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Roof Slate Companies in the UK

  • DFR Roofing Ltd provide professional roofing services to both private & commercial clients throughout the Southwest. Our roofing products & solutions...

  • Buildworld is a retailer and supplier of superior quality building materials. Our range of raw materials is vast and spread across many categories such as...

  • Because we enjoy restoring products nearly as much as finding them. Also our matching service includes sourcing and cutting York, Sandstone, Cotswold...

  • Metrotile UK supply lightweight steel roofing systems to the UK and Ireland and our systems and accessories can be seen upon rooftops in over 60 countries...

  • Specialists in slate products who can source and provide expert advice on a wide range of slate and stone products to meet the needs of the trade, DIY and...

  • Marshfield Stone manufacture replica Cotswold Stone roofing tiles using concrete and a unique moulding process to reproduce exact copies of original stone...

  • Producer of flagstone for wall cladding, stone walls, furniture, setts and kitchen sink tops.

  • Black Mountain Quarries produce building stone, flagstones, roofing tiles and bespoke rockery and feature stone, supplying traditional natural materials...

  • We can provide everything you may require for your roof. We import slates from many countries direct from the quarries, these strong trading connections...

  • Samaca extracts, designs, develops and produces both internal and external stone cladding products.

 

Types and Uses

For pitched roofs, the choice has long been between tiles and slates, with thatch amounting for a tiny percentage. Before the railways became commonplace, slate roofs were largely restricted to areas close to quarry sites, due to the high cost of transportation. In other parts of the country, tiles were commonplace at that time but slate was seen as desirable for important buildings. After the coming of the railways, slate became more widely used.

Slate is still viewed by many as adding class to a building. Often, roofing materials are dictated by local planning regulations, but where there is free choice, many people prefer the upmarket look of slates. Natural slate can be expensive and requires great skill to fit, but newer alternatives have been developed in fibre cement, concrete and steel that are easy to fit and suit all budgets.

Where to buy roof slates

  • DFR Roofing Ltd - Douglas House, Weston Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth, Devon, PL3 4NU, 01752 255616
  • Buildworld – Building & Timber Merchant - 74 Forest Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 0DG, 0116 212 3456
  • Winchcombe Reclamation - Broadway Road, Winchcombe, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5NT, 01242 609564
  • Metrotile UK Ltd - Unit 3, Sheldon Business Park, Sheldon Corner, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 0RQ, 01249 658514
  • Snowdonia Slate and Stone - Cwmbowydd Road, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3ED, 01766 832525
  • Marshfield Stone Roof Tiles Ltd - Unit 43, Poplar Business Park, Castle Eaton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 6JX, 01285 810 499
  • Caithness Stone Industries Ltd - The Shore, Wick, Wick, Highland, KW14 JW, 01955 605472
  • Black Mountain Quarries Ltd - Howton Court, Pontrilas, Herefordshire, HR2 0BG, 01981 241 541
  • B & M Henderson Ltd - Jockey Street Buildings, (off Accrington Road), Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5BD, 0800 083 1879
  • Samaca UK Ltd - 2a Rutherford Court, Staffordshire Technology Park, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0AR, 01785 226067

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