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20/06/2022
We are pleased to announce that the second edition of our ‘Best of the best’ contest is now underway. The race to choose the best use of natural slate use for the year is open. Do you want to be this year’s winner? Keep reading, participating is very easy. You only have to send us […]
10/06/2022
Clive Holland is a reference in the construction industry. Nowadays, he runs his own show at Fix Radio and also hosts their annual Tradesperson of the year Awards. We spoke to him about the past, present and future of the industry and discussed the benefits of natural slate roofs: “a slate tile will outlive you […]
26/05/2022
What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘slate’? When you look up the word ‘slate’ it’s stated, by definition, as a natural material and includes the words ‘rock’ or ‘stone’. For centuries, natural slate has been used as a roofing material. However, over the past few decades, artificial and synthetic alternatives have appeared […]
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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12/05/2022
Danny Madden recently won ‘Roofer of the Year’ at Fix Radio’s 2022 awards, of which the roofing category was sponsored by CUPA PIZARRAS. It was not long before the fantastic news was shared on social media, where he has built a strong community of following showcasing his work. “The future of the industry worries me […]
21/04/2022
This holiday home is located in the western part of Denmark. Here the waves from the North Sea wash up on the beaches whilst the wind blows the sand high up into the dunes and a huge open landscape with dune heaths and lakes continue further inland. These beautiful surroundings inspired architect Søren Sarup, Founder […]
19/04/2022
Instagram is the best social media platform to explore and enjoy architecture, as it is focused on imagery. If you spend hours and hours on Instagram looking for the perfect project or just architectural inspiration, these 10 accounts could help you. Archdaily (3.4mm) – @Archdaily The IG account of the world’s most visited architectural website. […]
19/04/2022
A dome is a type of roof usually reserved for prestigious buildings like: churches, palaces and civic centres. A simple glance at this type of structure is enough to demand respect and admiration. Even though the elements and calculations needed to build a dome are very complex, the experts point towards a very simple origin: […]
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