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Porcelain Paving

Porcelain Paving

13th July 2021

Porcelain paving is manufactured using a mixture of sands, clays and other minerals such as feldspar, which are pressed into a mould at high pressure then baked in a high-temperature kiln.

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Plum Slate Chippings from North Wales

Plum Slate Chippings from North Wales

5th July 2021

Plum Slate Chippings have many uses in home and garden projects, from paths and driveways to retaining walls, raised beds, ponds and individual standing stones.

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Simple Pathway Solutions

Simple Pathway Solutions

12th May 2021

Creating pathways from a patio to a gate doesn’t just have to be functional. It can, with a bit of creative design, be a key feature to the garden space.

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Inspiration and Design Ideas From Stone & Surfaces Direct Projects

Inspiration and Design Ideas From Stone & Surfaces Direct Projects

7th May 2021

Stone & Surfaces Direct explores the inspiration behind some of the projects where the material has been supplied, and the key features clients wanted when planning the project.

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Why Use Natural Stone

Why Use Natural Stone

26th March 2021

If chosen correctly, natural stone for walling, paving and flooring can be the stand out material for use in the home.

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Creating A Rockery In Your Garden

Creating A Rockery In Your Garden

11th March 2021

A garden rockery doesn’t have to be large to be a great feature in your garden. The key is to think about the right location, your vision point from the house or patio sitting area, and whether you need to create some elevation.

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Bark Mulch vs Slate Chippings

Bark Mulch vs Slate Chippings

3rd March 2021

Before the onset of spring and the emergence of weeds in planting beds, February and early March are good times to start preparing your garden area to suppress the dreaded weeds and help your garden maintenance.

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Natural Stone Finishes Explained

Natural Stone Finishes Explained

26th February 2021

Natural stone is one of the best materials you can buy if chosen correctly, ensuring the correct type of stone is used in the proper application.

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Quality Control & Testing of Decorative Aggregates

Quality Control & Testing of Decorative Aggregates

18th February 2021

All the slate aggregate from Stone & Surfaces Direct are distributed directly from the quarry, and the slate aggregate is consistently tested to ensure our customer get the best value for their expenditure.

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Why Use a Stone Federation Member?

Why Use a Stone Federation Member?

8th February 2021

With the growth in e-commerce companies selling natural stone products, finding organisations with more substance than just a picture, and a price is a growing issue for consumers. We recommend that buyers look at several potential natural stone suppliers, and in doing so, look carefully at the quality of the website, the ease of use, and their knowledge and experience

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