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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 Wiseman, specifier and main contractor for Cedar House Construction, said: “The houses were built using a combination of stone and brick, so we needed to find a roofing material that would complement the appearance of the smooth Ashlar facing stone to the front and the rustic brick to the rear.
“SSQ’s Domiz slates proved to be a perfect fit, ticking all the boxes on an aesthetics front and in terms of cost and availability. Since the look of the completed project was so important, the slates themselves were then nailed into place to help achieve a sleek finish.
“Both us at Cedar House Construction and the new home owners themselves are very happy with the way the finished project looks – the bold texture and blue-grey overtones provide a beautiful finish, complementing the appearance of the exterior façade incredibly well.”
Head of Marketing at SSQ, Haroun El-Helw, said: “We take great pride in our Domiz slate. It offers the appearance and long-term performance of a Welsh blue-grey slate, at a fraction of the price.”
Tested in accordance with EN 12326 and carrying CE marking, SSQ’s Domiz slate is strikingly similar in appearence to Welsh slate. Covered by a 50-year guarantee, Domiz slate’s natural rich, blue-grey colour will not fade – even in the strongest sunlight or harshest environments – regardless of the grade selected. This means the striking appearance of the roof is guaranteed to look good for decades.