Bangor Blue Slates/Blue Bangors

By: Lagan Building Solutions (LBS) - Bangor Blue Slates, Natural Slate, Roofing Materials  02/12/2010
Keywords: natural stone, Roofing Materials, Roof Slates

Penrhyn 'Bangor Blues' or Blue Bangors are universally acknowledged as the best quality natural roofing slates in the world. Extracted from 590 million year old slate deposits at the Penrhyn quarry in Bethesda, North Wales, the Bangor Blue Slate is known as the 'Rolls Royce' of roofing materials. Bangor Blue slates have worldwide appeal and they are sold as far away as to Australia and New Zealand. Bangor Blues have great affinity with Ireland and records from as far back as 1413 show that this slate was shipped and commercially sold into Ireland. Indeed, only a hundred years ago, most of Ireland's roofs were covered in slates from this famous quarry. Although also available in red and grey, most the slates from Penrhyn are an attractive heather blue or purple colour. They come in standard sizes of 500 x 300mm (or 20 x 12") although are available in any size. Penrhyn slates come in 3 thicknesses: Capital grade (6mm nominal thickness); County grade (8mm nominal thickness); and Celtic Grade (10mm nominal thickness).

Keywords: Bangor Blue Slates, Bangor Blues, Blue Bangor Slates, Blue Bangors, Natural Slates, natural stone, Roof Slates, Roofing Materials,

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