We have a wide range of roofing slates on offer from natural slates to fibre cement slates. Slate is a product with unmatchable technical properties that adapts to any project, always providing considerable added value. It gives any roof or facade an inimitable, timeless, unchanging appearance. If thinking of a waterproof and long-term roof with no maintenance, our roofing slates are the best option. Slate is capable of enduring extreme temperatures, difficult snow formation, fire-resistance as well as being fully waterproof. Slate guarantees a perfect performance in any weather condition. Its unparalleled character and durability makes this material ideal to preserve the aesthetics appearance and personality of any architectural project. The aesthetics each supplier has created gives a distinctive character to each project, depending on the mix of colours and textures.
Some of the slates we have available upon request include Vermont, Truthville, Westmorland, Burlington, Kentdale, Estillo, Samaca, Matadale, Elterdale, Levendale and Balach.
We have samples available on request and the chance to meet with our suppliers representatives to go over their full range.
CUPA PIZARRAS has been producing their range of slate for roofing and facade since 1892. Their 16 quarries and 22 processing plants in Spain enable any kind of natural slate for roof tiles or facades, making the range of slate roofing products one of the most complete on the market. The roofing slates are offered in multiple shapes, sizes, thicknesses and shades.
• CUPA 2 – Dark grey natural slate with thin laminations and a smooth surface. Split to an average thickness of 3.5mm, 5mm, 6mm and 7.5mm.
• CUPA 3 – Blue black natural slate with non-rusting metallic particles and thin laminations. Split to an average thickness of 3.5mm, 5mm and 7.5mm.
• CUPA 4 – Blue black natural slate with thin laminations and a smooth surface. Split to an average thickness of 3.75mm, 5mm and 7.5mm.
• CUPA 5 – Dark grey natural slate with a riven surface. Split to an average thickness of 5 mm, 6.5mm, 7.5mm and 9mm.
• CUPA 7 – Black natural slate with smooth surface. Split to an average thickness of 3.75mm, 5mm, 7mm and 9mm.
• CUPA 9 – Grey natural slate with smooth surface. Split to an average thickness of 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 7.5mm and 9mm.
• CUPA 10 – Blue black natural slate with thin laminations and a smooth surface. Split to an average thickness of 3.75mm, 5mm, 7mm and 9mm.
• CUPA 12 – Grey natural slate with a smooth matt surface. Split to an average thickness of 3.5mm, 5mm and 6mm.
• CUPA 14 – Dark grey natural slate with thin laminations and a riven surface. Split to an average thickness of 5mm, 6.5mm, 7.5mm and 9mm.
• CUPA 17 – Blue black natural slate with non-rusting metallic particles and thin laminations. Split to an average thickness of 3,5mm, 4.5mm and 7.5mm.
• CUPA 18 – Dark grey natural slate with thin laminations and a smooth surface. Split to an average thickness of 5mm and 6mm.
• CUPA 25 – Blue black natural slate with thin laminations and a smooth surface. Split to an average thickness of 3.75mm, 5mm, 7mm, 9mm.
• CUPA 98 – Dark grey natural slate with thin laminations and a riven surface. Split to an average thickness of 5mm, 6mm, 7.5mm and 9mm.
SSQ offer a range of natural roofing slates in a variety of shades and textures. The SSQ Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of slate and phyllite for use by the construction industry. Formed in 1983, it has built a worldwide reputation for sourcing and marketing high-quality, natural slate products for roofing and architectural use.
• Riverstone Roofing Slate – this natural, grey-green Riverstone ‘Phyllite’ Slate is rare, exceptionally strong and totally captivating. Its quality and exclusivity explain why it is used in many prestigious projects, not just in the UK, but worldwide.
• Del Carmen – SSQ Del Carmen roofing slate has a distinctive faintly-rippled riven texture, and deep blue-black colour. A slate from the Del Carmen quarry in the Cabrera Mountains of North-West Spain, with exceptional high quality.
• Matacouta Heavy – Specially hand split as a thicker roofing slate, Matacouta Heavy is a commonly used alternative to indigenous Scottish stone.
• Domiz – This Spanish slate has a bold texture and rich blue-grey overtones that give a stunning finish to any building. If you are looking for a slightly greyer finish to your roof, Domiz is the perfect choice.
• Canteverde – This grey-green roofing slate is mined in south-east Brazil. The material is supplied unholed and the recommended fixing method is via hooks to minimise breakages and maximise longevity of the product. This material is very popular with housebuilders, particularly in the South West of England where its colour has fit in with the local tradition.
• Amazonia – This mid-grey roofing slate with a tinge of dark green, is mined in south-east Brazil. The material is supplied unholed and the recommended fixing method is via hooks to minimise breakages and maximise longevity of the product.
• Del Prado – Quarried and hand split especially in North West Spain, Del Prado slate has an elegant blue-black colour and strong, deep texture. The natural minerals glimmer in the sunlight, making the roof a striking feature.
• Silverstone – SSQ Silverstone is grey in colour and is a smooth textured Slate approximately 4-5mm thick with sawn dressed edges. It is sourced from North-West Spain in the heart of the quarrying region of Orense. It has a very distinct appearance due to its grain, speckled with inert mineral inclusions and its colour will not fade, even in the strongest sunlight.
• La Toca T2 – This blue-black economy slate serves as a fit-for-purpose roofing material. It is approximately 4-5mm thick with sawn dressed edges. It is sourced from North-West Spain in the heart of the quarrying region of Orense. It is speckled with mineral inclusions which may rust and stain the slates, but where oxidisation does not occur, its colour will not fade even in the strongest sunlight. The T2 classification confirms that there is the possibility of oxidation occurring, once the slates are laid on a roof, although this does not affect its performance as a roof covering material.
