1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Leading Redland 49 Tiles

Discussion in 'Building' started by leevis, 10 Nov 2020.

  1. leevis

    leevis

    Joined:
    2 May 2007
    Messages:
    414
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi
    I need to put lead skirt on top of my roofing but the tiles are Redland 49s. This means that there is quite a lip on the bottom and trying to mould them to the shape of the tiles is going to be hard enough on the side of the tiles let alone the bottom.

    Whats the easiest way to do this?

    L
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. tel765

    tel765

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2020
    Messages:
    260
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Presume you are talking about a length of lead flashing at a roof-wall abutment?
    Bossing the lead is the way to go - doing it slow and easy with a lead bossing tool or a wood hammer handle but dont try hammering it into shape.
    Dont mess with the tile "lip" it slots into the channel of the tile in the course below.

    Surely there's vids showing lead bossing on utube?
     
  4. leevis

    leevis

    Joined:
    2 May 2007
    Messages:
    414
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes that is it but normally (well all i have seen) the tiles are at 90 degrees to the wall, in my case the tiles are parallel
     
  5. tel765

    tel765

    Joined:
    16 Oct 2020
    Messages:
    260
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm afraid that i dont know what you mean - could you post a pic of where the tile meets the lead?
     
  6. leevis

    leevis

    Joined:
    2 May 2007
    Messages:
    414
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I'm at work at the moment but i have done a search on the internet and found a picture showing the opposite of what i have. The pic attached is where the tiles are at 90 degs from the house, these would be reasonably easy to 'boss' as they run in a similar line and the lead only needs to be moulded into the grooves on each tile.

    On my roof it is different as it is a pitched roof /\ shaped as you look at it so my tiles are parallel to the house, just wondering how to boss these tiles when they are running the other way as there are two bits that would need covering, the grooves in the tile and also the ends of each tile.

    Not too sure if this helps
     

    Attached Files:

  7. denso13

    denso13

    Joined:
    22 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    4,003
    Thanks Received:
    904
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Like this type of thing?

    [​IMG]

    If so same thing, lead gets formed/bossed around the tile profile.
     
  8. Sponsored Links
  9. denso13

    denso13

    Joined:
    22 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    4,003
    Thanks Received:
    904
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Or secret gutter below the tiles in lead or GRP

    upload_2020-11-11_12-9-14.png
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  10. 23vc

    23vc

    Joined:
    17 Apr 2015
    Messages:
    2,253
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I was always told that was wrong for plain tiles, should be soakers. Not that I’m claiming you’ve done it lol
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    • Like Like x 1
  11. leevis

    leevis

    Joined:
    2 May 2007
    Messages:
    414
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yes that pic is correct and similar to mine, only differences are that i have a continuous groove to slip the lead into and the tiles (being Redland 49s and not flat) are quite a strange shape to form. The big issue i have is at the bottom of the tile where meets the next tile, the flat ones in the pic are probably considerably slimmer than the Redlands.
     
  12. denso13

    denso13

    Joined:
    22 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    4,003
    Thanks Received:
    904
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    People can spend years learning leadwork, it is a skill in itself.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. denso13

    denso13

    Joined:
    22 Jan 2007
    Messages:
    4,003
    Thanks Received:
    904
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yea, bad example. First one I came across!
     
Loading...

Share This Page