“Is Welsh Slate available in Sydney, Australia?”

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Welsh Slate, The best and most popular in the world.

Comes with a 100 year warranty direct from the quarry. Heather Blue in colour makes this one of the most desirable slates on the market.

Operating from its quarries in North Wales, Welsh Slate has been supplying the world with high-quality slate for hundreds of years. Penrhyn Quarry has been producing roofing slate since the thirteenth-century.

Penrhyn Welsh slate has been exported to Australia since the very early days of Australia’s settlement. In the early days of the colony, roofs were generally made of bark and sometimes timber shingles.

The first records of Welsh Penrhyn slate being used was in the Rocks, Sydney in 1820.

Since then it has been a highly sort after unique roofing material that continually grows in fashion and popularity across NSW, especially in Sydney.


Due to it’s popularity and limited supply there are times when this material may be found scarce or low on supply. At this current point in time we are seeing supply of Welsh Slate becoming harder to get due to Covid import factors that we are working through with the supplier.

But of course it’s not the end of the day if Welsh Slate supply is scarce, there are some great alternatives that we also love to install and inform customers about.

Spanish (Del Carmen) Slate

Spanish slate comes in a blue/black colour and is at the lower end of the scale in terms of cost, but does not compromise on quality. Come with a 100 year warranty direct from the quarry and a 20 workmanship warranty from Heritage Roofing Group.

Imbued with natural colour and character as well as strength, Spanish slate is the roofing material of choice. It adds warmth, elegance and beauty to any architectural style – domestic or commercial, traditional finish or modern twist.


More information – https://heritageslateroofing.com.au/slate/spanish-slate-del-carmen/

Canadian Slate (Glendyne)

Glendyne is middle of the range in terms of cost and comes with a 75 year warranty direct from the quarry. Its blue/grey in colour and sits very well when laid correctly.

Glendyne slate will withstand the most severe weather conditions: it is unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and even acid rain. Laid correctly Glendyne slate will last the lifetime of the building and is ideal for use on any major project including supermarkets, schools, city offices and prestige homes.

More information – https://heritageslateroofing.com.au/slate/canadian-slate-glendyne/

So at the end of the day it all comes down to your overall desire on which slate you have been dreaming of but also timing with supply and of course choosing the right slate roofing company.

Why not give us a call on 0451 399 226 or email us at kyle@heritageslateroofing.com.au and let us know about your dream slate roof and we’ll see if we can make it come true.

Team Heritage