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Architectural Lead and Metalwork Limited are specialists in lead work conservation and restoration.
We can provide a complete design service for our client, based in London, we operate throughout the UK and Europe on all types of projects.
We have over 40 years’ experience of working on a variety of contracts.
Our specialty is the lead working on a number of historic and listed buildings.
Here you will find case studies, ideas and articles, also a few examples of the work we do.

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Allan Anderson

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This lead hopper has been dressed around a wooden mandrel with sheet lead, this was a traditional method of manufacture

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A couple of bespoke lead planters made for Rebecca Sayers

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One of our Lead Planters in the Italian Gardens at Hyde Park some 25 years later still looking good

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Bespoke piece made for Ray Graves - Thames Roofing

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Lead Dormer we are making in our yard then shipping out to Jersey

Timber work by Hayden Carpentry...

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Lead details to skylight windows

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Main types of lead welding shown here

Small and Large Herring Bone

And Half Round


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One of our unique cast lead finials

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Pauline kindly donating her time for the cause of leadwork

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Allan Anderson, Chris Clarke and Gary Hayden demonstrating at this year's Listed Property Show at  Olympia


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A small memento Hard Hat in lead made in our factory in East London

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We have recently carried out this very unusual roof in Soho, it was carried out by our Slate and Tile Specialist Harry Silk



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In partnership with T & P Lead Roofing Ltd, we recently completed an ornamental lead facade utilising new and traditional methods of construction.

The works involved all varieties of skills, lead bossing, lead casting, lead welding, carpentry and design

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How Architectural Lead make ornamental lead casting

Egg cup casting made in our own Workshop in Dagenham, all hand cast.


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Westminster Palace London - showing an installation of Rain water Hoppers, cast from lead in our Dagenham based worksh




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Case Study showing the manufacturer and replacement of an ornamental cast lead ocular window.


We were called in by Len Goodwin from All Metal Roofing on behalf of Apollo to assess damage to some stolen/damaged ornamental cast lead, to the ocular windows on the dome roof of the School.

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