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It is very important that roof coverings and cladding are fixed in accordance with British Standard for Slating and Tiling (BS 5534) to comply with new UK building regulations. Numerous important changes have been made, with the aim of improving roof security and structure. The new standard for calculating fixing specifications for roof slates and […]
Efficiency and durability are highly demanded in sustainable architecture. Natural materials such as natural slate provide long-life and energy-efficient buildings, with significant advantages according to the inhabitants wishes. A good example of this is Home for Life, the world’s first Active House, designed to produce more energy than it consumes, that used CUPACLAD system to create a rainscreen cladding in natural […]
CUPA 98 natural slate is the most beautiful, longest lasting and durable roofing product for a family home in Livingstone (Dallas, USA). This dark grey slate with a riven surface, can last for more than a century, giving you a long lasting roof.
CUPACLAD, ventilated facade systems with CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate, offers new design possibilities for contemporary architecture. We are delighted to review the 5 best CUPACLAD™ projects of 2014, a demonstration of beauty, sustainability and quality. ALMENBOLIG+, AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONCEPT CUPACLAD® was chosen for AlmenBolig+, an affordable housing concept in Denmark. The project, 400 housing units on sites in and around […]

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CUPA PIZARRAS has developped a fixing guide in order to help natural slate roofers. There are two methods of fixing natural roofing slates: nailing and hook fixing.
THERMOSLATE, the first and only natural slate solar thermal panel, can be easily installed in roofs and façades. In the following video you can see the installation process of THERMOSLATE that combines energy efficiency to produce heat and sanitary hot water, with a perfect architectural integration:  CUPA PIZARRAS has developed the first natural slate solar […]
  Danish architects Vandkunsten have been inspired by the strength of CUPACLAD™, a complete ventilated facade natural slate system, for the design of a new day care center in Ragnhildgade (Copenhagen). Over 1,000 square metres of CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate emphasize the original character of the building that accommodates 240 children.
Vision Arkitekter has been inspired by the durability, ecology and beauty of CUPACLAD™ for the design of a family house in Aarhus, Denmark. Villa Risskov is a modern and functional project of CUPACLAD™ 101, a ventilated and invisible facade system with CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate. The unique facade of this building, located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula, was […]

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