Reproduction Welsh Slate

 manufactured in the ukManufactured in the UK

greys artslate logoWelsh slate is synonymous with Quality, performance and prestige. Even from as early as the 18th Century areas in northwest Wales, including the Penrhyn Quarry near Bethesda, the Dinorwig Quarry near Llanberis, the Nantlle Valley quarries, and Blaenau Ffestiniog, were renowned for mining the distinctive hand crafted  roofing slate. Penrhyn, Dinorwig and the Oakeley mine at Blaenau Ffestiniog at the height of the quarries production, were the largest slate mines in the world and slate mined was mainly used for roofing.

Today, eventhough, the Penrhyn Quarry, that was always at the centre of the slates production, is still mining slate its at a much reduced capacity from its heyday at the end of the 19th century.
With the demand overtaking supply and availability,  of the Penrhyn Blue and Penrhyn Heather, inevitabibly the cost of the slates increased.
Greys recognised that there would be a demand to provide a genuine alternative, especially the exclusive colour of the Heather purple, that not only provides a cost saving of around 80% against the natural product, but that is also readily available.  
The texture of our Reproduction Welsh Slates are taken from natural slate originals, providing a surface even at close proximity is difficult to distinguish from the quarried product.
Combining this with a roofing slate that requires no sorting or grading, therefore saving on, on site time and labour, it is a true practical alternative. A slate that truly provides a blend of quality and aesthetics.
The fine edge detail and textured surface combines with realistic colouration to create an attractive alternative to natural slate. 
Greys reproduction roofing slates have been designed in consultation with professional roofers and architects, to achieve an easy to lay and uniform slating format. 
Greys Artslate Roofing Slates are constructed from Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GRC) producing a strong and durable slate weighing only 30kgm2
Their construction allows them to be cut easily without cracking or breaking and looks like slate when cut.

Advantages

  • Up to 80% Cost Saving of Natural Product
  • Product readily Available (no long lead times therefore no site delays)
  • Uniform thickness, No Sorting or Grading required by Building/Roofing Contractor, saving on time and labour
  • Construction allows easy cutting without cracking or breaking
  • Coloured through product, Weathers like slate not concrete
  • Site visits / Sample slates on request
  • Available in Blue/Grey & Heather Purple Colours
  • Manufactured in the UK

Colours

Welsh Blue / Grey

Examples

Welsh Heather / Purple

Examples

Reproduction Cornish Green Slate

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Sizes

Greys Artstone Stone Slate Size

Reproduction Welsh Slate Technical Data

Our standards speak for themselves

  • Weight - 30kgm2
  • Construction - Glass Fibre Reinforced Cement
  • Fixings - Copper or Aluminium alloy nails to BS 5534:2003 codes of practice for slating and tiling
  • Durability - To BS 7543: 1992, 'The durability of building and building elements, products and components'
  • Colour - Coloured through with pigments to BS 1014
  • Fire - None combustible to BS 476 P.T.4
  • Freeze / Thaw - Products comply to BS EN 492:2012
  • Strength - Better than BS EN 492:2012
  • Permeability - To BS EN 492:2012
  • Ventilation - Net free ventilation area - Slate 10,000mm2, Ridge gives 12,500mm2, for 5mm continous air gap install every 2.5m

All the slates in our range have been successfully tested for durability, colour, strength, fire and freeze thaw. Many of our competitors use traditional concrete, their slates aren’t protected from the elements, which will expose the aggregate over time. See the example below.

Example of GRC Construction versus none GRC Construction.
Greys GRC Slate

Weathers like a natural stone or slate product

Aggregate Concrete Slate

Weathers and shows aggregate over time

  • Greys GRC Slate

    Weathers like a natural stone or slate product

  • Aggregate Concrete Slate

    Weathers and shows aggregate over time

In a recent document The International Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete Association recommend that for good quality GRC, ductile lifetimes of at least 60-80 years can be confidently expected in UK weather conditions. (Source: www.grca.org.uk).

Roof Pitch Headlap Specification

  • 3” Overlap – Roof pitches between 28 degrees and above
  • 4” Overlap – Roof pitches between 27 degrees and 20 degrees (Double felting and boarding recommended depending on roof exposure at minimum pitches)

Ridges and Ventilation Systems

Greys Artstone Reproduction Stone Ridge

Repro Stone Slate Ridge

Repro Stone Vent Ridge

Legged Angled Slate Ridge

Slate Ridges

Reproduction Vent Slate

Greys Artstone Vent Slate

Dry Ridge System

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Our Green Credentials:

Greys Roofing Products are manufactured using CEM 2 Cement that contains 30% Fly Ash (Fly Ash is the correct term as appears in European and British Standards and has replaced “pfa”) Pulverised Fly Ash (pfa) is a waste product of pulverised fuel (typically coal) from fired power stations.

Our Products are Guaranteed

We’re confident our product is durable enough and manufactured to the highest of standards that we give a 25 year manufacturer guarantee.

Colour and Efflorescence COLOUR: Stone and Slate colours on this website are subject to the limitations of monitor quality and are for guidance only. EFFLORESCENCE: The phenomenon of efflorescence has been a problem to the construction industry for decades. The cause lies in the basis chemistry of all Portland cements. Efflorescence in Greys Artstone products is a temporary phenomena and will disappear over time.

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