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  • Slate Jargon Buster
    September 29, 2023

    Slate Jargon Buster

    This guide will help anyone get through the construction term minefield associated with buying natural slates. Below you will learn the meaning behind some of the most commonly used slate jargon. Slate Classifications Slate is categorised in a number of...

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  • Is a thick roofing slate better?
    September 29, 2023

    Is a thick roofing slate better?

    Of the many questions that we are asked as both Roofing Materials suppliers and roofing contractors is, the subject surrounding the thickness of slate and whether a thick slate is better than a thin one, crops up most regularly. As we discussed in other...

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  • How to Tell Good Slate from the Bad
    September 18, 2023

    How to Tell Good Slate from the Bad

    Quality of roofing slate varies enormously. One good slate can look identical to another which could be beset with reactive minerals that start rusting after the first rainfall. Others can fade or change colour after installation, or even start to...

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  • Synthetic Slate Roof Tiles
    September 18, 2023

    Synthetic Slate Roof Tiles

    Once the domain of thick, ugly, concrete ‘wedges’, synthetic slate roof tiles can now be found manufactured from a wide range of materials. New manufacturing processes have even brought improved levels of quality (especially in colour fastness) and refinement to...

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  • Choosing your Roofing Materials
    September 18, 2023

    Choosing your Roofing Materials

    Before sitting down and wading through catalogues of roof tiles and roofing materials, it’s probably a good idea to take a step back and think about your roof, property and location as one complete picture. Slate Roof Tiles to Protect...

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