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Wild Covering

The coverage type for individualists.

Rathscheck Schiefer - Wild Covering

The wild covering is always an irreproducible artwork of original, natural beauty. It creates from every roof and every building a unique creation of lasting value.

When handicraft becomes art.

The attraction of the wild covering is hiding in the aesthetics of contingency. Compared with every other natural slate covering method the stones will be used unhewn with their partly bizarre shapes. The stones will be prepared piece by piece by the slater only on the roof and adjusted to the living artwork. Although it apparently acts easy and accidentally, it follows the complex requirements of the laying technique. The stones have to be formed exactly and adapted into the covering design, so they protect reliably against wind and weather. The wild covering challenges the real master, who understands, how to unify function and aesthetics in perfection. It is an art controlled only by a few slaters. 

Nothing is more constructive than nature. Every shale has its own, naturally developed structure. Any post-treatment or additive cannot improve its structural-physical characteristics and its natural beauty. With a natural slate roof of wild covering you provide your house with the aroma of uniqueness. It will become the lasting symbol of your lifestyle. An overall architectural idea. Walk your own way and realize your personal lifestyle. So your house will be the monument of your philosophy.

Building with every sense. Emotional and full of joy.

Nature is perfectionist. And so is also slate, which has aged 400 million years deep underground, a perfect material for natural healthy building and living. The wild covering continues the life concept consistent with nature. It leaves the true-born naturalness of the slate. Beyond every trend. So in close cooperation between architects, slaters and owners houses and buildings of unique beauty and timeless charm come to being. Because nature never gets out of style.



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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