In June 2012, it was reported in the local press that Hythe Bowls Club, in Kent, had become yet another victim of the lead theft epidemic rife in England in recent years. Their clock tower roof had been stripped of lead by thieves and the timber structure left open to the elements. Hambleside Danelaw were alerted to the problem and our Dryseal Manager Andy Fell passed on the details to the local Approved Dryseal Contractor, John Williams & Co (Contracting) Ltd of Lympne, Kent.
It soon emerged that, not only were John Williams familiar with the Bowls Club, but they had also originally installed the clock tower structure and lead covering, when the pavilion had been built. John Williams quickly got in touch with the Bowls Club, paid a visit and surveyed the damage. They quoted to re-instate the roof covering with Dryseal and, within days, the Bowls Club clock tower roof was as good as new.
Being manufactured from GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester), Dryseal has no scrap value and is therefore of no use to thieves. As you can see from the photograph, the new Dryseal covering looks in keeping and blends in well with the building, the original weather vane having been retained and secured over the new roof covering. Another satisfied customer!