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.
Roofing slates can be rectangular, square, teardrop-shaped or resemble flagstones.
Soon to come: our roof slate laying instructions.