Slate is a fine grained metamorphic stone that may be split into thin slabs or slates. It is waterproof, fireproof, resistant to weather extremes, and requires little or no maintenance. It is not surprising then that natural slates have been by far the most popular roof covering in Ireland for generations. The range comes from Tegral ThrutonePlus, Capco and Lagan, all offering our customers a wide selection of beautiful, yet durable natural slates.
Tegral has a long and distinguished history in the Irish slate market. Quarried at mines in Spain and North America, Tegral Natural Slates have been carefully selected for the Irish market and are backed by the Tegral unrivalled structural guarantees. All natural slates have a natural tonal variation which ensures that the unique rock characteristics of the individual slate enhance the overall aesthetic qualities of the building.
Tegral Natural Slates come in a range of sizes, the most popular being 500mm x 250mm and 600mm x 300mm. Each individual brand carries its own unique guarantee and all Tegral Natural Slates are tested in accordance with the relevant sections of BS 680 Part 2 1971 and IS EN 12326.
|Villar Del Rey: Distinctive smooth surface, fine grain and blue-grey colouring||Canadian Heather: Finely textured, high quality slate in an attractive heather |
|Galante: Mid-grey colourwith an attractive textured finish|
|Bretona: Mid-grey in colour with a course texture for a natural, rugged look||Torres: Mid-grey colour with a lightly textured finish|
The CAPCO Roofing portfolio of slates has been refined over many years whereby they offer a range of products that have been tried and tested for a lifetime of trouble-free performance. Only the best natural slates are sourced from leading quarries in Spain, Wales and Brazil; all offering distinctive beauty, high performance and longevity.
|Campo Lombao: Deep blue grey, rough textured, thick grained slate approximately 5-8mm thick with wide dressed edges.|
Gallegas:Dark Grey, Gallegas® is a smooth textured Slate approximately 4-6mm thick with sawn dressed edges.
The LAGAN Roofing portfolio offers the most well known and highly sought after is the Welsh slate from the Penrhyn Quarry in north Wales, commonly known as "Blue Bangor" owing to its natural Heather Blue colour. This tends to be the most popular choice in Ireland and is seen on almost all of the prestigious buildings constructed in Ireland within the last 200 years. Flat in appearance Penrhyn® offers a consistant thickness and when fixed on the roof provides a smooth and easily identifiable appearance. Beacuse of its consistency and quality Penrhyn® slate has been a firm favourite among architects, designers and builders.
Penrhyn 'Bangor Blues' are universally acknowledged as the best quality natural roofing slates in the world. Extracted from 590 million year old slate deposits at the Penrhyn quarry in Bethesda, North Wales, this slate is known as the 'Rolls Royce' of roofing materials.