Slate News

Schiefer-Spezialist Rathscheck kauft spanischen Pr

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Mayen – Das Mayener Unternehmen Rathscheck Schiefer expandiert. Die Firma hat im Nordwesten Spaniens den mittelständischen Schieferproduzenten Pizarras Castrelos S.A. übernommen. In der vergangenen Woche wurde der Kaufvertrag unterzeichnet, wie Rathscheck-Geschäftsleiter Frank Rummel mitteilte. Von unserem Redakteur Hilko Röttgers Durch die Übernahme sicherte sich Rathscheck weitere Schiefer-Ressourcen für mindestens drei Jahrzehnte. Das Mayener Unternehmen verfügt […]

Plaidoyer pour l’ardoise canadienne

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  Dans une architecture extérieure, l’ardoise conserve toujours sa noblesse. PHOTO L’ARDOISIÈRE   (Québec) L’ardoise canadienne ne nécessite aucun scellant et elle présente des couleurs spectaculaires, tels le bleu métallisé, le pêche et le cuivré.   Denis Bisson est un homme d’affaires de Prévost, dans le nord de Montréal. À titre d’entrepreneur minier, il exploite une carrière […]

Welsh slate: Strong, thin, and long on history

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Slate. It is part of the look and feel of Wales, and now there are efforts to have its iconic status more formally recognised on the international stage.  Experts want it listed as one of the great natural stones to have had an impact on human culture the world over. Since Roman times, the quality […]

Irish quarry provides for British Parliament

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The British Houses of Parliament in Westminster are to be laid with slate from the quarry on Valentia Island off the coast of Co Kerry. The buildings are undergoing a a major restoration at the moment. The unique blue-purple slate only found on Valentia was used in several Victorian buildings, including at Westminster, by the […]

Los colocadores de pizarra reclaman otro plan Reno

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Su presidente, Miguel Ángel Fernández, afirma que “amenazados de cierre estamos todos’ ante la falta de trabajo. La inexistencia de obra nueva impide que las empresas de colocación de cubiertas puedan trabajar de forma continuada. La mayoría se ven limitadas a trabajar en los momentos en que surge alguna contratación, fundamentalmente de restauración o mantenimiento. […]

El sector pizarrero prepara ajustes tras caer el 2

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El sector pizarrero, el único del Bierzo que venía aguantando en cierta medida los invites de la crisis gracias a que su principal mercado está en las exportaciones, se enfrenta a este 2013 con nubarrones. Las ventas al extranjero han caído una media del 10%, los precios del producto han bajado y sin embargo los […]

International Roofing Trade Congress and World cha

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The Swiss federation "Gebäudehülle Schweiz" (Building envelope Switzerland) and the IFD invite you to the 60th IFD-Congress and the 24th World Championship of Young Roofers to Lucerne in Switzerland.  

History of Slate Use in the United States

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Although slate quarrying was not common in the United States until the latter half of the nineteenth century, slate roofing is known to have been used prior to the Revolution. Archeological excavations at Jamestown, Virginia,have unearthed roofing slate in strata dating from 1625-1650 and 1640-1670. Slate roofs were introduced in Boston as early as 1654 […]

SIG Roofing launches awareness campaign for natura

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Following the NHBC’s recent announcement that it will no longer back Brazilian natural slate due to its lack of applicable British or European Standards, SIG Roofing Supplies – the leading supply chain experts of roofing materials in the UK and the largest distributor of natural slate in Europe – has embarked on a national awareness […]

UK Regulations for Natural Roofing Slate. Technica

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  Source: www.nhbc.co.uk

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