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Alternative to lead flashing ?



 
 
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Old March 4th 08, 11:29 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Alternative to lead flashing ?

It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the lead
flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking the next
lot, or is there an alternative material?


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Old March 4th 08, 11:57 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Alternative to lead flashing ?

Grumps wrote:
It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the lead
flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking the next
lot, or is there an alternative material?


Pretty sure there an aluminium style product. Mind you that's getting
valuable too..
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Old March 4th 08, 11:59 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Grumps wrote:

It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the lead
flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking the next
lot, or is there an alternative material?


Mortar fillet and aluminium tape flashing are the alternatives,
neither of which perform or last as well. Perhaps painting it with
non-drying intruder paint?


NT
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Old March 4th 08, 12:04 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Alternative to lead flashing ?

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The Natural Philosopher writes:
Grumps wrote:
It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the lead
flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking the next
lot, or is there an alternative material?

Pretty sure there an aluminium style product. Mind you that's getting
valuable too..


Flashband -- tar backed aluminium tape. The tar sticks it to
vertical surfaces rather than being dressed in to the brickwork.
Doesn't last as long (from wear and tear perspective -- might
last longer from theft perspective).

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Old March 4th 08, 12:19 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Alternative to lead flashing ?

Andrew Gabriel wrote:
In article ,
The Natural Philosopher writes:
Grumps wrote:
It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the lead
flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking the next
lot, or is there an alternative material?

Pretty sure there an aluminium style product. Mind you that's getting
valuable too..


Flashband -- tar backed aluminium tape. The tar sticks it to
vertical surfaces rather than being dressed in to the brickwork.
Doesn't last as long (from wear and tear perspective -- might
last longer from theft perspective).


Maybe the answer is to replace the lead properly, and then completely
conceal it behind the cheapo flashband?

David

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Old March 4th 08, 06:09 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Alternative to lead flashing ?

Grumps wrote:
It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the lead
flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking the next
lot, or is there an alternative material?


Cover it all in anti-vandal paint..... both sides.
:)
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Old March 4th 08, 06:43 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Alternative to lead flashing ?


"Grumps" wrote in message
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It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the lead
flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking the
next lot, or is there an alternative material?



It was obviously yourself that nicked it, since you know 'It took a while
for anyone to notice' ??? :-)


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Old March 4th 08, 08:15 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Grumps wrote:
It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the lead
flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking the
next lot, or is there an alternative material?


Cover it all in anti-vandal paint..... both sides.
:)


That's what I thought.
Thanks for all of the ideas. Of course, it ain't got much to do with me,
it's the landlord's problem.
It'll be interesting to see what gets fitted next.


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Old March 4th 08, 09:36 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Alternative to lead flashing ?

Grumps wrote:
It took a while for anyone to notice, but some pikey scum nicked the
lead flashing from our offices.
Ok, so it's easy to replace, but what will deter them from nicking
the next lot, or is there an alternative material?


Aluminium self adhesive flashing.

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Roofing-Felt.../rfaluminflash

No value.

Used loads of it last year when the pikeys nicked the lead flashing from 6
local industrial units/offices.

Using some on Thursday for a landlord. Tenant moved out of a flat, took all
the appliances, light bulbs etc, didn't pay any utility bills - climbed out
of his bedroom window onto the flat roof below & nicked the lead flashing as
well.


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Old March 4th 08, 10:27 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Alternative to lead flashing ?

Cover it all in anti-vandal paint..... both sides.
:)


You forgot one added little extra

Electrify the fecker :-p
 




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