Lead is dead!

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6 October 2010
Lead is dead!

At last a real alternative to lead for house flashings is now widely available across Australia. Just this week the Sydney Morning Herald reported [http://www.smh.com.au/environment/rainwater-users-warned-of-lead-risk-20100409-ryu0.html] on the lead contamination levels in excess of the safe minimal level in water tanks across the country. According to the Bureau of Statistics 16 per cent of households use rainwater tanks nationwide and 30 per cent of non-capital households use rainwater tanks. Many home owners with water tanks are not aware of the risk lead flashings play in contaminating the harvested water from their roof. With more and more harvested rain water being used for grey water systems such as laundry and toilets and as potable drinking resources, lead contamination poses a real heath risk to unsuspecting users.

This risk can now be eliminated instantly by replacing all lead flashings with Wakaflex, the Lead-Free flashings alternative. Wakaflex is easy to use and is a cost effective alternative in all areas such as abutments, chimneys, Dutch gables and stepped flashings. Wakaflex also provides FlashTites which can be used for replacing any roof penetration flashings.

Wakaflex & FlashTites are made from fully synthetic Polyisobutylene with an aluminium honeycomb mesh insert. This means Wakaflex & FlashTite are completely non-toxic and pose no contamination risk to water collected from the roof, as well as posing no health & safety risk to the installer. It weighs less than 25% of the lead alternative so is a safer alternative for builders and Plumbers too.

Wakaflex flashing & FlashTites are now being widely installed by builders & plumbers around the country due to their many benefits, why not see our info on selector or contact us for more information.

Combined Group of Companies

Combined Group of Companies are distributors of quality niche building products in Australia and New Zealand. The masthead product is clearly Wakaflex, a completely lead-free flashing which is catching the eye of building designers in a big way.

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Combined Group of Companies Pty Ltd

5/73 Beauchamp Road

Banksmeadow, NSW, 2019

Phone: 02 9666 1...