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Discover the latest news about natural slate: new projects, top news, installation guides, tips about how to place slate tiles, roofing sector innovations…

12/09/2023
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. […]
28/08/2023
We are thrilled to announce that CUPACLAD, our cutting-edge cladding product, has been awarded the prestigious title of winner in the ‘Façades: Cladding category’ at the 2023 Best of Products Awards, hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper. CUPACLAD’s accolade in the 2023 Best of Products Awards is not just a celebration of its aesthetic brilliance but […]
26/07/2023
CUPACLAD 101 Logic was recently specified by student accommodation provider Study Inn for a large-scale building at Walnut Gardens, Exeter. The natural slate cladding system was chosen for its durability as well as its premium aesthetic. The project involved the demolishment of an empty office building on the land at Walnut Gardens and construction of […]
06/07/2023
Asbestos is a group of fibrous minerals used to strengthen materials. As such, it has been used in the construction sector until it was banned in many countries for health reasons. Today, it’s banned in more than 67 countries, including the UK and all the European Union members. The importation, supply and use of all […]

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19/06/2023
This stunning historic 1922 Georgian Revival home was the showpiece for the latest slate install for ABM Roofing in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgian Revival architectural style takes inspiration from the classical architecture of the Georgian period in England (1714–1837). Even though many of these homes incorporate a variety of roofing materials, […]
09/06/2023
Do you know what technically constitutes as a mansard? As it can be difficult to define, legislation when constructing a mansard can be confusing. Here, we try to shed some light on this and explain the benefits of using natural slate rainscreen cladding. Popularised by architect Francois Mansart in the 17th century, a mansard roof […]
02/06/2023
Natural slate is a classic but at the same time contemporary material. For many centuries it has been used in many and different types of constructions and buildings. The slate roof tiles tradition is higher in those areas where natural quarries were originally found, such as Spain, England, Wales, France and Portugal. Actually, most slate in […]
23/05/2023
The Birmingham Architectural Association represent architects, built environment professionals and creatives in the local area. We speak to the president Matt Redding to discuss sustainable construction, the industry and the future of our partnership. CUPA PIZARRAS – Can you describe what the BAA is? Matt Redding – The BAA originally started over 150 years ago […]

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