Pitching A New Solution For Low Roofs


There are a number of factors to consider when a slate roof is being designed. These include the site’s exposure rating, the type of slate being used, size of the slate, and the pitch of the roof.

Guidance on these issues can be found in British Standards BS 5534:2014, the Code of Practice for Slating and Tiling.

SSQ Domiz First, Low Pitch Roof, Mulsford Preparatory School

BS 5534 recommends a minimum pitch of 20° – however, SSQ has developed a slate roofing system that allows the roof’s pitch to be as low as 17.5°, and in some instances, a roof as low as 15° can be designed in areas considered to be ‘unexposed.’

This is because, unlike most other roofing materials, our Low-pitch Slate Roofing System provides greater design flexibility. This is achieved by using a combination of special-width slates, hook-fixing techniques and 35 years of knowledge and experience in the slate roofing industry.

The SSQ Low-pitch Slate Roofing System has been used on a number of excellent projects that showcase its success. Get in touch with our Technical Manager Richard Cook here to find out more.


SSQ’s main aim is to continue to deliver high level of service whilst keeping our team healthy by fully complying with the government’s guidelines.

We are continuing to closely monitor the situation and in the meantime service levels will remain unchanged and we will continue to operate in the coming weeks.

Our phone lines remain open and our technical department is still handling enquiries swiftly. In addition to this, we have started to host weekly webinars on natural slate and phyllite. For more information please check our social media.

We wish you well during these challenging times and we thank you for your continued support!