Aluminium Trims & Flashings

Cost-Effective, Practical Alternative to Lead

We hear all too frequently the sad news that lead has been stolen from the roofs of traditional buildings – particularly churches – and that thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused to the roof in the process, and thousands more has been done to the interior due to water damage.

Whilst it is difficult to protect frequently unmanned buildings like churches from thieves, there is an alternative approach: to remove the incentive for theft by replacing lead with an alternative solution. Aluminium is a light and incredibly versatile material, but it is also by far the most abundant metal on the planet. It is therefore relatively cheap, compared to lead, copper and cast iron, and, because of this, it is of little interest to thieves.

Aluminium can also provide a superior, more practical solution in other ways. For example, lead oxidises, causing streaking on brick and stonework, and this can be particularly unattractive to the eye. Silicone-sealed, polyester powder coated aluminium has no such problems and, being light and easy to install, makes a cost-effective and modern solution.

JWD can supply and install various types of aluminium trim and flashing for all kinds of applications. To find out how we can help you, please give us a call on 0161 351 9990 or email

Features & Benefits of JWD’s Aluminium Trims & Flashings

  • Practical, modern alternative to lead
  • Lightweight & easy to install
  • No re-sale value to would-be thieves
  • Cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing
Need Help or Advice?

To discuss your requirements, give the JWD team a call on 0161 351 9990 or email