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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
17/11/2020
If you are an architect, specifier or just thinking about using natural slate in your façade, you are at the right place. We have summarized for you the most frequently asked questions on CUPACLAD. What is CUPACLAD? CUPACLAD is a natural slate rainscreen cladding system developed by architects, engineers and experts of CUPA PIZARRAS, the […]

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10/09/2020
A façade acts as the public face of a building. The visual appeal of the construction depends on the aesthetic of its design. However, the technical properties and performance of a façade are equally important although they often remain in the background. In a rainscreen cladding system, the most efficient solution for envelope purposes, the […]
21/07/2020
The Scandinavian countries have succeeded in creating a unique and immediately recognised style. Architecture is not an exception, and the projects from Northern Europe are increasingly regarded as a source of inspiration. What is the key to this success? Whatever is superfluous becomes ugly over time This strong statement by one of the fathers of […]
26/06/2020
CUPA PIZARRAS produces enough natural slate every year to circle the earth twice. Our products end up on projects all around the world, like this fascinating private gated community in Queenstown, New Zealand. Photo: Gavin James Roofing Natural slate is not commonly used in New Zealand, where it is found mainly on public buildings in […]
05/06/2020
World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year to raise awareness and action for the protection of the planet and the natural resources. Slate is a completely natural product, and respecting the environment is at the core of our values. Here at CUPA PIZARRAS we work hard every day to become more sustainable, […]
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