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Riverstone Gruesa: A Quality Roof That Stands Out

  With its unconventional thickness of 12-15mm, Riverstone Gruesa certainly can make a roof the most spectacular feature of any building. Thousands of homeowners around the UK and all over the world have trusted Riverstone for the last 20 years. In the most recent example Riverstone was selected to crown the picturesque Summer House residence, [...]

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SSQ at JJ Roofing Trade Show

For a second year in a row SSQ Natural Slate was selected as one of the 21 most trusted suppliers to participate in JJ Roofing Supplies Trade Show in Cricklewood, North London. The event was attended by over 150 customers and 30 JJ Staff. SSQ was represented by our Technical Manager, Richard Cook, and Regional [...]

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SSQ RIVERSTONE Unfading Grey Phyllite chosen to replace indigenous Pennsylvania slates in US!

SSQ RIVERSTONE Unfading Grey Phyllite was used to preserve the integrity of the First Presbyterian Church in Red Bank, NJ, United States. Located two miles from the Atlantic Ocean, on the highest elevation in the area, the church roofs and steeples take abuse from salt-laden high winds, the scorching summer sun and pelting freezing rain, [...]

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Five-Star Stone for Five-Star Hotel in Argentina

SSQ is proud to have its played its part in the historic construction of the EPIC Hotel, the first five star resort in the province of San Luis, Argentina, a mere 100km from our La Repressa quarry. Based in the picturesque town of Villa de Melo at the foothills of the Sierras Grande mountains, the [...]

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Nature’s Finest Stone Charmed Miss France!

SSQ always pulls all the stops when it comes to strengthening the position of a market leader in Europe. The most recent example is the collaboration with CAPEB France and our participation in LES JOURNÉES DE LA CONSTRUCTION 2017 is Strasbourg. Throughout the three-day event, VIP guests including the Director of CAPEB Mr Patrick Liebus [...]

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Domiz Is The Choice For Gloucestershire New Builds

Around 18,000 of SSQ Slate’s 500cm x 250cm Domiz slates have recently been installed as part of a new, exclusive housing project in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire. Comprising one six-bedroom and four five-bedroom newly built stone houses, the project required an affordable roofing slate that would fit in aesthetically with the design of the new homes. Tom [...]

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SSQ’s Riverstone Slate Re-used In Rebuild

By re-using 12-year-old SSQ Riverstone slates from the original build, a bungalow in Falmouth, Cornwall has undergone a complete rebuild whilst preserving the original look of the roof. The new owners of the property decided they wanted to replace the loft space with an additional floor, accommodating three bedrooms. Upon discovering how old the walls [...]

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Old Chapel Gets New Look

In order to deliver a better level of insulation and to preserve the aesthetics of a 200-year old chapel in Dyfed, Wales, SSQ Slate has provided approximately 1,000 of its Montegris, First Grade slates for installation across the roof. The Old Chapel in Pembroke Dock needed a high quality slate offering a colour that was [...]

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Howzat For A Slate Roof!

Working with Balgores Roofing to bring the mixed-use project at Kent County Cricket Club (KCCC) to life, SSQ has supplied in excess of 8,000 m2 of its Del Carmen, First grade, slates for installation on the roofs of new homes surrounding the club. The residential part of the mixed-use scheme, which comprises 48 detached three, [...]

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Del Carmen Ultra Earns Its Stripes

With over 30 years’ experience in the slate roofing industry, SSQ has been selected to provide 185,000 of its Del Carmen, Ultra grade, slates to the Royal Military Academy in Surrey. Fixed directly to the battens with 38mm x 3.35mm copper nails, in order to deliver a sleek, uniform look that would blend in well [...]

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SSQ Slate Helps Complete Upper Rissington’s New Community Centre

  As part of the Upper Rissington, Gloucestershire development project, SSQ Slate has worked with Kier Construction to provide approximately 10,000 Del Carmen First grade slates for installation on the new community centre roof.  As part of a wider development project, incorporating a new school and housing for local residents, the new Rissington community centre [...]

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SSQ Slate In Ukraine

  This year SSQ representative in Ukraine Mr Artem Makeiev took part in the biggest exhibition for building materials in Ukraine InterBuildExpo 2015. It was the second time for SSQ slates to be exhibited in Ukraine and we already completed a few projects together with Artem and Country of Masters. Very exciting start of the [...]

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New Look For Dartford Cottage

  In order to restore character to the structure, a cottage in Dartford, Kent has undergone a roofing makeover, with 4,000 of SSQ’s standard grade Domiz roofing slate tiles replacing the old roof. The previous bevel shaped roof slates on the cottage were over shaped and had lost adequate headlap, which led to the roof [...]

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Del Carmen Treatment For New Zealand House

  Suffering substantial earthquake damage earlier in 2014, the roof of a residential property in Christchurch, New Zealand has been given a new lease of life following the installation of 13,500 of SSQ’s Del Carmen, Ultra grade, slates. Following investigations, the previous slate installation had proved too brittle – following the damage to the roof, [...]

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SSQ Is King Of The Castle Lane

  Installed across the pitched roofs of two new apartment buildings in Castle Lane – a mixed use development overlooking the historic Swansea Castle, SSQ’s Del Carmen Ultra slate has helped to create an impressive look and feel that is also in keeping with conservation requirements.  With the local planning authorities stating a strict need [...]

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SSQ Proves That Sharing Is Caring

Providing care support for 90 people in a two-storey purpose built building, the roof of Fremantle Court care home has been completed following the installation of more than 30,000 of SSQ’s Del Carmen slates.  Being a £6million premium care facility, it was important to ensure that all materials used were of the very best quality. [...]

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Premier Inn Benefits From SSQ’s Slate Installation

In order to achieve a uniform aesthetic at Haverfordwest’s brand new 60 bed Premier Inn and Marstons pub, more than 35,000 of SSQ’s Del Carmen and Monteverde slates have recently been installed.  With the new buildings erected alongside one another, it was important to ensure that the two roofs complemented each other perfectly. This was [...]

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SSQ Slate Expands Its Offering Throughout Ireland

  Expanding its offering to provide its portfolio of quality slates throughout the four provinces of Ireland, SSQ Slate has teamed up with Killoran Slate & Tile and Blue Bangor Slate Company, to ensure swift, professional delivery regardless of location. As SSQ appointed distributors, Killoran Slate & Tile and Blue Bangor Slate Company are well [...]

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SSQ Slate Meets Conservation Requirements

  Both set in strict conservation areas, Linden Homes’ new projects at Kilmersdon Hill, Somerset and Hereford Road in Abergavenny required the use of sympathetic materials that would meet heritage requirements. As a result, SSQ’s heritage accepted Del Carmen slates were selected and installed across nine and 27 new homes respectively. With a need to [...]

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Royal High School, Bath, Del Carmen (Ultra grade)

  Helping to achieve an unrivalled aesthetic whilst also meeting heritage requirements, SSQ Slate has provided its exclusive Del Carmen Ultra slate to the new Hope House building at the Royal High School, Bath – part of the Cranwell House expansion project. Due to strict conservation requirements, a roofing material was needed which would meet [...]

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