VMZINC answers lead theft on war memorial

Traditional VMZINC batten cap roofing has provided the perfect finish for Basingstoke’s War Memorial bandstand.  At least ten council-owned buildings had been the subject of repeated lead theft over the past five years, with the bandstand having been targeted within a day of restoration. To eradicate further cost of replacement and address the issue of increased insurance premiums suggested refurbishment options had included single ply, tiles and slates. However, specification of zinc ultimately enabled the structure’s design integrity and appearance to be maintained at far lower cost than lead and with no threat of theft.