Slating is one of the oldest styles of roofing and is suitable for most types of property. It is very popular on cottage style properties and is suitable for lower pitched roofs.
Natural slates either Welsh or Spanish produce a superior finish and colouring.
However, the manmade products, which are now available, have become very popular and also produce a similar style of finish and appearance.
Slating is normally less weight per m2 than tiling which makes it more suitable for some projects.