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RCI Show 2019

ALM would like to welcome you to the RCI Show 2019, come along to stand G3 and talk all things lead and hard metals.

There will also be practical demonstrations taking place throughout both days.

Stop by and leave your details for a chance to win a great prize.

See you on the 27th or 28th March at the Ricoh Arena.

 

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NFRC Roofing Awards 2018

Congratulations to Full Metal Jacket for scooping 3 firsts at this year’s NFRC roofing awards.  

In the Lead Roofing category – The British Museum Islamic Galleries installing Enviro Lead supplied by Associated Lead Mills.

In the Fully Supported Metal – The Royal Victoria Pavilion installing Rheinzink Bright zinc supplied by Associated Lead Mills Hard Metals.

And to cap it all The Royal Victoria Pavilion was voted “Roof Of The Year”.

Congratulations all round, a positive partnership in action.

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Useful Links

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Training

ALM sponsor the NCTS – National Construction Training Services

The National Construction Training Service (NCTS) is a provider of training for the roofing industry. Dedicated to ensuring an outstanding level of training across the many roofing disciplines in metal, flat and pitched roofing. The professional and progressive programme of courses are designed to inspire and educate roofers across the country. They work with roofing federations, roofing training groups, manufacturers and employers from across the industry and are able to offer a variety of comprehensive training courses designed to fit with your needs, no matter your level of skill.

 

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Transport

Associated Lead Mills and ALM Hard Metals endeavour to deliver all materials using our own team of drivers and fleet of vehicles.

No matter how big or small the order, ALM can deliver using any of the several trucks we run on a daily basis. Our trucks can deliver anything from 1 metal sheet to 20+tons in coil with HIAB Crane Offload available upon request. We also run small trucks to cater for awkward site access and small order deliveries.

Once a contract is placed for large order quantities, ALM will hold the stock in our secure premises and allow the customer to “call off” material as and when required. Invoices are only raised upon delivery so providing the customer initially secures their order with a contract, we will hold the price set by the contract preventing any effects the London Metal Exchange may have on the metals worth.

Following strict assessment, ALM’s whole transport department has been awarded FORS accreditation.

FORS is a method of recognising fleet operations which comply with the requirements of the FORS standard. The FORS standard is based upon lawfulness, safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

FORS is a voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring that fleet operators work lawfully and to best practice as stated in the FORS standard. This standard allows ALMs fleet to carry out deliveries on certain sites and in certain locations where non registered carriers cannot

    • Management
    • Vehicles
    • Drivers
    • Operations

ALM meets the criteria set out in the FORS standards following a company audit which took place on our premises and was carried out buy an independent FORS auditor.

Order collection is also possible from either of our two Hoddesdon based warehouses.

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Awards and Associations

Associated Lead Mills are the main sponsor for the Murdoch Awards.

The Murdoch Awards is the ultimate accolade for any lead worker confident enough to put their projects forward allowing their workmanship and abilities to come under the scrutiny of judges and peers.

With regard to associations, ALM are members of all governing bodies ensuring that as a distributor to the UK industry, we are kept up to date with details and information that could affect our customers which include installers, fabricators, architects and main contractors.

We are pleased to be members and associate members of the following.

Lead

The LCA (Lead Contractors Association)

Lead and Hard Metals

The NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors)

The CRC (Confederation of Roofing Contractors)

Hard Metals

The FTMRC (Federation of Traditional Metal Roofing Contractors)

 

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NBS Product Specifications

NBS Specifications for all Rolled Lead roofing, cladding, flashing and penetration. If you experience problems, please feel free to request via email or phone and an ALM representative will be happy to forward arrange. All users should be aware when using any materials that getting the specification right first time is an essential part of the design process.

Failure to form a clear specification  will cause major problems for all those involved in the build potentially causing on site chaos. This can reflect badly on those involved costing the main contractor and / or the client potential loss of revenue. A well written specification can only enhance project delivery which in turn saves money for all involved.

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KME TECU Finishes Disclaimer

General
Our products, made out of copper or copper alloys, have natural or nature identical surfaces that will continuously develop and react upon atmospheric influences. The special manufacturing technology used allows colour variation in the individual sheets/coils. Furthermore, variations within the development of the sheets/coils in outdoor weathering and ambience conditions are possible and do not constitute a defect.
The products made out of TECU ® copper or copper alloys, like TECU ® Patina, TECU ® Iron, TECU ® Oxid, TECU ® Zinn, TECU ® Brass, TECU ® Bronze and TECU ® Gold, are special products, in parts exclusively produced upon customer request. We herewith point out that, in the event of possible re-orders / subsequent deliveries, the new production will take a specific period according to the respective production time, most likely, cannot be effected immediately and can also be liable to minimum quantities.

