Pitched Roofing – Slate
With demand still good, alternatives were needed and Spain with its massive production ability suited the purpose. Coming mostly from North West Spain (Galicia) there are a huge number of quarries producing all sorts of slates. It is worth mentioning that natural slates come in many sizes, thicknesses and grades so when choosing please spend time on what you want to achieve for your budget.
China over the last decade has been exporting increasing numbers of slates as has Brazil. Canada produces from one quarry giving us the Glendyn (1st Grade) and the Glacier (2nd Grade). These are outstanding slates and even the second grades are better than some first grade imports.
The links below are have been targeted for reference but please contact Kenley depot for a more in-depth chat on technical details regarding BS data and test report data.
Fibre Cement Slates:
Most artificial slates sold are 600x300mm as they are cheaper per m2 than natural slates.