Do you know about Chinese slate tiles? – Roofing slates that will last you a lifetime!

Posted On June, 21st 2017 by Admin

At B and M Henderson, a roofing company in Blackburn, we supply a wide variety of roofing slates which means that you have different options to choose from as we know that deciding on the right roofing slates can be a daunting task. Not only do we need the suitable roofing material to fulfil the needs of keeping your home dry, but they also need to look right once they installed and for years to come – it is a big investment so at our roofing company in Blackburn, we ensure that you are given expert advice tailored specifically to your requirements.

Our roofing company in Blackburn are here to offer you more information on Chinese slates and how they can be suited to your property, so that you can make an informed decision on this investment.



Although Chinese slate tiles have been around for many years, these roofing slates have only come onto the scene in the modern industry in the last 20 years.

In the mid-nineties, China started to distinguish different qualities of slate – with issues reported such as fading slates, water absorption, and acid resistance. With the introduction of high quality processing machines from Europe and improved quality control, China is now able to produce Chinese slate tiles that are to a high standard, making them competitive roofing slates in the market.

Installing Chinese Slate Tiles:

Our Roofing Company in Blackburn recommends that the Chinese slate tiles are sorted into at least three grades of thickness.

Grading any slate found to be twisted, bowed etc should be put to one side and used for eaves or top slate, cut for half slate, valleys or chimneys.

The sorting and grading of the roofing slates are best carried out whilst holding the slate.

New roofing slates are not to be walked on – it usually means that the contractor does not know what they are doing and you will have the headache of the tiles falling off.

Slates made for floors are laid on the floor when installed.



Chinese slate tiles offer you an investment that is likely to last you a lifetime – it will last 150 years if designed and installed correctly!

Whilst many roofing slates will have faded out of existence in the time that Chinese slate tiles are functioning without showing any signs of ageing – of course, the amount of years that the Chinese slate tiles are primarily based on how well the roofing slates are installed.

At B and M Henderson, a roofing company in Blackburn, we believe that by choosing to install the Chinese slate tiles, you will be investing in a roofing that will last you a lifetime – this means not needing to worry about repairing or replacing your roofing slates.

We offer two types of Chinese slate tiles; Imperial and Majestic. If you would like more information on these particular roofing slates or you want to learn more about other slates, our roofing company in Blackburn are happy to help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!


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