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19/04/2022
A dome is a type of roof usually reserved for prestigious buildings like: churches, palaces and civic centres. A simple glance at this type of structure is enough to demand respect and admiration. Even though the elements and calculations needed to build a dome are very complex, the experts point towards a very simple origin: […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
14/03/2022
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 […]
01/12/2021
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 […]
29/10/2021
Winter is coming, and this season is synonymous with snow in many regions. A reason for joy for many as it offers us wonderful scenery, but is also a real headache for your roof. Buildings are put to the test during winter with low temperatures, snow and ice. When snow accumulates on the roof, it […]

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Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
16/09/2021
For a while now that I hear more and more people asking about the asbestos content of roofing slate. There are two ways to give an answer to this concern, the short one and the long one. First, the short one: Roofing slates do not have asbestos, it is mineralogically, chemically and geologically impossible. In […]
13/07/2021
You can find natural slates in nearly every shape and size you can think of. From our 19 quarries and 22 transformation plants, our quality control team classify our natural slate into three different selections. The R Excellence selection is the result of an extraordinarily rigorous classification process that only passes slates of great flatness […]
01/07/2021
We are honored to announce that we have been awarded ‘Roofing Supplier of the Year’ at the Homebuilding & Renovating Industry Awards 2021. It is a great achievement for us, and we want to say ‘thank you!’ to the whole team of CUPA PIZARRAS that made this possible. The annual awards ceremony recognises and celebrates […]
Dr. Víctor Cárdenes Van den Eynde Geologist and roofing slate independent consultant
05/05/2021
As some of you may know, I have been teaching courses about roofing slate for the last few years. People that are new to roofing slate usually think that slate is a rather dull material, as to them, all roofing slates look the same. Well, we know that this is not true. Roofing slates have […]
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