Eternit offer four slate tiles products, Rivendale, Birkdale, Garsdale and Thrutone. Designed with the architect in mind and offer the opportunity to produce innovative and imaginative designs either as vertical cladding or slate roofs. Etex’s fibre cement roof slates achieve a ‘very good’ rating under BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing providing extra credits under BREEAM Schemes.
Unlike other materials, fibre cement slates do not require wet-cutting due to the composition and workability of the material saving you time and money. Slates can be cut using hand tools such as a scribing tool or guillotine.
• Rivendale – These slates have a finely detailed surface and dressed edges that together reproduce the attractive appearance of natural slate at a fraction of the cost. Available in 600 x 300mm in both the Blue Black and Cromleigh Graphite colours.
• Birkdale – A smooth surface and dressed edges offers a traditional and pleasing look at an affordable price, using nail and rivet fixing. Available in 600 x 300mm in the Blue Black colour.
• Garsdale – Versatile and easy to install, Garsdale slates feature a detailed textured surface and crisp square edge. Available in 600 x 300mm in the Blue Black colour.
• Thrutone – A smooth surface and square cut edges give a low-profile slate at an economical price, particularly suitable to complex roof geometries. This light weight roof slate is available in six colours and three shapes providing even more design flexibility. It also has low wastage and ease of installation. Available in 600 x 300mm for all colours 500 x 250mm in Blue Black.
Thrutone Blue Black
Thrutone Stone Green
Thrutone Turf Brown
Welsh Slate roofing material is available in two colours. These subtle and elegant colours are further complemented by the distinctive natural texture of slate, creating an added dimension to any roof whilst the variety of colours can be used to create a pattern or subtle contrast in a design. These aesthetic qualities are combined with the material’s natural durability and resistance to weather and temperature, making slate superbly adaptable and ideal for all environments. As Welsh Slate produces only natural products from the finest raw material each slate has its own unique visual characteristics.
• Cwt-y-Bugail – This slate features natural Dark Blue Grey banding.
• Penrhyn Quarry – This slate has natural Heather Blue tonal variations and may include natural green marking.
The quality of slate allows roofing slate to be produced up to 42” long as standard.
Cwt-y-Bugail Dark Blue Grey
Penrhyn Heather Blue/Bangor Blue
Penrhyn Heather Grey
Penrhyn Heather Red
Cembrit fibre cement slates are lightweight, pre-holed and easy to cut and fix with hand tools. Cembrit’s wide range of fibre cement slates with either a smooth or structured surface and dressed or non-dressed edges enable designers to create a sleek natural effect at a lower installed cost than natural slate and a more authentic appearance than interlocking tiles. Cembrit fibre cement slates are available in a variety of sizes and colours and are complemented by a wide range of fibre cement accessories. These accessories include ridge and roof slope ventilation, fibre cement ridges for pitched roofs and undercloak.
• Glendyne – Glendyne slate is a top quality imported, blue/grey natural roof slate in Cembrit’s range. Less grading and sorting is necessary for a regular, neat finish.
FIBRE CEMENT SLATES
• Westerland – Textured surface, dressed edge fibre cement roof slate, with an appearance very close to that of natural slate. Its attractive riven surface and natural dressed edges make it an ideal solution for situations where a traditional appearance is important. It is lightweight, pre-holed and easy to cut with hand tools meaning nuisance dust is eliminated. Available in Blue/Black, Slate Graphite and Slate Welsh Blue.
• Jutland – Cembrit Jutland is the most cost effective double lap slate for creating a natural looking roof. With a low leading edge your roof slope will have the neat, low profile appearance of a genuine slate roof without the shadow lines thicker concrete tiles create. The slates are lightweight, pre-holed, easy to cut with hand tools so no mechanical cutting tools are needed with the attendant problems of dust suppression you get with heavier interlocking roof tiles. Easy to handle and install. Available in 4 colours – Blue/Black, Slate Graphite, Red and Slate Brown.
• Moorland – Moorland slates have an appearance like higher end, natural slates with a less pronounced surface texture. Cembrit Moorland’s authentic dressed edges provide a more natural looking roofscape. They are manufactured to the highest European standards, are consistent, light-weight and pre-holed which means they do not require grading and sorting before installation. The random, natural appearance is visible from street level. Available in Blue/Black.
• Zeeland – The Zeeland fibre cement slates offer an attractive riven surface with clean, square edges. This combination creates a roof slope with the detail of a natural slate finish and the neat regularity of a low profile slated effect. They are lightweight, pre-holed, and popular where the low profile random surface of natural slate is desired. Being easy to handle and install, it a useful alternative to heavy interlocking tiles and costlier natural slate. Available in 2 colours – Slate Graphite and Blue/Black.
• Diamond – The Diamond format single lap fibre cement slates are used to recreate the effect of early 20th century buildings. The attractive ‘retro’ effect gives a distinctive roof finish of the sort seen on bungalows, rural buildings and civic structures from that era. The single lap coverage is a cost-effective roof covering for pitches over 30 degrees. Being light-weight, pre-holed, easy to cut, handle and install without the need for mechanical cutting and dust suppression. Available in 2 colours – Slate Black and Slate Red.
• Accessories – Some accessories include ridge and roof slope ventilation, fibre cement ridges for pitched roofs and undercloak.
Glendyne Natural Slate
Westerland (Blue Black)
Jutland (Blue Black)
Moorland (Blue Black)
Zeeland (Slate Graphite)
Diamond (Slate Red)