natural slate roofing

CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate restores the Andrássy Castle in Hungary


CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate now covers the Andrássy Castle in Tiszadob, Hungary. The roof, with a total surface of 2500 square meters, was covered last year by our 7.5 mm thick CUPA Heavy 5, highlighting the beauty of Andrássy’s restored white façade. 

The huge Castle roof was a big challenge even for the experienced workers of our hungarian partners, Teto Horn Kft.

Our CUPA Heavy 5, mainly used in Ireland and the UK, was chosen for this project because of its increased thickness, giving the roof a unique and strong look.



The castle of Andrássy, commissioned by Count Gyula Andrássy and built by Arthur Meining between 1880 and 1885, mimics its counterparts in France’s Loire valley.

The grand building recalls the passage of time over one year with 4 doors representing the seasons, 12 turrets representing every month, 52 representing the number of weeks and, of course, 365 windows.

Bordered by the river Tisza, and surrounded by parks and one of the few knot garden’s in Hungary, the castle grounds are now open to visitors all year long, with new exhibitions every few weeks.

We are proud our CUPA Heavy 5 natural slate helped recover the original beauty of a small part of Hungary’s great architectural legacy.