Welsh slate is recognised around the world for its classical appearance and unrivaled durability. They are extracted from various quarries across the region, with Penrhyn, Ffestiniog, and Cwt-y-Bugail...
Welsh slate is recognised around the world for its classical appearance and unrivaled durability. They are extracted from various quarries across the region, with Penrhyn, Ffestiniog, and Cwt-y-Bugail being famed for their roof slates.
Roofing slates extracted from Wales are incredibly tough, with them being largely resistant to UV, chemicals and general weathering. With little maintenance being required, these tiles therefore provide a lifespan in excess of 75 years in most circumstances.
Our range of Welsh slate roof tiles are hand-picked from regions throughout the country. They have been selected for their gorgeous colouring and character, which suit both period and contemporary properties.
Advantages of Welsh Roofing Slates
Homeowners and tradespeople have used natural roofing materials for centuries. Welsh slate is one of the most popular types, with its iconic appearance and strength being unrivaled. Although, there are several other advantages to consider.
Penrhyn, Ffestiniog, and Cwt-y-Bugail offer the perfect conditions for slate to be extracted. Due to the environment throughout these regions, the slate is naturally resistant to acids and alkalis as well as UV light.
This ensures that the dark grey coloring is maintained for decades whatever the weather. When they do begin to age, Welsh slates become even more characterful and continue to add to the curb appeal of your home.
Natural slates can adorn properties for in excess of 75 years. In fact, the Penrhyn slate used on the St Asaph Cathedral wasn't replaced for over 400 years. Further proving the longevity provided by slate roof tiles.
As one of the toughest materials, slate is able to withstand a greater impact than many other materials. When compared to both Canadian and Spanish slates, Welsh varieties typically provide the greatest level of durability.
Due to it being created from entirely natural metamorphic rock or volcanic ash deposits, slate production has a minimal carbon footprint. With it being extracted and transported from quarries throughout Wales, little transport is required for UK homes either.
Once your Welsh slate roof tiles have served their purpose, they can be easily recycled. They are often used for smaller home improvement projects or artwork.
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What Colour is Welsh Slate?
The colour of slates is largely dependent upon the quarry they are extracted from. The same can be said for those sourced from Wales, with quarries located in Penrhyn, Ffestiniog, and Cwt-y-Bugail producing slates with minor colour differences.
The majority of slates from Wales feature a grey and blue colouring. Some, such as those sourced from Penrhyn, can also feature a dark red tone. Wherever it is produced, Welsh slates offer a traditional and iconic colouring that is perfectly suited for period and contemporary properties.