Westmorland roof slate sometimes known as Cumbria’s slate, as the name suggest originated in Cumbria. It is probably the Rolls Royce of roof slate in terms of appearance and quality.
Considered as a fairly exclusive roofing material and would have been used on very prestigious homes and property.
It is most commonly used in the form of random widths (all slates vary slightly in width) and also diminishing courses.
All of the slates have a defined range of heights, the tallest being fitted to the base of the roof and smallest fitted to the peak of the roof.
They are sold by the metric tonne with approx 16sq meters coverage each tonne.
At Wilson’s Yard we pride ourselves in supplying only top quality reclaimed / salvaged west moorland green slate to our customers.
We were privileged to be able to purchase all the salvaged reclaimed Westmorland slate from the royal Victoria hospital in Belfast when it was modernised.
We currently supply clients throughout Ireland and the UK and also ship to projects as far afield as New Zealand our client base would include not only private self builders and construction companies but also the National trust.
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Irelands Largest Stockist Of Reclaimed Slates
1: The level of roof slate stock we maintain allows us to provide continuity of both size and colour assuring that your roof will not be a mix and match of conflicting colours.
2: Our slates are all individually handpicked and sorted then re boxed in new bespoke crates all standing vertically to ensure safe transportation.
3: We currently supply clients throughout Ireland and the UK and also ship to projects as far afield as New Zealand our client base would include not only private self builders and construction companies but also the National trust.
Reclaimed Slates Most Frequently Asked Questions
(Q) How does the price of reclaimed West Morland slates compare with new West Morland slates?
(A) Generally reclaimed West Morland slates are less than half the price of the new West Morland slate equivalent.
(Q) We would be concerned that we would end up with a multicoloured roof?
(A) All are slates are individually hand sorted into their respective colours and sizes
(Q) What are the advantages of using reclaimed slates rather than new?
(A) A: There is a significant cost advantage in using reclaimed West Morland slates rather than new West Morland slates.
B: On a new build project reclaimed slate will give your project an instant injection of timeless character
C: Reclaimed slate will also match in perfectly with an extension to an existing property or restoration of an existing roof.
(Q) Is there a lot of wastage in second hand slates?
(A) Our slates are individually sorted and packed by hand by experienced staff to ensure our customers receive a premium product. It is however a recognised rule of thumb within the roofing industry when ordering roofing slate that you would be best advised to purchase 10% over and above the actual roof area to allow for cutting shaping and breakages.
(Q) Can you provide appropriate ridge tiles to complement reclaimed slates?
(A) We carry a large stock of both Blue/Grey Clay and Red Terracotta ridge tiles in a range of pitches and angles.
(Q) What assurances can you give that your slates are good quality?
(A) We have been selling reclaimed slates for over a ¼ of a century our clients are not only private individuals but also include architects such as Des Ewing, Councils and the national trust.
At Wilsons Yard we source our slates from Ireland, N.Ireland, and the United Kingdom.Our slates are reclaimed using our specialist team, ensuring the best quality reclaimed roofing slates for our customers.