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11/09/2019
CUPA PIZARRAS provided its natural slate to be used for the roof of Tokyo train station. Today, around 300,000 slates cover this building located near the Imperial Palace grounds. Tokyo Station is in Chiyoda’s Marunouchi business district. It is the busiest station in Japan in terms of transit, with around 3,000 trains passing through it every day. […]
Dr. Joan Walsh BSc in Geology from the University of Glasgow
10/07/2019
This is an age of great concern about the environment and climate change. We are continually reading in the media of the impact of increased global temperature and changes in the world’s climate. The predicted effects are wide ranging, from higher sea levels, due in part to melting glaciers, to increased intensity and frequency of […]
24/06/2019
At CUPA PIZARRAS we track every step of our productive process. Our natural slate undergoes comprehensive quality control from extraction to manufacturing and packaging in the transformation units. Therefore, every CUPA natural slate pallet has a unique barcode that provides the products full traceability. Our strict quality control and traceability procedure allows us to monitor […]
21/03/2019
Heavy 3 and CUPA 12 roof slates have been assessed and certified by BRE Global, which is an independent, third-party approvals organisation, expert in Life Cycle Assessment. Environmental Product Declaration The environmental product declarations of Heavy 3 and CUPA 12 are now listed in the Green Book Live database. This is an important milestone for […]

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11/01/2019
When professional housebuilder, GRS Homes required a product that could replicate the aesthetics of Ballachulish slate for the Sikorski Gardens development, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 roofing slate was the ideal solution. Located in the centre of Falkirk, Scotland, Sikorksi Gardens is a new housing development consisting of five small to medium-sized detached homes. Built on […]
14/12/2018
CUPA PIZARRAS has been specified for the historic Camphill Blair Drummond site. In keeping with the area’s heritage Heavy 3 slate was chosen for six stunning homes for day students and residents; due to its desired aesthetics, durability and flexibility. Located in the outskirts of Stirling amongst rolling hills and exquisite Scottish scenery, Camphill Blair […]
14/11/2018
In keeping with the architecture of historic Worcester, CUPA PIZARRAS’ CUPA 18 roofing slates have been used on four buildings of Berkeley’s The Waterside regeneration development. Located on the site of the former Royal Worcester porcelain factory, the development has strict planning requirements. The natural slate product was chosen for its appropriate appearance, to integrate with […]
06/11/2018
Inspired by the aesthetics of the historic towns of northeast Scotland and the performance of traditional Scottish slate roofing, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 slate has been specified and installed by three housebuilders for the roofing at Chapelton – a new £1 billion town being built from scratch near Aberdeen. The largest of three new large-scale […]
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