Natural Roofing Slate

Having specialised in the supply of natural roofing slates since 1929, our reputation speaks for itself and our depth of knowledge is unbeatable.

In the early days our company was one of only a handful of original Main Agents appointed by the Welsh & Westmorland Quarries. These days however, Spain rather than Wales is the world’s largest producer of natural roofing slate, with China fast emerging as a strong contender for this Crown. The general growth of imported products throughout the UK since the early 1970’s, propagated by strong customer demand, has seen a switch in our companies emphasis and focus. Our credentials are proven having imported Spanish Roof Slates for over thirty years and Chinese Roof Slates since 1999.

As specialist bulk importers, we stock the most varied and comprehensive range of Sobrano Spanish and Sobrano Chinese roofing slates, available in the UK. This enables us to supply any quantity, of any grade, at the most competitive price.

We have an extensive choice of colours, sizes, grades and thickness, including slate and halves, double and eaves roof slates, backed up with relevant industry testing and performance guarantees up to 50 years.

We are also delighted to confirm that all our Sobrano Spanish and Sobrano Chinese Natural Roofing Slates are compliant with the new European Construction Products Regulation (ECPR) EU305/2011 which came into effect on the 1st July 2013.

It is now mandatory to apply CE marking to any products, such as Roof slate’s, that are covered by a harmonised European standard (hEN).


The NHBC deem that the change from the British Standard BS680 to European Standard BS EN 12326-1 and -2 has resulted in a need for the user or specifier to specify what level of performance and durability they want. Regardless of specification, slate is a natural product and minor aesthetic changes can occur following installation, though this will not affect their durability and functionality. If you are in doubt or have a specific requirement, please contact our technical sales team for advice.   

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