We are proud to be introducing Leadax by Cromar to the shelves of Frank Ratcliffe Roofing Centre! Leadax is the first lead alternative in the world that holds the same properties as traditional lead, with no harmful effects caused to health or the environment! Not only does it cost considerably less than traditional lead, but it also comes with a thickness matching that of code 5 lead!

An image of a Leadax Roll

Here’s why you should try Leadax:

Leadax is a non-toxic, fully sustainable lead-alternative flashing, which contains no heavy metals, unlike alternative water-resistant materials.

To help reduce wastage, this product is manufactured from a byproduct of laminated glass  production.

This product is 75% lighter than traditional lead, making it an easier and safer product to work with.

It is available in longer strips than traditional lead. This allows for less overlap, therefore requiring less materials.

Independent tests show Cromar Leadax as having the same waterproof properties as traditional lead.Even in the most extreme weather conditions, there are no problems with processing this product by hand. It is available in longer roll lengths and widths on request, with a short waiting time. Also, unlike other lead-alternative products, this product will leave absolutely no marks on roof tiles and is guaranteed to last 25 years!

This product is available in 6m rolls in:
150mm, 250mm, 300mm, 450mm, 600mm

Also available from this collection:
Lap Sealants (310ml)
Fixing Clips (25 clips)

For more information on this product, call us at 0161 724 4004 for any queries you may have, or get a quote! Here at FRRC, we are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.



FRRC now stocks and sells Paslode IM360Ci Li-ion Framing Nailer! With this kit you will receive:

  • IM360Ci Framing Gas Nailer
  • High Impact Carry Case Paslode nail Gun
  • Li-ion+ Battery 2.1 Ah
  • Li-ion+ Battery Charger
  • Cleaning Solution
  • Impulse Lubricant
  • Safety glasses to EN166:F
  • Safety Instructions
  • Alien Key

All of this is available for an amazing £360 (plus VAT), making it £125 lower than the recommended retail price and a definite bargain!

Paslode’s framing nailer is made with intelligent power saving technology, which means that you can increase battery life by up to 25%. The user keeps track of how much charge is left on this device with the one-touch LED indicator, which reveals the remaining power, and also alerts them of when there are only 300 shots of gas remaining. Each charge creates 13,000 shots and at a super fast rate of 200 shots within 2 minutes. To prevent power wastage the product is also designed with a lockable on and off switch.

What also makes the Paslode IM360Ci great is its ability to withstand incredibly low temperatures, so that users can work in temperatures up to -15°C!

As well as being easy to charge, the IM360Ci has been designed to have optimal balance thanks to Paslode’s gas technology and feel like an extension to the user’s arm. Furthermore, it has a fantastic power to weight ratio, consequently creating minimal user fatigue while also increasing working hours to their maximum level.

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The Paslode IM360Ci is usable on the following jobs:

  • Timber Frames
  • Truss Work
  • Stud Work
  • Roof Battening
  • External Cladding
  • Joists
  • Floor Boarding
  • Noggins
  • Soffits
  • Roof Decking
  • Roofing
  • Fencing
  • Shuttering
  • Decking
  • Overboarding
  • Hoarding

Overall, the Paslode IM360Ci is the tool of all tools. Due to this, it is the must-have tool of all professional handymen. Visit FRRC immediately while it is still available for purchase.

This is a case study of a leaking flat roof with bituminous felt underneath being sealed using Elastathane 25.

Elastathane next day primer was installed on to a leaking torch on felted roof.
(Elastathane Primer must be used to warrant the 25 year guarantee)

There are 2 types of primer available:
Rapid Primer – top coat needs to be installed within 12 hours
Next Day Primer – minimum of 12 hours (max 4 months) required before applying top coat

Application Details:

Primer between 35-50m2 per 5kg tub
Top coat Elastathane 25 16m2 per 25kg can and 3.8m2 per 6kg can
Apply with a roller or a paintbrush when roof substrate is dry.

We came back the next day and painted the Elastathane 25 over the primed area using a roller and a paint brush.
The product will settle and level flat after a few hours of application.

Visit our Elastathane 25 page for more detailed information on how Elastathane 25 can help with your flat roofing projects.

We recently had a Flexim Roof Putty demonstration day hosted by Marco from Flexim. Marco did around 30 demonstrations to all customers who came down to the shop.
It proved a big success with orders being taken on the day.

Points that were covered on the day were;

  • Will take a wind speed of 110 mph
  • Can be used as low as – 20 degrees c ( no need for frost proofer )
  • Can rain straight after application and will not run nor cause any problems
  • Will store for years as long as air tight sealed.
  • No wastage just use your cut off pieces
  • Unbelievable sticking power
  • Will move with your roof as always remains flexible
  • No cracking or mortar falling down the roof ever again.
  • Can be used for pointing against old mortar.
  • Will last for many years and can be painted
  • Will last for up to 12 years if left in original packaging

Marco will be coming back soon to do more demonstrations. We shall keep you informed.

We have over 70 boxes of this product available in Grey, Black, Red and Brown.

Contact John on 01617244004 or e-mail us with your requirements.

For more information visit our Flexim Roof Putty page and why not download our Flexim Roof Putty pdf brochure.

We love Lagan Roof Tiles, they are exceptional quality.
They seem to be the only manufacturers who’ve got the Old English or Rustic colour bang on.
The tiles are made slower and therefore they take more time in manufacture which produces a great quality product.

We stock the following roof tiles from Lagan:

  • Lagan Flats in Smooth Grey and Old English
  • Lagan Square Tops in Old English and Smooth Grey
  • Lagan Double Roll in Smooth Brown, Smooth Grey and Old English
    • IKOslate is a fully recyclable roof tile manufactured from recycled and re- engineered plastics and rubber tyres.

      IKOslate is moulded to look just like quarried slate with a realistic “slate grey” finish.

      Easy to install IKOslate allows the roofer to deliver a roof with the look and feel of real slate faster and more economically than previously possible.

      Can be installed using conventional power tools – tiles can be nailed down using a hammer or nail gun and can be cut with a hacksaw or jigsaw.

      What is pro grp? GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Polyester. GRP is also known as Glass-Fibre. The system is applied cold on site, this gives it a seamless and flexible weatherproof finish that will  resist water, heat and frost. The resulting surface gives a strong architectural finish that looks very impressive. If maintained properly it will last a very long time indeed.

      We have just taken stock of this product and have all the tools, trims and compounds including substrate to do the job. If its new to you and you would like to learn more then we can get you on a 1 day course that can be held at our premises. Contact John for more information.


      Klober just brought out a new product that means you can join two different types of roof materials together without the use of mortar.

      Product features & benefits

      • Provides a weathertight junction between differing roof finishes
      • Lightweight and flexible
      • UV resistant
      • Safe and easy to cutThe Bonding Strip provides
        a weathertight junction between two different roof finishes above the party wall.


        UV stabilised Glass Reinforced Polyester




      3m long x 225mm x 1mm

      Weight (per pack)

      70mm 19kg per 10 pcs 110mm 24kg per 10 pcs


      Banded in packs of 10 pcs

      Product codes

      Dry Bonding Strip 70mm Dry Bonding Strip 110mm


      KR966500 KR966600

      Fire tested to comply with BS476: Part 3 SAB and Part 7 Class 3