Protective film (Brass & Gold)
The film covering is designed to protect the surface of sheet or coil material during fabrication/processing and installation.
It must be removed as soon as possible after installation, especially when exposed to external weathering and UV radiation (sunlight).
This protective film is only a temporary covering. Avoid a storage time longer than 3 months. Foiled copper or copper alloys have to be stocked in conditioned rooms.
Please remove the film with care and check the metal surface for potential adhesive residues. Any adhesive residues must be removed with care (e.g. Acetone swab) to permit normal weathering.

TECU ® Patina
Variations of the color:
Delivered TECU Patina sheets can have variations in color. Within a single sheets color from light green to blue green are possible. These variations, found after production, within single sheets, adjust within a few weeks by themselves and are dependent on weather conditions and building situation. TECU Patina sheets which are installed in an area protected from rainfall will require a longer time for the development. An interior application of TECU Patina should be discussed with the KME-Team because the development may take a very long time. Each single sheet is unique and may develop itself individually.

Our products, made out of copper or copper alloys have natural or nature identical surfaces, that will continuously develop and react upon atmospheric influences. The special manufacturing technology used allows color variation in the individual sheets.
Furthermore variations within the development of the sheets in outdoor weathering and ambience conditions are possible and do not constitute a defect.
The products made out of TECU(R) copper or copper alloys like TECU®- Patina, TECU®-Iron, TECU®- Oxid, TECU®-Zinn, TECU®-Brass, TECU®- Bronze and TECU®-Gold are special products, in parts exclusively produced upon customer request. We herewith point out that in the event of possible reorders / subsequent deliveries, the further production will take a specific period according to the respective production time and most likely cannot be effected immediately and can also be liable to minimum quantities.

TECU Patina Hamburg, Boston, Madrid and Oslo
Deviations of the surface appearance: Delivered TECU Patina Hamburg, Boston, Madrid and Oslo sheets can have deviations in their appearance, within single sheets, from sheet to sheet or from delivery to delivery. Also the appearance of the delivered sheets may differ to samples which were presented. As known for the TECU Patina, also these TECU Patina variations will develop across their surfaces in relation to the building location, prevailing weather conditions and the atmosphere. Each single sheet is unique and may develop itself individually.
In case of planned internal application we urgently ask you to contact the KME Team before your order.

The products made out of TECU(R) copper or copper alloys like TECU®-Patina, TECU®-Iron, TECU®- Oxid, TECU®- Zinn, TECU®- Brass, TECU®- Bronze and TECU®-Gold are special products, in parts exclusively produced upon customer request. We herewith point out that in the event of possible reorders / subsequent deliveries, the further production will take a specific period according to the respective production time and most likely cannot be effected immediately and can also be liable to minimum quantities.

Perforated
Guarantee: The perforating process impacts significantly on the sheet surface.

Return / Exchange: As the material has been produced ‘to order’ and is bespoke, we cannot accept any material return / exchange. For the same reasons, it is not possible to supply small top-up amounts after the main order.

Tolerances:
The usual tolerances for perforated sheet apply. On request, we can specify these more closely.
Please note that the manufacturing process may cause a wider tolerance on the supply quantity of finished material than usual, therefore the supplied quantity of finished material may be more or less than stipulated. Please allow for this in your calculations.

Classic Coated
TECU® Classic_Coated consists of Cu-DHP Copper, according to the standard EN 1172 and shows a typical copper rolled surface. Through the “coil coating” process, a transparent coating is applied to the copper surface, which protects the surface against natural weathering.

Production-related colour variations of the rolled mill finished copper surfaces are possible and do not constitute a defect or quality deficiencies.

TECU® Classic_Coated is a bespoke product, which is produced to customer requirements. “Top-ups” or subsequent deliveries will be subject to production lead-times, minimum order quantities and lot sizes.

The temporary protective plastic film is designed to protect the surface of the sheet / coil material during fabrication / processing and installation. It must be removed as soon as possible after installation, especially when exposed to external weathering and UV radiation (sunlight).

Please remove the temporary protective plastic film with care and check the metal surface for potential adhesive residues. Any adhesive residues can be removed with care using an appropriate cleaning agent e.g. Acetone.

It is essential to follow the processing and application instructions found inside the packing unit, provided by KME.

TECU ® Iron one and two
Delivered TECU Iron one and two sheets can have deviations in their appearance, within single sheets, from sheet to sheet or from delivery to delivery. Also the appearance of the delivered sheets may differ to samples which were presented. These sheets will develop across their surfaces in relation to the building location, prevailing weather conditions and the atmosphere. Each single sheet is unique and may develop itself individually.
In case of planned internal application we urgently ask you to contact the KME Team before your order.
The products made out of TECU(R) copper or copper alloys like TECU®- Patina, TECU®- Iron,
TECU®-Oxid, TECU®- Zinn, TECU®-Brass, TECU®-Bronze and TECU®-Gold are special products, in parts exclusively produced upon customer request. We herewith point out that in the event of possible reorders / subsequent deliveries, the further production will take a specific period according to the respective production time and most likely cannot be effected immediately and can also be liable to minimum quantities.

