Advice & Reviews
October 11, 2018

6 reasons why you should choose Natural Slate

Choosing a roofing material can be a big decision when building or renovating a home; not only do homeowners want their roof to suit the style of their home, it’s also important that the material is durable and stands the test of time.

With many roofing materials now available in a range of colours, shapes and textures it can often be confusing which one is best, before you even start to consider the cost.

So where to start when recommending the best roofing option for your customers?

Natural slate is the perfect choice for a material that is not only elegant and timeless in appearance, but is also the most durable on the market, often lasting for centuries, outliving the rest of the building.

Other key benefits of natural slate tiles are:

Range – A lot of homeowners don’t realise the choice available with natural slate tiles; from varying sizes, thicknesses and colours.

Environmentally Friendly – With many customers now more conscious than ever on the impact their choices have on the environment, natural slate ticks all the boxes. Naturally-formed by Mother Nature herself, natural slate can also be easily recycled at the end of its life and does not need any artificial materials or chemical products.

Fire Resistant – Unlike some other roofing materials slate tiles are completely fire resistant. They are also weather resistant, so during those winter months, you don’t have to worry about getting a call out!

Low maintenance – Just what your customers want to hear! Once a natural slate roof is installed it needs little maintenance.

Increased home value – another one your customers will love to hear! Due to its authentic, elegant appearance, natural slate roofs can increase the value of the house,

Longevity – Did we mention that natural slate roofs can last up to 150 years? The investment is definitely worth it.


Here at MKM we work closely with JRC Slate as a natural slate supplier.

JRC Slate specialise in sourcing and delivering slates from around the globe and are ‘the natural choice for natural slate’. It’s Spanish slate brands ‘Calidad’ and ‘Venta’ offer a

variety of slate roofing tiles which easily suit different uses and budgets, making them a perfect solution to recommend to your customers. An established name within the roofing industry you can be certain of reliability and quality from JRC Slate.

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JRC Slate is stocked in the following MKM branches: Bishop Auckland, Chelmsford, Dereham, Hartlepool, Newent, Ripon, Sheffield South and Warrington.

For more information on JRC Slate pop into one of these MKM branches and speak to one of our roofing specialists. All our roofing specialists have received training and support from JRC and will be more than happy to help with any enquiries you may have.

JRC Slate will also be visiting the following branches for a breakfast morning, why not come along and see for yourself the many benefits of natural slate?

Bishop Auckland on Thursday 18th October, 8:00am-12:00pm.

Chelmsford on Tuesday 16th October, 8:00am-12:00pm.

Ripon on Monday 15th October,  8:00am onwards.

Warrington on Tuesday 16th October, 8:00am onwards.