Natural Slate - Yorkshire



Modern performance and traditional aesthetics are perfectly combined in the natural slate roof of a new self build development in Yorkshire. Constructed in period style, the property uses natural slate to complement the local Yorkshire sand stone facing and surrounding landscape.

Located in Calderdale near Halifax, the dwelling is unique in style and construction. Finding a natural slate that would contrast well with the stone, and also satisfy modern performance requirements, was an important challenge for the homeowner and architect. A natural blue/grey slate from Canada was chosen as it fitted the bill perfectly. 

The homeowner says “They resemble the Welsh slate used on many older buildings in the area and combine this wonderful traditional appearance with the top quality reputation of Canadian slate making them an ideal for this environment.”

The slate chosen is a high quality slate quarried from the Canadian town of Saint Marc du Lac Long, Quebec, Canada. A dark blue/grey, with a fine, consistent grain and smooth texture, it benefits from a combination of modern extraction technology and traditional finishing skills to ensure a consistently high standard product. Able to withstand all weather conditions including sunlight, UV light, and even acid rain.

If laid correctly, these slates will last the lifetime of a building. Using skills built up over 80 years,


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