Sometimes it’s possible – even preferable – to use secondhand slates rather than brand new slates.
But how long will they last, and what do they look like? Well have a look at these and see what you think..
We’ve done this mostly in the Peak District on heritage properties when it’s important for the roof to blend in with other properties nearby. Sometimes it’s not possible to reclaim enough tiles to complete a project, and sometimes the old tiles are just too old. But the ones in this video are 170 years old and still look great!
So as long as there’s enough of them and they’re in good condition and can be secured to the latest standards they’re a good choice!