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Buy Direct Online

As part of the Breedon Group PLC, Welsh Slate products can be purchased online directly via www.ukstonedirect.com.

We own the quarries, so we can carefully select the unique stone and deliver direct to you, giving you unprecedented access to the source of this natural material laid down millions of years ago. All the natural stone we sell is quarried in the UK, so we can guarantee everything we sell is sustainable, ethically sourced and with a low carbon footprint.

With the ability to order free stone samples to help choose the perfect British natural stone for your project.

Why choose UK Stone Direct

UK STONE DIRECT provides smaller quantities, ideal for a DIY project, right through to trade quantities suitable for landscape gardeners and builders. For all bespoke projects or bulk orders, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.  We can also help with loose loads of decorative aggregates (20t and over) for large scale projects.


  • Competitively priced
  • Direct from our own quarries
  • High quality
  • Sustainable
  • Ethically sourced 
  • British made
  • 100% British
  • 100% Direct 
  • 100% Natural stone
  • Unique natural stone for every application

Unlike man-made products, every piece of natural stone is unique, and the technical characteristics of the stone, allow it to be used in numerous applications within both residential and commercial projects.  From flooring and paving to roof tiles and cladding, natural stone has been used for centuries as a long lasting and durable solution within the construction industry.

Within our portfolio of stones is a range of aesthetically beautiful Welsh Slate products, which offer technically superior properties.  Operating from quarries situated in North Wales, Welsh Slate, has been supplying the world with high-quality slate for hundreds of years, including Penrhyn Quarry, which has been producing roofing slate since the thirteenth-century.

From these sources, Welsh Slate has been used and crafted by many generations of skilled people from all walks of life from the Iron Age to present day.  The earliest records of slate used in North Wales are from the Roman fort at Segontium Caernarfon circa 77AD.  Penrhyn Quarry has been at the centre and the focal point for UK natural stone and its heritage, for 700 years and a major operation for over 400 years.

Evidence of the shipping of materials dates back to the fourteenth-century and by the eighteenth-century Welsh Slate was being shipped to all the major UK ports as well as many western European destinations.  The worldwide use of slate from the eighteenth-century onwards followed the trade routes of the major British shipping lines complementing the import of cotton from America and wool from Australia as two prime examples.

Nowadays, our stones are supplied to customers around the world, who seek exceptional, unique and superior products to inspire their designs, resulting in the seamless connectivity of indoor and outdoor spaces, bringing the project to natural life.

Therefore confidence can be taken knowing that our natural stone is from a trusted and enduring source, which continues to provide a long-lasting and high quality solution to any project.

We are committed to Sustainability

In our quarries, primarily owned by Welsh Slate, part of the Breedon Group, there is a commitment to conducting our business in an environmentally responsible manner by maximising the environmental benefits, minimising the environmental impact and promoting sustainable development within the operations and services. Welsh Slate are certified to ISO 14001 Environmental accreditation and ISO 9001.

All the stone is sensitively extracted from the quarries, and using skills passed down through the generations and the use of cutting-edge technology, the stone is transformed into beautiful luxurious and signature products.


We are committed to Ethical Sourcing

Again unlike a lot of the imported stone being sold in the UK, all the natural stone we sell is quarried and processed in the UK and therefore we can guarantee that everything you buy from us has been ethically sourced.  This means you are not only protecting UK jobs, but also keeping the skills passed down through the generations, for the next generation to come.



Sales Office
Penrhyn Quarry
LL57 4YG

+44 (0) 1248 600656

Buy online at UK Stone Direct



Welsh Slate EUROPE is our commercial representative in Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland

Welsh Slate Europe
Battenweg 10
6051 AD Maasbracht
The Netherlands

Email: info@welshslate-europe.com
Tel: +31 (0) 644896990



Email: enquiries@welshslate.com

Tel: +44 (0) 1248 600656