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Lazeyjack (Lazeyjack)
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 04-2012
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 04:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mr Spainslate
I was down there 2 years ago, I admired your buildings, walls especially, no shortcuts, art forever
Looking at you picture gallery makes me sad that I discovered building landbased things 10 years to late. Simply run out of time
Are there many out of work bricklayers , wall builders there? That may travel to work?
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Jrcroofing (Jrcroofing)
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2012
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 11:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

JRC Roofing Distributors import slate from major slate areas throughout Europe. Based in Burnley in Lancashire, JRC Roofing Distributors Ltd is a well established and highly experienced slate, tile and ridge specialist. We've been supplying roofing slates locally within the North West and nationwide throughout the UK since July 2000.

More information can be found on our website: www.jrcroofing.co.uk
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John_chan (John_chan)
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Post Number: 99
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Celso,

I think it depends on where your project is, and what you're looking for.

Here in the US, I feel that Vermont slate is the best overall option for quality, price and availability.

If you're looking for a very hard, dense, longer lasting "slate", I would suggest a phyllite such as Virginia Buckingham or Riverstone from Argentina.

If you're looking for a quality slate that is very easy to handle, cuts well, and lays uniform, I would agree with your statement of Welsh Penrhyn, Canadian North Country (Glendyne), or Spanish Del Carmen.

I haven't seen any Chinese, Indian or Brazilian slate that is consistent and uniformly sound. I'm not saying there isn't any, but I haven't personally seen it on a roof. Being in the US, however, my contact with non-domestic slate is limited.

John Chan
www.durableslate.com
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Post Number: 709
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 03:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice pictures on your site, really like the fire place and building with all the turrets. Very nice any other pictures of that building, close-ups?
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Spainslate (Spainslate)
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Registered: 03-2012
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2012 - 08:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Few tips about the Spanish Slate, and that we sell.
I've been listening to different stories about slates; I've been working on the slate business for over 10 years, selling Spanish slates but also researching in other slates from Brazil, china, India, etc..At the end I become to the conclusion that the Wales slates, Spanish and maybe the Canadian are the best options. Also to say that there are very good Chinese slates, but is just that the people that sells and/or distribute the Chinese only look for a very low price buying slates with a potential risk of changing colour, de-lamination, etc..There are very good slates all over the world but becuase people want to make a fortune very soon, they buy low grade slates at a very low prices and then flooding the market with them.
Also to mention that it is the same story with the Spanish slates, there are very good slates, but people buy cheap slates and then even knowing the problem that can cause, they sell them, so giving a bad reputation to different slates. So please when you buy a slate, make sure about what you are buying so we all will avoid any problems and make a nice and good business to everybody.
And please Remember this"""""
There are not good and bad slates, there are good and bad roofers""".
If you need any advice on slates, do not hesitate to contact me and I will try to advice in the best options.
Thanks,
Celso Perez
www.hisexportgroup.com

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