There’s a reason thousands of architects, hundreds of roofers and countless homeowners across the world choose to rely on SSQ for a beautiful, quality roof.

When you need a breath-taking roof that is as reliable and long lasting as it is aesthetically stunning, SSQ is the only choice.

SSQ slate is not simply a material to put on your roof; its style and quality is a tradition.

We Believe a Roof is Not Just a Roof. Don’t You?

A roof is not just for keeping the elements out, and a building is not just a set of walls designed for shelter. A real building, with a real roof – with a real heart – should make your jaw drop just a little as your head tilts back and your eyes begin to dance around it.

As one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of slate products, we’ve helped countless numbers of people get that awe-inducing finish they’ve been looking for.

  • Architects have come to rely on our style and unshakeable, traceable quality for the perfect roof regardless of the project.
  • Contractors and merchants depend on our never-under-a-million-slates stock levels and expert support service.
  • Homeowners choose us time and again to get a unique and enviable natural roof that is guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Whatever the project, we’ve got you covered.

SSQ in the UK

SSQ was established in 1983, we were the first company to import Spanish slate into the UK

SSQ was established in 1983, and we were the first company to import high quality slates into the UK

SSQ (Spanish Slate Quarries as it was originally known) was formed in 1983 to import quality Spanish slate into the United Kingdom. It was a bold move by our founder and chairman, Ahmed El-Helw, who correctly identified a lack of supply of British materials to satisfy the thirst of an increasingly slate-hungry home market.

Driven by a belief in the beauty and effectiveness of high quality slate, and a passion for a level of service that makes the rest of the industry take a long, hard look at itself, our chairman forged ahead and built SSQ as the first company to import quality slates into the British market.

Over time, other high quality sources of slate have been identified and added to SSQ’s portfolio, and today we have the largest stock of natural slate worldwide, with a minimum holding of 3 million slates at all times.

As not just suppliers, but quarry owners and producers, we have set the standard for other natural slate suppliers.

Expansion into the US market

slate from around the world

We have teams throughout 22 countries, a logistics office in Spain and a quarry in Argentina. This has allowed us to build relationship with key players in the US market.

For the past 15 years SSQ has evolved a presence in the US market with a focus on delivering affordable, high quality natural slate solutions to a market which has historically depended on only local materials.

By hand picking material from quarries which are traditionally thicker than what the European market is used to, SSQ’s venture into the US has been a highly successful one with a permanent presence now established and the market being an integral part of our identity.

With teams posted in 22 countries, a logistics office in North West Spain, and our own quarry in central Argentina, no matter where you are in the world, you don’t have to settle for anything less than SSQ quality.