The Terrace, Rhymney, Riverstone, Ultra grade

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Location: 2–8 in The Terrace, Rhymney, Wales
Architect: Caerphilly Borough Council Environment Directorate
Slate Used: SSQ Riverstone®, Ultra grade, Grey roofing slate

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.

The original specification for re-roofing The Terrace called for Welsh slate but the length of the rafters (8.5m) and their very low pitch (just 16 degrees) presented a significant challenge in being able to guarantee the roof being watertight.

Fortunately, as Keith Saunders, Technical Officer at Caerphilly County Council’s Environment Directorate, explains: “SSQ were prepared to offer the watertightness guarantee we required using Riverstone roofing slate [in extra large sizes]. Since Riverstone roofing slates were used at Christ College, Brecon, they were readily accepted by both Cadw and the HLF for renovation of The Terrace’s roofs.”

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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!