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24/06/2019
At CUPA PIZARRAS we track every step of our productive process. Our natural slate undergoes comprehensive quality control from extraction to manufacturing and packaging in the transformation units. Therefore, every CUPA natural slate pallet has a unique barcode that provides the products full traceability. Our strict quality control and traceability procedure allows us to monitor […]
16/06/2019
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. […]
06/06/2019
We are very proud that three of the finalists of the Scottish Home Awards 2019 feature CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate. Two of the projects were designed by the architectural firm Arka Architects, and the third one by Founin and Bell. Arka Architects projects with HEAVY 3 are nominated to two different categories: House of the […]
14/05/2019
On the 1st and 2nd June 2019 we will be exhibiting at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show in Glasgow. We will be showcasing our bestselling Scottish slate, CUPA HEAVY 3! The Scottish Homebuilding and Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self-builders and renovators. During these two days you will be able to attend sessions […]

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07/05/2019
Our CUPA 18 roofing slate has been chosen for two luxury homes at Stacklands Retreat in West Kingsdown, Kent. This roofing project has been accomplished by G R Regan Roofing and Burton Roofing Merchants who supplied the battens, felt, slates and hook fixings. The roof was fixed with hooks, an installation method which is very […]
26/04/2019
A rainscreen cladding is the most efficient cladding system for construction envelope purposes nowadays. A building solution that perfectly fits into the current sustainable architecture trends; whose installation is easier than it seems. Would you like to know how a rainscreen cladding system works and which are its advantages? Keep reading! A poor façade insulation […]
25/04/2019
The design of this outstanding Sport and Conference Center in Felcsút is inspired by organic architecture, an architectural philosophy which seeks a balance between human habitation and the natural world, and its roof is covered with our CUPA 12 natural roofing slate. This impressive centre was designed by the well-known Hungarian architect Imre Makovecz (1935-2011), […]
23/04/2019
Slate can be as modern as traditional, and this boomerang-shaped slate roof is a great example of this versatility. This unusual roof has been created with 900m2 of HEAVY 3 natural roofing slate and covers an award-winning country house in Stirlingshire. Heavy 3 was chosen because of its resistance and durability as it provides a […]

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