Welsh Slate as a building material” is now available remotely.

A RIBA-approved CPD on the benefits of natural slate for roofing, cladding, walling, flooring, paving and aggregates is now also available online with Welsh Slate, part of the Breedon group.

The “Welsh Slate as a building material” presentation is now available for presentation by members of the leading manufacturer’s experienced technical sales team via Microsoft Teams to help architects and specifiers meet their CPD requirements during the Covid pandemic.

It profiles the company, explains what slate is and what its advantages and applications are as a building material, and in particular explains the changes to BS 5534, the roofing code of practice.

The CPD also gives advice on the specification and installation of a range of applications, including roofing, cladding, flooring, paving, walling and aggregates, and can be focused on particular product ranges to suit the audience.

As well as being naturally aesthetic, which is revealed in case studies, the CPD explains how high-quality natural slate is also highly practical – exceptionally durable, unaffected by extremes of temperature and resistant to acids, alkalis and other chemicals. It retains its colour, even in UV light, and is impermeable to water.

Sustainability is also addressed within the presentation as slate has low levels of embedded carbon when compared to manufactured landscaping and building products.

The “Welsh Slate as a building material” CPD is available to be presented remotely by Welsh Slate, or as before in person in compliance with Covid 19 guidelines, by calling 01248 600656 or emailing enquiries@welshslate.com.