Natural Slate Cladding

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Developed with input from architects, CUPACLAD ventilated façade systems are able to adapt to any kind of project, by combining alternative fastening methods and slate formats. The systems were created to fill the need to adapt to the trend for more sustainable solutions. By using highly durable tectonic slate, CUPACLAD rises to the challenge and offers a competitive and sustainable option for cladding any type of façade.

CUPACLAD solutions are lightweight, easy to install and can be cut to any shape, to suit any architectural vision.

With CUPACLAD Design, this design freedom is further reinforced, with a collection of stunning finishes created by combining different profiles, sizes and configurations. Each is inspired by current architectural trends and designed to maximise the natural beauty of slate


Each slate is unique. No other artificial alternatives could compare with a product which has been molded by nature for over 500 million years.


Its unparalleled character and durability makes this material ideal to give an outstanding appearance and personality to any architectural project.


With a durability of over 100 years, natural slate is the most resistant material used for cladding and roofing. Unlike with artificial products, the colour and the properties of slate stay, unalterable, through time with no need for maintenance.


Slate is capable of enduring extreme temperatures, difficult snow formation, fire-resistance as well as being fully waterproof.


why cupaclad?

  • Contemporary
  • Extremely durable
  • Incombustible
  • Flexible and light weight
  • Eco friendly
  • BBA Certified
  • Guaranteed up to 20 years
  • Tested up to 3.2 kPa wind load
  • Easy to install with minimum components
  • Efficiency of ventiladed facades
  • No maintenance
  • Complementary to external insulation systems

 “The architect of the future will rely on the imitation of nature, because it is the most rational, durable and economical of all methods.”
Antonio Gaudí 

Symonite is offering one of the most sustainable cladding options in the New Zealand market through its Cupaclad natural slate.

By using highly durable tectonic slate, Cupaclad requires limited resources to source and finish while providing excellent durability. The European references for slate cladding and roofing go back more than 200 years and Cupaclad is proven to excel in colour fastness, flatness and surface finish without requiring any maintenance throughout this time.

There are no chemicals used in the process of production nor any emissions released from this natural product. What can compare with a natural product which has been moulded by nature for over 500 million years?