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Article Date: 8th February 2013

Cembrit Showcases Slate at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show

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Cembrit, the slate specialist, will be demonstrating the benefits of both its natural and fibre cement slate ranges, at the National Homebuilding & Renovating show (21st-24th March 2013, NEC Birmingham) on stand L157. Visitors to the show will be able to see the features and benefits of both types of slate, and how they can be best used on all types of new build and refurbishment project.

Natural Slate

Natural slate requires low energy input for processing in comparison with other alternatives because it is extracted from the ground – not manufactured. There are minimal levels of C02 emissions when compared with manufactured roof coverings, and its proven long life and popularity as a reclaimed product make it a sustainable product par excellence. Cembrit will be showing its top of the range Glendyne natural slate at the show and demonstrating the economic and visual advantages of this traditional natural roofing material.

Glendyne is a high quality slate quarried from the Canadian town of Saint Marc du Lac Long, Quebec, Canada. A dark blue/grey, with a fine, consistent grain, smooth texture and high strength makes it the ideal alternative to the no longer available Ffestiniog Welsh slate.

Fibre Cement

Cembrit A/A+ rated fibre cement slates can contribute to achieving an environmentally outstanding building. The five variations (Jutland, Zeeland, Westerland, Moorland and Diamond) allow designers to achieve the highest ratings for roof specifications and are currently the only fibre cement slate certificated. Samples of all products are available on the stand to preview and Cembrit staff will be happy to discuss how each product can contribute toward a building achieving a high BREEAM rating, details of which can be found on the BRE’s www.greenbooklive.com website of environmental products.

Popular in the fibre cement range, is the Westerland slate. Westerland is a good alternative to natural slate as it has an attractive riven surface and dressed edge giving it a natural, traditional appearance. Westerland is manufactured to the highest European standards and is lightweight, pre-holed, suitable for all types of project both public sector and private development. The slate is easy to handle and install, it is durable and offers an economic alternative to natural roofing materials.

For more information on the slating options available, visit stand L127 at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show or email below:

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