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Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
05/01/2021
Most of the roofing slate outcrops in America are located in the Northeastern states of the USA and the Southwestern states of Canada, in other words, along the Apalachians. For me, the most remarkable characteristic of Northern America is variety. Quarries are not as big as in Spain, but the diversity of commercial categories is […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
09/12/2020
Standards are useful, since they can be used to predict the performance of the roofing slate along its lifespan.  Nowadays, there are two main roofing slate standards in the world, the European EN12326 (parts 1 and 2) and the North American ASTM C-406. There are other two standards, the Indian IS 6250 and the Chinese […]
04/12/2020
We are so excited to share with you some amazing news: CUPACLAD, our natural slate rainscreen cladding system, has won the 2020 Build it Awards for the best cladding product. We are so happy to receive this recognition, it is a great reward for all the hard work and effort done by all our team. […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
26/11/2020
I have been doing research on roofing slate for many years. During this time, I’ve found some interesting facts about roofing slate, relating many different fields such as peculiar uses, unknown properties, and geological features, among others. For example, did you know that…? Titian (1490-1576), one of the most important painters from the Italian Renascence, […]

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17/11/2020
If you are an architect, specifier or just thinking about using natural slate in your façade, you are at the right place. We have summarized for you the most frequently asked questions on CUPACLAD. What is CUPACLAD? CUPACLAD is a natural slate rainscreen cladding system developed by architects, engineers and experts of CUPA PIZARRAS, the […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
11/11/2020
Today I am going to share with you some thoughts regarding quality. I’ve been tempted to start this post with the formal definition of quality as defined in the dictionary, but I think we all know very well what quality is about, I don’t need to start my post with a boring definition. Quality means […]
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 […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
29/10/2020
Nowadays, Spain is the main producer of roofing slate in the world. The fine-grained, smooth and durable Spanish slate has spread to all countries. However, this was not always so. There was a time in which the United Kingdom was a global power in roofing slate production. Roofing slate has been quarried since centuries in […]

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