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03/11/2024
Whether you’re considering building a new home or undergoing a renovation, the choice of roofing material goes beyond mere aesthetics. Here, we explain why natural slate is the best option for you. Features of slate roofs Features are the qualities inherent to a product simply by virtue of its existence. Why is natural slate the […]
01/27/2024
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 […]
10/05/2023
When choosing your style of roof, the first thing you may think about is aesthetics. While this is important, it is also vital to consider efficiency, lifespan and durability. In fact, the roof represents the primary protective barrier of a dwelling against inclement weather. If you’ve ever wondered what the importance of a good roof […]
09/14/2023
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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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 […]
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
03/14/2022
A well-installed slate roof can last without any problems for decades or even centuries. Slate is a durable, compact, dense, fine-grained rock, but above all a natural product, which makes it unique. Each slab is unique and slightly different from the rest with its own character. As it is a natural rock, slate is alive […]
12/01/2021
The best natural slate roofers in Europe are competing for the title ‘Best Skills’ of the year until the 10th December. The five finalists will compete in an open vote process in which you decide who wins: take a close look at their skills and vote for your favourite! Pinpoint accuracy, craftmanship, expertise in handling […]
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