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Laying roofs and façades

En hytte med sort og brun gyllen takskifer i Ottaskifer både på tak og fasade med en sømløs overgang.
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

Roofing slates can be rectangular, square, teardrop-shaped or resemble flagstones.

Here are our roof slate laying instructions

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