The best choice for Scottish roofs
Its extra thickness of 7-8 mm gives it the perfect strength to withstand Scottish weather while boosting the value of any property.
A poor quality roof needs constant repair and maintenance, but when good quality slate is used, not only the cost of re-roofing can be effectively discounted, but the repair and maintenance expenses during its lifetime are extremely low.
The use of Heavy 3 slates results in a low life cost.
Why choose Heavy 3 slate
Reasons to choose the perfect roofing slate:
A true Heavy
Produced at an extra thickness suited for inclement weather.
More than 125 years of production.
Peace of mind
100 years warranty on Heavy 3 slates.
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The value of Heavy 3 lies in its properties
Heavy 3 is more cost effective than concrete or ceramic tiles, which typically last approximately 50 years.
Impermeable to waterIts extra thickness gives it strength to combat dampness, high wind speeds and driving rains common throughout Scotland.
Weather and UV resistantUnchanged properties over time without the need for maintenance.
Chemical resistantNot affected by chemicals or pollutants (acid or alkali) exterior.
Other characteristics of slate, such as strength and impermeability, are also superior to those of concrete and ceramics.
Heavy 3 slate is quarried from the CUPA PIZARRAS No 3 quarry in San Pedro de Trones (León) in northern Spain. This quarry has been in operation since 1892 and produces around 25,000 tons each year!
Not damagedBy fungi, moss, insects, animals or birds.
StrongWhile weighing substantially less than man-made roofing tiles.
Natural slate is a material that does not ignite.
Some of the most renowned projects featuring Heavy 3 slate roofs:
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Heavy 3 Brochure
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