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20/10/2021
Few people know that Marianka (Slovak Republic) was an important place for slate mining. Its fame lasted for almost 100 years during the 19th and 20th centuries. A group of enthusiasts founded the civic association Spolok Permon Marianka in 2006. We speak to Josef Kráľ, a founding member of the association. CUPA PIZARRAS – When […]
20/10/2021
Our natural slate rainscreen cladding systems – CUPACLAD 101 and CUPACLAD 201 – are now included in the Green Book Live database elaborated by BRE Global. To be part of this exclusive list,  BRE Global must approve the environmental product declaration which analyses the product’s life cycle. CUPACLAD has reached the goal thanks to a […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
16/09/2021
For a while now that I hear more and more people asking about the asbestos content of roofing slate. There are two ways to give an answer to this concern, the short one and the long one. First, the short one: Roofing slates do not have asbestos, it is mineralogically, chemically and geologically impossible. In […]
18/08/2021
Where will your long awaited vacation be? If your time to disconnect has arrived, we have prepared for you eight perfect options for a weekend getaway. This selection brings together modern and traditional architecture, big cities and remote places, but above all, the projects keep a secret that makes them unique: our best natural slate. Chelsea Hotel […]

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13/07/2021
You can find natural slates in nearly every shape and size you can think of. From our 19 quarries and 22 transformation plants, our quality control team classify our natural slate into three different selections. The R Excellence selection is the result of an extraordinarily rigorous classification process that only passes slates of great flatness […]
05/07/2021
Over the last few months we have seen a lot of wonderful and amazing projects featuring our natural slate. Now we want to share them with our community and our followers will decide which ones can be named the best of the year. And this distinction has a double prize: the champions will be invited […]
01/07/2021
We are honored to announce that we have been awarded ‘Roofing Supplier of the Year’ at the Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2021. It is a great achievement for us, and we want to say ‘thank you!’ to the whole team of CUPA PIZARRAS that made this possible. The annual awards ceremony recognises and celebrates […]
22/06/2021
The expedition of Magellan and Elcano was the first journey around the world in human history. It took them 1,125 days to complete. Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg did it in just 80 days. And we wonder, how many times would it taketo circle the globe jumping from one natural slate roof to the next? Everyday, […]
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