Leadax – the new generation of lead alternatives

Leadax is the first lead alternative in the world with the same look and feel as traditional lead...

While Leadax, the new lead, is a relatively young product, it is already available in 10 countries and being well received by building contractors and roofers alike.

A new generation of lead alternatives which are not only easier to use but also easier on your pocket, Leadax is used on everything from cavity walls to chimneys in exactly the same way as lead – without compromise. In addition, Leadax is not harmful to your health or the environment.

Leadax has the same natural look as traditional sheet lead. However, it leaves no staining on roof tiles or masonry and has a life expectancy of at least 20 years. Leadax is available in longer strips, so you can seal larger areas with less overlap, saving you materials and time. Leadax is lighter than lead and therefore easier to use.

We all know size matters, so IKO has developed different roll sizes of Leadax. Leadax is available in lead grey (standard), black and roof tile red in roll widths between 15 and 100cm, and roll lengths of 6 metres. Leadax is also easy to apply. However, it is even easier if you use Leadax accessories such as the roller or scissors. It’s also true that Leadax is 3.85kg per square metre and thus 75% lighter than 18 pounds or code 4 lead.

The ambition and the goal was always there, but now there is scientific proof; Leadax is proven to do less harm to people and the environment than the heavy metal that has been used for decades.

Leadax shows a 54% reduction in shadow costs on environmental tax, compared to lead flashing. This is according to research from an official sustainability institute in a comprehensive LCA-research.

Leadax is available nationwide at the professional building merchants. For more information, contact IKO on 00353 (0)188 55 090, e-mail info@leadax.ie or visit www.iko.ie