New CPD helps to ensure confidence when selecting slate cladding

CUPA PIZARRAS has launched a new RIBA accredited Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding System CPD. The session covers the production process and material characteristics, and the benefits of natural slate rainscreen cladding systems before going on to exploring the breadth of design possibilities.

Natural slate provides a wealth of performance benefits. It is a non-combustible, and durable building material. A popular choice for both retrofit and new-build developments, rainscreen cladding systems such as CUPA PIZARRAS’ CUPACLAD® offers an attractive, reliable and sustainable alternative to traditional systems.

CUPA PIZARRAS are committed to the development of architects and their product knowledge. As such, the company’s Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding System CPD, now approved by RIBA, takes architects through the step-by-step production process of natural slate and the advantages of using a rainscreen cladding system. The CPD also discusses the classification of slate and the fixing methods available to ensure confidence when specifying a product and system. Finally, the CPD showcases some of CUPA PIZARRAS’ CUPACLAD® projects from around the world.

David Cooke, CUPACLAD Business Development Manager at CUPA PIZARRAS commented:

“While natural slate has always been a popular roofing material, it also makes an efficient and striking cladding solution with a wide range of design possibilities.”

“By the end of the CPD presentation, architects will have a greater understanding of slate quality and how to detect potential problems on site. They will also gain a technical and practical understanding of ventilated façade systems as a whole and feel confident specifying natural slate cladding systems for future projects.”

To find out more or register for the CPD, please visit