LBS offer a range of reclaimed and second hand slates including Welsh Slate and old Irish Kilaloo slates, in addition to a wide range of other salvaged slates and ridge tiles.
It is due to the high quality of Welsh slate which allows it to be re-used, after an initial 100 years or so of keeping the rain and weather out the first time around! But, with any building material so old, it is important to be wary and understand that the performance of a second-hand slate will be completely different to that of a new slate.
We don’t normally recommend 'reclaimed' or 'salvaged slates' for a new home but they can be a good option for re-slating an old structure or matching in with old slates.
Some issues to consider if looking at a salvaged slate include:
If you are intending to use reclaimed slates on your roof and have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us and our expert technical team will be on hand to answer any specific questions you may have.
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