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Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
05/05/2021
As some of you may know, I have been teaching courses about roofing slate for the last few years. People that are new to roofing slate usually think that slate is a rather dull material, as to them, all roofing slates look the same. Well, we know that this is not true. Roofing slates have […]
29/04/2021
Minimising our carbon footprint is a top priority for CUPA PIZARRAS. For that reason, we are thrilled to announce that the 100% of our electric energy consumption during 2020 was from renewable energy sources certified by the Spanish Origen Warranty (GdO, by its Spanish acronym). The GdOs are titles expelled by the National Commission of Markets and […]
07/04/2021
After an intense week, the CUPA PIZARRAS European Tour came to an end, we hope you enjoyed this virtual trip as much as we did. Six roofers from different locations in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom showed us their best skills and taught us some natural slate secrets. In case you missed one of […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
29/03/2021
Why do we use slate to cover roofs? There are many good answers to these questions: slate is waterproof, can be split into thin, regular and flat shingles. Slate is durable and has been used for centuries in many exceptional buildings, and (my favourite) slate is a beautiful natural rock with outstanding aesthetics. However, have […]

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16/03/2021
At CUPA PIZARRAS we’re hitting the road to explore different countries and show you natural slate through the eyes of the roofers. How can you join us? Quite easy: from 22nd March check out our Instagram stories. Throughout that week we will stop at different locations in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom, where local […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
08/03/2021
Today I will discuss something that can either be very funny or very sad, depends on the eye of the beholder. Let me explain some of the facts about fake roofing slates. Nowadays it is possible to find artificial or synthetic “slate” shingles, usually made of asphalt, rubber, plastic…anything but stone. Of course, companies that […]
02/03/2021
From looking at the pictures in this interview, we can all agree that Michael Weiß is an artist (@incrediblewhite). This German roofer has specialised in the ornamental side of natural slate. “Even with small decorative elements, you can make every roof, every facade, every chimney into something individual”, he says. In roofing, like in every […]
25/02/2021
A number of pre-existing farm structures have been reconstructed using our HEAVY 3 natural slate in order to house this new Scottish whisky distillery, Ardross. Located in the scenic Averon Valley, the project involved the refurbishment and extension of an old farm, retaining the original 19th-century steading buildings, farmhouse and cottages. Existing stone and slate […]
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