..... a hundred times older than mankind, formed over aeons of time, fused by the heat of the earth's core, compressed by the weight of the earth's crust..
The fashioned regularity of natural slate conveys the line and mass of the roof in a manner unmatched by other materials. The elemental juxtaposition of sky and stone adds to the visual impact of the roof, which is enhanced by sensitive detailing particularly at intersecting planes. The trend towards lower pitches and new building forms increases the potential to explore new solutions in slate roofing. Whatever the project, a roof of slate speaks permanence, consideration and quality. Slates are ideal for the creation of fascinating and striking roofscapes, enabling architects to develop clean, incisive lines and details. Whether the choice be random, sized or patterned slates are the natural choice.
The master builders of the past selected materials with an eye to the future, choosing those which would best withstand weather and time, materials which were both functional and beautiful. With their craft skills and natural slate, they roofed everything from cottages to castles.
Whether it is an existing roof which must be renewed of a new extension which must be matched to the original building. Slate is still available, just as it has been for centuries.