Achieving ambition with CUPA PIZARRAS’ solutions

  • 15 Dec 2021

CUPA PIZARRAS’ high-quality slate solutions have helped a local project team to meet its overarching design goals during a project to renovate a property in Doncaster.

The company’s products were specified to help transform the traditional and existing roof with a new German-style slate design – utilising a fish-scale’ or ‘honeycomb’ aesthetic.

After researching the market for a high-quality slate product, the homeowner, Abdul Rehman contacted CUPA PIZARRAS to see if his ambitious design was viable and the company’s technical team advised on how to best approach the task.

CUPA PIZARRAS was also able to recommend a local roofing contractor that could complete the work, R Lowery Roofing Contractor Ltd, alongside trusted roofing experts, Burton Roofing Merchants.


It was then up to the full project team, including CUPA PIZARRAS, to translate the homeowner’s vision into a structurally sound reality. German-style slate roof designs tend to be more complex and constructed using alternative roofing methods to those UK roofing contractors are used to, as such they require more organisation and accuracy to install effectively.

‘Perfectly suited the design goal’ 

Speaking on the initial specification process, homeowner, Abdul Rehman, comments: “I was interested in creating a German-style roof after spending some time working on the continent.

“After searching the market, CUPA PIZARRAS’ solutions stood out on many levels. For one, the company was able to offer aesthetically beautiful slate, which perfectly suited the design goal I had in mind.

“What’s more, I was pleased with the company’s highly competitive prices, as well as its reputation as being a reliable supply partner.”


Bob Lowery, CEO of R Lowery Roofing Contractor Ltd, comments: “I’ve spent some time in Germany over the years, so I was familiar with this style of design, but nobody on my team had installed one.

“As a result, a lot of thought had to go into the planning phase. I made a scaled down model of the roof in my work-yard, which allowed me to work out how I would do the sweeps and other structural features.

“Obviously, it was a difficult challenge, but I always felt confident that with the right planning and the support of a trusted supplier, like CUPA PIZARRAS, we would be able to effectively deliver it.”


The CUPA PIZARRAS technical team suggested that CUPA 10 slates would provide the optimum solution. The high-performance slate combines industry-leading performance, with impressive aesthetics.

Thanks to its meticulous quality control process, all slate products manufactured by CUPA PIZARRAS exceed relevant international quality standards.


The non-carbonated CUPA 10 slate solution features a smooth surface, formed from natural tectonic compression at Quarry Las Arcas in Spain.

What’s more, the slate’s natural blue-black appearance, with thin laminations, helped to accentuate the thin lines featured throughout the German-styled design in this case. 

Lee Keates, Slate Director at Burton Roofing Merchants, comments: “We are delighted to have played a part on this exciting development. Whenever taking on a more complicated design scheme, it is important to have high-quality materials and high-quality installers.

“We worked closely with the project team and as such – we were able to meet every aspect of the homeowner’s brief. On top of looking great, by choosing the CUPA 10 slate the homeowner can be assured of long-lasting performance.”

For more info about CUPA PIZARRAS range of industry-leading slate solutions, visit: 

To read about CUPA PIZARRAS Heavy 3 slate being used on a Scottish whisky distillery, click here.

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