Natural Slate Products installed across Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, Jersey and Guernsey
Natural slate is a very durable and attractive product. A slate roof installed by us will outlast the owners, and possibly last the life of the building. Our natural products are tested to BS EN 12326 Part I, which means that they will be unaffected by extreme heat or cold, and resistant to chemicals. This means you can be sure that a slate roof installed by us will withstand acid rain and sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere. Natural slate is not the cheapest roofing material, but offers the most pleasing finished product.
As it is a natural product, slate roofing provide an appearance that is full of character, vital for Heritage roofing and listed buildings. As a specialist roofing contractor, we install slates from numerous quarries.
Kilbride Roofing fix some of the finest quality natural slates from around the world. Starting with the indigenous slates:
Welsh - Ffestiniog (blue/grey) and Penrhyn (heather/blue).
Cornish - Delabole and Trevillet (silver/grey).
Burlington - (blue/grey and sea/olive green).
And from the rest of the world:
Canadian Glendyne (grey).
American Vermont (varying shades of green).
Spanish (numerous colours).
Natural slate was originally worked in Wales and the West Country in the Roman era. The industrial revolution meant there was a huge demand for building materials, and the British slate industry was at one point producing almost half a million tons of slate roofing products per year!
If patch repairs to a slate roof are a regular occurrence, it may be time for the roof to stripped and reslated. Firstly we would undertake a full on-site survey followed up with a detailed quotation. We will of course provide a guarantee on the work completed.