SSQ ensures compliance with shifting fire safety regs

  • 19 Sep 2023

Leading premium slate manufacturer SSQ announces its range of Riverstone slate products is fully compliant with forthcoming changes in fire safety regulations.

This compliance provides architects and specifiers with added peace of mind when choosing SSQ‘s slate products.

One of SSQ‘s standout offerings is the Weather Pro, a lightweight and low pitch slate system.


This system features the highest quality Riverstone Ultra slates, demonstrating exceptional performance as a low pitch natural slate roofing system. Notably, it achieves the highest fire rating of BroofT4.

Additionally, SSQ‘s innovative range of Dry fix slate ridges ensures optimal ventilation without the presence of unsightly flammable plastic strips, connectors, or bituminous tapes.

To complete the ultimate range of roofing ancillaries for modern, fire-safe construction, SSQ also offers heritage valley and aluminium verge trims that seamlessly combine with the outstanding aesthetics and performance of Riverstone slates.

The Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022, introduced in July 2021, became law on April 1, 2023. This was alongside The Fire Safety Regulations 2022, which became law on January 23, 2023.

These regulations establish duties and responsibilities for the ‘Responsible Person’ involved in construction, including landlords, managers, specifiers, and designers.

The Responsible Person must ensure buildings are constructed using appropriate and properly assessed fire-safe materials.

Furthermore, they must establish a comprehensive electronic ‘Golden Thread’ of data and information about the building, which needs permanently storing.

Failure to comply with these changes carries severe consequences, including unlimited fines and custodial sentences.

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