Plum Slate Chippings 40 MM

from £93.00 including VAT and typical delivery cost
(for Midi bag)

5 Stars
39 Reviews

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About this product

Origin: Wales
Material/Finish: Slate / Crushed
Colour: Plum
Applications: Borders / Paths / Driveways

Why should you buy this product?

  • Great Prices Great prices as you buy direct from the factory and quarry. There are no middlemen. All of our products come directly from the source to the customer.
  • Delivery Information Stone & Surfaces Direct deliver direct to you. Cut out the middlemen and take delivery direct from the source.
  • Quality Promise Our partners ensure the products have certification for compliance to Ce standards and declarations of performance for use.
  • Ethically Sourced All of our natural stone, decorative aggregates and paving products are sourced from environmentally friendly complementary partners.

Reviews
5 Stars
(39)

Lynne Darlington
5 Stars

May 2022

Excellent service. Great delivery time and driver was very helpful.

slate is a lovely size and would definitely recommend.

Karen Wardle
5 Stars

May 2022

Great service...really helpful on the phone when I needed to change details on my order ....delivery on time by a polite driver ...would definitely order again 

Andy Pederick
5 Stars

May 2022

Easy to place the order, had a call the day the delivery was going to be made to say at about what time, product was as stated on the site, no complaints great service 

Thank you 

AP

Gloucestershire 

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Stephen Lowes
5 Stars

May 2022

Excellent service, communication and product. First class 

Raymond Cook-Abbott
4 Stars

May 2022

Web site was good and easy to use, The cost was good ( same as everywhere else) The product was excellent, Customer service was excellent.  Only 4 stars however , the delivery process needs a lot of attention, There was no contact with me at all until 1/2 hour prior to the delivery and 8 days later and taking into account we had a bank holiday Monday also. I believe the delivery only arrived when it did due to customer services getting involved and chasing 

LYNDA ROUTLEDGE
5 Stars

May 2022

Great company very very helpful .

Antony Masland
5 Stars

May 2022

Apsuluty best place ti buy slate colour is on point. Delivery was on time. Completely happy with my order. 

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Kim Riley
5 Stars

May 2022

It was delivered on time and put where we wanted them.  The quality of the chippings are excellent 

Nick Edwards
5 Stars

May 2022

Product was perfect. Communication around delivery was amazing, the best I have ever experienced. There was a slight problem with the delivery but it was handled extremely well and all was sorted quickly. Will definitely use again.

Steve Cartmell
4 Stars

May 2022

Good service, only reason not a 5 score was the fact that the stone was very gritty, needed to spend a long time washing it when laid.

Our Reply

Thank you for you comments. The PLUM slate is the only slate offering a consistent colour, as most other plum slate sold by others does typically have other blue inclusions. We endeavour to control carefully the rock that is processed to make the decorative slate aggregate and ensure you get a full bag of usable product. We will discuss your comments with our processing team but do nevertheless recommend that all product is washed to remove any dirt and grit that can at times be evident as the slate is not pre washed. 

chris walker
4 Stars

April 2022

From placing the order to delivery was just 2.5 days. We were very impressed with the size of product most recommended excellent service. Thank you. 👍

Patrizia Lillus
5 Stars

April 2022

Great product, just want I wanted! Delivery was quick. Excellent service, thank you! Definitely I would recommend this company!

Edward Seville
5 Stars

March 2022

Slate delivered on time and gave a great finish to our parking area. 

neil tamsitt
5 Stars

March 2022

Great product competitive price will be using again

Kevin South
5 Stars

March 2022

Perfect , good value and delivered by cheerful and helpful driver , still short of stones so will be reordering thanks guys & girls 

Keith club
4 Stars

February 2022

Product as described, delivery? When ordering was told I would get a telephone call to arrange time, lorry just turned up. Lucky we were in.

Jonathan Haskins
5 Stars

February 2022

Good stone. Item as described.

Denise Jenkins
5 Stars

February 2022

Promptly delivered, friendly and professional driver. Really pleased with the quality of the chippings.

Colin Hinton
5 Stars

February 2022

Arrived when it should, driver placed the delivery on the drive where we wanted it. Quality and size of chippings look as advertised.

C Hollis
5 Stars

January 2022

Online ordering was easy and efficient.

The product was as expected and now looks great after a few days of rain.

Delivery was made in under 2 days and the delivery driver was very polite, efficient and helpful in unloading and placing the pallet where needed. WELL DONE!

