Slate News

Clydebank roofer Gary McIntyre gets global acclaim for slate designs

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Gary McIntyre says his artwork, which he says are like ‘nothing ever seen before around the world,’ are the reason he scooped a top award at a recent UK roofing awards. The Faifley-born roofer, who has lived in the Highlands for the past 12 years, revealed he has even recreated his favourite artist Banksy’s artwork […]

5 edificios premiados que lucen pizarra gallega natural

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La historia de la pizarra en Galicia se remonta a los primeros refugios creados por sus habitantes para protegerse de las inclemencias del tiempo. Este material ha estado siempre presente en la vida diaria del pueblo gallego, manteniéndose en una continua evolución, tanto en los usos, como en las tareas de extracción. Desde tiempos inmemorables […]

La subida de costes alcanza el 25 % en el sector pizarrero

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Los empresarios afirman que el encarecimiento de la piedra evita que el sector entre en pérdidas. El fuerte incremento de los costes que desde hace algo más de un año soportan las empresas productoras de pizarra preocupa en el sector, a pesar de que en las últimas semanas algunas tarifas se ajustaron. Fuentes empresariales afirmaron […]

Roofing Slate Statistics October 2022

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You can now read the monthly natural slate statistics exports report following us on LinkedIn. be natural® share the statistics of the sector using the data of the Agencia Tributaria as source. A useful tool that shouldn’t be missed.

The breathtaking Welsh quarries which are ‘a treasure trove of mystery, human endeavour and struggle’

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Silenced Welsh quarries evoke a vanishing world for Fiona Reynolds, as she goes walking through Snowdonia. A year ago, six areas of the North Wales slate landscape were awarded coveted World Heritage status, to recognise the extraordinary remnants of the once-great Welsh slate industry. How times have changed. When Snowdonia was designated a National Park […]

Cleaning Slate Floors

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Slate is an elegant material that adds color and durability to your floor. Available in a wide variety of textures, colors, and affordable prices, slate is a fantastic, low-maintenance alternative to other stone tiles like travertine and even laminate flooring. To keep your floor looking as good as the day you bought it, using a […]

In a Forest in Portugal, a Refined Timber Home Is Hewn From a Traditional Granary

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Marta Brandão and MIMA Housing reinterpret a former storehouse using slatted wood, ample glazing, and a slate-tile roof. Houses We Love: Every day we feature a remarkable space submitted by our community of architects, designers, builders, and homeowners. Project Details: Location: Arouca, Portugal Architect: Marta Brandão and MIMA Housing Year: 2022 Footprint: 1,185 square feet […]

Roofing Slate Statistics September 2022

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You can now read the monthly natural slate statistics exports report following us on LinkedIn. be natural® share the statistics of the sector using the data of the Agencia Tributaria as source. A useful tool that shouldn’t be missed.

El sector de la pizarra apuesta por el mercado estadounidense

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La pizarra confía en que sus compras sigan creciendo tras subir un 20 % en los últimos meses. Estados Unidos atrae a los pizarristas. Buena parte de las perspectivas de futuro del sector descansan en los importadores norteamericanos, cuyas compras van a más con el paso de los meses. “Hoy es el mercado con más […]

Bernardos phyllite is declared Global Heritage Stone

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This mineral similar to slate has been extracted from the community since 1558 for royal buildings constructions. One of the most important construction stones of the Spanish architectural history, Bernardos phyllite, it has just been recognized as a Global Heritage Stone by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). Bernardos phyllite has been extracted from […]

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