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18/01/2022
Belgian roofer Luc van Steertegem was chosen as the Best Roofer of the year 2021 thanks to your vote on our blog. We’ve spoken to him to find out more about this craft and what makes it unique. CUPA PIZARRAS – You lifted our ‘Best skills’ award and your video received more than 600 votes, […]
20/10/2021
Few people know that Marianka (Slovak Republic) was an important place for slate mining. Its fame lasted for almost 100 years during the 19th and 20th centuries. A group of enthusiasts founded the civic association Spolok Permon Marianka in 2006. We speak to Josef Kráľ, a founding member of the association. CUPA PIZARRAS – When […]
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 […]
03/11/2020
Joseph Jenkins is probably one of the most-informed men in the US on natural slate roofing. His book ‘Slate Roof Bible’ has won 10 awards and brings together decades of experience. The industry has changed a lot and it’s easier to find good and professional slate roofers in the US nowadays. As he explains in […]

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02/06/2020
The innovative Danish house Villa P was voted the most popular project in our Instagram contest. Its elegant Scandinavian style won over the hearts of those who have once visited it. Jesper Korf was the architect who made the vision a reality and, in this interview, he confesses some secrets of its success. CUPA PIZARRAS […]
05/05/2020
Simon Dixon is a witness of the evolution of the roofing industry. After almost 40 years of experience he highlights the great strides that have been made in terms of health and safety within the industry. Nowadays, he is Training Manager and Technical Officer at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), the UK’s largest […]

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