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Old German-style Covering

Vital beauty for highest demands

Old German-style Covering from Rathscheck SchieferFrom affectionate detail to total work of art.

Typical for the old german-style covering is the exchange between cap-stones within the truss lines. The details for valleys, hips, verges and ridges create an individual artwork.

The main feature of the old german-style covering is the application of free-hand prepared imbricated cap-stones. Other than for most of the natural slate covering manners, which work with uniform stone templates, the covering design here will be vitalized by varying stone heights and widths according to exactly defined rules. The result is an individual, extremely charming artwork.

The old german-style covering makes high demands on the qualification of the craftsman, because the old german-style covering is represented especially in filigree roof details, owing to which it is considered as gracious, but also demanding queen among covering arts.

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Courage for exclusivity as expression of lifestyle.

How could be personality more expressed than with an old german-style covering with noble slate. Because it does not obtain its non-interchangeable optics from superficial effects. Its natural brilliance and the fine structure provide unique buildings with individual character in connection with the old german-style covering. The experienced slater understands how to realize the exclusive requests of the owner and the architects. He knows the characteristics of the old german-style covering and the possibilities of the arising arrangement. Aesthetics is a language, understood by everyone, but controlled only by few.

Real values outlive every building trend.

Today the return to long-lasting building with ecologically valuable construction materials sets the standard for the future and makes natural slate as raw material for roof and façade more actual than ever. Natural slate corresponds with every requirement of today’s building physics and it is environmentally compatible valuable. The unique aesthetics of the old german-style covering sets standards. It builds a bridge from cultural-historical structures of past ages to raised architecture of our present. It allows the owners and designers to realize individuality and creativity.


The slate for excellent buildings.

With MONUMENTUM® we not only want to maintain a tradition but also to help shape the future. Our premium product continues the spirit of Mosel slate, which shaped the Altdeutsche Deckung for more than 200 years. Exquisite stones combine classicism with progress. MONUMENTUM® with its stone characteristics and variety of formats stands for the continuation of the classic slate covering in sophisticated architecture.

With more than 40 years of experience with selected deposits and a quality system that goes far beyond the national and European testing standards required, Rathscheck continues the Altdeutsche Deckung with Monumentum. Through strict controls, the careful selection, and precise manufacturing, Monumentum has the best test certificates in terms of water absorption and permeability, temperature change resistance and acid resistance. Every capstone that leaves the modern production facility in the northwest of Spain is a valuable unique specimen.



Vibrant beauty for the most discerning tastes.

Nature is a perfectionist. This is why our premium product, Moselschiefer®, which has matured deep under the earth for 400 million years, provides an ecological slate cladding of the highest quality.

We are fortunate to have this type of slate in Mayen. Even the Romans appreciated the durability, gloss and deep, blue-grey colour of this rugged building material and quarried it here. The slate was originally transported along the Mosel River, which is where its name originated in around 1588. Moselschiefer® is one of the world’s oldest brand names and still represents the highest quality slate.

For many generations, master builders and artisans have used Moselschiefer® to create buildings with lasting value. They perfected their art in the creation of the Old German cladding, which remains the most regal coverage format.

Today Moselschiefer® is used exclusively in gardening and landscaping. As decorative gravel in the form of slate chippings in various grain sizes, it is suitable for decorative surface design. Screening walls, masonry bricks and solid stepped bricks made of slate ensure a varied and lively overall appearance.


A material with varied facets.

InterSIN® is our brand name for blue-grey slate that has been internationally sourced. InterSIN slate is obtained from surface quarries and underground mines. It is collected with great care using the most modern technology.

Its durability makes this rugged, low-maintenance material an extremely economical commodity for roofing and façade cladding. Blue-grey slate is a high-quality, entirely natural product. Our Rathscheck quality system was developed over several decades; adherence to strict criteria and constant on-site inspections ensure the high quality standard of the various slate deposits. Slate samples are regularly subjected to numerous tests and must meet our requirements that are based on the quality of our premium MONUMENTUM® product.

InterSIN® is available in many different cladding formats. From the most economical universal cladding to many types of façade claddings and scale claddings, a suitable InterSIN® slate format can be found for any taste and any budget.

There are no limits to the individual design options. InterSIN® provides each prestige project with a unique character that lasts for generations.



Slate in natural colours.

What is the colour of courage?

Slate. A vibrant, natural stone. Produced by natural forces millions of years ago, but prized even today as a building material with perfect characteristics for roofs and façades.

Everyone knows slate – a type of blue-grey stone with a silky gloss. But did you also know that slate is available in other colours?

Depending on the configuration of the natural components, slate comes in a variety of subtly nuanced colour tones. This is why slate displays reddish or greenish hues in some locations.

ColorSIN® is the brand name of our coloured slate. The different cladding formats provide variety and colourful design options, which lend an individual character to each slate cladding.Charakter.

Just like blue-grey slate, ColorSIN® is a purely natural product with the same characteristics. It is extremely durable, robust, easy to maintain and surprisingly good value. A colourful slate cladding always has a special appeal.

Be bold. Show your colours!



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