Spanish Slate Quarries will be exhibiting at this year’s FutureScape event. You can visit them on stand 38. Pro Landscaper spoke to Spanish Slate Quarries ahead of the event to find out more about the company, the products it supplies and the next step for it.
Can you tell us a little about Spanish Slate Quarries?
Ever since 1980, we’ve been dedicated to providing natural slate solutions to the building and construction industry. Over this time we have formed exclusive long-term partnerships with some of the world’s finest slate quarries in Spain and South America, enabling us to offer slate that rivals the best from any quarry, anywhere in the world. We have one of the largest sales force in the UK of more than 15 people and more than 10 dedicated salesmen around Europe and Northern America. We have several representative offices near the quarry locations to ensure a full audit and control of our supply chain from quarry to roof.
What are the main products you supply?
The vision of our company is to specialise in one type of product – natural slate and phyllite. Whether it is architectural stone or roofing slate, we don’t supply any other materials.
What are the key selling points of your products?
We offer the only imported phyllite stone in the UK market. Phyllite marks a culmination – it is what happens when the geological forces that form slate are permitted to continue. This extra length of time in the ground has evolved the original stone structure in such a way that its technical credentials, in particular water absorption and durability, are second to none. With only a handful of quarries known worldwide, commercially accessible sources of phyllite stone are rare.
Riverstone is medium grey in colour, has subtle grain and unique satin-like lustre, with mica crystals giving the stone its distinct phyllitic sheen.
Where do you deliver to and what are your delivery times?
We deliver anywhere in the world, no exceptions. We have a large stock profile on the ground in London and Europe. Our delivery terms are 3-5 business days.
What’s the next step for the company?
We would like to establish ourselves as a market leader in the landscaping market, in the same way we have done in the roofing industry for the last 40 years.