Specialists in Sheet Leadwork, Rainwater Systems and all aspects of Roof Repairs

Welcome to Leading Leadwork Services

Established in 1997, Leading Leadwork Services Ltd is a family owned and managed business. Phil Howells is at the helm having over 30 years of experience in this specialist field. Our reputation for good quality workmanship, combined with excellent customer service is second to none. All our skilled tradesmen are fully qualified and all lead work carried out is to the Lead Sheet Association recommendations and comes with a 25 year guarantee on all new leadwork projects. We emply specialist consultants for all our ongoing Health & Safety training programmes.

Based in Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire, we have a wide and varied client base and regularly provide a supply and fit service to architects, private home owners and some of the largest building and roofing companies across the South of England.


We carry out all aspects of lead work which include the following:

  • Flat roofs
  • Parapet, box and tapered valley gutters
  • Pitched roofs
  • Vertical cladding
  • Dormer cheeks
  • Dormer roofs
  • Chimney, front apron and side flashings, back gutters
  • Weatherings to cornices, parapet walls and projections
  • Damp proof courses
  • Cavity trays
  • Specifically formed and fitted gussets, saddles and coverings

We offer genuine, quality lead work at competitive prices with honest and friendly advice, without obligation

Rainwater Systems

We are experts in the supply and fit of rainwater systems, using all available materials from UPVC and Zinc to the more traditional cast iron, lead and aluminium. We have vast experience in fitting all types of systems, using the full range of profiles from half-round to bespoke gutters. All relevant brackets, fixings, fittings, rainwater pipes and hopper heads included.

We provide a supply and fit service for service for commercial and domestic clients.

We are able to offer competitive prices whilst maintaining excellent service using the following materials:

  • UPVC
  • Zinc
  • Cast Iron (manufacturer pre-painted/decorated to required specification)
  • Aluminium (milled finish or polyester powder coated)
  • Copper
  • Lead

Remedial Work

We undertake remedial work for commercial and domestic clients who need our advice and experience when refurbishing or replacing damaged or badly fitted lead. Whether it is patch repairing existing lead or completely replacing the lead, we can help.

Lead Alternatives

We have often been asked for a lead replacement product that we would recommend. Using an alternative to lead can be the best option where the theft or vandalism of lead could be, or has been a problem in the past.

We recommend and have been installing Masterform lead free flashing systems since its launch and believe that in most situations, this product is a great lead replacement.

How We Can Help You

We provide a comprehensive lead supply and fit service to all parts of the construction industry and to private clients. From Heritage and listed buildings, schools and colleges to domestic properties. Our estimates are free and made completely without obligation.

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What we do

We carry out all aspects of lead work across Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Sussex and Dorset including the following:

  • Flat roofs
  • Parapet
  • Box and Tapered Valley Gutters
  • Pitched Roofs
  • Vertical Cladding
  • Dormer Cheeks
  • Dormer Roofs
  • Chimney Flashings (back gutters, front apron and side flashings)
  • Weatherings to Cornices
  • Parapet walls and projections
  • Capping
  • Cladding
  • Flashing
  • Saddles and coverings
  • Damp proof courses
  • …and many other specially formed and fitted gussets…