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Cupa Pizarras


CUPA PIZARRAS is the world leader in natural slate production, owning 20 quarries and 24 processing plants in Northern Spain.

We have been producing and commercializing slate since 1892. With over 125 years of experience in this area and a team of over 1,500 associates made up of experts who are passionate about natural slate.

  • LEADER: One in two slates supplied for roofing and facades worldwide wears our brand. We have gained the trust of thousands of architects, professional roofers and home owners who rely on our natural slate to make their projects a reality.
  • SUSTAINABLE: CUPA PIZARRAS have invested heavily to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, now officially making it a carbon-neutral company according PAS 2060 standard, one of the first in the industry to achieve such status. 
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CPD Material (4)

Multiple CPD formats
Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding System
This CPD will provide an overview of the production and application of Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding Systems from technical and practical viewpoints. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- How cladding slate is produced, from the quarry to the façade
- Benefits of natural slate as an external façade solution
- Slate quality and how to detect potential problems
- The advantages of using rainscreen cladding systems
- Practical guide to installation of the system and its components

This CPD is available to be delivered online or remotely. To book an online CPD, please visit
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Online Learning
Material type: Seminar
Factory Visit
Natural Slate Factory Tour
The tour of Cupa Pizarras' quarries and production plants in Northern Spain along with a presentation of our RIBA approved Natural Slate CPD will offer an insight into the characteristics of natural slate and a detailed overview of the production and selection processes.

Please speak to your local Specification Manager if you are interested in attending this Quarry Tour - allowing 3 days for the trip with 1 full day for the Quarry Tour and two days for travel.

The quarry tour aims to increase your understanding of:
- What slate is and its basic characteristics and benefits
- How to recognise the natural composition of slate and therefore able to identify slate quality and detect potential problems
- The production process from extraction through to selection
- The technical standards and quality control involved
Knowledge level:
Advanced Knowledge
Material type: Factory Visit
Specifying Natural Roofing Slate
This seminar identifies the key design and technical features needed when specifying natural slate. It explains the manufacturing process, the importance of traceability, vital testing standards and accreditations, classification of slate and certain issues to be aware of to ensure confidence when specifying natural slate. At the end of the presentation each delegate will have an increased knowledge and awareness of natural slate and will be able to understand the different fixing methods and the importance of the CE mark. This presentation will help you to understand the following topics:
- What is natural slate
- The manufacturing process
- Quality testing methods
- Geology
- Climate differences
- Fixing and grading
- Lifecycle
- Approved standards
- Ecological factors
- Design specifications
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar


Cupa Pizarras has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

RIBA Core Curriculum areas