Category Archives: Various jobs

Lead roof vent (lead burning & slating)

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This page shows the fabrication and installation of a lead roof vent which will, once a plumber has been to site, vent two bathrooms.

The vent was installed on a high castle roof but no scaffold costs were incurred as we do not need scaffold for this kind of work.

Access, leadwork and slating were all handled by BCM Steeplejacks – no subcontractors were required, which helps to keep costs down.


This picture shows the vent on the bench during fabrication. The plastic pipe inside the outer lead pipe is there to give the plumber something to connect onto inside the attic.


Still on the bench but nearly complete.


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Hopper mesh

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Over the years we have had lots of clients ask us to do something to prevent rainwater goods hoppers filling up with leaves, dirt, or having birds nests built in them.

This is our preferred solution. We make up a cover consisting of heavy gauge 1 inch x 1 inch stainless steel mesh that’s secured to the hopper by the ends being folded down around the top perimeter, but can be lifted off when cleaning is required.

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Spire general maintenance: pointing, timber louvre painting, weathervane painting. lightning conductor repairs

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This work was carried out in 2018 and involved lots of general maintenance work.

The first task was to do quite a lot of raking out, followed by hydraulic lime pointing. This was unusually difficult and time consuming due to the concave flutings that run all the way down the spire.


All of the timber louvre windows were prepared and painted.

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Floodlights maintenance

We regularly carry out the changing of blown floodlight bulbs in sports grounds. Below you willsee some pictures of one of these contracts in progress

Also, when requested we carry out photographic surveys for the electricians in charge of the equipment. It’s sometimes necessary to diagnose the root cause of the fault when simply replacing a bulb doesn’t get the lighting back on.

We will also take care of any other tasks requested (wiring under an electricians guidance for example). Basically, when working on flood-lights, we carry out the wishes of the electrician on site.


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