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Heritage Roofing Gallery

A gallery showcasing some of the very best in heritage roofs including: Zinc - Tiles - Mastic Asphalt - Lead - Steel - Copper - Slates


  • This dramatically modern extension to a traditional church in Lewes, East Sussex by Metal Roof Ltd incorporates sweeping pitches with concave curves. VM Anthra zinc is used – it is nearly black in colour. The project won the 2010 Friends of Lewes Best Building award and a ‘highly commended certificate’ for the 2010 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards.

  • Zinc roofing at Harlow High Street by A Class Metal Roofing Ltd

  • JTC Roofing designed and installed the roof of this modern holiday home in Pembrokeshire

  • The smooth, gentle slopes flow seamlessly with the opposing ocean

  • Pitched zinc roof at the back with zinc chimney detail and cladding

  • A great example of high quality craftsmanship from JTC Roofing

  • Two zinc pyramids at St Augustine's Church, East Sussex by Metal Roof Ltd.

  • The restored Grade II-listed Hastings Pier, built in 1872, has natural VMZINC® standing seam roofs.


  • Fine example of leadwork and roofing project from USL at St Mary the Less in Thetford, Norfolk. This Grade II* church received extensive tower repairs including new roof covering, leadwork, and rainwater goods.

  • Roof Pavilion in Burwash, Sussex by Crown Leadwork

  • Stylish leadwork on the Swedish Seaman’s Mission In Liverpool by North West Metal Roofing Ltd

  • Fine craftsmanship lead roofing by Sussex Leadcraft Ltd using Code 6,7,8,9, and 10 lead at the Grade 1 listed Reigate Priory School.
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  • Laughton Manor House, sloping roof using Code 6 lead by Sussex Leadcraft Ltd.
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  • Ornate bay roof by M Marchant Specialist Lead Roofing Contractors Ltd

  • Lead hopper by Bryan Williamson & Daughters - part of an extensive re roofing and guttering on LPOC Award winning home of the Dean of Salisbury. See website for more work examples.

  • Excellent leadwork on this Clock Tower by LSA accredited craftsman Kevin Bennett. For more about his work visit

  • Lead roof in Pegwell Bay by John Williams & Co.

  • Martin Young of MYLeadworks installed this sand-cast lead turret at Bramshill House in Hampshire.

  • Fine example of lead roofing from George Bayes of Suffolk.

  • Aiket Castle near Dunlop is one of Nova Contracts' most recent heritage leadwork projects

  • Repair work to Pergola in south-east London by Crown Leadwork


  • Beautiful pan-tiled roofing project at Castle Acre Priory, a preserved monastic site managed by English Heritage. USL carried out conservation, structural repairs, leadwork, rainwater goods and roofing renewal.

  • Over 850m² of handmade clay roofing tiles, all stripped and replaced by USL’s team of specialist roofers at Chigwell School. A Grade II Listed building.

  • Kent peg tiles installed on a Grade II Listed Georgian cottage by Broadstairs Roofing.

  • Natural stone tiled roof using existing and new stone in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, by Black Dog Roofing
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  • Dude and Arnette has restored hundreds of oast cowls around the UK since 1937. They approach every job with honesty, dedication and craftsmanship and are committed to making sure that their work is long-lasting. Every project is approached as unique and tailored to meet clients' exact needs.

  • Handmade clay tiles used by Martin-Brooks (Roofing Specialists) Ltd at Poultry House near Worksop.

  • The restoration of the tiling to the Chancel roof at Barham Church near Ipswich.

  • Beautiful blend of tiles and leadwork

Mastic Asphalt

  • St Paul’s Cathedral project in London. Mastic asphalt was first laid in 1906 on the Stone Gallery that circles the Cathedral dome and it provided a remarkable 111 years’ weatherproof protection before it required refurbishment.

  • St Paul’s Cathedral - work carried out by leading MAC member Sussex Asphalte. When the mastic asphalt on the Stone Gallery was renewed, approximately 20 tonnes of the original mastic asphalt was saved and stored on-site to allow it to be re-used again in the future. Just nine months later it was re-melted, sieved and used again for a further mastic asphalt waterproofing project at St Paul’s Cathedral - this time on the North Courtyard. Pictures here show the work on the Stone Gallery.

  • Mastic asphalt can be found on Westminster Cathedral.

  • An impressive roof refurbishment project has been completed at the Church of St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay, Peterborough - a 15th century, Grade I listed building which was the winner of the Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) Challenge Trophy Award back in 2018. Carried out during one of the coldest winters on record, by MAC contractor BCC Asphalt (www.bccasphalt.co.uk), the project was fully completed within just 14 days. The church is situated at the top of a hill and the roofing applicators had to contend with extreme wind and very cold temperatures.

  • Mastic asphalt was originally applied to the roof of the National Museum Cardiff in 1910 when it was first erected and it provided an impressive 109 years’ weatherproof protection before requiring a full roof refurbishment using mastic asphalt applied by long-standing Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) member Cardiff Asphalt (www.cardiffasphaltroofing.co.uk).




  • Cwt-y-Bugail Welsh Slate fitted on Christ Church Kensington by USL team. Project included re-roofing, leadwork, and rainwater goods. Stunning dark blue-grey texture.

  • Stonesfield slate fitted on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - or Round Church - by Claude N Smith Ltd.

  • Best quality Chinese Slate, Bayes Roofing Suffolk.