Expert for Lead

Lynn Street

Sales & Marketing Manager


Lynn Street

Lynn has been involved within the roofing and construction sector for more than 20 years and has worked with a number of leading roofing brands throughout her career. Her time-served knowledge and passion for the sector has seen her drive a number of initiatives over the years.

Lynn is a director for the initiative Women in Roofing and works with a number of industry bodies to continue to influence positive change in the roofing and construction sector. Wherever she can, Lynn champions inclusion and opportunities for all to help create a sustainable and diverse future for the industry.

Since joining Midland Lead in 2018, Lynn has also been a driving force behind an initiative to promote future skills and diversity to help bridge the increasing skills gap that roofing and construction faces. She has led a team at Midland Lead that has established connections with a number of colleges and apprenticeship schemes in the UK. Together with the support of customers and suppliers, Lynn hopes to continue to promote the benefits and sustainability of working within the roofing sector.

Being customer service focussed, Lynn advocates the core values of Midland Lead, which centre around the customer and team.

Midland Lead

Midland Lead is the only independent UK lead manufacturer to offer BBA approved machine cast lead, sandcast lead and BS Standard rolled lead. Founded in 1983, our quality-approved products are used in roofing projects all over the world. With a strong manufacturing heritage, we supply a diverse range of quality-approved lead products using 100% recycled lead.

Midland Lead – Quick Facts:

  • The only independent UK-based lead manufacturer that provides BBA and NHBC approved machine cast lead sheet
  • £30m+ turnover and 17,000+ tonnes of quality approved lead products manufactured per year
  • Sustainable and innovative manufacturing processes
  • 100% recycled lead only
  • 50+ employees that combine traditional skills with an innovative, technology-led approach
  • Target markets: construction, heritage and radiation protection sectors for domestic and export markets
  • 18 training colleges to support future skills and development in construction and roofing
  • Multi-award-winning company, named as one of Derbyshire’s top 200 most successful businesses
  • Affiliated with a number of industry bodies including:

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)

National House-Building Council (NHBC)

National Federation of Roofing (NFRC)

The Institute of Roofing (IoR)



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Midland Lead Comment: Q3 2021

The lead industry, like others, is affected by short-term issues such as Brexit and the driver shortage. We believe it will take a while for it to settle back to normal levels. Hefty price rises for energy, raw materials and packaging are hitting the industry, and shortages in the supply chain are affecting buying habits.

But it’s sustainability which is rightly at the top of the industry agenda.

Attending a BMF Parliamentary Reception to support the CO2nstructZero Campaign and Sustainable Construction a few weeks before the COP26 summit in Glasgow we saw the industry’s appetite to reduce its negative impact on the environment.

The event was well attended by builders’ merchants, industry leaders and politicians. However it’s clear that legislation is needed to force construction to work towards the target of all buildings becoming net zero before 2050.

Builders’ merchants and other construction materials suppliers source and provide to meet demand, and the cost to the end user will always be a priority until legislation dictates otherwise.

As a sustainable material, lead is at the forefront of building materials because, by its very nature, it’s the most sustainable roofing product available. Lead alternatives cannot be recycled or reused indefinitely like lead. But it’s up to manufacturers to get in front of specifiers and buyers to demonstrate what is needed to reduce the negative impact that construction has on the environment.

Midland Lead is the first lead manufacturer to be awarded an EPD for its cast sheet lead. An EPD, or Environmental Product Declaration, transparently communicates the environmental performance or impact of a product or material over its lifetime. We worked hard to achieve this, but does it influence purchasers’ decision to use real lead? The answer is still yes and no, but construction is becoming more aware of its impact on the environment.

Legislation needs to change significantly to help create a truly sustainable future. So, keep your eye on that and be aware of your business’ environmental impact because change is on its way.