Originating from the beautiful Minas Gerais region of Brazil, the Rio Grey/Green Slate is probably the most popular Brazilian Slate that we offer. It has a stunning pale grey-green colour, and is renowned for its durability, smoothness and ease of fitting.
Beautiful natural tonal variations add to this slate’s individuality, and make it an ideal choice to add character to almost any building. Popular with contractors, the LBS Brazilian Rio Slate is consistently produced in thicknesses of 5-7mm, meaning little sorting and grading time is needed. It is available in sizes of 500 x 250mm and 600 x 300mm in prime grade.
As with the Rio Graphite slate the Grey-Green slate is extremely hard and dense. As such, it requires extra care when being fixed to a roof. LBS recommends cutting Rio slate with a disc machine, and then hook fixing them into place, rather than nail fixing.
|Slate Colour and Finish||Grey-Green, Very Smooth|
|Available in Sizes||50x25, 60x30|
|Available in Grades||One Grade|
|Minimum Pitch||22.5 deg for standard 100mm h/lap (for pitches below 22.5 deg please consult LBS Technical Dept)|
|Maximum Headlap||All LBS slates are holed for 100mm head-lap|
|Alternative Headlaps||For availability and advice please contact LBS|
|Gauge||200mm for slate pre-holed for 100mm head-lap|
|Batten Size||Please refer to BS 5534 or SR 82:2017|
|Hook Fix Only||Stainless Steel Hooks|
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