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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 […]
16/10/2018
Scottish homebuilder David Byson designs homes for those that want a brick-and-mortar legacy that will last for generations to come. The roof plays a crucial role as first line of defence against the environment, and no other roofing product matches the durability and resistance of natural slate. Having purchased a dilapidated farm building along with […]
09/10/2018
When building planning requested the use of natural slate for the roofing of Lansdowne House, a large contemporary property in Cambridge, CUPA 12 slate, which is both cost-effective and met the required finish, proved the perfect product for the job. Homeowners Tim and Moira Ewbank had looked into using Welsh slate for this sophisticated new-build […]
05/10/2018
When Shauna Cameron Architect required a product that could replicate the aesthetics of Scottish slate for the Atlantic Islands Centre, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 roofing slate was the ideal solution. Located in Cullipool on the Isle of Luing, Scotland, the Atlantic Islands Centre sits on the periphery of an old quarry pond on the site […]

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27/07/2018
The rustic style is fashionable. It is present in projects of all kinds, throughout the world, conferring a unique identity but always preserving the charm of traditional architecture. In this architectural trend, natural materials, such as natural slate, stone or wood, are the real protagonists, generating a home environment of great serenity. Rustic houses usually […]
26/06/2018
Located in Crach, in the French region of Britanny, this 164 m2 modern project, with a winter garden, was designed for being the habitual residence of a couple and hosting guests. It stands out for its location and the comfort provided during all the year.  To integrate the project into the natural environment, a heritage […]
22/06/2018
The city of Pléneuf Val André, located in Brittany (France), is a natural spa, where sea lovers can enjoy some of the best beaches in northern France. Located in the paradisiacal site is this detached house, which stands out for its balanced and bright image and for the efficiency of its facade and roof. Laure […]
22/05/2018
Contemporary houses and buildings are usually designed to be noticed and to astonish. They normally have clean lines and large windows. Some feature concrete structures wrapped in glass or aluminium screens, asymmetric facades, and, natural materials such as slate, amongst others. Natural slate is a material used since ancient times due to its magnificent properties […]

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