Reason to specify #4

—> We won’t pull the wool over your eyes

Increases in supply of slate from Spain have caused an explosion of  “new” products entering the UK market.

The reality is that the majority of these products are from existing sources and are masquerading as new products.

What makes things worse is a lot of poorer quality slates are slipping through the net and it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine what constitutes a decent slate.

Our policy at SSQ is to stick with tried and trusted, fully traceable, products so that you know exactly what you are buying.

At the end of the day, slate is a natural product.

Here are some of the points you should be taking into account when choosing your slates:

  • What is the track record of the slate? If it is a new product, do you know the name of the source?

 Not all new products are bad of course, so if you are going to take a chance make sure that all the documentation is provided including details of the source (which is in most cases omitted we find).

  • The guarantee provided and its credibility

 If there’s a guarantee, what’s its basis? The test results or is it simply a marketing gimmick? If there are problems 5 or 15 years down the line is that company really going to bail you out?

  • The grade chosen

 An ultra and first grade consignment will have a lot less wastage, and fewer substandard slates, than a standard grade. Does your quotation take this into account?

  • Whether it will rust or not (or worse)

 It may be cheaper, but would your client like the look of a development with stained roofs throughout?

Work with SSQ and we promise you full transparency.

Like our slate, we’re committed for the long haul (35 years and counting), so we’ve no incentive to pull the wool over your eyes.

So if you would like a quotation, or simply some complimentary samples, please leave your details below and we’ll get this arranged: