sydney slate roof benefits


Natural roofing slates are a durable and versatile material providing protection from the harsh Australian climate and deliver a premium asethetic look to any home or building.

Roofing slate of a high quality, such as Welsh Penrhyn, Canadian Glendyne, and premium grade Spanish, will last in excess of 80 years, provided the correct installation methods are adhered to. Whilst the cost of installing a slate roof can be high compared to other materials, there is no compromise for the quality and assurance that it offers.

We only install the highest quality slate to any project, as we would not want to put our name to anything deemed sub-standard.

In addition to using only the best slates, we also use the best fixings and rainwater goods available.

All of our roofs are fixed using:

  • Copper: Copper nails (length to suit varying thickness in slates), copper valleys, gutters, downpipes, roll top ridge capping and rainwater heads
  • Lead: Flashings, soakers, ridge and hip capping, valleys, chimneys and box gutters
  • Breathable sarking
  • F8 Oregon battens
  • Hot Dip Galvanized gun nails


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Welsh Penrhyn Slate Roofing

Welsh slates are renowned for being the most durable and aesthetically pleasing slate in the world. It is colourfast and does not fade, even under the harsh Australian UV rays. Such is the confidence in the product; the Welsh Slate quarry offers a 100-year guarantee on all slates, which is passed on through us.

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Canadian Glendyne Slate Roofing

Glendyne natural slate originates from Canada in the province of Quebec, it is an exceptional quality slate free from pyrite and other metallic intrusions. The glendyne is very consistent in shape, they are continuously flat with no abnormalities and easy to install.

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Spanish del Carmen Slate Roofing

We only use Premium Grade A1 and T1 rated Spanish slates on our roofs, which are guaranteed pyrite free. They are free from any metallic irregularities and the standard of slate is consistent. This product is highly durable and will last 80+ years.

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The team at East Coast Slate Roofing Sydney are professional slate, copperlead and zinc roof installers.  We service all areas of NSW including all Sydney suburbs, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Southern Highlands and all other regions. All slate roof repairs and restorations, are completed to the highest standards. If you’re building a new residence, a slate roof installations compliment all architectural styles and add significant value to your property.  Slate, over other roofing materials, offers greater resiliency and longevity (up to 100 years). 

With over 30 years combined experience in the UK, Ireland and Australia, licensed slate roofers, Jamie and his team possess the knowledge and expertise to deliver exceptional results every time.  Slating is a craft, and crafts take time to perfect, which is why no job of ours is ever rushed.  Our reputation is everything to us and close scrutiny on every project allows us to continue being the leading installer of slate roofs in Sydney.

We have completed many prestigious and iconic projects over the years, including the Welsh Slate and copper roof restoration of the old Woollarah Library for Woollahra Council.  Restoring roofs to old and heritage buildings fills us with pride when the project is complete – the finished product really does speak for itself. View examples of our slate roof projects »

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