Riverstone Projects

Riverstone is the diamond of natural roofing slate. Its quality and exclusivity explains why it is used in the most prestigious projects, not just in the UK, but worldwide. If you are looking for the absolute best – that something special for your roofing project – then you have come to the right place. Discover the possibilities with Riverstone in the case studies below…

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 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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Private House, Kaunas, Lithuania, Riverstone, Ultra grade

Location: A modern architecture family home in suburbs of Lithuanian city Kaunas Slate Used: SSQ Riverstone®, Ultra grade, Grey roofing slate, Size 30x30

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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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Christ College, Riverstone Slate

Christ College is one of Britain’s oldest schools. In 2001, a 10-year (plus) programme to restore many of the building’s roofs started. The scale of the project, and on such historically important buildings, meant that an economically viable supply of consistently high-quality roofing slate was needed on a long-term basis.

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Woodside Green Christian Centre, Surrey, Riverstone, Ultra grade

The Woodside Green Christian Centre is a charitable trust renowned for its work with children in the west-Croydon area, its new £1.7million home providing an outstanding example of how imagination can use the versatility of natural roofing slate.

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University of Bristol – The HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Avon, Riverstone, Random

The grade II-listed building recently benefited from a restoration project that has rejuvenated its exterior. The original, very old, possibly reclaimed, Cornish Delabole slates were in poor condition with more than half being unsalvageable; ‘blown’ from water penetration.

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Dundee Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Riverstone, Ultra grade

Location: Dundee Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Scotland
Slate Used: SSQ Riverstone®, Ultra grade, Grey roofing slate

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National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, Riverstone, Ultra grade

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, makes a striking impression from its historic waterfront location in Falmouth. The most outstanding feature is the spectacular rhomboidshaped roof. An ambitious architectural statement, the roof features a dramatic false perspective achieved by arranging different sizes of slate in diminishing courses.

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The Terrace, Rhymney, Riverstone, Ultra grade

Rhymney was declared a Conservation Area in September 1975. The Terrace was built in the early-to-mid 19th century to provide housing for managers and officials employed by the Rhymney Ironworks and are now grade II listed.

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Pendoylan Primary School, Wales, Riverstone, Ultra grade

Location: Pendoylan Primary School, Pendoylan, South Glam, Wales
Slate Used: SSQ Riverstone®, Ultra grade, Grey roofing slate

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Priory Church Wales, Riverstone, Ultra grade

Location: Priory Church, Brecon, Powys, Wales
Slate Used: SSQ Riverstone®, Ultra grade, Grey roofing slate

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Luxury Apartments, Devon, Riverstone, Ultra grade

Location: Luxury Apartments, Elvestone, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Slate Used: SSQ Riverstone®, Ultra Heavy grade, Grey roofing slate

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Craigneuk and Belhaven Parish Church, North Lanarkshire, Riverstone, Ultra grade

This Church of Scotland opened for worship in 1897 to serve the community of Craigneuk. Built using local materials, the slates could be traced to the quarries at Aberfoyle, which, during the 1800s, were the third largest source of roofing slates in Scotland. Sadly, demand declined and the quarries closed in 1957

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Dundurn Walk, Scotland, Riverstone Ultra

This 16-plot residential development is made up of four-bedroom detached homes along with a ‘steading’ (farmstead) development of 3-bedroom houses. Located at the eastern end of Loch Earn in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, it’s just an hour’s drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Shaldon, Devon, Riverstone, Ultra grade; Del Carmen, Ultra grade; Canteverde

Residential projects undertaken by an established partnership between regional market leaders Midas Homes and Western Counties Roofing are now benefiting from a smooth, integrated package of technical support and product supply from SSQ.

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Selwood House, Cambridgeshire, Riverstone, Ultra grade

Located in a conservation area, the local council had to approve the new covering and insisted on a like-for-like replacement. The roof was stripped back to the rafters, new felt and battens fitted and the roof covered with SSQ Ultra Riverstone® Grey roofing slates.

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Glenridge, Buckinghamshire, Riverstone, Ultra grade

Set in an acre of matured woodland, ‘Glenridge’ is built on the crest of a ridge overlooking Bulstrode Park. The NHBC-assured house has a distinctive, friendly look but its unpretentious frontage masks a secret: at 930m2 (10,000sq.ft) and on four floors it’s a lot bigger than it actually looks!

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Inside the Head of a Natural Slate Artist

I’ve checked with Guinness World Records and there are currently just two entries that mention roofs. And regrettably neither of them relate to Natural Slate. I say this because I reckon if there were entries related to slate, we would probably have set a new record at this year’s Roofex exhibition. The annual show attracts [...]

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Prestonpans Library, Scotland, Riverstone Ultra

The project added a 130m2 timber-framed, timber-clad extension to the rear of the existing building. To enhance the association between new and old, Riverstone® Grey roofing slates were chosen as they closely matched those used on the original roof. In addition, SSQ Riverstone® floor tiles were chosen for use in the main entrance.

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