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11/03/2024
Whether you’re considering building a new home or undergoing a renovation, the choice of roofing material goes beyond mere aesthetics. Here, we explain why natural slate is the best option for you. Features of slate roofs Features are the qualities inherent to a product simply by virtue of its existence. Why is natural slate the […]
11/03/2024
When choosing your style of roof, the first thing you may think about is aesthetics. While this is important, it is also vital to consider efficiency, lifespan and durability. In fact, the roof represents the primary protective barrier of a building against inclement weather. If you’ve ever wondered what the importance of a good roof […]
27/01/2024
A mansard is a type of roof, easily identifiable by its two slopes at different angles that allows for better use of the interior space. It is said that was named by François Mansart but…was this French architect the true inventor of the design? In 1546, almost half a century before Mansart’s birth, Pierre Lescot […]
14/09/2023
Nowadays there are so many types and styles of roofing materials that trying to choose the proper one for your roof can be a really tough work. Before taking any decision, you have to take into consideration how long you want that roof to last, if you want it to complement the design of the […]

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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 […]
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 […]
30/01/2023
Compass Roofing, a Scotland-based roofing contractor, was chosen by our audience as the Best Natural Slater of the year. As part of the prize, they will visit our quarries and Headquartes in Northern Spain.  Let’s catch up with them to see how they found competing against other roofing companies from all over Europe. CUPA PIZARRAS […]
20/06/2022
The gable roof has been used successfully in construction since the classic architecture of the Greek and Roman civilizations. It’s the first house the children learn to draw, almost by instinct, a clear sign that simplicity and efficiency last through the ages. Contemporary architecture still uses the gable roof, but usually with some stylistic and […]
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