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It might be quarried in the mountains of North-West Spain, but SSQ’s outstanding Matacouta slate is most at home in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.
Matacouta is durable and thick, making it well suited to weathering the sometimes harsh Scottish climate. Strong, long-lasting and perfectly in keeping with the natural aesthetic of so much Scottish architecture, Matacouta is an exceptional natural slate product.Download the Matacouta brochure
Matacouta has a gorgeous deep blue-black colour, and a naturally riven texture that’s totally unique to the quarry from where the slate takes its name. The distinctive colour is completely natural and devoid of artificial pigments – which means it won’t fade even when exposed to the harshest environments. Matacouta looks so authentic, in fact, that it’s been accepted for use on several listed buildings by Heritage Scotland.
Matacouta hasn’t just achieved test results in BS EN 12326 – every single slate is traceable back to the source. Some brands mix and match slates from all different seams and quarries – with hugely variable results. SSQ doesn’t do that. Every piece of Matacouta slate comes from the Matacouta quarry in North-West Spain.Contact us
If it’s properly installed, Matacouta slate is the some of the longest-lasting you’ll find anywhere. In fact, we’re so confident in its ability to perform for decades on end that we guarantee our Ultra-grade Matacouta Heavy slate for 100 years. With that kind of lifespan, your Matacouta roof may even outlive the building its installed on.Request a free quote
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.
Booking a CPD
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:
… and a whole lot more.
If you’re interested in booking a place on our next CPD, simply fill in this form.
Millions of SSQ slates have been installed by customers all over the world – and with a team of dedicated quality controllers based at our Spanish and Argentinian sites, our company’s uncompromising commitment to supplying only the best ensures our Del Carmen slate meets the most exacting international standards.
Outstanding natural slate and stone, forty years of expertise, and a series unbeatable guarantees make SSQ one of the best suppliers on Earth.Enquire Today