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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, […]
10/01/2022
The Faroe Islands is a little-known archipelago located 320 kilometers north of Scotland. Where the weather is cold all around the year and the islands have an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. However, these extreme climatic conditions create exceptional natural landscapes. Architecture in the Faroe Islands is therefore crucial to create […]
01/12/2021
The best natural slate roofers in Europe are competing for the title ‘Best Skills’ of the year until the 10th December. The five finalists will compete in an open vote process in which you decide who wins: take a close look at their skills and vote for your favourite! Pinpoint accuracy, craftmanship, expertise in handling […]
04/11/2021
Between the 8th and 12th of November, some of the best British roofing students will gather to find the champion of the year at the Great British Slate Off. Today we are speaking to Bob Richardson, NFRC Head of Technical and Training, and Andy Rowlands, Competition Manager, to discover the competition works. Also, we look […]

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29/10/2021
Winter is coming, and this season is synonymous with snow in many regions. A reason for joy for many as it offers us wonderful scenery, but is also a real headache for your roof. Buildings are put to the test during winter with low temperatures, snow and ice. When snow accumulates on the roof, it […]
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 […]
20/10/2021
Our natural slate rainscreen cladding systems – CUPACLAD 101 and CUPACLAD 201 – are now included in the Green Book Live database elaborated by BRE Global. To be part of this exclusive list,  BRE Global must approve the environmental product declaration which analyses the product’s life cycle. CUPACLAD has reached the goal thanks to a […]
23/09/2021
When choosing natural slate you are opting for the best roofing material: long service life, quality, ecology and beauty. But are all the slates the same? Where can you find the best ones? What is Spanish slate? Spanish slate is a foliated, metamorphic rock created from fine-grained sediments over the course of millions of years. […]
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