Posted on 18th October 2022
At Stone & Surfaces Direct we are suppliers of natural stone products to help you design the garden of your dreams. Amongst our collection of high quality stone materials, our best selling products are our stunning slate aggregates.
It’s clear to see why so many people love our slate aggregates. A cost effective solution for garden landscaping, decorative aggregates boast many versatile uses for outdoor spaces including driveways, paths, planting borders, pots and water features.
What’s more, our slate chippings are low maintenance, easy to install and display the purest of natural colours. When wet, the colour is even more vivid and creates a truly beautiful aesthetic for your garden.
If you have been thinking about choosing decorative slate aggregates for your garden, let us tell you all about our best selling chippings.
South Lakeland Blue Slate Chippings 40mm
Sourced directly from Kirkby in Furness quarry in Cumbria’s southern Lake District, our blue slate chippings make the perfect choice for gardens and driveways.
Practical and beautiful with a pale blue/grey appearance and occasional natural brown flecks, this breathtaking slate emanates from the Silurian period and is over 450 million years old. When wet, it provides a mid to dark blue look.
Our slate chippings are renowned for their strength, durability and colour fastness. Due to the process in which these 40mm decorative chippings are sourced, the flat surface makes for ideal driveway application.
Compared to other slates, the thicker depth of the 40mm type makes it able to withstand breaking under heavy use. They are also suitable for planting borders and alpine and rockery gardens as well as ponds and water features due to being fish-friendly.
However, we recommend our 20mm decorative aggregates for use on paths and walkways due to their smaller and flatter surface that is easier to walk on.
Welsh Plum Slate Chippings 40mm
In a rare plum colour, these Welsh plum slate chippings are practical, versatile and low maintenance. Fine-grained and durable, the colour brightens when wet and makes for a beautiful garden feature.
Perfect for use in gardens, pathways, drives and parking spaces because the shape of the 40mm decorative chippings allows the slate to bed down in use to make for a more comfortable walking surface.
The geological composition of our Welsh plum slate aggregates means they are unlikely to change the PH levels of ponds or soil, however we do recommend washing the stone before use in ponds or water features.
South Lakeland Dove Grey Chippings 20mm
Our highly versatile light grey limestone chippings offer low maintenance to save you time compared to other garden landscaping products. They are also ideal for weed prevention and will help maintain the moisture in your soil during long hot summer spells.
With a slight hue of cream to their colour, these limestone decorative chippings darken slightly when wet and are ideal for garden paths, driveways and parking spaces, planting borders, rockeries and general ground cover.
Dove grey chippings can also be used as a construction aggregate for pipe bedding, surrounds and making ready mix concrete. We recommend that limestone aggregate is not used in ponds, as it is not fish-friendly and is washed before use
This limestone has a lower carbon footprint than most other decorative aggregates sold as we deliver direct from the quarry.
With over 25 years of experience distributing natural stone paving, porcelain paving, aggregates, rockeries and interior solutions worldwide; Stone & Surfaces Direct are the people to help you achieve the perfect patio, garden, or home interior.
Talk to one of our experienced stone professionals about your specific needs today.