Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rockcomposed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock. Foliation may not correspond to the original sedimentary layering, but instead is in planes perpendicular to the direction of metamorphic compression.
Delamination of a slate tiled roof is caused by the reaction of certain minerals to long-term moisture cycles, as over time, the minerals expand, causing layers of slate to separate along cleavage planes. As [...]
The existing slate nails have corroded, in some cases completely. This can cause the slate to slip from under the covering slate exposing the roof underlayment. When the slates start slipping in numbers, it's [...]
MLR Slate roofing has worked on older buildings throughout the greater Sydney area. This project was a four hipped copper standing seam roof, complete with velux skylights and custom made flashings. MLR Slate Roofing [...]
MLR Slate Roofing has been contracted to do a very detailed, two level copper octagon roof with some slate details in Vaucluse. This roofing project has Welsh slate with copper roofs, gutters and downpipes. [...]
Heritage Slate Roof: Marrickville Fire Station Located in the inner western Sydney suburb of Marrickville is this significant landmark property and heritage-listed site. It is the fire station of Marrickville which is still in operation. MLR [...]
Heritage slate roofing: church This project entailed replacement of Church and Old Rectory roofs in Welsh Penrhyn slate The work was done with minimal disruption to the many church activities taking place in and around [...]
MLR Slate Roofing provides a comprehensive heritage slate roof repair service like this re-roofing for a Heritage property in Leicester Street in Marrickville NSW.
Residential Slate Roofing Award Winner 2016 MLR Slate Roofing has been awarded the “Best Use of Slate” award for 2016. The award-winning slate project is located in Mosman NSW and features a roof of Penrhyn [...]
MLR Slate Roofing are experts in the selection, supply and installation of timber shake roofing like this new Timber Rose She Oak roof. We finished this project with precision installed stainless steel box gutters and Zinc ridges, and Zinc Standing seam roofing.