Fibre cement slates are a new cheaper solution to original roof slates, where as orignal slates can break easily due to weather climate, every fibre cement is rivited down to stop wind entering underneath and makng the slate vulnerable.
The welsh slate can come in all different shades of colour and all different sizes, there are many other similar slates to the welsh.
The spanish slate leaves a more attractive finish but comes at a higher price, there are other slates similar to the Spanish slate such as the Brazilian slate, Canadian trinity and China good roofing slate.
The melbourn interlocking slate is a developed to provide a lightweight alternative to natural slate. It closely resembles natural slate in composition and appearance but its easier and faster to install.