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24/05/2017
There are many materials used today when building or renovating a home, but one of the most requested materials by homeowners is natural slate.  Natural slate is sustainable, versatile, elegant, and able to be used both for roofing or cladding. Other materials may come and go in popularity, but slate has an everlasting appeal that […]
10/05/2017
The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show is taking place next week (20-21 May) in Glasgow, and CUPA PIZARRAS will be there waiting for you at booth B142. Come to visit us at the SEC (Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW) from 10 am to 5 pm. This is why you should not miss this opportunity! All […]
10/05/2017
Slate has been used as a roofing material throughout Scotland since the middle ages, but when Scottish quarries closed between 1955 and the 1960s, Heavy 3 became the perfect choice for slate roofs. Its close similarity to the traditional highland slate from Ballachulish (no longer produced) has made it the best choice for repair and […]
28/03/2017
When talking about Nordic design, the little details make the difference. That is exactly what this Danish family wanted to achieve a sustainable but bright, elegant but with the highest energy efficiency home. And the result was this “Future House“, a simple and multifunctional house designed by the Danish architects Novaform Arkitekterne. A NATURAL AND […]

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17/03/2017
Slate combines the qualities of a natural product with the high performance of modern building materials: contemporary design, cost and efficiency. There are endless reasons to be excited about slate, so let’s examine why you should choose it for your next project. Top 7 Reasons to use slate. Exceptional durability: it lasts a lifetime! With […]
08/03/2017
Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh has just kicked off its 10th anniversary year! And CUPA PIZARRAS’ is really proud to be part of it. Our Heavy 3 natural slate was used exclusively throughout the golf complex!  AN OUTSTANDING PROJECT Lough Erne is a prestigious golf resort development in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, opened in September 2007. […]
21/02/2017
Did you know that most of the energy is lost due to thermal bridges or lack of isolation? One of the best important solutions to avoid this energy waste is the improvement of cladding and roofing insulation. By improving the energy performance of your home, you save money, boost your home value and contribute to […]
07/02/2017
Rainscreen cladding is a system that has become one of the most efficient solution for construction envelope purposes. It provides numerous advantages in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation, avoiding thermal bridges and condensation problems. The rainscreen cladding system consists of a load bearing wall, a layer of insulation and a covering material fixed to […]

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