Galician & Spanish Slate is a new, Galician government funded initiative created to inform UK specifiers about the origins and characteristics of the long tradition of natural roofing slate production in Northern Spain.
This north western province of Spain has a rich and varied history. It is also a vibrant and thriving cultural and industrial zone with several exciting, high profile architectural projects under construction today.
More than 70% of the world's natural slate originates from Spain.
spanishslateuk.com will build to become the complete hub for specifiers. You will find information on all aspects of slate production, its natural beauty and quality as well as where to find a stockist in your area. You can also request literature or organise a CPD.
We have prepared a report on the comparative environmental statistics of specifying slate from the UK's closest major slate producing neighbour when compared to slate quarried further afield.
You can also read a summary of important independent research into some types of slate from Brazil which are being sold in the UK as slate without having a CE mark. Get your copy of this report by clicking here.
Look out for innovative collaborations, up-coming events, educational initiatives and sponsorship.