Lead Flashing

Lead flashing protects the roofing, and property as a whole, against adverse weather conditions and water ingress. At ERoofing, we supply a wide range of lead flashing rolls and accessories to keep your roof both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

You will find lead flashing Codes 3-8 on our website, suitable for all your roofing needs. The code of lead roof flashing indicates the weight and thickness of the flashing. Generally, Code 4 lead flashing is the go-to option for most roofs as it tends to be the most resistant and adaptable to changing weather conditions, making it durable for many years.

There will be times when thicker rolls will be required; an example of which is when carrying out renovation work on a listed or historical building. Code 8 lead flashing is a suitable option for pitch and flat roofs, while tapering valley and/or parapet gutters are where the application is most recommended.

All lead flashing rolls we sell are manufactured to BS EN 12588; 2006 in accordance with British Standard and European Norms for the building industry.

Lead Price of the Day

£2.47 per kg ex. VAT
£2.55kg 1 – 249kg
£2.53kg 250 – 499kg
£2.50kg 500 – 999kg
£2.47kg 1000kg+
Code 3 Lead Flashing

Code 3

Code 4 Lead Flashing

Code 4

Code 5 Lead Flashing

Code 5

Code 6 Lead Flashing

Code 6

Code 7 Lead Flashing

Code 7

Code 8 Lead Flashing

Code 8


Depending on the quantity of your order, you can buy lead flashing from £2.35 (excluding VAT) per kg on orders more than 1000kg. For smaller orders up to 249kg, the price is £2.42 (excluding VAT) per kg, reducing to £2.40 (excluding VAT) per kg for orders between 250kg to 499kg, and again to £2.38 (excluding VAT) on order between 500kg and 999kg.


Through our website, you will be able to find paint and other accessories for your lead flashing. It is highly recommended to coat all newly installed lead roof flashings with patination oil as this will help with white streaks and carbonisation of the material.


ERoofing is one of the most trustworthy suppliers of lead roof flashing in the UK. You can make your order through our website, entering in the quantity of the relevant code of flashing for your project.

If you are unsure as to whether your project demands the use of Code 3, Code 4, Code 5, or any other type of lead flashing, please get in contact with a member of our team today and we will be happy to advise. You can call our support line on 0333 006 3838 Monday to Friday, or email us at support@eroofing.co.uk and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the code of lead and what does it mean?

Lead codes define the weight the thickness of the lead sheet. The number in the code relates to the weight in lbs, per square foot of lead.

It is essential to use the correct lead code when ordering lead as different jobs need different requirements.

Should I Carry Lead Without Gloves?

We highly recommend using disposable gloves when handling lead because it is not good for your body. It is worth noting lead can also get into your body through the airways and through swallowing. Lead is known for causing various health issues including headaches, tiredness, and constipation — to name a few. Before handling any lead, please make sure it doesn’t touch any surfaces that may be used for anything else. Moreover, wear a pair of gloves and make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling any lead.

Why is Lead Harmful?

Lead may damage the production of blood cells and the absorption of calcium necessary for healthy bones, teeth, muscles, nerves, and the function of blood vessels and nerves. High lead levels can result in brain and kidney damage.

Why is Lead Used for Roofing?

As a result of its excellent malleability and low melting point, lead has been used in roof construction for centuries. It can be moulded in any shape, is highly resistant to corrosion, and is non-combustible, making it ideal for all roofing applications. Use the lead weights chart below to understand better what you may need for your project.

Are There Alternatives for Lead Roofing?

Yes, there are several alternatives to lead roofing, which you can purchase through ERoofing’s website. Brands include Leadax, Wakaflex and Lead R. Please send our team a message for more information on the benefits of using a lead flashing alternative.

Lead Theoretical Weights Chart/Kg

Guide to the Lead Theoretical Weights Chart