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01/07/2021
Our CPD on Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding Systems has officially achieved RIBA accredited status. The presentation offers architects an insight on the production process and material characteristics of slate, and the benefits of rainscreen cladding systems before going on to exploring the breadth of design possibilities. Natural slate provides a large number of performance benefits. […]
14/09/2020
Snowdonia National Park Authority, the local planning authority for Wales’ largest national park, has approved a second CUPA PIZARRAS slate for use on roofs in the prestigious area. Home to picturesque villages and nine mountain ranges, Snowdonia National Park has stringent design standards in relation to planning permission when refurbishing existing properties within the area […]
03/08/2020
CUPACLAD, the natural slate rainscreen cladding system by CUPA PIZARRAS, will be distributed in the United Kingdom exclusively by Taylor Maxwell. Through this partnership, the two teams will collaborate to promote the most sustainable, efficient, and modern cladding solution. Specifiers and developers will be able to view CUPACLAD installations at Taylor Maxwell’s showrooms in London […]
25/02/2020
CUPA PIZARRAS, the world leader in natural slate, has recently launched its new, permanent stand at The Building Centre’s products and materials gallery in Bloomsbury, London. Visitors can explore the company’s range of natural slate products, including its innovative slate cladding system, as well as attend CUPA PIZARRAS’ CPD seminars.   Located on the bottom […]

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14/08/2019
A listed building in the seaside town of Helensburgh required a complete re-roof in order to accommodate new luxury apartments. Due to strict planning restrictions, CUPA PIZARRAS’ Heavy 3 slate was specified due to its close resemblance to the original Scottish slate used on the project. Built in the 1860’s and extended by celebrated Scottish […]
18/07/2019
CUPA PIZARRAS’ versatile Heavy 3 natural slate has been specified to deliver a traditional aesthetic to a unique contemporary residential property in the Bearsden conservation area. Located in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden, the Gables is a bespoke, detached five-bedroom family home that features extensive use of glazing and a modern open layout to achieve […]
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 […]
07/01/2019
CUPA PIZARRAS, the world leader in natural slate, will be exhibiting at the ARCHITECT@WORK show at the Old Truman Brewery in London from the 30th to the 31st January 2019. The company’s stand will promote its CUPACLAD natural slate rainscreen cladding system, specifically CUPACLAD Design which offers a range of new shapes and style combinations for […]
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