Cwt-y-Bugail Welsh Slate Roofing

Cwt-y-Bugail produces a beautiful dark blue-grey with occasional white veins and unique riven texture.  Located east of Blaenau Ffestiniog in North Wales, it has been producing slates from 1840, and was formed by the Ordovician slate beds laid down over 470 million years ago. The Cwt-y-Bugail slate has a distinctive banding known as relic bedding and gives an extremely uniform unfading appearance on the roof. Although without the immense capacity of its sister quarry at Penrhyn it is still able to produce large volumes of roofing slate.

Cwt-y-Bugail Welsh Slate comes in three thickness grades to suite your projects specific roofing needs.

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Cwt-y-Bugail Welsh Slate roofing is available in three thickness grades: Capital, County, and Celtic. The thickness of the three specific grades is to suite the range of different roofing project requirements.

The quality of the stone will allow production of roofing slates in excess of 1 metre in length, but the majority of the production is focused on the core production sizes (500 x 300 mm, 400 x 250 mm and 300 x 200 mm) in three thickness grades; Capital (5.5 mm), County (7 mm), and Celtic (9mm). Each grade of slate has a subtly differing character, but all have the intrinsic quality that makes Cwt-y-Bugail Slate the envy of the slate world.