UK Projects

When you need a breath-taking roof that is as reliable and long lasting as it is aesthetically stunning, SSQ is the only choice. With the largest stock of natural slate in the UK – a minimum holding of 1 million slates – we’re proud to have SSQ slate used in some of the most prestigious and stylish projects in the UK. You can see some of our UK projects featured in the case studies below…

The General, City of Bristol, Del Carmen, First grade

  The General Hospital Bristol was first opened in mid XIX century and was a working hospital up until its closure in 2012. Following significant bomb damage during World War II, the majority of the pitched and mansard roofs including the ogee dome were converted to flat roofs. The building was awarded Grade II listing [...]

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Ibstock Community College, Leicestershire, Domiz, Thick grade

  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 [...]

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West Cross House, South Glamorgan, Del Carmen, First grade

  West Cross House is a six-bedroom Victorian family home in a prominent location in Penarth town centre, in the heart of Penarth Conservation Area. The new owners of the property commenced extensive renovation works in March 2018 aiming to retain its original XIX century character and appearance. The property owner expressed interest in obtaining [...]

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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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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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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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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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