Glendyne

Glendyne slate is the top quality imported natural roof slate in Cembrit’s range. This blue/grey slate, available exclusively from Cembrit has a long-standing reputation for quality due to the exceptional slate deposit and the combination of; modern extraction technology, emphasis on quality control and traditional finishing skills. The consistent thickness and high strength makes Glendyne an excellent alternative to Ffestiniog Welsh slate which is no longer available. Glendyne’s consistency makes it popular with slaters as less grading and sorting is necessary for a regular, neat finish.

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Duquesa

The Duquesa brands’ flat, consistent profile is popular with designers wanting to match roofscapes where top quality locally produced slate has been used in the past. The Duquesa name is synonymous with carefully sourced roofing slate which is durable, requires limited on site grading and sorting and is popular with slaters and designers. These features make for a durable roof covering which will create a neat uniform, flat but natural roofslope. Duquesa brands are widely used on major projects such as supermarkets, schools, hotels, city offices and prestige buildings. They can withstand the most severe weather conditions and are unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and even acid rain. The best natural slates are a low carbon footprint, high quality roofing material used for centuries and with a very long service life.

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Contessa

Contessa’s reliability and range of sizes makes it popular with merchants and specifiers. A 24”x12” option is well used in regions where larger sizes of slate are standard. A low surface texture and grey shade can be relied on to create an attractive and long lasting roof. Contessa slates will last the life time of a building if installed correctly and have been widely used on major commercial projects as well as refurbishments and domestic buildings. Contessa slates will withstand the rigours of the British climate and last the lifetime of the building.

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Montleon

Montleon are Spanish natural slates selected from well-established sources to provide good value for money. It is available in a heavily textured dark grey with visible pyrites or lighter grey with faint pryrites. With its characterfull appearance Montleon is popular where a rugged, random finish is desired.

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Alpina

Alpina Brazilian natural slate is available in two colours: grey green and graphite, in a variety of sizes, and with its flat surface and pleasing shade variations can be relied upon to create an attractive and long lasting roof. Popular in the west country where cost effective alternatives to more expensive imported or British slate are desired, or where the appearance of weathered local alternatives is required Alpina Graphite is the slate of choice. Grey/green Alpina is often used as an economical alternative to Westmorland Cumbrian slate.

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Welsh & Cumbrian natural slates

Traditional UK roofing slate. Well established as the benchmark for roof slate quality. Available from all Cembrit’s depot network. Natural slates are a high quality natural roofing material used for centuries. With a proven market for re-use, the low carbon-footprint of natural slate is possibly the kindest roof-covering for the environment.

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