Homeowner Professional

Discover the latest news about natural slate: new projects, top news, installation guides, tips about how to place slate tiles, roofing sector innovations…

Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
17/01/2023
We already know that there are several types of roofing slate in the world, and that they are not all the same in terms of quality and versatility. As we have said before, not all roofing slates are slate. Slate for roofing is a metamorphic stone that can be split into thin tiles to be […]
22/12/2022
Compass Roofing has been crowned as the best natural slate performance of the year. Congratulations! Their contractors’ natural slate skills have convinced our audience, who chose them as winners ahead of L’art Doisier (Belgium), Girard Couverture (France) y Folke Norgaard (Denmark). This is the video from Compass Roofing, a 30-year-old company based in Edinburgh, which […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
11/10/2022
Slate is certainly an exceptional material. Its physical, mechanical and structural properties make it unique and there is no other rock in nature which brings together so many favourable characteristics for a variety of uses. For prehistoric societies, which did not have factories or industries to provide homogenous and regular building materials, slate was a […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
22/09/2022
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 […]

Don’t miss out on anything. Sign up to our monthly newsletter and start receiving the latest news directly to your email.

14/07/2022
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. […]
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 […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
17/05/2022
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 […]
02/03/2022
The useful life of natural slate can exceed 100 years, but what about its appearance? According to laboratory tests, it is as if time stands still for natural slate: its color and shine remain unchanged even under the most adverse climatic conditions, which its roofing alternatives such as ceramic and concrete cannot match. The Romans […]
1 2 3 14

Follow Us