Ubiflex Lead Free Flashing

Ubiflex is the new alternative to lead flashing. It is a waterproof lead-free flashing system which is envi­ron­men­tally friendly, non-toxic and recyclable. Lead is considered extremely valuable and often gets stolen causing problems for the building and its owner. The scrap value of lead flashing alternative is nil and it is this feature which makes it extremely popular.

The amazing thing about this lead flashing alternative is the strength to weight ratio which permits runs of up to 12m to be formed without seams, making it 50% quicker to install than lead. When using the lead flashing alternative you will easily notice the difference in weight; Ubiflex is 80% lighter than lead and is fully malleable so can be worked in both directions, making it easy and safe to handle and work. 

The flashing material is composed from a modified polyethin compound with aluminum mesh reinforcement which means that it is resistant to corrosion. In addition to this it has been tested for durability and for:

  • Water Tightness
  • Water Absorption
  • Artificial Ageing

These tests were carried out by exposing the lead flashing alternative to UV radiation, elevated temperature and water for long periods of time. These were carried out individually and in combinations of two elements and then all three. It is extremely useful because it requires very little maintenance and because it features a textured surface it is highly resistant to staining.

All these features definitely go in favour of the lead flashing alternative but the main feature of it is to tackle crime and make it easier for install. The Ubiflex non lead flashing has no value as scrap making it the ideal solution to the problem of lead being stolen from a roof because of high scrap metal prices.

There are a number of similar products currently available on the market however; this is the only flexible non lead flashing with a BBA certificate for general use. Recently it was subjected to a BRE wind tunnel test and it actually could resist wind speeds up to 110mph without failure.

Twistfix supply the lead flashing alternative from Ubiflex in a wide selection of sizes, in both black or grey, as part of our roofing products range.

For more information on Ubiflex flashings please contact us on 0845 123 6007 or email sales@twistfix.co.uk.

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