Welsh Slate helps celebrate winning World Heritage status

Welsh Slate helps celebrate winning World Heritage status

07-09-2021

The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales wins UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The building materials manufacturer at the heart of The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales, which has become the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, has applauded...
Welsh Slate launches visualiser tool for flooring and paving

Welsh Slate launches visualiser tool for flooring and paving

13-07-2021

Online product selector for flooring and paving launched by Welsh Slate. An online product selector that helps users visualise natural slate in flooring and paving applications has been launched by the UK’s leading manufacturer Welsh Slate. The user-friendly...
Welsh Slate courts the competition in historical town

Welsh Slate courts the competition in historical town

27-05-2021

Cwt Y Bugail is the material of choice for Lyons Roofing’s client. When IT consultant Jonah Beck was looking to reroof his converted oast house, there was really only one option for the material – Welsh Slate. The...
Welsh Slate says “Cheers” to Atlantic rowing race

Welsh Slate says “Cheers” to Atlantic rowing race

26-05-2021

An architect who is an ardent Welsh Slate specifier has won the company’s support for a 3,000-mile ocean rowing race across the Atlantic later this year. Lauren Hunt, 33, who is based in London, will be taking part...
Welsh Slate heads up Sarah Beeny’s new home

Welsh Slate heads up Sarah Beeny’s new home

14-05-2021

Roofing slates by Welsh Slate star in presenter’s new TV programme. Roofing slates by Welsh Slate were the material of choice for TV property expert Sarah Beeny’s own home-in-the-making which is the star of the Channel 4 series...
Welsh Slate walling helps new hotel win an international award

Welsh Slate walling helps new hotel win an international award

08-04-2021

The Pig Hotel in Cornwall features rustic walling from Welsh Slate. A £13 million conversion of a listed country house into a boutique restaurant with rooms during the Covid pandemic has been rewarded with a Top 100 hotels...
Welsh Slate scores a home goal for local football club

Welsh Slate scores a home goal for local football club

09-03-2021

An amateur football club in North Wales has avoided “relegation”, thanks in part to Welsh Slate and its parent company the Breedon group. Blaenau Ffestiniog Amateur FC had just won promotion from Tier 4 to Tier 3 when...
“Rare” reroof using Welsh Slate wins contractor a national award

“Rare” reroof using Welsh Slate wins contractor a national award

23-02-2021

Greenough & Sons win in the 2021 Pitched Roofing Awards. The renovation of a 17th Century listed café in the Snowdonia National Park, which incorporated some “rare” roofing methods using Welsh Slate, has won the contractors a national...
Welsh Slate copings offer enduring beauty ideal for a marine environment

Welsh Slate copings offer enduring beauty ideal for a marine environment

05-02-2021

This project at Beach Road in Felinheli, Wales, is essentially flood protection works, but while it was being carried out it was decided it offered an opportunity to improve the visual aspect of the road as well. The...
Welsh Slate takes its RIBA-approved CPD online

Welsh Slate takes its RIBA-approved CPD online

26-01-2021

“Welsh Slate as a building material” is now available remotely. A RIBA-approved CPD on the benefits of natural slate for roofing, cladding, walling, flooring, paving and aggregates is now also available online with Welsh Slate, part of the...
Welsh Slate reroof requires one of the largest freestanding scaffolds

Welsh Slate reroof requires one of the largest freestanding scaffolds

21-01-2021

Clarke Roofing Southern completes a mammoth reroof at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Work has drawn to a close on the two-year refurbishment of the roof of a historic arts college that required 26,000 new Welsh...
Welsh Slate crushes 2020

Welsh Slate crushes 2020

07-01-2021

Minerals and aggregates enjoy record sales.  Welsh Slate’s crushed products division has bucked the Covid trend and marked a record-breaking year for its minerals and aggregates commodities. People’s increased focus on home improvements during lockdowns helped Welsh Slate...