CUPA PIZARRAS shortlisted for the CN Specialists Awards 2017!

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CUPA PIZARRAS has just been selected by the judges as a finalist in the Best Material Supplier of the Year category of the 2017 Construction News Specialists Awards!

To decide the winners, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 56-strong jury, drawn from the UK’s largest construction firms and the leaders of the country’s major projects.


The Construction News Specialists Awards are the only national awards to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the very best specialist contractors in the UK. The winners will be announced on 22 March 2017 at a glamorous ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel where over 1,000 of the industry elite will join together for a night of entertainment, celebration and networking

As the most prestigious awards in the UK construction industry, a Construction News Award is a well-recognised badge of excellence among clients and the supply chain.

They have received hundreds of entrants online, but only 90 companies have been shortlisted. The judges will now reconvene for the final stage of the judging process, where they will interview finalists face to face before deciding on the winners.

Construction News editor Rebecca Evans commented:

Being shortlisted in the Construction News Specialists Awards is a huge achievement and a fantastic way to distinguish your business from your competitors – these are the only national awards recognising the hard work and fantastic achievements of specialist contractors.

Specialist contractors underpin the whole construction industry, and we are proud to be able to shine a light on the work they do, the commitment they show and the amazing projects they contribute to.” 

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These are the CN Specialists Awards 2017 categories:

  • Materials Supplier of the Year
  • Technology Supplier of the Year
  • Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year
  • Building Services Specialist of the Year
  • Ground Engineering Specialist of the Year
  • Roofing Specialist of the Year
  • BIM Excellence
  • Project of the Year (subcontract £1m – £2m)
  • Project of the Year (subcontract over £2m)
  • Project of the Year (subcontract up to £1m)
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Demolition Specialist of the Year
  • Health & Safety Excellence
  • Training Excellence
  • Business Innovation of the Year
  • Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m)
  • Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £25m)

The full list of finalists and more information can be found at:


CUPA PIZARRAS leads the world in slate production. Our 16 quarries and 22 processing plants combine the latest technology with our traditional know-how and craftsmanship.

We have been producing slate since 1892. We have over 120 years of experience in this area and a team of over 1,500 associates made up of experts who are passionate about natural slate.

In fact, one out of three slates for roofing and covering facades in the world have our name written on them.

Thousands of architects, professional roofers and private home owners rely on our natural slate to make all of their projects a reality:

R and N Roofing worked with CUPA PIZARRAS on a recent Langton Homes project, and we found them to be a very reliable supplier for a number of reasons.  They always deliver on time and in full which is so valuable from our point of view as it saves unnecessary delays along the line, and their slate products are of the highest quality.  There is also evidence of commitment to sustainability and health and safety which is very important in this industry.

For these reasons, we would not hesitate to recommend CUPA PIZARRAS, and would definitely choose to work with them again on future projects.

Robert Cannon, for R and N Roofing

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We have used CUPA PIZARRAS slates on almost all our projects as we find their slate to be of top quality, and it looks great.  Also, their customer support is fantastic – we will continue to use CUPA PIZARRAS’ products, and recommend them to others.

Fiona Robinson from Thomas Robinson architects

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