The Elegant Del Prado Natural Slate

Del Prado slate, quarried and hand-split in North West Spain, offers an elegant blue-black hue and strong texture. It's the perfect choice for a stunning roof finish, with its natural minerals adding a striking touch to your building's design.

Features & Benefits:
• Colour : Blue/Black
• Material : Natural Slate
• Deep texture
• Up to 75 year guarantee
• High-quality hand-split Spanish Slate

Certification:
• Norm Francais (NF 228)
• BS EN 12326
• W1-T1-S1

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From Spain’s slate heartland

North-West Spain is renowned for producing some of the finest natural slate in the world. Like many of SSQ’s other quality slate products, Del Prado is quarried and split by hand in the region exclusively for our customers.

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Extensively tested and guaranteed for three-quarters of a century

SSQ Del Prado has achieved excellent results when tested in accordance with EN 12326, in addition to passing our own rigorous quality control tests. It also carries the CE mark, is classified as ‘W1-T1-S1’, and has been tested to the demanding Norm Français (NF 228), the strictest slate testing criteria in the world.

In fact, we’re so confident that our exceptional Del Prado natural slate will offer a lifetime of outstanding performance that we guarantee it for 75 years!

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    At SSQ, we love sharing our decades of natural slate expertise with architects, and our CPDs are always extremely popular.
    On our RIBA-approved Why Specify Slate CPD, you’ll learn about:

    • How to guarantee a perfect slate roof
    • The secret to specifying
    • Unusual roof designs
    • How to avoid specifying defective slate
    • The difference between CE tested and true quality slate
    • The legal requirements when it comes to specifying slate
    • How to specify random coursed roofing slates
    • The difference between hook and nail fixing
    • The environmental benefits of natural slate
    • Specifying heritage roofing slates

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    When you work with SSQ, you get so much more than world-class slate and architectural stone.
    Over the last forty years, we’ve built up a huge amount of expertise covering natural slate, roofing, geology, specifications and so much more – and you can benefit from that, along with case studies, CAD drawings, technical PDFS and a wealth of other support, on our Professional Resources centre.

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    Testimonials

    The choice of slates was made easier due to the quality of product you provide and the support of Gary Firth throughout the process – which I much appreciate. Gary is a good ambassador for your company.

    Pat Murray, Senior Project Engineer, Alvance Group

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    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

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    SSQ Matacouta slate was chosen as the most sympathetic option. Its consistency and competitive price make it a clear winner over indigenous slates.

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Testimonials

    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

    Testimonials

    We put forward Riverstone as a cost-effective, yet high quality alternative to Welsh Slate, and it was accepted on that basis. The refurbishment work has now been completed and both the owners and ourselves are very happy with the result.

    Keith Hicks Architect at Pave Hall

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