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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, Ffestiniog 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, Ffestiniog 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 maintain, 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 is a major supplier of high-quality aggregates and specialist sand to the construction industry for a range of core applications.  Welsh Slate decorative aggregates are available in commercial volumes direct from us in three colours and two sizes.  Minerals can be used in the production of bituminous roofing felts in a range of pigmented and natural colours and in two grades as well as being bonded with resin to make a variety of products.

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WELSH SLATE GARDEN WINS AT CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

The garden is inspired by rejuvenated slate quarry landscapes, which are used as a metaphor for resilience and how much things have changed with HIV in the UK since the 1980s.

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WELSH SLATE AWARDS TOTAL HITS THE HEIGHTS

Welsh Slate has added to its impressive award roster by featuring on a host of recent winning projects. Welsh Slate featured in every project using slate that won at the NFRC Roofing Awards 2024 on May 10th.

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A WELSH RAINFOREST GARDEN

The focus for the design was to raise awareness and promote temperate rainforests, the rare and wonderful habitat that exists in the UK, particularly in Wales, and to create a beautiful, low maintenance border using natural products and local materials fo

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WELSH SLATE PRODUCTS TO FEATURE ON TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST'S GARDEN RHS CHELSEA

A showcase of Welsh Slate products will feature on the ‘Terrence Higgins Trust Bridge to 2030 garden’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. Supported by grant-giving charity Project Giving Back and designed by Matthew Childs

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WELSH SLATE HELPS ALL SOULS FROM THE END OF AN ERA TO A NEW ONE

The church is an iconic building, occupying a key position on Regent Street, and is highly visible from the surrounding streets, therefore the aesthetic qualities of Welsh Slate were a major consideration.

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PENRHYN QUARRY HOSPITAL UPDATE

We have recently completed an initial exercise of work at the Penrhyn Quarry Hospital to carefully remove the vegetation from the structure and the trees which sit within and adjacent to the building.

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WELSH SLATE TOPS THE HEIGHTS AND THE MENU AT THE PENINSULA LONDON

Cwt-y-Bugail Honed slate is a premium Welsh slate known for its natural beauty and durability. Its rich, dark grey colour, and smooth, Honed finish complements the timeless elegance of The Peninsula London perfectly.

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WELSH SLATE HELPS SHED NEW LIGHT AT AT BRIGHTON DOME

Adjoining the famous Royal Pavilion, the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre have been refurbished by award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) for a 21st Century audience. The Welsh slates were also used on the roof of the Grade II

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WELSH SLATE STARS IN LONDON'S "VERY FIRST SUSTAINABLE LUXURY HOTEL”

Sleek dark countertops/shelf slabs produced from Welsh Slate’s honed and dressed Cwt-y-Bugail Dark Blue Grey slate feature on the vanity units and minibar tops

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WELSH SLATE IS THE LUCID CHOICE FOR LUCENT

Prior to its development, the triangular site at Piccadilly Circus was a mixture of 13 buildings of different ages, architectural styles, listings, ownerships and uses.

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WELSH SLATE EARNS A DEGREE OF LONGEVITY AT KING'S COLLEGE

Careful recording of the existing diminishing course arrangement allowed it to be re-established, with discreet additional ventilation provided at the eaves and ridge to improve airflow across the roof void. In addition, the PV panels were laid on top of

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WELSH SLATE WINS THE HEARTS OF PARISHIONERS, AND AN AWARD PLACE

Largely rebuilt in the early 14th Century with rubble and stone slate roofs, the church is an important landmark with a distinctive (and rare) arrangement of two separate towers

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