This is a Vermont Heather/purple heritage slate.

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Inhabitants of Northern Wales are believed to have been the first to take advantage of slate’s natural cleavage for the production of roofing slate around 1300 A.D.

In the mid-1800s, Welsh immigrants brought their slate-working experience to North-east U.S.A., starting what was to become a major industry in the area.

The Vermont Heather Natural Roof Slate is a distinctive Heather or Purple colour, similar to Welsh Slates Bangor Blue or Blue Bangor Slate.

They are available in 20” x 12” sizes as standard, other sizes available on request;

The Vermont Heather Natural Roof Slate is quarried in the “Slate Valley” region of Fairhaven, Vermont, USA;

The Vermont Heather Natural Roof Slate is a unique slate in Terms of Quality, Colour and Aesthetics, It has been used on thousands of prestigious/heritage projects in USA, Ireland and U.K. for more than 150 years.

Because of its superior properties and unique heather blue or purple-heather appearance, it has proven to be a true alternative to the Welsh “Blue Bangor” slate but with a significant cost saving.

The Vermont Heather Natural Roof Slate is quarried exclusively for Slate Supplies Ltd., we are the only distributor for this slate in UK and Ireland.

The Vermont Heather Natural Roof Slate is quarried exclusively for Slate Supplies Ltd., we have an exclusivity agreement with the quarry for the UK and Ireland

The Vermont Heather Natural Roof Slate is our most prestigious roof slate and has a written quarry backed 100 year guarantee.

They are the slate of choice with Architects, Builders and Roofing Contractors for their most prestigious projects as an alternative to traditional Welsh Slate, commonly known as Blue Bangors or Bangor Blues.  They are similar quality, colour and thickness to Welsh Slate, and are competitively priced.

Slate Supplies Ltd have 30 years practical roofing experience and confidently classify the Vermont Heather Blue Natural Roof Slate in our Gold Range

  • Origin :  Fairhaven, Vermont, USA

  • Size:  510 x 305 mm (20” x 12”)

  • Thickness:  7 mm thick

  • Grade: County/Premier (requires minimal grading on site)

  • Colour:  Traditional Heather Blue / Purple (very rare colour for slate)

  • Clear or Clean Face (minimal green spots)

  • Texture:  Fine Riven Surface, Very Flat/Smooth Slate, Wide Dressed Edges, Pre – holed for 100mm Headlap

  • Guarantee: Written Guarantee for 100 years (quarry backed)

The Vermont Heather Natural Roof Slate is fully tested to ASTM

Natural Roof Slate need to be fitted in accordance with current Building Regulations.  2 nail holes are punched on all slates for nail fixing at 100 mm headlap.  In areas of high or moderate exposure, point hooks should also be used to fix all natural slates (3 fixings in total).

For further details and assistance, please contact our technical department on our contact page.