Del Carmen Slate – An Exclusive Natural Roof That’s Guaranteed To Outlive The Building

SSQ Del Carmen Slate - Keith Builders Merchant Scotland

SSQ Del Carmen roofing slate, with its distinctive faintly-rippled riven texture, deep blue-black colour and characteristic longitudinal grain, will crown your building in truly spectacular style.

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An exclusive slate from the Del Carmen quarry in the Cabrera Mountains of North-West Spain, it is consistently hand picked by architects around the world for its unrivalled beauty and exceptional high quality. The unique colour is totally natural and will not fade, even in the strongest sunlight.

Unlike other slate brands, every Del Carmen slate comes from the same uninterrupted seam of high quality stone. Other brands substitute slates from different quarries and different seams – when it comes to Del Carmen, there are no substitutes.

We know that you need to be able to rely on the roofing slate you select to be consistent in terms of quality, effectiveness and sheer beauty… and with Del Carmen, that’s exactly what you get.

Trusted At The Highest Level

Del Carmen is proven to be of such consistently high quality that it is one of the few imported slates accepted for use as an alternative to indigenous material by Historic Scotland and English Heritage, the leading authorities charged with preserving Britain’s landmark structures, such as the Royal Scottish Academy and the British Museum. Often thought, globally, to be more desirable than Welsh slate because of its darker colour, Del Carmen is also certified for use in the Snowdonia National Park area of North Wales as well as by the French authorities (the French know a thing or too about slate given that over 80% of global slate production goes there!).

SSQ Del Carmen SlateGuaranteed To Outlive The Building

When it comes to choosing what to put on your roof, there should be no risks involved. That’s why we bear all the risk and guarantee your Del Carmen roof for 100 years. With the average lifetime of a building being considerably less than that – your roof is guaranteed by SSQ to outlive the building.

We are able to do this because we know from experience that your roof will last. There has never been a single recorded failure of Del Carmen (either as a fit for purpose roofing material or from an aesthetic perspective) since its first use in the UK.

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Proven Quality

Del Carmen has consistently exceled in its testing – by any standard. Whether it’s the arduous Norm Francais (NF 228), the equally demanding ASTM American standard or the current European Standard (BS EN 12326), we have test results to show its remarkable consistency over the years

Visit The Source

At Del Carmen, our name is our address.  Our slate comes from the same quarry – from project to project and decade to decade – guaranteed.  You are more than welcome to visit, indeed we organise regular trips to reward our clients for their custom:

Pizarras Del Carmen: Crta. León s/n, 24.746 La Baña, España

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