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Regional Advice Note 2

This advice note describes the production and use of slates in the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, and deals with the maintenance and repair of slate roofs and wall cladding. It considers regional details specific to the traditions of roofing and cladding in south-west England and explains, where appropriate, adaptations to incorporate modern requirements such as improved thermal performance.

  1. Introduction
  2. History
  3. Characteristics
  4. Winning and production of slates
  5. Work in general
  6. Recording and assessment
  7. Repairs and re-slating
  8. Specification and detailing
  9. Scantle slating
  10. Rag slating
  11. Patent slating
  12. Wall cladding
  13. Maintenance
  14. Notes and references
  15. Other advice
  16. Glossary
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