Slate Design and Fixing Guide

Need to be sure you’ve got all the info you need to design or fix a problem-free slate roof?

This is the guide for you. We call it the A-Z of the roofing slate industry.

Our slate experts have put together the definitive guide for the design and fixing of natural slate roofs.

This detailed guide examines the successful design of slate roofs and offers practical advice about fixing roofing slates, including both nail and hook fixing methods.

The guide is free and you can download the 2-part electronic version below:

Part 1 covers nail fixing, Part 2 covers hook fixing. To download your copy, please click on the links below.

SSQ Nail Fixing Guide Natural Roofing Slate Design and Fixing Guide Part 1: Nail Fixings

File size: 13.4MB

SSQ Hook Fixing Guide Natural Roofing Slate Design and Fixing Guide Part 2: Hook Fixings

File size: 13.0MB


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!