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07/04/2021
After an intense week, the CUPA PIZARRAS European Tour came to an end, we hope you enjoyed this virtual trip as much as we did. Six roofers from different locations in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom showed us their best skills and taught us some natural slate secrets. In case you missed one of […]
16/03/2021
At CUPA PIZARRAS we’re hitting the road to explore different countries and show you natural slate through the eyes of the roofers. How can you join us? Quite easy: from 22nd March check out our Instagram stories. Throughout that week we will stop at different locations in France, Belgium and the United Kingdom, where local […]
27/01/2021
A mansard is a type of roof, easily identifiable by its two slopes at different angles that allows for better use of the interior space. It is said that was named by François Mansart but…was this French architect the true inventor of the design? In 1546, almost half a century before Mansart’s birth, Pierre Lescot […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
05/01/2021
Most of the roofing slate outcrops in America are located in the Northeastern states of the USA and the Southwestern states of Canada, in other words, along the Apalachians. For me, the most remarkable characteristic of Northern America is variety. Quarries are not as big as in Spain, but the diversity of commercial categories is […]

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20/01/2020
The gable roof has been used successfully in construction since the classic architecture of the Greek and Roman civilizations. It’s the first house the children learn to draw, almost by instinct, a clear sign that simplicity and efficiency last through the ages. Contemporary architecture still uses the gable roof, but usually with some stylistic and […]
05/10/2019
When you choose a roofing style, you may first think of visual impact. While good look really matters, so do utility, lifetime and strength. If you’ve ever wondered what the importance of a good roof is to your home, then don’t miss this list! LEARN ABOUT THE BASIC TYPES OF ROOFS Choosing a roof shape […]
27/05/2019
The roof might not always be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about home improvements, but it should be a priority as it is the first defence line against weather. So, let’s talk about the reasons why you should replace your old roof and the advantages of doing so. Repairing or replacing […]
14/04/2017
Nowadays there are so many types and styles of roofing materials that trying to choose the proper one for your roof can be a really tough work. Before taking any decision, you have to take into consideration how long you want that roof to last, if you want it to complement the design of the […]

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