We can fit your roof in a range of different finishes, from Welsh slate to natural stone using York Stone and Bradstone. Welsh slate is an expectational roofing slate, indeed the most durable slate in the world and has a productive life of more than 100 years. It is waterproof and unaffected by normal extremes of temperature, resistant to acids, alkalis an other chemicals and it does not lose its colour when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. Welsh Slate roofing is commonly removed from roofs after 100 years not because they have failed but because the roof timbers holding them up have failed. The Welsh slates may then be re-used. Welsh slate crowns Buckingham Palace, Number 10 Downing Street, St Pancras and Kings Cross Stations.
Natural stone slates come from all over the world and have been used since Roman times. They each have their own distinctive markings and patterns and are a significant feature of many historic buildings. Natural stone 'slates' are produced from limestone and sandstone. Natural stone slates can be re-used, like Welsh Slate but they often need to be re-dressed which reduces their overall size.
Here's a few examples of the different materials we use.