Barbour Product

Working across the construction industry, Barbour Products are part of an extensive online building product search platform. The platform enables specifiers to source products and find manufacturers, building industry-wide connections and promoting professionalism and quality.

BRE (British Research Establishment)

BRE Global is an independent certification area of BRE. It is designed to issue sustainability certificates for buildings that comply with the latest regulations. This includes BREEAM for buildings and communities.

Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint acknowledges work that is targeted at off-setting carbon emissions. Using improved energy efficiency processes, the certification awards excellence in the areas of sustainability and environmental practices.

CORC (Confederation of Roofing Contractors)

CORC members are checked and vetted for their work within the roofing industry. They are also checked to guarantee that they provide the correct level of insurance appropriate for their work.

GLDA (Garden & Landscape Designers Association) corporate member

As a corporate member of the GLDA, SSQ supply specialist materials and building products for use by GLDA members. GLDA also promote our products and services to their members and the general public.

LPOC (Listed Property Owners Club)

LPOC members provide specialist advice on planning and maintenance of Listed properties. This includes guidance on gaining the correct local authority permissions and using the most appropriate building products.

NBS (National BIM Library Endorsement Stamps)

NBS provides a collaborative design service across the construction industry. Their integrated global platform enables members to connect with other users within manufacturing, supply, and product design.

NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors)

NFRC accredited roofing contractors are vetted to some of the roofing industry’s strictest standards. The NFRC follow a stringent code of practice and carry out regular site inspections to ensure compliance.

Offsite Alliance

The Offsite Alliance promotes remote engineered designing. Working with leading industry bodies, governments, and housing associations, the OA aim to transform the future of construction using the latest technological developments.

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)

RIBA is a global professional membership organisation. They promote excellence in all areas of architecture helping to ensure that buildings are built to the best possible standards.

SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings)

SPAB promote an understanding of the appropriate care and maintenance of ancient buildings. They provide training to architects and craftspeople and offer specialist advice to local planning authorities.

Testing (CE [only European market], NF, UKCA)

SSQ products and materials are tested to the highest industry standards. Our slates meet all the required criteria to achieve accreditation from CE (safety, health, and environmental testing), NF (fire safety testing), and UKCA (UK equivalent of CE testing).


It was an absolute pleasure to meet you today, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your time and a wonderfully informative CPD.

The whole team really enjoyed it, and you definitely conveyed your passion and knowledge of your products!

I would say I will keep SSQ in mind for future projects, but they always have been. However, I have definitely left with a need to utilise more slate in my design work!

Michael Clifton BSc ACIAT - Oakbridge Bespoke Homes Ltd


Everyone liked Sarria: the client was delighted with its appearance and its consistency made it easy to cut and lay.

Gary Lambert, Complete Roofing Contractors


We specified SSQ First Domiz Blue-grey roofing slate for both technical and aesthetic reasons:its strength and quality gives the performance needed and its cold, hard, colour provides a dramatic foil to the rich warmth of the western red cedar walls.

Mark Webber, Architect, Nichols Brown Webber


The choice of SSQ Del Carmen was made easier after confirmation that it had gained approval for use in the Welsh National Parks as an alternative to indigenous materials. We were also pleased with the level of technical, design and on-site support we received from SSQ.

The Hafod Renewal Office


SSQ Rocaber Blue-grey slate was actually chosen at the initial design-concept stage. A natural slate roof was in keeping with the traditional local architecture.

Tom Ewan, Architect at Model Developments


Working in a conservation area brings a special responsibility. SSQ Riverstone slate fits perfectly, its tone and texture blending seamlessly with its surroundings.

Joan Kinane, Architect


SSQ Ultra Del Carmen slates come with a 75-year guarantee and that was important. Not only that, the on-site services promised – and delivered – by SSQ enabled a smooth and easy workflow.

Stuart Howes, Architect


With the roofs being such a visible feature, the choice of roofing slate was a significant decision. We involved the roofing contractor at an early stage in the selection process and they recommended SSQ’s Del Carmen Blue-black slates. Although it’s not an indigenous slate, it is an excellent match for the originals and, having used Spanish slate on other projects, we know the quality is there.

Richard Thorpe, Ridge and Partners LLP


It is a very attractive development and we needed something equally attractive and of equally high quality for the roofing material. SSQ Del Carmen slate is top quality, and we liked the colour and texture. What’s more, it is very good value. I’d have no hesitation choosing it again.

Mr Keith Wills, Clancy's Building Manager


With so many ‘interested parties’ the local planners set their minds on a natural slate roof at a very early stage of the project and, from this starting point, we needed something that would satisfy a number of technical and aesthetic requirements – SSQ Domiz blue-grey, was the one chosen for use to compliment the local ‘Shere Green’ colour.

Ben Hunt, Total Project Integration


The quality and strength were there, the colour was similar to indigenous Welsh slate and its ‘traditional’ look was in keeping with the surrounding community. In fact, as I had used it on my own Edwardian house, I knew it was a good slate!

Julian Bohling, OSP Architecture


Being both high quality and cost-effective, Matacouta slate from SSQ is proving very popular with specifiers and contractors alike for refurbishment as well as for new build projects.

Mr Roy Clark, Baxter Clark and Paul

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Broad Meadow

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