Jump to main content Jump to navigation Jump to footer

Installing roofs and façades

There are many different ways to lay roofs and façades, in terms of the slate product used and the required appearance.

Slate façades

A façade may be of slate bricks, with or without visible mortar; or comprise façade slabs in different sizes, mounted horizontally or vertically, and with or without visible attachment.

A general tip, irrespective of the type of façade, is to ensure that there is good ventilation. Ventilated cladding ensures that the slate has a dry and healthy climate, with minimum risk of discolouration. The slate will last forever and age beautifully, affected only by sun, light, weather and wind, and will be just as solid and strong after 100 years have passed.

Here, you can read and download the principles for different types of façades

See how Halvor Bakke mounted a beautiful slate façade on a mountain cabin – easily and effectively in just one afternoon! Read more about six good reasons to clad a façade with slate and the amazing attachment system.

Slate roofs

A well-laid slate roof with Oppdal slate from Norway is practically eternal and usually lasts longer than the actual lifespan of the building. Light Oppdal roofing are solid Norwegian rock that does not weather, and it is therefore very common for old slate roofs to be reused on new buildings. Flagstone slate roofing is very suitable for roofs with a roof angle > 22o and on mountain cabins as well as modern homes.

We are sorry, but you are using a version of Internet Explorer that is not supported on this site. The browser is no longer updated by Microsoft and may therefore pose a security risk. We recommend that you use a different browser. Welcome back!