Ibstock Community College was built in 1925 in Ibstock, Leicestershire. Having been steadily expanding over the recent years, the school was due be re-roofed as part of a larger refurb project, with the works scheduled to be carried out during the summer holidays in order to minimize disruption to the college life. The project [...]
SSQ Domiz slate is carved from the Cabrera mountains in north-west Spain, and hand split specially for SSQ. It has a long track record of proven quality and lasting aesthetic beauty. You can see some of the case studies where Domiz has been used to stunning effect below.
In Kaunas, Lithuania, a city with a rich history and well known for its cultural creativity and architectural style, our Domiz natural slate has been adding a unique look to some new-build residential properties. For two separate projects where the architect and project developer stressed the importance of durable, eye-catching façade design, SSQ partner in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Two of SSQ’s recent projects illustrate just how much bearing geography, and other factors linked to the location of a building, should have in making the right choice when specifying natural slate materials. On the surface, there are similarities: both are housing developments – either of apartments or houses - and both were built for [...]
Forrest Place is located close to the centre of the village of Shere. A number of shallow roof-pitches, along with the need for a natural material that would complement the local 'Shere Green' colour, prompted the architects to choose slate as the preferred option with SSQ Domiz Blue-grey roofing slate being specified.
Moulsford Preparatory School stands proudly above the River Thames midway between Wallingford and Pangbourne. The design of its new sports hall is a radical contrast to the school's traditional red-brick and clay-tile main building and makes a striking addition to the banks of the river. The project used SSQ Domiz blue grey roofing slate.