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Stone__slate (Stone__slate)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 06:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What slate number or type was it? wat tests had it passed? was it a A1 or a A2 pass it should have labels stating this on the crates also what guarantee did you have? all spanish slates carry a 10 year standard guarantee.
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Steeplejack1 (Steeplejack1)
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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 01:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Samaca Slate: We installed this slate selected by the owner 2 years ago. Several months after the install a bunch of inclusions started to show. Calcium deposits, forming white blotchy spots all over the house. We were told by the Rep. we should have culled the inclusions from the install. If we had, we would have only been able to hang 30-40% of the roof. Samaca offered no help. We had to scrub every spot by hand on the entire house.

If we had culled the slate, the inference was that Samaca would switch out the slate. But since it was on the roof, TOUGH LUCK!
If you don't know, Samaca is not smooth like Buckingham so to hand select every slate would have been cost prohibitive.
It was a money loser due to the scrubbing and no help from the quarry.
If using Samaca, look hard at several pallets before install for possible inclusions.
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Kurtis Hord
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Posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Flint, start a new thread...
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flint
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Posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 - 07:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

how do roofers interpret the bar code used by cupa for their slates if they want to put on the same age and and type of slates when replacing a roof?
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Angus Charlton
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Posted on Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Robert,

If you have a brother called Patrick who works at your company, can you ask him to pay Roy Wang at Shanghai Leihua Slate company the $19,000 he still owes from last year,
www.matthewcharlton.com
"top quality roofing slate"
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Robert O' Malley
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Posted on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 04:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The best slate for the Irish and U.K and Scottish climate is a slate supplier by a company in Ireland called www.irishslatecompany.com They have a fantastic slate that we work with all of the time, they even export into the U.K. They also cater for all recycled slate jobs give them a bell
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John Remington
Posted on Sunday, February 01, 2004 - 06:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does anyone know about the quality of this slate? Any information would be appreciated.
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Joe Jenkins
Posted on Monday, February 02, 2004 - 12:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have been to the Samaca slate company in Spain. They seem to be careful about the quality of the slate they sell. I have been favorably impressed.
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Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 07:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've heard that Spanish slates are unsuitable for cold, wet Scottish winters, any comments positive or negative?
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admin
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They are suitable, but make sure the thickness is appropriate (1/4" or more). Franvisa slate company makes slates specifically for the Scottish market (http://www.slate.uk.com/Franvisa.htm).

Joe Jenkins
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Lewis McNeice
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cupa Heavy 3 is currently the number 1 brand in natural slate in Scotland (http://www.cupa.es)

Cupa Heavy 3 is very similar to Scotland's indigenous “Ballachulish” slate and has been endorsed by Historic Scotland as best quality imported natural slate available in Scotland today.

Developed by “Cupa Pizarras” in the late 1980s, specifically to meet Scotland’s growing demand for traditional, rugged natural slate. Its similarity to traditional Highland slate has resulted in it being widely used in conservation projects.

This slate now features on many of Scotland’s landmark buildings such as Camperdown High Mill, Auchenbothie House, Howden Hall, Ballachulish House Hotel, Glencoe and is widely used in both the construction of new and restored buildings.

Cupa is the worlds largest natural slate company, producing and commercialising 1 in 4 of every slates used in roofing construction in the world.
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robin
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 01:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd go for Samaca if I had the choice... really good care for quality.. don't like Cupa that much... Work with Samaca all the time... Got some Cupa here too, but don't get them sold...
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Jonathan
Posted on Saturday, September 03, 2005 - 05:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As far as I know Cupa is the only company that offers total tracability on their slate - they use a barcode system that tracks the slate from the quarry all the way throught to the end user. Samaca doesn`t have the same system. Cupa also is I believe the only company that has the CE (Euroepan Communuity) quality mark. No other quarry in Spain has that reference.

One last point, Cupa has 15 quarries, so if you buy thin slate, like the Cupa 4, i would doubt it would sell in the US. Try a Cupa 5 or 3, you just might be surprised....
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robin
Posted on Sunday, September 04, 2005 - 07:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

work mainly with spanish and welsh slate.. lots of cupa and samaca.. started years ago with a lot of cupa but felt quality was going down year after year, seems they have trouble finding the best rocks nowadays.. .. also saw poor cupa's on 30 year old roofs I had to repair. I have to say most here used are cupa 4's... (people in here want thin slate and a real egal (?right english word?) looking roof. Cupa 14 look nice but harder to get. Changed to Samaca cause I found a real good up to date dealer that advised me and was always real happy with the quality been 10 years working with 60% Samaca now.. no bad experience yet. dunno which quarrys are exported to the usa though.. mostly use 24 and 55 here..

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