Practical Roofing offering Ubiflex Lead Alternative services across England, United Kingdom.
Ubiflex Lead Alternative is a non-lead waterproof flashing material which can be used in much the same way as traditional lead.
Traditionally used to provide a weatherproof junction at features such as changes of direction and materials. Ubiflex can also be used to form damp proof courses and cavity trays in masonry walls.
Ubiflex is manufactured by coating both sides of an aluminium mesh reinforcement with a mixture of modified bitumen and additives. The underside of the product is finished with a kraft paper and film backing. Colour granules are added to the surface, the material cooled and rolled into the required lengths.
Ubiflex is malleable like lead, allowing it to be formed into an infinite variety of shapes, to form:
- Stepped flashings
- Abutment flashings
- Chimney flashings
- Pitched roof valley liners
- Dormer window flashings
- Roof light and solar panel flashings
- DPCs and cavity trays in masonry walls
No scrap value means no risk of theft
Spiralling costs of metals have led to a huge increase in thefts of lead from buildings. This has in turn caused increased insurance premiums as well as huge inconvenience during remedial work. Ubiflex has no scrap value and is therefore of no interest to thieves.
Ubiflex is the once-only solution to lead theft. Saving time & money Ubiflex is up to 50% quicker to install than lead, reducing time on-site and the associated costs.
Important health and safety advantages
Ubiflex eliminates potential health risks associated with working in close contact with lead. It is also 80% lighter than lead, giving health and safety advantages as well as reducing structural loads.
A sustainable solution
- Ubiflex is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and recyclable
- BBA Certified
- Ubiflex carries BBA certification and is approved by NHBC and Zurich Insurance