The world's leading supplier of high quality slate

Welsh Slate

 

Welsh Slate is the world's leading supplier of high-quality slate for a range of exterior and interior design applications.  Over 500 million years old, the material is widely recognised as the finest natural slate in the world.

Welsh quarries have been supplying the world with the highest quality slate for hundreds of years. Welsh Slate own and operate the famous Penrhyn and Cwt-y-Bugail quarries in North Wales.

Natural Welsh slate is sustainable with a life expectancy of well over 100 years and can withstand the most extreme environmental and weather conditions. Combine this with its unique natural beauty, makes Welsh Slate the material of choice for an extensive range of diverse applications.

Roofing

Natural slate from Welsh Slate’s Penrhyn and Cwt-y-Bugail quarries is globally recognised as producing the finest roofing slates in the world. It is the heritage and durability which sets Welsh Slate roofing tiles apart from other roofing slates, this is derived from its density and the unique geological formation found exclusively in North Wales.

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Hard Landscaping

Welsh Slate's use in hard landscaping has long been a favourite among architects, designers, home owners, builders, and landscapers.  The inherent durability and versatility of Welsh Slate, together with its availability in a range of stunning colours and choice of finishes, make it the perfect solution.

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Exteriors

Welsh Slate is often used for walling, cladding and paving, because it provides the home owner and designer with immense scope for creativity.  Available in a variety of exquisite colours, Welsh Slate possesses naturally occurring veining and variations in tone which add to its beauty.

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Interiors

Slate’s versatility, sophistication and durability make it the surface material of choice for so many homeowners, architects and designers, Welsh Slates' unique properties make it practical, easy to maintained, and beautiful to look at. Which is why it's used in interiors from floor tiles to worktops for its natural beauty, hard-wearing properties and uniqueness. Welsh Slate adds a smooth warm to touch finish or texture which gives depth to any space.

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Bespoke

Skilled craftsmen, stone masons and interior designers often choose sawn scant from Welsh Slate because of its unique aesthetic characteristics. Whether unfinished, textured or honed, Welsh Slate sawn scant allows the artisan craftsman to create a host of beautiful individual pieces. Anything from memorial stones and decorative plaques, to a functional rainscreen system or designer kitchen and bathroom worktops.

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Aggregates & Minerals

Welsh Slate aggregates are available in four beautiful natural colours, it can be used in both decorative and practical residential and commercial landscaping applications. Whereas Welsh Slate minerals can be bonded with resin, or used in the production of bituminous roofing felts, and are available in a range of pigmented and natural colours.

 

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Direct to you

Anyone can buy Welsh Slate direct, whether you are a home owner, developer or specifier.

If you need some help or advice you can speak with our customer services team on (+44) 01248 600656. If you want the best price on smaller quantities then visit our online sales store www.ukstonedirect.com or click below to find out more.

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