Façade slate provides endless opportunities to create the perfect first impression. Cover all or part of the building in slate with the exact shape, thickness and surface you want. Whatever you choose, the slate will be just as resilient. Only your creativity and personal style sets the limits for what you can do. Either way, you will get a façade that is tough, maintenance-free and very beautiful.
Low carbon footprint
Salt- & acid-proof
Yes! Our facade slates from Oppdal, Otta and Offerdal are all maintenance-free and require no treatment other than rinsing/cleaning if necessary.
The price will vary according to installation method, type of slate, and the complexity of the facade (windows, corner endings, etc.). As an example, a slate facade fitted with an overlap of light Oppdal slate will cost from € 175 per m2, including the actual suspension system (rails and hooks). A finished facade of 50 m2 costs a total of approximately € 8700. This is a durable and beautiful “do-it-yourself” system that does not require a craftsman.
Yes, it can. Slate for facade cladding is available in many different finishes. Most mounting methods can be used both outdoors and indoors. An indoor wall can also be covered with slate tiles that are glued to the wall.
No, but you are welcome to dress a firewall with facade slate by gluing it directly onto an approved firewall made of Leca or another firewall slab. One of the great properties of slate is its ability to store and distribute heat.
Yes, Minera Skifer’s three types of slate can withstand salt. However, over time, large quantities in humid climates can affect the minerals and cause a colour change in the surface– a patina. This has no impact on the technical quality of the slate, i.e. the function, durability and lifetime remain unaffected.
For a slate facade to have a rust colour, a slate type that can develop a rust patina must be used. In Scandinavia, only Otta slate from Gudbrandsdalen in Norway has a mineral composition that provides this property. Rust develops naturally over time due to weather and wind, and becomes increasingly beautiful over years. Read about Otta slate’s development of a beautiful rust patina here.
– I am building my own cabin now, and I am using slate both in the outdoor area and on the extension. Cladding the façade with slate slabs is a very exciting way to use the material, I think. Slate is beautiful, durable and maintenance-free.