Full Metal Jacket was founded in 1996 by Paul Rawlinson whose vision was to create
a company that specialised in the use of Lead and Metal within the building industry
with a difference.
Paul had been working in the industry for 24 years, starting as an apprentice and
working his way to the top of his field with a flair, passion and pride in his work.
He wanted to create a company that would not only return to traditional craftsmanship
in the use of Lead and Copper, but would also incorporate new technology and design
to bring an innovative and creative style yet still give real values to an industry
he felt was lacking in vital skills and imagination.
Since 1996, Paul has worked in association with Architects, Planners and Developers,
bringing schemes to life with the use of Lead and Metal to give the best protection,
an ageless style and yet practical solutions to roofing and cladding the world over.
In 1999, Bob Edwards joined the company as a Contracts Manager. Bob is a fully trained
and highly skilled plumber who over the years developed an interest in the application
of Lead and Metal. Bob shared Paul's vision of making Full Metal Jacket a first class
leader in its field offering a quality service and unparallel skill that is second
In 2002 Full Metal Jacket won the Calder Award for Leadwork on Religious and Academic