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Natural v clay slates

  • 13-04-2021 11:21am
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    Registered Users Posts: 506 ✭✭✭ Frozen Veg
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    Any opinions on whether natural or clay slates are better longevity wise?

    Which would you choose?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ Roger Mellie Man on the Telly
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    Bangor Blues have a 100 year warranty. Life expectancy would surpass this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,533 ✭✭✭ Dudda
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    If you can afford the Blue Bangor natural slates they're the Rolls Royce. I've worked on lots of conservation projects where the slates were 150 years and in perfect condition. They were public buildings, churches, historic university buildings, etc. They really are the best you can get. I don't think I've never put them on a house due to the cost. Spanish slate is probably the next best and more affordable natural slate.

    I've seen a lot of manufactured slates fail. It's usually the colour that looks crap after 10-15 years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 506 ✭✭✭ Frozen Veg
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    Any thoughts on clay tiles?


  • Registered Users Posts: 506 ✭✭✭ Frozen Veg
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    Bangor Blues have a 100 year warranty. Life expectancy would surpass this.

    Are they available from a few suppliers or is there one company in particular?


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