Sensational slate, all from the same source

Some quarries mix and match slate from different seams of rock, and even different quarries, then sell it under the same brand name. At SSQ, that goes against everything we stand for. When you buy slate from us, you’re guaranteed the very finest quality – and we can point to the exact seam it came from.

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SSQ’s Complete Range Of Products

Spanish Slate
Del CarmenDel Carmen
Roofing, Cladding & Flooring – Heritage Properties
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DomizDomiz
Roofing – alternative to Welsh Ffestiniog slate
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MatacoutaMatacouta
Roofing & Cladding – Harsh climates
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Del PradoDel Prado
Roofing
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SilverstoneSilverstone
Roofing – Lightweight Slate
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Argentina Phyllite
riverstoneRiverstone
Roofing, Flooring & Cladding
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Riverstone Ultra on Camborne Public Rooms

Exploring the Benefits of Natural Roofing Slate

Exceptional Durability and Longevity

Natural roofing slate is renowned for its exceptional durability and longevity. It can withstand extreme temperatures, making it suitable for various climates. With over 40 years of experience in the trade, SSQ ensures that only the highest quality slate is stocked. This ensures that our customers receive the most durable and long-lasting roofing material for their projects. With a durability of over 100 years, this type of slate is an ideal choice for those looking for a long-term roof with no maintenance. Some key points to consider about the exceptional durability and longevity of natural roof slate are:

•Resistant to extreme temperatures, including frost and heat.
•Can withstand heavy impact without cracking or chipping.
•Requires minimal maintenance and can last for over 100 years with proper installation.

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Aesthetically Pleasing with Timeless Elegance

One of the main reasons homeowners and contractors choose natural roofing slate is its aesthetic appeal. Natural slate offers a timeless elegance that can enhance the appearance of any property. Its unique textures, natural variations, and range of colours, including black, grey and blue, provide a wide range of design possibilities. Whether used on modern buildings or period properties, natural slate roof tiles add a touch of sophistication and charm. The elegant and distinctive look of natural slate can increase the value and curb appeal of a property.

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This stunning job using Del Carmen First. The project previously took home the award for Roof Slating at UK Roofing Awards, hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC).

Features of Our Natural Roofing Slate

Unmatched Quality of Spanish Slate

Spanish slate, sourced from top quarries in Spain, is renowned for its quality and aesthetic appeal. With a variety of colors and textures to complement any architectural style, it offers exceptional durability due to unique geological conditions in Northwest Spain. Meticulously selected for roofing and cladding projects, Spanish slate's timeless beauty makes it a popular choice globally.

The Unique Characteristics of Argentina Phyllite

Argentina Phyllite is a unique choice for slate roofing projects, known for its rich colors and fine texture. This rock is elegant, durable, and resilient, making it ideal for pitched roofs in various climates. Its versatility suits both traditional and modern designs, offering exceptional character and aesthetic appeal.

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Why Choose SSQ for Your Roofing Needs?

SSQ is the go-to choice for all your roofing needs. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and quality, providing tailored solutions to meet the specific requirements of every project. Our premium roofing slate, including Spanish slate and Argentina Phyllite, are backed by a comprehensive warranty, ensuring peace of mind for our customers. With our years of experience and dedication to customer satisfaction, SSQ is the trusted choice for high-quality roofing materials.

Commitment to Excellence and Quality

At SSQ, we are committed to providing excellence and quality in every aspect of our business. From sourcing the finest slate materials to delivering exceptional customer service, we strive for excellence in all that we do.

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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 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

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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 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

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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

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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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