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18/06/2018
Suited to the harsh weather conditions of the Scottish Highlands, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 roofing slate has been used on two interesting rural housing developments – one backing on to a safari park, the other within a stone’s throw from Rob Roy’s resting place. Third generation building contractor, WS Dunsire, has used 6,400 m2 Heavy […]
13/06/2018
Founded in 2007, the Scottish Home Awards aims to recognise excellence in the Scottish housebuilding industry. We are very proud to be supporting them this year by sponsoring The House of the Year category. CUPA PIZARRAS a world leader in natural slate, is very proud to be involved in Scotland’s largest independent awards programme for […]
05/06/2018
Located between 650 and 750 metres above sea level, the village of Bilhères en Ossau (France) dominates the surrounding landscape. The area has seen an influx of residents from other towns, keen to build modern houses that can make the most of the breathtakingly beautiful views of the nearby valley and mountains. This bioclimatic house is […]
01/06/2018
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 […]

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24/05/2018
This ventilated facade concept combines natural slates with other materials like wood, metal, or coloured ceramic. The result is an original design that overlaps hexagons to evoke a feeling of fluid strength. CUPACLAD Design SHIELD uses 60×26 cm isosceles trapezoids installed with visible stainless flat headed screws, specially designed for natural slate by our R&D […]
17/05/2018
EAA Awards, the Edinburgh Architectural Association’s accolades, will celebrate its annual award ceremony on Thursday 24th May. For a second year we will support the event sponsoring the Regeneration / Conservation category which recognises sensitive and effective restorations, thereby encouraging the successful integration of the old and the new.  Created in 1958, The Edinburgh Architectural […]
16/04/2018
Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania and its most populated city, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Baltic. It houses one of the best preserved medieval historical centres in Europe, declared World Heritage Site in 1994. The Pavilniai Regional Park can be found in the outskirts of the city, with spectacular views […]
09/04/2018
A specialist roofing contractor, covering the new-build and private residential markets, has used a selection of CUPA 12 slates from CUPA PIZARRAS to complete the roof of a distinctive circular property in Cambridgeshire. Lander & Linsey Roofing spent six weeks on site at the home near Newton, working with local builder Offord & Camp, to […]
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