Reclaimed French slates are quite commonly available in the UK.
This is due to demand for slate outstripping supply at various times during the past 100 or so years, especially for rebuilding after the second world war.
This slate is a characterful material and is a cost effective solution to re-roofing with a second hand material.
A great example of this is at Fermoy’s, a local Garden Centre in Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon. We have provided French Slate for all their roofs.
French Reclaimed Slate is a cheaper alternative to Welsh Slate