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

06/02/2023
Natural slate is a classic but at the same time contemporary material. For many centuries it has been used in many and different types of constructions and buildings. The slate roof tiles tradition is higher in those areas where natural quarries were originally found, such as Spain, England, Wales, France and Portugal. Actually, most slate in […]
05/23/2023
The Declaration of Performance (Dop) is a detailed document where you can read about a product’s performance according to its main features. The certificate is issued by the manufacturer, however, the figures are based on values certified by independent laboratories. Before launching a product, the European law requires that the manufacturer make publicly available a […]
05/22/2023
We are already on TikTok! CUPA PIZARRAS has launched its channel on this popular social network to show you the natural slate world as you have never seen it before. What are you waiting for to join us? Follow us at @cupapizarras Through this new channel we want to be closer to all of you: […]
05/10/2023
We all agree having a roof that can withstand impacts is an important investment in protecting your home from potential damage. With hailstorms, severe rain and hurricanes becoming increasingly common, it is crucial to choose the right product for your home. We are proud to announce that Readyslate, our pre-assembled natural slate roofing system, has […]

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04/20/2023
Asbestos is a group of fibrous minerals used to strengthen materials. As such, it has been used in the construction sector until it was banned in many countries for health reasons. Today, it’s banned in more than 67 countries, including the UK and all the European Union members. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
04/18/2023
Does slate burn? For anyone who works with this rock, this is an easy question to answer. It even seems a bit silly. Obviously slate does not burn. In fact, until relatively recently it was quite common for workers to use it as a griddle to cook their lunch, by using fire to heat it […]
03/22/2023
Do you know what a bothy is? In Scotland, it defines a form of basic accommodation for gardeners working on country estates. The conversion of this one was so impressive that caught the attention of Channel 4’s Grand Designs. HEAVY 3 natural slate was chosen to be one of the main characters of the renovation, […]
03/22/2023
The benefits of sustainable buildings go beyond explanation. Sustainable construction allows energy savings, they emit less CO2 and create more pleasant spaces for both habitants and passersby, among many more benefits. Furthermore, obtaining sustainable certifications increases the prestigious and the economic value of the building. However, nowadays there are a lot of green accreditations both […]
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