Ecology and Production of Moinho Slate

In a world where human impact on nature creates pollution and destruction of fauna and flora, we must and will change our construction habits to be sustainable. Instead of polluting we should all have a sustainable and positive impact on our planet. In short, using our slate as a building material is part of the solution for […]

Shipping and Documents

Transit time is the time a ship or ocean vessel takes to cross the ocean from port of departure until port of arrival. From continents like Asia this can take a few weeks up to over one month to reach European harbours or North-American Ports. From Brazil, the harbour of Santos has all the direct […]

Roofing in Slate

Since before the middle ages the empires and kingdoms have used the cladding of Natural Slate for a long lasting solution for roofing of palaces, castles and churches. The timeless beauty of a century old building with slate roofing is evident. The long life time of the slate is well known as well. At first […]

Project Restaurant Maarssen

For the renovation of this hotel restaurant instead of choosing for a standard fibre cement industrial option the project owner has made his decision to clad his building with this cost effective, natural and ecological building material of Moinho’s Slate cladding. Using Anthracite Black for roofing and cladding the make-over of this hotel complex was […]

Project Lugano Hoofddorp

In the city centre of Hoofddorp, the closest town to airport Schiphol-Amsterdam in the Netherlands this new group of buildings was built. The buildings consist of offices and living apartments. For the cladding of slate for this windy area close to the coast of the North Sea the architect has chosen the Moinho’s Multicolour. Various […]

Calibration how it’s made and why do we use it


The main reason we calibrate our slate is for creating a uniform thickness in our products. This makes it easier for installation, calculation, packing, transport, and as well for the adhesion of the fixing material it has a positive effect. Also the strength-test for the slate products while being calibrated, is immense, thus making the […]

Slabs, production packing and uses of slabs


The biggest block we can quarry at the Moinho quarrying region we use for Slabs, or Kitchen-Slabs. After opening the layers of Slate, we use the selection for each individual block to check on surface and splittability to see if the blocks are possible to convert into slabs. The most used colour for these slabs […]

Palace of Justice Amsterdam


Surrounded by water and canals, the historic city of Amsterdam is a tourist hotspot in Europe. Right in the middle of the centre of the city, a new plot of land was created inside the famous river ‘IJ’, next to Amsterdam Central Station.  The architects for this project are Dick van Gameren and Bjarn Mastenbroek. […]

Project Swans’ Corner

Nearby the bigger  metropolis and international Airport of Schiphol, a new project with an ecological house was built. The region is close to the beautiful coastline and beaches. The plots are surrounded by grassland and small lakes. The project consists  of 17 detached homes, all of them with a generous 250+ m2 inner space.   […]