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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…

11/09/2019
CUPA PIZARRAS provided its natural slate to be used for the roof of Tokyo train station. Today, around 300,000 slates cover this building located near the Imperial Palace grounds. Tokyo Station is in Chiyoda’s Marunouchi business district. It is the busiest station in Japan in terms of transit, with around 3,000 trains passing through it every day. […]
Dr. Joan Walsh BSc in Geology from the University of Glasgow
10/07/2019
This is an age of great concern about the environment and climate change. We are continually reading in the media of the impact of increased global temperature and changes in the world’s climate. The predicted effects are wide ranging, from higher sea levels, due in part to melting glaciers, to increased intensity and frequency of […]
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 […]
Yasmin Herfegar Marketing Cupa Pizarras
25/04/2019
A slate roof installation involves several aspects that must be considered during the design process, such as the site’s exposure to wind and rain. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know before you start designing your roof to ensure the best performance and durability, and the key considerations when using and preparing to […]

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21/03/2019
Heavy 3 and CUPA 12 roof slates have been assessed and certified by BRE Global, which is an independent, third-party approvals organisation, expert in Life Cycle Assessment. Environmental Product Declaration The environmental product declarations of Heavy 3 and CUPA 12 are now listed in the Green Book Live database. This is an important milestone for […]
05/03/2019
Cupa Pizarras has launched its first slate training course in Livingston. Combining hands on training with a RIBA accredited CPD, it aims to provide architects with both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to correctly and confidently specify slate. Working with Burton Roofing Merchants Ltd. in Livingston, West Lothian, the training day is run […]
10/01/2019
When professional housebuilder, GRS Homes required a product that could replicate the aesthetics of Ballachulish slate for the Sikorski Gardens development, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 roofing slate was the ideal solution. Located in the centre of Falkirk, Scotland, Sikorksi Gardens is a new housing development consisting of five small to medium-sized detached homes. Built on […]
11/12/2018
CUPA PIZARRAS has been specified for the historic Camphill Blair Drummond site. In keeping with the area’s heritage Heavy 3 slate was chosen for six stunning homes for day students and residents; due to its desired aesthetics, durability and flexibility. Located in the outskirts of Stirling amongst rolling hills and exquisite Scottish scenery, Camphill Blair […]
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