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A quality natural slate roof that's been professionally installed can last over a hundred years, with some natural slate roofs even outliving the building itself! It also resists cracks, scratches, breaks and chips. Del Carmen slate has one of the longest life expectancies of all natural Spanish slate, which is why we guarantee all Del Carmen roofs for up to 100 years. Read More
Quality natural slate is the preferred option for restoring period properties as it will not fade over time. Our Riverstone, Del Carmen, and Matacouta slates will not fade or become discoloured even when exposed to the harshest environments.Contact us
Thanks to a very low water absorption index, natural slate is renowned for its excellent waterproof qualities. Our Riverstone natural phyllite boasts exceptional durability and water absorption features.
Strong and durable, the impermeable surface of natural slate provides fantastic anti-slip qualities that’s ideal for a wide range of applications including bathrooms and shower rooms.Contact us
Natural slate is one of the most heat resistant building materials available to-date. Read More
Natural slate can withstand extreme temperatures, making it the most durable option for hearths, kitchens, and roofs. With an exceptional melting point of 2000 centigrade, high grade natural slate will not expand, contract, or warp. Read More
Natural slate and phyllite products are 100% non-combustible, which means they will not burn if exposed to fire. Read MoreContact us
High quality natural slate is certified to BS EN 12326 – W1-T1-S1 standards. Signs of poor quality include brittleness and sounding dull or rattling when tapped. When grading and selecting natural slate, if it has a 'ring' to it when you tap it you can trust that it is high quality slate. Read More
The average material cost for a natural slate roof can range between £40 - £80 per m².*
To provide a realistic idea of the cost of natural slate, it’s a good idea to consider the longevity of the slates alongside the initial financial outlay. Slates are one of the most durable and long-lasting roofing materials. Therefore, the initial cost is almost always outweighed by the years of use they provide with virtually no maintenance required. Read More
*Correct at time of publishing, August 2022.
Thanks to its exceptional strength, resilience, and insulating qualities, natural slate is most commonly used for roofs, floors, and fireplaces. As well as natural slate roofing tiles and natural slate paving, other popular uses include snooker tables, headstones, and landscaping. Read MoreContact us