Treated surfaces
The products made out of TECU ® copper or copper alloys like, TECU ® Brass Artisan, are special products, in parts exclusively produced upon customer request. It is to be expected that there is variation across this surface and will develop with natural weathering. We herewith point out that in the event of possible re-orders / subsequent deliveries, the further production will take a specific period according to the respective production time and most likely cannot be affected immediately and can also be liable to minimum.

Brass Brownished
TECU® Brass_brownished consists of Brass CuZn30 according to the standard EN 1652 and shows a typical rolled surface, which is burnished (brownished) in an industrial process.

Surface
We expressly declare that due to the production process we do not guarantee for a consistent stable and unchangeable surface. Production-related surface and colour variations like clouds, cords and streaks on the finished brownished Brass surfaces are possible and do not constitute a defect or quality deficiencies. In principle it is to be expected that colour variations can occur during the brownishing process. A production is carried out on the basis of the condition of a prior sampling and written confirmation.

Claims
A claim can only be accepted 5 days after delivery. We therefore kindly request your prompt goods inwards inspection.

Preservation
After the brownishing process the surface is treated with a temporary wax fluid, which is necessary for the preservation of the surface.
The consistently application of the wax fluid is to be checked during the installation work. Eventually using a soft cloth the wax fluid needs to be evenly spread or renewed under consideration of the surface’s grinding direction (linear or circular grinding).
If required the wax fluid can be removed and applied completely new. The preservation avoids or rather slows down the weathering process. By the building owner the preservation should be considered within the planned provide cleaning intervals.
Please note this wax fluid continuously weathers off and the natural weathering process of the TECU® Brass_brownished surface starts.

Processing
TECU® Brass_brownished surfaces are factory-refined and should be handled and processed with special care.
After installation in coastal regions, TECU® Brass_brownished surfaces may show a varying weathering behavior.

TECU® Brass_brownished is a bespoke product, which is produced to customer requirements. “Top-ups” or subsequent deliveries will be subject to production lead-times, minimum order quantities and lot sizes.

It is essential to follow the processing and application instructions found inside the packing unit, provided by KME.

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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy Statement
At Associated Lead Mills Ltd we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our website visitors and customers by respecting, protecting and offering transparency regarding the data we gather and hold on you. The objective of this policy is to offer you an insight into how we collect and store your personal data that you have provided to us. We do not sell trade or rent our customer data under any circumstance. 

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.  


Website Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how Associated Lead Mills Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Associated Lead Mills Ltd when you use this website.

Associated Lead Mills Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Associated Lead Mills Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. 

What We Collect
We may collect the following information:

• Name and job title
• Contact information including email address
• Demographic information such as postcode
• Telephone Number
• (IP) address
 

What We Do With The Information We Gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

• Internal record keeping.
• We may use the information to improve our products and services.
• We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
• From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
 
Email Marketing
We use Mail Chimp as a provider to broadcast our Email marketing material. We utilise a double opt-in policy to ensure recipients want to hear from us. You can unsubscribe or update your marketing preferences at any time by simply clicking the links found in the footer of our email. Our Mail Chimp database is GDPR compliant. 
 

Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How We Use Cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to Associated Lead Mills Ltd and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads.

Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.

• Google

https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

We also use Facebook to display adverts, promotions and news to customers who have previously visited our website in the last 90 days. 

Links To Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may request details via our personal data protection officer for information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email Associated Lead Mills Ltd at info@associatedlead.co.uk


If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
 
 
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ALM forms part of the 2im Group (International Industrial Metals)

ALM forms part of the 2im Group (International Industrial Metals) and within this group, we are a recycling plant, a manufacturer and lead processor for BS EN 12588 Rolled lead and a manufacturer of high end specialist cast products for Nuclear, Medical and other specialist industries.

Furthermore we are the distributor of all our materials meaning the materials we make have an unrivalled chain of custody. The metal we manufacture is solely obtained from expired car batteries which historically would have been landfill. Today, 2im take these batteries and recycle 96% of all constituent parts leaving only 4% waste (polythene) for which we are now close to finding viable source.

We sell the deconstructed and cleaned recycled polypropylene (battery casing) in the form of high grade pellets. More importantly, we are able to desulphurise the sulphuric acid present in the battery and put this into a process where we extract high grade salt and sell this onto the detergent and glass industry. The salt is so high grade, it’s also FEMA approved for animal feeds.