A day in the life of a Welsh Slate Quarry Worker

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A lot has changed since the emergence of new mining technology, transportation services & excavation techniques that has revolutionised the process from start to finish. These new processes  have created a significant array of benefits in comparison to the life of the hardcore, tough as nails quarry worker that pioneered the first set of processes & techniques on various ways … Read More

The Slate Roof Effect

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The other day we were sent this by a neighbour who was a big fan of one of our Slate roof jobs in Hunters Hill. A very interesting perspective along with some funny details along the way of his Slate Roof Journey. An obvious stickler for construction in specific roofs. Anonymous Neighbour; “The pure elegance & sophistication of a slate … Read More

Are integrated solar tiles / slates safe?

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With renewable /sustainable energy products being a strong selling point in today’s construction industry we delve into whether or not the companies producing these products technology is up to standard & coincides with modern safety standards. Maybe you’ve had concerns about solar panels and any inherent fire hazard they might have. Maybe you haven’t. But the information is important. There … Read More

How to identify & repair a slate roof?

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Slate is a natural stone, and adds a touch of class to your building. Because it does not call for much maintenance, you can relax once installed. However, there are times when unexpected damage or issues may make slate roof repairs inevitable. When you are in need of slate roof repairs, it is important to hire a professional service. Our team … Read More

How do you install a slate roof?

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Slate Roofing is a very popular choice when it comes to deciding which roofing material to use on a pitched roof. As well as being aesthetically pleasing, and increasing the potential selling value of the house, slate roofs have a number of physical benefits. Slate is a durable and hard-wearing material that provides waterproofing characteristics to a pitched roof, unlike … Read More

The Great Debate – Slate vs. Colorbond

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This is an age-old argument that many people face installing or restoring a new roof. This argument will always be present in the construction industry and commonly will often have people take sides on what they truly believe is the more cost effective, aesthetic, more reliable option for their project. One of the factors that deter many homeowners from installing … Read More

Why choose slate for your new roof?

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Why choose Slate? For us at Heritage Slate Roofing it’s a no brainer.  This is because day in day out we are surrounded by this beautiful material which we install all over NSW.  We see first hand the quality, sophistication & dynamic ability this material has to work with all styles of homes from traditional to modern or even a … Read More

How did Welsh Slate make it’s way onto Australian shores?

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Welsh slate is no stranger to the shores of Australia. Slate from all corners of the earth started to arrive in Sydney around 1829, typically around the rocks area. In particular slate from the Penrhyn and other Welsh quarries came to Australia on trading vessels. This introduction into Australia roofing construction was widely accepted, mainly due to its durability and … Read More

The Sustainability of Slate

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As far as roofing materials goes there is nothing quite like natural slate. I personally noticed this myself driving through the streets of Mosman the other weekend when I found myself constantly panning left and right to the sight of all these slate roofs that populate the area of Mosman. It’s something about the versatility of slate and how easy … Read More

The History of Slate

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Slate is a homogenous rock that has a fine grain in which is derived from shale sediment composing of clay or volcanic ash. It’s malleable breakability yet tough qualities allow it to be broken into thin but durable sheets. On record the first ever slate roof was believed to be a private home in North Wales, Wales around 1300 A.D. … Read More