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Roofing Slate Statistics June 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.

‘Caban’ culture of Snowdonia’s slate quarrymen ‘like remote tribes in the Amazon’

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A ‘passion project’ film has been made about the incredible men who often endured atrocious working conditions in the quarries of North Wales. The slate quarrymen of North Wales roofed the world while often working in often appalling conditions. Respite of a sort could be found in the “Caban”, a room in the quarries where […]

Tout savoir sur l’ardoise : origines, caractéristiques et utilisations

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L’ardoise est un matériau naturel, utilisé depuis des siècles aussi bien pour des habitations que sur des monuments historiques. Prisée pour ses caractéristiques avantageuses, l’ardoise s’utilise aujourd’hui de manière de plus en plus variée. Particulièrement utilisées pour la couverture de toitures, les ardoises sont tirées d’une roche naturelle, simple à façonner. Appréciée pour ses nombreuses […]

Gilder Center Northfield Mount Hermon School / Flansburgh Architects

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SCIENCE CENTER, RESEARCH CENTER•GILL, UNITED STATES Architects: Flansburgh Architects Area : 3900 m² Year : 2020 Photographs :Robert Benson Manufacturers : Forbo Flooring Systems, Kawneer, Nordic Structures, 9 Wood, Creative Materials Corporation, FilzFelt, Newmont Slate Company Landscape Architect : Brown + Sardina General Contractor : Fontaine Brothers Construction Manager : Scalora Consulting MEP Engineering : […]

Snowdonia’s game of ‘snakes and ladders’ is a heart-stopping trip through hidden caves and chambers

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An unofficial assault course in the former slate quarry has been creating a buzz among experienced climbers Navigating Dinorwic Quarry can be done the easy way or hard way. An increasing number of people are choosing the latter, heading for Mordor via the Lost World using a series of rusty ladders and iron chains that […]

Duluth artist sets Northland in stone

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Sean MacManus recreates Lake Superior and the environments around it. DULUTH — The wind catches small puffs of dust as Sean MacManus chips away at a piece of slate. He stands in the alley behind his home in goggles, gloves and a respirator mask — garage door open. MacManus secures his chisel behind his fingers, […]

¿Se pueden utilizar los restos de pizarra para controlar las malas hierbas?

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El proyecto incluye un enfoque particular, que en la universidad gallega centrarán en buscar un sistema para combatir la maleza Además de la parte común, en la que cada equipo de investigación estudiará el comportamiento del viñedo en función de la frecuencia de riego, el programa cuenta con un enfoque particular que realizará cada uno […]

Ambitious plan for Elterwater Quarry to feature high ropes and rollercoaster

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AMBITIOUS plans to create an ‘adventure tourism experience’ at a Lake District quarry are set to be put forward, it has been revealed. Burlington Stone wants to turn Elterwater Quarry into a tourist attraction with high ropes courses and a rollercoaster. ‘Vantage points’ around the quarry would allow non-participating members of the public to watch […]

Snoring goats descend on Snowdonia and sleep on the grass

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A HERD of goats were caught taking a nap near a bus stop in Snowdonia this week The animals could be heard snoring loudly near a large quarry in Dinorwic, north Wales, as they lounged on the grass. John Horrigan, who lives nearby in a former quarry cottage, was amazed to see the animals venture […]

Khaniyara valley — Kangra’s scenic treasure trove of cultural, historic wealth

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Khaniyara valley, a Dharamshala suburb nestled in the foothills of Dhauladhar mountains in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, boasts of a perfect combination of historic significance, cultural heritage and nature’s delight, and is an attractive option for a whistle-stop tour. Considered among the most scenic places in Himachal Pradesh, the angelic beauty of the valley […]

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