Product Range

The Welsh Slate range of products is the most varied and comprehensive available. For external purposes it includes roofing slates, slate cladding, slate paving, walling, sills and copings, landscaping and then aggregates for civil engineering works. For internal purposes, it includes slate tiles for flooring and fire surrounds/hearths, worktops/counters, and a stunning range of slate dinnerware designed by two Michelin starred chef Michael Caines.

Natural slate can withstand the most extreme environmental and weather conditions and combined with its unique natural beauty makes it the material of choice for a massive range of diverse applications.

Finishes & Textures

Natural Welsh slate is available in a range of finishes and textures.

Riven/Cleaved

The natural texture of slate when split along the cleavage plane. Products available with this finish are roofing slate, flooring and paving tiles and walling.

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Honed/Polished

The slate is mechanically polished to produce a smooth finish. Typically used for worktops, fire hearths and surrounds and sills.

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Flamed

A sawn slate surface is subject to rapid heating and cooling by water to give a uniformed textured appearance suitable for paving, fire hearths and cladding.

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Bush Hammered (Stippled)

The sawn slate surface is distressed mechanically to give a uniformed stippled surface suitable for paving and cladding.

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Sawn

A smooth unpolished finish typically used for sills, copings and steps.

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Crushed

Exclusively for aggregate products whether decorative, construction or industrial minerals applications.

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Colours

There are five colours that naturally arise from the quarries of Welsh Slate.  Roofing slate is available in three of these – Penrhyn Heather Blue, Penrhyn Heather Red and Cwt-y-Bugail Dark Blue Grey, whereas architectural products are available in four – all of the above plus Penrhyn Heather Grey.

Natural aggregate colours are classified as Plum (Penrhyn Heather Red), Blue (Penrhyn Heather Blue) and Green.

Penrhyn Heather Blue

Penrhyn Heather Blue

One of the traditional Penrhyn colours, also known as Bangor Blue, and perhaps the best well known Welsh Slate colour.

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Penrhyn Heather Red

Penrhyn Heather Red

A traditional Penrhyn colour used for roofing and architectural products.

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Penrhyn Heather Grey

Penrhyn Heather Grey

The natural subtle veining makes the colour increasingly popular for architectural purposes.

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Cwt-y-Bugail Dark Blue Grey

Cwt-y-Bugail Dark Blue Grey

The traditional Ffestiniog colour, a dark blue grey with occasional white veins which makes the material ideal for all applications.

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Pen yr Orsedd Green

Pen yr Orsedd Green

Sourced from our Pen yr Orsedd quarry and primarily used as a decorative aggregate, perfect for pathways and landscaping.

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