Coping or capping your wall in slate will prevent weather damage by adding slate as coping you are building your wall for the future, slate is robust and strong it can with stand harsh weather conditions including frost.
Because slate can be cut, shaped or polished we can offer our customers some choices regarding its finish from sawn, fine rubbed and also natural textured finish.We can also offer our customers three different thicknesses 30, 40 & 50mm thick we also produce bespoke thickness if your project requires it.
We have a wide selection of coping slate. They are designed to keep water from entering walls, you can also use it as decorative.
When you enquire about our coping slate there are a few details you should have.
The width of the wall you need to cover.
The Length of the wall you need to cover.
The Finish (sawn, smooth or natural etc.)
The Choice of Slate
All of our coping slate can be manufactured in length up to 1300m and you can specify the any width.
Wall Sketch & Diagram.
Once Weathered Coping Stone
A once weathered coping slate means the slate has a gradient to one edge of the slate. These are mostly used around parapet walls when the water runs off to the back edge and then falls behind the wall. When using this style of coping slate you will usually require an overhang with a drip groove cut into the underside, we recommend 6mm fluted groove 25mm in per side to create your overhang.
Twice Weathered Coping Stone
A twice weathered coping stone has a peak (at the centre) that allows water to run off to both sides. This coping slate also needs to have an overhang and usually drip groove cut into the underside, we recommend 6mm fluted groove 25mm in per side to create your overhang. This style is most commonly used on garden walls, and gable ends.
Plain Weathered Coping Stone
A plain weathered coping would be the most cost effective. This slate coping would be made with no weathering this type of wall coping can be fixed level or you can fix the slate on a slight angle by adding a thick bed of mortar to one side. This style of coping slate will usually require an overhang with a drip groove cut into the underside, we recommend 6mm fluted groove 25mm in per side to create your overhang.