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The ‘Full Package’ Deal

  Like most people who work in the roofing industry, my eye is naturally drawn to rooftops as I travel around the country. When I started out in the industry the world took on a new dimension for me in this regard; never before had I paid enough attention to really notice the beautiful finishes [...]

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An Exciting Walling Solution For The Harsh Nordic Climate

  In this project, various dimensions were used to create a random walling effect at a depth of 10cm. The specific sizes used were 4,6,8cm widths by random lengths starting at a minimum of 25cm. The corner stones were cut from larger pieces ensuring single pieces would be used to connect the walls to one [...]

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An Opulent Take On Vertical Slating

  Vertical slate cladding is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst architects all over the world thanks to its exceptional longevity, easy installation methods, fire and weather resistance, and above all, its matchless aesthetic appearance. Natural slate is truly becoming a multipurpose material within the construction and design industry. We have been seeing examples of [...]

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Success At The Surface Design Show

  On February 6th, the Surface Design Show returned to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London for a three-day event showcasing over 170 exhibitors and more than 45 guest speakers and presenters. This year we exhibited our Riverstone Phyllite for the first time at the Stone Gallery, the only dedicated stone show in 2018. [...]

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Del Carmen Ultra: A New Angle On Slate In Australia

  Our projects in Australia have quickly become some of our best work. SSQ boasts one of the strongest brands in Australia with the Del Carmen, Ultra grade slate. Working alongside Melbourne’s very own Roof Services for the last 20 years, we have supplied some interesting projects that demonstrate the qualities of the Del Carmen [...]

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Success At Marmomac In Verona

  SSQ was proud to host a stand at the Marmomac Exhibition in Verona, Italy in September. With a slate cutting demonstration section, visitors could cut their own Riverstone heart – which we thought fitting, given the Romeo and Juliet setting. We also exhibited more than seven different product applications, growing the potential of the [...]

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Del Carmen Takes Home Roof Slating Award

  A project utilising our Del Carmen Spanish Slate took home the award for Roof Slating at this year’s UK Roofing Awards, hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC). The NFRC is the largest and most influential roofing trade association in the UK, promoting both quality products and contractors, while ensuring that its [...]

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Riverstone Gruesa: A Signature Slate With Superior Performance

  Riverstone Phyllite is SSQ’s signature slate; it is one of the few commercially accessible Phyllite stones in the world. Riverstone, Gruesa grade is a slate used for its quality and unconventional thickness of 12-15mm. Riverstone was recently selected to crown the picturesque Summer House residence, situated on the outskirts of Cheltenham, right in the [...]

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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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