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BLM Photo Competition 2017 Winner

BLM Photo Competition 2017 Winner

Here, at BLM, we held our first-ever photo competition to discover the most authentic and diverse aspect of Lead. The competition invited roofing and leadwork contractors to submit images of Lead Sheet used in a variety of roofing applications from impressive and inspiring projects.

It was fantastic to see so many pictures that captured Lead Sheet in its beauty. Thank you to everyone who entered!

The winner and the two runners-up were picked by a panel of BLM employees together with independent judges from the Lead Sheet Association (LSA) – the foremost independent authority on the design, specification and application of Rolled Lead Sheet for the construction industry.

We are delighted to announce the winner! Congratulations to Kevin Bennett from K&M Leadwork Ltd with his winning restoration project of the Village Hall Clock Tower in Goring-on-Thames. He is happy to receive an LSA training Gift Voucher worth £250, a set of BLM Roofing Tools & toolbag and a copy of the latest LSA Manual.
BLM Photo Competition Winner

Kevin was appointed by the trustees of Goring-on-Thames Parish Council to undertake the replacement of an Iconic local landmark and work began removing the original lead roof in April 2016.
The original lead roof had lasted well but some of the lead detailing required altering to prevent its early failure from reoccurring where the post arms meet the clock tower. It took Kevin a total of 47 days spread over 3 months to finish the job due to the village hall being in use and no noise permitted at times.
‘It was a privilege for me to be a part of the restoration project of the Clock Tower, which also won the NFRC UK Roofing Awards 2017 Lead Roofing Category.’, said Kevin.

We wish Kevin very best of luck in his future leadwork projects!

First Runner-up

We are pleased to announce Paul Brent as a first runner-up in our photo competition with his triangular down pipes with hoppers project in Southampton.

Have a look at what he has to say...

‘I first learnt to do lead work from my father and spent most of my apprenticeship doing lead and copper roofs working alongside traditional plumbers and another passionate lead worker Graham Bull, who taught me how to cast lead and the finer details of lead work.

‘I was commissioned by AR Morris Roofing & Construction to make some triangular lead down-pipes.  I took it upon myself to start making some climbing roses for the down-pipes as the house is called Rose Cottage.  The customer liked them and I continued making the climbing roses for all the down-pipes for the house.’

Paul Brent, self-emplyed leadworker
BLM Photo Competition First Runner Up

Second Runner-up

We are happy to announce the second runner-up - Craig Mccamley with his restoration project of the gothic tower on the Aberdeen Town House.

Have a look at what he has to say...

‘Myself and 3 other lead workers spent approximately 2 years on the Aberdeen Town House gothic tower, stripping the existing lead, originally done in 1883, and restoring with codes 6, 7 and 8 lead sheet and many cast finials. Every detail of the tower had to be recorded and photographed so it could be restored like for like.

‘I have never came across anything like this in my career; we were blessed to have the chance working for John Fulton Plumbers on this project and to showcase our skills which was tested at every turn on this complex job with very unusual details.’

Craig Mccamley, CJM Lead Roofing & Leadwork Specialists
BLM Photo Competition Second Runner Up


The two runners-up receive a set of BLM Roofing Tools & toolbag and a copy of the latest LSA Manual each.

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