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Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
11/11/2020
Today I am going to share with you some thoughts regarding quality. I’ve been tempted to start this post with the formal definition of quality as defined in the dictionary, but I think we all know very well what quality is about, I don’t need to start my post with a boring definition. Quality means […]
10/09/2020
A façade acts as the public face of a building. The visual appeal of the construction depends on the aesthetic of its design. However, the technical properties and performance of a façade are equally important although they often remain in the background. In a rainscreen cladding system, the most efficient solution for envelope purposes, the […]
26/06/2020
CUPA PIZARRAS produces enough natural slate every year to circle the earth twice. Our products end up on projects all around the world, like this fascinating private gated community in Queenstown, New Zealand. Photo: Gavin James Roofing Natural slate is not commonly used in New Zealand, where it is found mainly on public buildings in […]
05/06/2020
World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year to raise awareness and action for the protection of the planet and the natural resources. Slate is a completely natural product, and respecting the environment is at the core of our values. Here at CUPA PIZARRAS we work hard every day to become more sustainable, […]

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02/06/2020
The innovative Danish house Villa P was voted the most popular project in our Instagram contest. Its elegant Scandinavian style won over the hearts of those who have once visited it. Jesper Korf was the architect who made the vision a reality and, in this interview, he confesses some secrets of its success. CUPA PIZARRAS […]
13/05/2020
Very few cities in the world can be proud to have views of two oceans. Here, in the Rondebosch suburb of Cape Town in South Africa, is located this centenarian library, which has been recently renovated with CUPA 98 natural slate. Rondebosch library was originally designed by George Murray Alexander in 1899 to become the […]
05/05/2020
Simon Dixon is a witness of the evolution of the roofing industry. After almost 40 years of experience he highlights the great strides that have been made in terms of health and safety within the industry. Nowadays, he is Training Manager and Technical Officer at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), the UK’s largest […]
18/03/2020
CUPACLAD natural slate rainscreen cladding system has an aluminium structure, which offers a lot of advantages over other structures used in this kind of profiles, like a wooden one for example. Using an aluminium structure in this cladding system combines the efficiencies that rainscreen cladding brings with the advantages of aluminium properties, an ideal solution for […]
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