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26/05/2022
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘slate’? When you look up the word ‘slate’ it’s stated, by definition, as a natural material and includes the words ‘rock’ or ‘stone’. For centuries, natural slate has been used as a roofing material. However, over the past few decades, artificial and synthetic alternatives have appeared […]
19/05/2022
I am going to talk today about the world’s main roofing slate outcrops, their characteristics and their historical importance. Before I go on, I would like to give a quick reminder of the difference between slate and roofing slate. The first is a type of rock, which is relatively common in the earth’s crust. It […]
12/05/2022
Danny Madden recently won ‘Roofer of the Year’ at Fix Radio’s 2022 awards, of which the roofing category was sponsored by CUPA PIZARRAS. It was not long before the fantastic news was shared on social media, where he has built a strong community of following showcasing his work. “The future of the industry worries me […]
21/04/2022
This holiday home is located in the western part of Denmark. Here the waves from the North Sea wash up on the beaches whilst the wind blows the sand high up into the dunes and a huge open landscape with dune heaths and lakes continue further inland. These beautiful surroundings inspired architect Søren Sarup, Founder […]

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19/04/2022
Instagram is the best social media platform to explore and enjoy architecture, as it is focused on imagery. If you spend hours and hours on Instagram looking for the perfect project or just architectural inspiration, these 10 accounts could help you. Archdaily (3.4mm) – @Archdaily The IG account of the world’s most visited architectural website. […]
19/04/2022
A dome is a type of roof usually reserved for prestigious buildings like: churches, palaces and civic centres. A simple glance at this type of structure is enough to demand respect and admiration. Even though the elements and calculations needed to build a dome are very complex, the experts point towards a very simple origin: […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
14/03/2022
A well-installed slate roof can last without any problems for decades or even centuries. Slate is a durable, compact, dense, fine-grained rock, but above all a natural product, which makes it unique. Each slab is unique and slightly different from the rest with its own character. As it is a natural rock, slate is alive […]
02/03/2022
The useful life of natural slate can exceed 100 years, but what about its appearance? According to laboratory tests, it is as if time stands still for natural slate: its colour and shine remain unchanged even under the most adverse climatic conditions, which its roofing alternatives such as ceramic and concrete cannot match. The Romans […]
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