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Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
11/10/2022
Slate is certainly an exceptional material. Its physical, mechanical and structural properties make it unique and there is no other rock in nature which brings together so many favourable characteristics for a variety of uses. For prehistoric societies, which did not have factories or industries to provide homogenous and regular building materials, slate was a […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
19/09/2022
Natural resources are the cornerstone of the construction industry and human civilization. Everything we use in our daily life has been extracted from nature, although, sometimes through damaging to the environment during the process. Natural slate is not an exception, but its extraction process has the lowest environmental impact among all the roofing materials. This […]
14/07/2022
Traditionally, the term tile has been used to denote an individual piece of baked clay that is placed on a roof for the purpose of channelling rainwater. The appearance of more and more artificial products that try to imitate natural slate has led to the term being extended to include the term ‘slate’ as well. […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
19/05/2022
I am going to talk today about the world’s main roofing slate outcrops, their characteristics and their historical importance. Before I go on, I would like to give a quick reminder of the difference between slate and roofing slate. The first is a type of rock, which is relatively common in the earth’s crust. It […]

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11/05/2022
When you choose a roofing style, you may first think of visual impact. While good look really matters, so do utility, lifetime and strength. If you’ve ever wondered what the importance of a good roof is to your home, then don’t miss this list! Learn about the basic types of roofs Choosing a roof shape […]
02/03/2022
The useful life of natural slate can exceed 100 years, but what about its appearance? According to laboratory tests, it is as if time stands still for natural slate: its colour and shine remain unchanged even under the most adverse climatic conditions, which its roofing alternatives such as ceramic and concrete cannot match. The Romans […]
04/02/2022
Architecture design is always a hot topic and there are some great people twittering about the latest trends in home building and decoration. Check out these architecture twitter accounts we think you need to follow in 2022 to stay updated. 1. Home Adore (+2.2M followers) – @HomeAdore An online publication specialized in architecture and interior […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
27/01/2022
Everyone who has ever visited Japan agrees on one thing; it is another world. Its culture, history and society are so different from Europe that visitors feel like they are on another planet. Everything, from simple everyday details to society itself, is different. This also applies to traditional Japanese architecture, which uses light, flexible materials. […]
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