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Old 02-02-2015, 11:47 AM
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I wonder if anyone can help please. For some reason I have terrible trouble finding things by searching lol.

I am looking for roofing for my new dolls house and have decided that I want slates rather than tiles. Don't really mind if they are in sheets or singles (all depends on price). I can't find them in the Dolls house shop.. Tried to contact them but that seems impossible for me lol as I'm not computer savvy and have no idea what they are asking for.

Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:14 PM
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I like to use both tiles from these which have good prices

Bromley Craft Products - Dolls House Roof Tiles and Slates - Mail Order Online Shop

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Old 02-02-2015, 02:30 PM
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As Rebecca has said, Bromley Craft Products can supply some very good 'slates or tiles'. Follow the links she has given you.

If you want to see what they look like on, have a look in my albums at Rose Cottage. I finished these with a grey matt emulsion and they looked pretty good. A final coat of matt varnish may also improve the look. I used some thin grey card to make the lead flashings but BCP can also supply genuine lead. Their service is also excellent.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:01 PM
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I used real slates on my house in my album. It was a British supplier. Sorry cant remember the name. Only thing with them is they can break and chip.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:29 PM
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Thank you everyone, Bromley brings back great memories for me as it's where I met my hubby many years ago. Saying that I realise the shop isn't in Bromley lol.
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:39 PM
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I put real slate on one of mine and I got them from Ebay. But as Rebecca has said Bromley crafts do such a selection and to be honest I would probably use a stencil or mould next time...(I have a bad back) and have become terribly lazy
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Old 02-02-2015, 07:51 PM
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The real slate is by Richard Stacey I think. If you google him, you should find his web store.
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