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10/06/2022
Clive Holland is a reference in the construction industry. Nowadays, he runs his own show at Fix Radio and also hosts their annual Tradesperson of the year Awards. We spoke to him about the past, present and future of the industry and discussed the benefits of natural slate roofs: “a slate tile will outlive you […]
12/05/2022
Danny Madden recently won ‘Roofer of the Year’ at Fix Radio’s 2022 awards, of which the roofing category was sponsored by CUPA PIZARRAS. It was not long before the fantastic news was shared on social media, where he has built a strong community of following showcasing his work. “The future of the industry worries me […]
18/01/2022
Belgian roofer Luc van Steertegem was chosen as the Best Roofer of the year 2021 thanks to your vote on our blog. We’ve spoken to him to find out more about this craft and what makes it unique. CUPA PIZARRAS – You lifted our ‘Best skills’ award and your video received more than 600 votes, […]
04/11/2021
Between the 8th and 12th of November, some of the best British roofing students will gather to find the champion of the year at the Great British Slate Off. Today we are speaking to Bob Richardson, NFRC Head of Technical and Training, and Andy Rowlands, Competition Manager, to discover the competition works. Also, we look […]

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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 […]
21/04/2021
Leeds College of Building is one of the six academic institutions being part of CUPA PIZARRAS sponsorship. As part of the programme, every year each college select a student for their ‘Apprentice of the Year Award’, a recognition aimed to support the academic excellence. John had the pleasure of lifting this year’s trophy. Chris Messenger, […]
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 […]
01/12/2020
Here at CUPA PIZARRAS we believe that education is essential for the future of many trades. We invest heavily in encouraging young people to develop their skills and learn a beautiful yet traditional trade with a secure future through a career in roofing. One of the ways we do this is through the partnership we […]
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