The Elegant Silverstone Natural Slate

SSQ's Silverstone natural slate originates from Orense, North-West Spain, known for its sleek texture and striking blue-black color. Roofing contractors favor it for its appealing grain, uniformity, and lightweight properties. Moreover, its non-reactive mineral inclusions ensure the slate's purity and reliability.

Features & Benefits:
• Colour : Blue/Black
• Material : Natural Slate
• Will not fade in colour
• Sourced from Orense, North-West Spain
• Lightweight
• Up to 75 Years Guarantee

Certification:
• BS EN 12326
• W1-T1-S1

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The Silverstone Guarantee

You should never have to bear any risk when you’re choosing what to put on your roof. If you can’t rely on the roof over your head, what can you rely on?

That’s why, at SSQ, we guarantee our Silverstone roofs for 30 to 75 years – letting you sit back and enjoy a pristine slate for three-quarters of a century.

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Slate that’s been put through its paces

In addition to passing SSQ’s own rigorous quality-control tests, Silverstone has been tested in accordance with BS EN 12326. It carries the CE marking and is classified as ‘W1, T1, S1’.

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    Booking a CPD

    Book 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:

    • 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

    … and a whole lot more.

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    Resources

    SSQ Professional Resource Centre

    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

    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

    Testimonials

    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

    Testimonials

    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

    Testimonials

    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

    Testimonials

    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

    Testimonials

    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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    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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    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

    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

    Testimonials

    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

    Testimonials

    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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    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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