Cembrit Brings top Green Guide rated slates to Greenbuild Expo!

Cembrit, the slate specialist, is demonstrating the environmental benefits of natural slate at Greenbuild Expo on Stand A5. Alongside the natural slate products the company will be showcasing its fibre cement slates - which were recently awarded an A+ environmental rating certificate.

Natural Slate

Natural slate requires low energy input for processing in comparison with other alternatives because it is extracted from the ground – not manufactured. There are minimal levels of C02 emissions when compared with manufactured roof coverings, and its proven long life and popularity as a reclaimed product make it a sustainable product par excellence. Cembrit will be showing natural slate from Canada, Spain and Brazil at the show and demonstrating the economic and visual advantages of this traditional natural roofing material.

Glendyne is a high quality slate quarried from the Canadian town of Saint Marc du Lac Long, Quebec, Canada. A dark blue/grey, with a fine, consistent grain, smooth texture and high strength makes it the ideal alternative to the no longer available Ffestiniog Welsh slate.

Duquesa is a natural Spanish slate of the highest consistency, selected from the best deposits and produced by some of the finest quarries in Spain. Conforming to the highest classifications in BS EN 12326, Duquesa can be relied upon to create an attractive and long lasting roof. Imported by Cembrit for over 30 years, Duquesa has become one of the UK’s leading specified Spanish slates. Laid correctly Duquesa slate will last the lifetime of the building and is ideal for use on any major project including supermarkets, schools, city offices and prestige homes.

Alpina is a Brazilian natural slate, selected from the finest deposits and produced at some of the best facilities in Papagaios, Brazil. It is available in two colours, graphite and grey/green and in a variety of sizes. With its flat surface and pleasing shade variations, Alpina slate can be relied upon to create an attractive, high performance roof.  Alpina slates have virtually no unstable minerals such as pyrites, graphite, carbon and un-oxidised irons. Both of these slates can withstand the most severe weather conditions: they are unaffected by sunlight, ultraviolet light and even acid rain.

Fibre Cement

Cembrit A/A+- rated fibre cement slates can contribute to achieving an environmentally outstanding building. The five variations (Jutland, Zeeland, Westerland, Moorland and Diamond) allow designers to achieve the highest ratings for roof specifications and are currently the only fibre cement slate certificated in this scheme. Samples of all products will be available on the stand to preview and Cembrit staff will be happy to discuss how each product can contribute toward a building achieving a high BREEAM rating, details of which can be found on www.greenbooklive.com

Visit Stand A5 at Greenbuild (Manchester Central, 9th- 10th May 2012) to find out more.



Ged Ferris                                     or              Shereen Russell                                             

Cembrit Ltd                                                    Wildwood PR Ltd

57 Kellner Road                                             The Stables, Meadow Court

London                                                            Faygate Lane, Faygate

SE28 0AX                                                        RH12 4SJ

Tel: 020 8301 8900                                         Tel: 01293 851115

Fax: 020 8301 8901                                        Fax: 01293 852448

Email: sales@cembrit.co.uk                           Email: shereen.russell@wildwoodpr.co.uk

Using skills built up over 80 years, Cembrit select natural slate from Spain, Canada, Brazil, China, India and the countries of Western Europe. From UK quarries Cembrit offer Welsh, Cornish and Westmorland slates. Quality levels at Group factories are rigorously maintained to high standards with fibre cement slates produced to BS EN 492:2004 and manufactured under the control of a BS EN ISO 9001: 2000 quality management system. Furthermore the company operates an environmental management system to ISO 14001:1996. CembritUKis a member of Cembrit Holding A/S (formerly the Dansk Eternit Holding A/S) ofDenmark, one ofEurope’s major building material producers of fibre reinforced cement products for the roofing and cladding industry. The ultimate parent company FL Smith last year celebrated its 125 year anniversary.

For further information visit www.cembrit.co.uk, email sales@cembrit.co.uk or tel: 44 (0)20 8301 8900.