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Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
09/22/2022
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 […]
08/22/2022
It’s time to go back to normality after the summer. This can be seen as the return to routine or the opportunity to see classmates, teachers, and games in the playground again. Were you the type of kid that was always really excited to go back to school? Educational centres are usually unique buildings. They […]
07/18/2022
CUPACLAD has been very busy turning heads. Our natural slate rainscreen cladding system has recently been shortlisted as a product for its innovation and a couple of London-based buildings as an example of great projects. We are glad to announce that CUPACLAD has been shortlisted as ‘Product innovation of the Year’ in the 2022 London […]
07/14/2022
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. […]

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05/26/2022
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
05/19/2022
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 […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
05/17/2022
There has been increasing talk over recent years of phyllite as a kind of Premium roofing slate, with better technical and aesthetic characteristics than traditional slate, and of it being much more exclusive because there are only a few deposits in the world. Phyllite is progressively gaining prestige, but is this prestige deserved? Are we […]
04/21/2022
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 […]
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