The LSA Pocket Guide is a summary for installers of Rolled Lead Sheet.

Rolled Lead Sheet

It contains historical information, extracted from the print-based Rolled Lead Sheet – The Complete Manual, which is the essential point of reference for designers, specifiers and contractors using rolled lead sheet to BS EN 12588: 2006.

Whilst the Pocket Guide content is a useful guide to lead installation, for more detailed information users should always refer to the latest edition of the Rolled Lead Sheet Complete Manual as the information contained here is from an earlier edition.

In 2017 we will be looking to replace the Pocket Guide content with a new guide for surveyors, installers and supervisors to highlight key issues in installation to support those involved in ensuring leadwork is correctly installed.

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Health & SafetyStandard Lead Sheet SizesMaximum Recommended Sizes of Sections, Bays and PanelsFixing of Lead Sheet Flashings, Fixings to Abutment WallsSoakers and Step FlashingsStep and Cover Flashings and Secret GuttersCover FlashingsApron FlashingsChimney FlashingsPitched ValleysRidges and HipsMitred Hip and Valley SoakersParapet and Tapered GuttersDrips and Rolls for GuttersChute Outlets for GuttersPipe Outlets for GuttersRoll JointsRoll and Drip Joints Joints and Fixings at Rolls and DripsJoints and Fixings at LapsRoll Detail at Drips and AbutmentsFlat Roof Roll and Drip IntersectionsPitched Roof Joints and FixingsPitched Roof Intersection with ValleyVertical Cladding – Joints and FixingsVertical Cladding – Joints and FixingsVertical Cladding – Head FinishesDormer Windows – Jambs and CillDormer Windows – Tops, Jambs, Soffit and Side CheeksBay Windows and Door HoodsWeatherings to Parapets and CornicesSubstrate, Underlays and VentilationTypes of Roof and VentilationVentilation DetailsFinish and Quality of Work