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Traditional Basic Leadwork Craft Saturdays

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In-Person / Short Course
Ended last Nov 23, 2019
GBP  810.00


The first formal hands on training experience in using lead comes in the form of the basic bossing & welding courses provided by the LSTA at their trainign centre in East Peckham, Kent.

Bossing and welding are the two most common skills used by today's leadworkers and these courses provide a staring point for learning these essential foundations of leadwork practice.  The two course easch last three days, but can be combined into one five day course.

Lead in sheet form is a relativley soft and very dense metal when compared to other metals used in roofing such as copper or zinc

Bossing describes the method in which lead is shaped and formed in order to suit an amazing variety of applications.

Although a relatively simple technique to lear in its basic form, experts practice and develop their skill to such an extent that the most complex shapes can be drawn out of a flat sheet without even leaving a tool mark on the surface of the metal and without any sugnificant reduction to its original thickness.


There are some details when fitting lead sheet that requires the metal to be cut and welded to another sheet, perhaps to protect where there is a projection through a roof, such as a pipe or chimney.

This must be achived without compromising the weathrproofing quality of the installation and therefor demands a high degree of skill and knowledge.

Lead Sheets are welded together by the controlled melting of lead rods onto the join to bond the sheets together and provide a homogenous joint.


Butt welding
Lap welding
Cover patch
Fillet welding
Incline welding & gusset corner
Pipe sleeve
Front apron
Welded back gutter
Saddle flashings
Half front apron
Chute outlet
Internal & external corners
Back gutter
Welded back gutter


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Paul Brewer
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The Leadsheet Training Academy has been in existance for over 85 years and is at the forefront of technical training and expertise for those working in construction using lead and hard metals.

We have created a state of the art, purpose built training facility in East Peckham, Kent.  This includes full scale training rigs and resources as well as providing a well-equipped enviroment in which to lern as it recreates real-life situations.

We will guide you through the vocational course and qualifications tht are available for those wanting to improve their skills and expertise.  We have developed our range of courses over the years in response to the needs of installers and employers, offering a flexible approach to allow participants to get the most out of their training.

If you have little or no experience of working with lead, candidates as first introduced to the basic welding and bossing techniques enabling them to then develop their skills through the four modules that make up the City & Guilds Accreditation Certificate.  This can then be supplemented by the Advanced level Module 5.

The LSA has also introduced a 18 month courses the Specialsit Applied-Skills Programme. (SAP). This leads to a QCF Level 2 Qualification and combines training in the workshop and on site assessment.  ...
Leadsheet Training Academy
Unit 10, Archers Park, Branbridges Road, Kent, East Peckham, United Kingdom TN12 5HP
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