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18/07/2022
CUPACLAD has been very busy turning heads. Our natural slate rainscreen cladding system has recently been shortlisted as a product for its innovation and a couple of London-based buildings as an example of great projects. We are glad to announce that CUPACLAD has been shortlisted as ‘Product innovation of the Year’ in the 2022 London […]
14/07/2022
Traditionally, the term tile has been used to denote an individual piece of baked clay that is placed on a roof for the purpose of channelling rainwater. The appearance of more and more artificial products that try to imitate natural slate has led to the term being extended to include the term ‘slate’ as well. […]
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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
27/01/2022
Everyone who has ever visited Japan agrees on one thing; it is another world. Its culture, history and society are so different from Europe that visitors feel like they are on another planet. Everything, from simple everyday details to society itself, is different. This also applies to traditional Japanese architecture, which uses light, flexible materials. […]
10/01/2022
The Faroe Islands is a little-known archipelago located 320 kilometers north of Scotland. Where the weather is cold all around the year and the islands have an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. However, these extreme climatic conditions create exceptional natural landscapes. Architecture in the Faroe Islands is therefore crucial to create […]
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