Hoppers and Downpipes
Bespoke rainwater drainage systems are a fantastic example of how lead is the perfect material for the job.
It will never rust like cast iron.
Completely bespoke designs can be fabricated at a fraction of the cost of cast iron due to the workability of lead.
The is no required maintenance on the appearance as lead slowly develops the stable, grey coating of patina that gives it’s colour and durability.
Therefore it can provide hundreds of years of maintenance free service.
Here are a variety of some hoppers and downpipes I have made.