Natural Slates

Welsh Slate

Welsh Slate is the finest roofing slate available, and it will provide you with a roof that will endure for generations.

As a result of its remarkable geology, the slate quarried there has unique physical features that, when coupled with the expertise of generations of quarrymen, have allowed it to withstand the test of time in the worst climates conceivable. Capital, County, and Celtic are all available in varying thicknesses to meet the needs of various construction tasks. As a company, Leeds & District Roofing has spent decades honing its expertise in the field of roofing. For our roofs, we exclusively utilise the finest quality slate. Welsh Slate roofing is only one of many examples of Leeds & District Roofing's magnificent and long-lasting work. This slate is very sturdy since it comes from Welsh slate mines. Durability-wise, it's on par with or even exceeds that of Spanish Slate and other forms of slate. Penrhyn and CWT-y-Bugail are the two most common varieties of welsh slate that can be purchased commercially.

Spanish Slate

As the most widely used and well regarded roofing material in the world, Spanish slate accounts for over 80% of all European roofing slate. It provides a beautiful, classic look to your roof and has many practical uses in addition to its visual value. A foliated metamorphic rock formed over millions of years from fine-grained sediments, Spanish slate is a kind of rock with a distinct appearance. Contains mostly the minerals quartz, sericite, and chlorite. Most Spanish slate is either black or grey, in contrast to the wide range of hues seen in British slate. Spain is home to a large number of quarries that provide a significant portion of the world's demand for slate. In spite of this, standards may vary significantly from one quarry to the next, and there are often several grades in use. For the highest quality slate to reach Ireland, reputable providers like LBS collaborate with just a few number of Spanish slate quarries. However, there are dishonest people who import low-quality goods and claim they are first-rate. Be wary of warranties that promise a slate will last for 50 years or more, since this is just not possible. You should know that the roofing slate with the lowest price is not necessarily the best.

Canadian Slate

In recent years, Glendyne Natural Canadian Slate Tiles have gained a strong reputation for their high quality. Because of their great physical qualities and cool bluish-grey colour.
The village of Saint Marc du Lac Long in Quebec, Canada is where you'll find a Glendyne slate factory. The mix of cutting-edge extraction methods and time-honored craftsmanship has helped the slate quickly earn a stellar reputation for quality. This quarry was first created in the early 20th century by British slate quarrymen, who extracted slate from deposits formed during the Ordovician period, approximately 500 million years ago. Even now, about a century and a half after the quarries were active, it is possible to witness roofs in the neighbourhood that were constructed with Glendyne slate. Slates of the highest possible quality are produced by strictly adhering to the quality control system's stringent standards at every stage of the process. This allows for the origin of each package to be determined. With their sleek finishes, these slate tiles are perfect for homes. There are no pyrites or metals in glendynes. This kind of slate may offer your home a sophisticated and expensive appearance.

Brazilian Slate

Barcamp Slate of this pure Brazilian quality comes from the Papagaois area of Brazil. Both the grey-green and graphite variants have subtle tonal shifts that contribute to the roof's overall excellent quality and beautiful appearance. This grey-green slate has a characteristic slate structure and coloration due to abundant concentrations of chlorine. Having a roof over their head is becoming less and less of a selling point these days. Grey slate roof tile is noted for its durability and resistance to the weather. Grey slate tiles, commonly known as Brazilian roofing slate, are another eco-friendly option. In addition to being a visually striking and durable roofing material, Brazilian roof slate requires little processing during its creation. Brazilian roof slates are an affordable and aesthetically pleasing solution, particularly for residential structures. Our Brazilian grey green roof slate and Brazil black slate tile are among the most reasonably priced in the world.

Artificial Slate

Because roofing materials are exposed to the weather throughout the year, durability is a key consideration. Natural slate deteriorates in the sun and other weather conditions, whereas synthetic slate may last for many years without maintenance. It can withstand high winds, flames, and impacts without breaking. Synthetic slate roofing is an imitation of real slate roofing that is made from plastic and rubber. There is a broad range of architectural styles that synthetic slate roofs may complement, from modern to French Colonial. Plastics, polymers, clay, fibre cement, rubber, steel, and even asphalt may all be used to create a convincing imitation of real slate. Characteristics, costs, benefits, and drawbacks are all distinct between the two.