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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 […]
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 […]
06/04/2022
CUPA PIZARRAS is proud to announce the expansion of our sponsorship programme in the United Kingdom, adding 6 more colleges and training centres. This action highlights our commitment to the development of the industry and our desire to promote and preserve the prestigious craft of slating. This expansion is also a result of our close […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
14/03/2022
A well-installed slate roof can last without any problems for decades or even centuries. Slate is a durable, compact, dense, fine-grained rock, but above all a natural product, which makes it unique. Each slab is unique and slightly different from the rest with its own character. As it is a natural rock, slate is alive […]

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01/12/2021
The best natural slate roofers in Europe are competing for the title ‘Best Skills’ of the year until the 10th December. The five finalists will compete in an open vote process in which you decide who wins: take a close look at their skills and vote for your favourite! Pinpoint accuracy, craftmanship, expertise in handling […]
29/10/2021
Winter is coming, and this season is synonymous with snow in many regions. A reason for joy for many as it offers us wonderful scenery, but is also a real headache for your roof. Buildings are put to the test during winter with low temperatures, snow and ice. When snow accumulates on the roof, it […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
16/09/2021
For a while now that I hear more and more people asking about the asbestos content of roofing slate. There are two ways to give an answer to this concern, the short one and the long one. First, the short one: Roofing slates do not have asbestos, it is mineralogically, chemically and geologically impossible. In […]
13/07/2021
You can find natural slates in nearly every shape and size you can think of. From our 19 quarries and 22 transformation plants, our quality control team classify our natural slate into three different selections. The R Excellence selection is the result of an extraordinarily rigorous classification process that only passes slates of great flatness […]
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