Types of Slating
Nowadays slates are imported from locations as far away as China, Brazil and Spain.
In addition, there are many man-made slates on the market made from either fibre or cement, moulded with a mixture of slate dust and fibre glass resin.
Perhaps the most expensive mainstream roof slating option is to use stone slates. They are enormously heavy slabs of natural stone laid in slightly different patterns from region to region.