Cupa Pizarras has launched its first slate training course in Livingston, aiming to provide architects with both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to correctly and confidently specify slate.
Working with Burton Roofing Merchants in Livingston, West Lothian, the training day is run by Cupa Pizarras’ Specification and Commercial Manager, Allan Liddell.
The day will provide architects with in-depth product knowledge as well as advice on grading slate, measuring the roof and the pitch, checking the headlap and selecting the correct slate size for a project. Architects will also receive hands on experience of fixing slates, using specially developed rigs, with Allan providing assistance and advice on best practice.
The day will also include Cupa Pizarras’ RIBA approved CPD seminar, which runs between 45 minutes to one hour and will run through the characteristics and benefits of natural slate, and its production process. The CPD will also cover design specification, ecological factors and showcase successful case studies where natural slate has been used.