Heaps Arnold and Heaps Ltd

Established in 1770 Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd are the UKs leading manufacturer of Lead, Tin and Solder Products.

We offer a wide and diverse range of extruded, cast, machined and engineered lead products, including:

  • Lead Ballast/Lead Counterweights
  • Lead Sash Weights
  • Steel Sash Weights
  • Lead Radiation Shielding
  • Chrome Plating Anodes
  • Tin Plating Anodes
  • Plumbing Solders
  • Lead Came

Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd offer a tool & mould making facility, enabling us to undertake any extrusion or casting project on a one off basis or large volume runs.

Pure Tin Plating Anodes

Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd have an international reputation within the electronics, plating & spraying industries for high purity Tin Plating Anodes. Manufactured to 99.95% minimum purity, our range of extruded Tin Plating Anodes include ovals, plates, tubes, rods, slugs & wires of varying diameters (1mm – 10mm). Tin Plating Anodes in the form of Spheres, plates & domes are available as cast items.

Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd offer a tool & mould making facility, enabling us to manufacture any profile or casting to customer specification, either as a one off project or large volume runs.

Our range can also be manufactured in tin/lead alloys to suit customer requirements.

Pure Tin Plating Anodes

Chrome Plating Anodes

Manufactured in-house and to customer specification, Chrome Plating Anodes by Heaps, Arnold & Heaps are available in 4% tin/lead and 7% tin/lead for the decorative and hard chrome plating industries. 6% antimony, silver/lead and other alloys are available.

Chrome Plating Anodes are manufactured on our high pressure extrusion line, giving a high quality and long lasting chrome plating anode. Anode bars are manufactured in round, flat, oval, star, ribbed and corrugated profiles, and are available as solid bar, or with central copper, mild steel, or stainless steel cores. In addition, we can also manufacture chrome plating tube anodes and waffle/grid type anodes to your specification

We manufacture a range of standard hook configurations, to suit any size or style bus bar, with a plastisol insulation as standard, although hooks can be left bare on request. Hooks can be customised to suit, with options of copper or brass material, lifting lugs/hangers and various bolting options.

We can also take back your used Chrome Plating Anodes for refurbishment, subject to condition.


  • Chrome Plating Anodes available in Tin, Antimonial & Silver alloys
  • Alternative/special alloys on request
  • Range of standard hooks to suit any bus bar
  • Bespoke hooks manufactured in house
  • Wide range of blade profiles, including round, flat, oval, star, ribbed & corrugated
  • Tubular chrome plating anodes from 12mm – 160mm inside diameter, with wall thicknesses of 2mm – 20mm
  • Waffle/grid chrome plating anodes by special request
Chrome Plating Anodes

Capsol Plumbing Solders

Manufactured in the U.K. and accredited by NMBS and PHG buying societies, our approved Capsol Plumbing Solders carry accreditation and comprises:

  • Capsol (leaded) Plumbers Solder Wire
  • 99c Lead Free Solder Wire
  • Capsol Plumbers Solder Bars
  • 99c Lead Free Solder Bars
  • Tinmans Solder Sticks
  • Solder Paste
  • Fluxes

Our Plumbing Solder Wires are manufactured to 3.2mm diameter, in either 250grm or 500grm reel sizes & can be supplied on unbranded labels if specified.

The Capsol Range of Plumbing Solder products manufactured in accordance with the quality procedures adopted by Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd, with certificates of conformity available on request.

Capsol Plumbing Solders

Lead Products

Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd extrude, cast and machine a large range of Lead & Lead alloy products, offering a range of standard products and sizes. Our production capability is also increased by our tool and mould making facility, enabling us to manufacture our Lead products to any size or specification.

Our range includes

  • Lead Ingots – available in Lead, Tin/Lead, Antimony/Lead and other alloys
  • Lead Plates – To customer specification
  • Lead Tape – 1mm wide to 100mm wide in varying thicknesses
  • Lead Wire – 0.4mm to 100mm
  • Lead Pellets – For ballasting or counterweighting
  • Beaded Lead Wire – 14grm/mtr to 200grm/mtr
  • Lead Stampings – Lead Washers, Lead Discs, Lead Buttons
  • Lead Castings – Lead Ballast Blocks, Lead Fillings, Lead Bar to customer specification
  • Lead tubes / Lead sleeves – Inside diameter from 5mm to 150mm
  • Lead Ballast / Lead counterweights – Lead Castings, Lead Blocks, Lead Bar, Lead Pellets, Beaded Lead Wire, Lead Castings, Lead Filling
  • Lead Radiation Shielding – Lead Bricks, Chevron Lead Bricks, Lead Bar, Lead Rails, Chevron Lead Rails, Lead Sheet, Lead Plates, Lead Pots, Lead Castings, Lead Filling
  • Lead Covered Products – Lead covered copper wire/bar.

Our range of lead products are available in Lead, Tin/Lead, Antimony/Lead, and Silver/Lead, with specials available on request.

Lead Products

Lead Ballast / Lead Counterweights

Heaps, Arnold & Heaps manufacture a wide range of lead ballast and lead counterweight materials suitable for many marine, offshore and sub-sea applications. We also manufacture Lead ballast and lead counterweight for other applications, for example, Aerospace Weights, Boom Truck Weights, Forklift Truck Weights, Elevator/Lift Weights, Material Handling Weights, Camera Weights, Theatrical Weights, Crane Weights, Bridge Weights, Lead Sash Window Weights, Hoist Test Weights and Agriculture Weights


Lead Ingots: With a maximum density of 11340kg/m3, lead ingots are a simple and cost effective solution to many applications requiring ballast. Available in a range of sizes or weights, lead ingots or lead bar are suitable as basic lead ballast for ship, boat and yacht keels.

