Hard Landscaping

Hard Landscaping with Welsh Slate

Welsh Slate can be used for a wide variety of domestic or commercial garden and landscaping applications.

This is because the natural beauty of Welsh Slate can provide colour, texture and unique practical qualities for any hard landscaping project.


How the unique geology of Welsh Slate makes it perfect for hard landscaping

Welsh Slate is easily maintained and hard wearing, making it perfect for paths, patios, walling and other hard landscape focal points. What's more, the unique chemical qualities of Welsh Slate means it will not alter the PH values of soils and it's safe to use with pond life. Welsh Slate's natural durability and resistance to weather, temperature, mossing, and colour erosion make it superbly adaptable and probably the most flexible material. Making Welsh Slate ideal for any hard landscape environment.

Welsh Slate hard landscaping products are available in a range of colours. Welsh Slate’s decorative aggregates are available in four distinct natural colours – Blue, Plum, Grey and Green and can be supplied in a variety of grades. In addition, large feature stones, paving, monoliths, rockery stones and walling stone are also available

Welsh Slate Hard Landscaping applications

Welsh Slate’s aggregates are regarded as very eco-friendly as they are a by-product of the roofing production and are entirely made in the UK.

There has been an explosion in the use of Welsh slate in landscaping over the past 20 years, thanks to the popular garden makeover TV programmes which encouraged the use of slate for a multitude of hard landscaping purposes, ranging from focal points and water features to mulch.

Decorative Aggregates

Welsh Slate chippings provide an attractive practical mulch for gardeners and landscapers. Available in four colours, Plum, Blue, Grey and Green from our quarries in North Wales.

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Walling

The characteristics of Welsh Slate make it an ideal walling product and has been used extensively over the years in projects from Government and other commercial buildings to private dwellings.

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Paving and Patios

The practical applications of slate paving need hardly be emphasised.  Slate is an extremely hard-wearing material and is impervious to sunlight, water staining, fire, mossing and heavy wear. 

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Coping Stones

Slate copings in various forms have traditionally been used on walls for many centuries and are still used today on traditional and modern buildings to give a detailed finish.

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Steps and Thresholds

Slate steps create the perfect traditional or contemporary finish in any garden and are available in four finishes; Riven, Honed, Machined and Sawn.

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Slate Monoliths

500 million years in the making, Welsh Slate monoliths will add colour, height and texture to any garden, traditional or contemporary.

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Slate Feature Stones

Our larger feature stones and glacial boulders range from 25kg to 8000kg in weight, and can be used in a wide range of applications including garden landscaping, architectural statements and flood defence schemes.

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Slate Rockery

Rockery & feature stones are between between 200mm - 350mm in size. They are suitable for many different garden or landscaping projects but especially water features. Rockery stones and a little imagination can introduce individuality into a garden and larger landscaping designs.

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Slate Fencing

Originally, slate fencing was used to mark fields, gardens, railways lines and roads, with their simple construction being particularly well-suited to the harsh weather ...

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Benefits of Hard Landscaping with Welsh Slate

Welsh Slate is one of the few natural materials you can carry through a hard landscape design scheme from walling, paving and cladding to large feature stones, monoliths, and decorative aggregates.

As Welsh Slate is the most durable natural slate in the world, with a useful and productive life of more than 100 years - it means your hard landscaping project will stand the test of time. With its inherent waterproof qualities, combined with being highly resistant to acids, alkalis and other chemicals - it's perfect for the realities of the hard landscape environment. Plus being unaffected by normal extremes of temperature, and it's non-fading - even in UV light - colour-fastness, it's guaranteed to look great, even after years of being exposed to the elements.

  • Aesthetically pleasing - its natural tones work with any colour pallete
  • Colour-fast - your hard landscaping colours will look just as good in 100 years
  • The most durable slate in the world - with a useful and productive life of more than 100 years
  • Unaffected by normal extremes of temperature - ideal for areas with harsh night frosts and fierce daytime sun
  • Highly resistant to acids, alkalis, and other chemicals - highly practical properties that make it an exceptional hard landscaping slate
  • Environmentally friendly - as they are a by-product of the roofing production and are produced entirely in the UK
  • Fish friendly - Welsh Slate products are suitable for water features and ponds if washed prior to use

 

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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