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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 […]
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. […]
18/08/2021
Where will your long awaited holiday be? If your time to disconnect has finally arrived, we have prepared eight perfect options for a weekend getaway. This selection brings together modern and traditional architecture, big cities and remote countryside, but above all, the projects share something that makes them unique: our finest natural slate. Chelsea Hotel […]
01/07/2021
We are honored to announce that we have been awarded ‘Roofing Supplier of the Year’ at the Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2021. It is a great achievement for us, and we want to say ‘thank you!’ to the whole team of CUPA PIZARRAS that made this possible. The annual awards ceremony recognises and celebrates […]

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22/06/2021
The expedition of Magellan and Elcano was the first journey around the world in human history. It took them 1,125 days to complete. Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg did it in just 80 days. And we wonder, how many times would it taketo circle the globe jumping from one natural slate roof to the next? Everyday, […]
12/04/2021
Heavy 3 slate has been used to rebuild a previously run-down village hall, into An Talla Loch Ness Visitor Centre, a visitor gateway to Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal. The renovation project used Heavy 3 slate for its similarities, aesthetically and characteristically, to the traditional Scottish Ballachulish. Part of a £2.5 million project, the […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
08/03/2021
Today I will discuss something that can either be very funny or very sad, depends on the eye of the beholder. Let me explain some of the facts about fake roofing slates. Nowadays it is possible to find artificial or synthetic “slate” shingles, usually made of asphalt, rubber, plastic…anything but stone. Of course, companies that […]
02/03/2021
From looking at the pictures in this interview, we can all agree that Michael Weiß is an artist (@incrediblewhite). This German roofer has specialised in the ornamental side of natural slate. “Even with small decorative elements, you can make every roof, every facade, every chimney into something individual”, he says. In roofing, like in every […]
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