres
Additional widths and thicknesses available on application
Orders for standard stock sizes are usually processed and dispatched within 24 hours.

 

 

Health and Safety Precautions

Lead is a heavy metal and should be handled with care using best manual handling techniques to avoid injury. To ensure your well being DLM recommends that these guidelines be followed when working with lead.

Do not breathe lead dust or fumes from heated lead
Wear approved respiratory protection if ventilation is inadequate
Do not eat or smoke when working with lead
Where exposure to fumes or dust is significant, adequate protective clothing should be worn
Wash thoroughly after handling lead especially before eating, drinking or smoking
Gloves and safety boots should always be warn.

 



Lead is one of the building industry's most versatile products
Lead is one of the building industry's most versatile products

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