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hard landscaping Information for Architects and Specifiers

Welsh Slate’s technical team will work with you to bring your landscaping vision into reality through our large range of hard landscaping products.

Paving, monoliths, feature stones, walling and decorative slate chippings can all work together or individually to create stunning landscape designs. Welsh Slate’s Hard Landscaping product range is wonderfully versatile with products such as walling, with a range of finishes, suitable for edging and steps as well as retaining walls.

All applications will naturally weather in the landscape, but the structure is unaffected by moss and lichen growth, so its practical life is measured in centuries rather than years.

 

Our technical team will help guide you to find the best solutions to any challenges in your hard landscaping design scheme.

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Working with Architects and Specifiers

  • Penrhyn® Slate has been designated as Global Heritage Stone Resource, an indication of Welsh Slate’s importance to building heritage Worldwide
  • Welsh Slate implement a fully quality assured production process to deliver the best natural slate available
  • Welsh Slate will naturally weather in the landscape, but the structure is unaffected by moss and lichen growth, so its practical life is measured in centuries rather than years.
  • Welsh Slate’s Hard Landscaping product range is wonderfully versatile with products such as walling, with a range of finishes, suitable for edging and steps as well as retaining walls.
  • Welsh Slate is totally unreactive both acid and alkali so runoff from the stone will have no effect on the pH level in the surrounding soil and this chemical stability of Welsh Slate makes it compatible with all other building materials.

 

 

Providing digital, virtual and face-to-face support on everything Welsh Slate

Within this section of our website we have numerous resources to support you in designing and specifying Welsh Slate within your project.

Welsh Slate Hard Landscaping Products on NBS Source

Welsh Slate has partnered with NBS to provide a single source for all product information.

This platform brings together the NBS BIM Library, NBS Plus and Product Selector which means all our products can be specified directly into projects by importing the enhanced product data directly from NBS Source using the NBS Chorus cloud-based specification writing platform.

Below is an overview from NBS Source offering the full Hard Landscaping product range all authored to both CAWS and Uniclass 2015 standards. Simply select the relevant Welsh Slate product(s) and highlight the relevant items to match your product and project requirements.

 

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