Slate News

La pizarra gallega, emblema de sostenibilidad e innovación que ha conquistado el mundo

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La pizarra gallega se ha convertido en los últimos años en un distintivo de excelencia de la marca Galicia en el exterior. Y no es para menos, ya que es la comunidad líder dentro del sector en todo el territorio nacional y la que más exporta al ámbito internacional. Este material noble, que se utiliza […]

Cepyme sitúa a Pizarras del Carmen en el Top 500 del crecimiento empresarial

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El sector pizarrero de la provincia de León, pese a los problemas propios diarios de la economía actual, siguen generando buenos resultados. La Confederación Española de la Pequeña y la Media Empresa (Cepyme) acaba de reconocer a Pizarras del Carmen —situada en plena comarca de La Cabrera, en la localidad de La Baña (Encinedo)— como […]

NSA conference 19 recap. Washington DC

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One more year, be natural® has been proud to sponsor the NSA Conference (National Slate Association) that took place in Washington DC in October 24-27. After registration at the Embassy Suites in Chevy Chase, the group boarded a bus to do some sightseeing in Washington DC. Julie Butler hosted a walking tour that took everyone around […]

Viaje por Francia – La Dordogne

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Paseando por los pueblos de La Dordogne en Francia, me he encontrado con un pueblo de lo más bonito a la frontera con La Corrèze y a orilla del río Vézère. El pueblo de Terrasson-Lavilledieu tiene una forma peculiar de colocar pizarra natural en sus tejados. La colocación se hace con clavos lo que es muy […]

La pizarra gallega, en armonía con el medio ambiente

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¿Sabías que elegir la pizarra gallega para la cubierta de tu vivienda es apostar por la materia prima más sostenible para esta función? No es sorprendente que la pizarra como piedra natural se posicione como una opción a favor de la sostenibilidad en el sector de la construcción. Este material se somete únicamente a procesos de extracción y labrado, sin […]

Three snake houses

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Not only did architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade take on the project of Pedras Salgadas Park, they also created modular tree houses slithering through the trees like snakes. Developed in partnership with the Modular System Company, the ‘Tree Snake Houses’ were developed to fit into their surrounding habitat in an […]

California slate company

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This month, the world of slate has brought me to California to meet the number one slate distributor of the West Coast: California Slate Company. There is no visit long enough to see all the beautifull jobs California Slate has supplied over the years. From Los Angeles up to Seattle, the most prestigious Slate Roofing […]

Scandinavian Golf Club

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The Scandinavian Golf Club outside Copenhagen is home to one of the world’s 100 best golf courses. The clubhouse has a large zigzag-shaped timber roof that floats above a plinth of natural stone. The architect wanted one main natural material for the whole project, meaning a material that was suitable both for outdoor and indoor […]

European Minerals Day

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September 20 – 22. The integration of our minerals in the local economies and their job opportunities. Every two years the European Minerals Day gives the opportunity to the European-wide public to explore the world of minerals. It is a Pan-European awareness initiative by the European minerals sector and related organisation. EVENT LOCATIONS – OUR […]

Slate industry girds for coming legislative session

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Work on long-dormant slate quarry pits is grandfathered under Act 250, with no permit required. Last year, lawmakers proposed requiring slate quarry owners to obtain an Act 250 permit to restart work in a long-unused pit. Quarry owners said the cost of obtaining that permit would put them out of business.“The process will be so […]

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