The lead sheet industry has annual sales in excess of €200m. The EU is its biggest market.


Lead sheet has a low carbon footprint – 100% of lead sheet is made from recycled material.


Alternative construction materials are 30 – 50% more expensive than lead sheet over a 60 year period.


A traditional construction/roofing material for centuries, it is a significant and attractive part of the skyline in many historic European towns and cities

Safe Use

With correct handling, installation and disposal the health and environmental risks of using lead sheet for construction are minimal

Welcome to ELSIA

The European Lead Sheet Industry Association is the trusted voice of the industry and promotes its benefits as a long-term, low maintenance construction material.

Today’s lead sheet industry is modern and competitive, and takes a responsible approach towards its customers, its employees and the environment.

The industry has invested heavily in research and development to ensure that its products are fit for purpose, guaranteeing a long and trouble-free life, and are environmentally sound, safe to use and resource efficient.


New factsheets highlight the benefits of lead sheet for the circular economy in Europe

LONDON, UK (15, January 2016) – The effectiveness and longevity of lead sheet as a roofing material, together with its high recycling rate, are highlighted in two factsheets published today by the European Lead Sheet Industry Association (ELSIA). The Lead Sheet –…


ELSIA sponsored Life-Cycle Assessments demonstrate the sustainability credentials of lead sheet

(15 September 2014) A ‘cradle to grave’ study of architectural lead sheet has highlighted the significant environmental benefits obtained by its extremely high recycling rates and long service life. As part of the industry’s drive to assess the environmental impact of lead…


European lead sheet industry commits to far-reaching Code of Practice

( 18 July 2014) Members of the European Lead Sheet Industry Association (ELSIA) will ensure that suppliers of lead maintain the highest standards of health, safety and quality through a series of commitments set out in a revised Code of Practice published…