Lead Pellets: Available in a range of sizes, lead pellets are suitable for packing air space when used in conjunction with lead ingots, lead blocks, lead bar or as a standalone ballast material. Lead pellets can be used for ballasting models or filling dive weight pouches. Lead pellets can be supplied bagged in specific weights to suit customer, or in standard 20kg bags.

Lead Blocks/Lead Bars: Cast to customer specification, ranging from grams through to several tonnes, Lead blocks and Lead bars are an ideal lead ballast solution for ship, boat and yacht keels.

Lead ballast rod: Used in the manufacture of sub-sea umbilical systems as a ballast/filler, Lead ballast rods are available in any diameter, with or without central core. Lead ballast rod can be supplied coiled/ wound in lengths or weights to suit customer project.

Lead Counterweights: Cast lead to customer specification, and used in applications such as the manufacture/refurbishment of passenger elevators/lifts, crane and hoist weights.

Custom Lead Castings: Heaps, Arnold and Heaps Ltd can provide Lead ballast solutions for special projects. We can fill fabricated boxes or forms supplied by client, or can arrange boxes or forms to be fabricated and lead filled.

Lead Ballast / Lead Counterweights

Lead Came


Lead Came, used in the art of stained glass and leaded light design, is manufactured in the UK by Heaps, Arnold & Heaps in a vast range of profiles and sizes. The Lead Came range is split into two distinct types.

Traditional Lead Came: Manufactured using commercially pure lead, giving a look and feel ideally suited to both restoration and new work, this type of Lead Came is sized in English imperial sizes, with flat, round and beaded leafs of 1/8” through to 1.1/4”, hearts of 1/8” through to ½”, with a standard core thickness of 1.2mm. ‘Y’, ‘U’, ‘C’ and capping sections are also available. In addition to our standard sizes, our Lead Came can also be customised using a combination of leafs, hearts and cores to suit project specification. Please call us to discuss your requirements

European Style Lead Came: Manufactured to give the look and feel that European glaziers are accustomed to, our European Lead Came is lighter in profile, giving increased lengths per case. Available in true metric sizes, with flat, oval and beaded leafs ranging from 3mm through to 25mm, hearts of 3mm through to 12mm, and a 1.2mm standard core. ‘Y’, ‘U’, ‘C’ and capping sections are also available. European Style Lead Came is also available with a choice of material grades, soft, half-hard and hard. As with our other type of Lead Came, the range can be customised. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Lead Came

Lead Sash Bar & Lead Sash Weights

Traditionally used in counterbalanced sash windows, Lead Sash Bars & Lead Sash Weights are manufactured by Heaps, Arnold & Heaps in a variety of sizes and weights. These include, square lead bar, round lead bar or rectangular lead bar sections, either solid or with 12mm diameter central hole. Standard lengths are 600mm, 1000mm & 1200mm, and our cutting service can provide bespoke lengths or specific weights.

Our lead bars & lead weights can also be supplied with a high quality plastic coating for more environmentally conscious projects.

Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd can offer a tool & mould making facility, giving our customers the flexibility to specify any profile or size lead bar.

Product Overview:

  • Square Lead Bar
  • Round Lead Bar
  • Rectangular Lead Bar
  • Solid Lead Bar or with 12mm central hole
  • 600mm, 1000mm, 1200mm standard lengths
  • Lead Bars cut to length/weight
  • Eyebolts to suit 12mm central hole
  • Sash Cords
  • Plastic Coated Lead Bars & Lead Weights
Lead Sash Bar & Lead Sash Weights

Lead Radiation Shielding

Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd manufacture a range of Lead Radiation Shielding products to BS 3909 (1,2 or 3) for the medical, research, defence & nuclear power industries, where protection against harmful radiation is required.

Our range includes:

Lead Bricks – Lead Brick Shielding provides an ideal solution as a permanent or temporary shield against radiation. Manufactured to BS 3909 (1,2 or 3) , our Lead Bricks are available in a range of sections and thicknesses and can be manufactured to project specification

Interlocking Lead Bricks (Chevron Lead Bricks) – Provide a solution to projects where maximum radiation protection is required. The interlocking or ‘chevron’ profile helps to prevent radiation leakage through brick joints and provides a more stable structure. Our Interlocking Lead Bricks are manufactured in a range of profiles and thicknesses or to project specification

Lead Plates

Lead Rails

Lead Chevron Rails

Lead Lined Plaster Board

Lead Lined Plywood

Lead Castings

Lead Isotope Pots, coated if required

Lead Strip

Lead Tubes

Lead Sheet

Our machining facility enables us to manufacture any complex lead shielding component to customer specification.

Lead Radiation Shielding

Steel Sash Weights

Heaps, Arnold & Heaps Ltd, the UKs leading manufacturer of Lead Sash Bars and Lead Sash Weights, are pleased to add a range of Steel Sash Weights to its product range.

Steel Sash Weights are a cost effective alternative to traditional cast iron weights. Manufactured on our purpose built production line, our Steel Sash Weights are available in 40mm, 45mm and 50mm square sections. Our connections with the UKs largest steel stockholders means we can offer our Steel Sash Weights at the most competitive prices, with large stocks of raw material held at both our Rotherham and Sheffield sites, available for quick delivery. Call our sales office on  01709 837669 to discuss any enquiry you may have. 


Steel Sash Weights

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