It has come to our attention that there is a misperception in the professional roofing community that the Buckingham Slate deposit has been depleted.
We value our customers and want to clear up any confusion in the marketplace as well as communicate our focus moving forward to enable our customers to manage their own supply needs effectively.
The veins of rock throughout the slate deposit at Buckingham Slate vary in composition. Running into a different slate vein is not uncommon and has occurred several times since the quarry began operating in 1867. While all of it is the highest quality, genuine Buckingham Slate, not every vein is of suitable composition to hand craft roofing tiles.
Currently, we are working in a deposit with a composition better suited for producing architectural products, tile flooring, vertical wall products as well as flagstone and hardscape products. We have pivoted our production, sales and marketing efforts to maximize the highest and best use of this current slate composition.
While we are still producing roofing tiles, we are doing so in a limited capacity for the foreseeable future. We appreciate your support and hope you will incorporate Buckingham Slate architectural, tile flooring and hardscape products in your projects.
For more information, give us a call or visit buckinghamslate.com.