I'd fully recommend using Stone & Surfaces Direct

Thanks to All involved

Andrew Taylor
5 Stars

November 2021

Just what I needed for a seating area adjacent to an ornamental fish pond. Blending with larger slate pieces. A nice range of sized pieces and no problem with small shale or excessive dust. A beggar to shovel out of the bag, but good exercise I suppose. Delivery driver very helpful. Good price and excellent service!

Terri Turner
5 Stars

November 2021

Excellent service and good quality slate. Very pleased with service. 

Pauline Brown
4 Stars

November 2021

The delivery was excellent, the person delivering was extremely efficient and helpful.  The stones on first viewing were fine, on washing them down after laying there were quite a few that were not of the same standard, we did realise this was a natural product and did not affect the required effect.  

Andrew Dawes
4 Stars

November 2021

The ordering of this product was simple and easy to do.  The confirmation was quick and outlined the process for when the delivery would be sent.  The downside was that it was not followed!  After a week, after ordering, I rung the company and spoke to a very helpful lady, who checked my order and said she would sort this.  Within 10 minutes, I had a call saying that the delivery was outside my house and as I was not in, where would I like it left.  This was surprising as I was in and was looking out my window and could not see the lorry.  It transpired that the address had been written down wrong and they were 5 doors away.  I went and spoke to the driver and they kindly placed the pallet and stone on my drive.  Many people have mentioned on their feedback, that the colour and sludge were a concern and I echo their points.  The stone does have to be washed well afterwards and does need good drainage so not leave a residue.  Once cleaned, this exposed that not all the slate was purple.  There was green and grey included.  I appreciate that the mining of this slate will incur both of the issues (sludge and colour differences) and this may be worth noting to potential buyers, so they can make a more informed decision.

Our Reply

Thank you for your comments. All the delivery and contact information is fully automated so that it is electronically transferred directly to our delivery partner Pallet Track and to our dispatch personnel. The slate comes DIRECT from the quarry and there are only two sources of the plum material in the UK. The plum slate does occasionally have a few pieces of green/grey that can come through in the slate chippings as it is a natural vein characteristic in the rock that can be  evident but usually only in very small quantities. 

Richard Horton
5 Stars

September 2021

After ordering a bulk bag of 40mm slate chippings, I was very surprised and pleased when they arrived only a few days later. On inspection, the clippings looked exactly as the pictures on the website, excellent sizes and very little dust. Watering the clippings brings out the colours and gets rid of the dust.

Debbie Hughes
5 Stars

August 2021

Great price and service

Dr Nicola Farmer
4 Stars

August 2021

I am very pleased with the quality of the plum slate and the speed of delivery. I would have awarded 5 stars if I'd been able to track the delivery, I was only in by chance when the very helpful delivery driver rang to say he was just around the corner! I didn't have any idea the delivery was even coming that day. Not sure where the breakdown in communication is, with the delivery company or yourselves. But I would still order from you again! Great website, great product and really quick delivery! Thank you.... 

MIKEY ROBINSON
5 Stars

June 2021

Good company, on the ball, great prices, good delivery

Steven Atkins
5 Stars

June 2021

Ordered medium bag of plum slate on the Sunday the order arrived two days later great service good product would recommend 

Daniel Jackson
5 Stars

June 2021

Slate is good quality and arrived quickly.

I ordered a midi bag to cover just a small space over existing slate but i would suggest getting the larger  bag for just an extra £20 or so.

Delivery was simple and the driver even put the pallet onto our driveway.

I would definitely recommend and use again.

david thompson
4 Stars

June 2021

Fast delivery, good quality product.

Helen Cars
5 Stars

May 2021

Beautiful slate chippings. Arrived early and delivered by the very helpful driver.  Highly recommend Plum Slate Chippings brilliant service

Susan Hart
5 Stars

April 2021

Just what we needed , perfect colour and size,a little bit more warning of delivery as it turned up at 7 in the evening after I had settled down 🤣

Ian Hester
5 Stars

April 2021

Exactly what I asked for rdered on a Friday, didn't take money until Monday and delivered on the Tuesday

Duncan Boyce
5 Stars

April 2021

Good value and prompt delivery.

J Postings
5 Stars

April 2021

Delivered on time. Good quality slate. Would recommend.

Paul Bartlett
5 Stars

March 2021

Excellent friendly service and prompt, efficient delivery in heavy duty sack on sturdy pallet. Good quality product with regular sized chippings. Very little dust. Would hughly recommend Stone & Surfaces Direct.

James Mcnair
5 Stars

February 2021

Great service and really fast delivery. Slate looks really good.

Graham Moorhouse
5 Stars

January 2021

Great service as i wasn't sure when the chippings would arrive during the pandemic ,but to my surprise they arrived within two days of ordering .

The driver dropped the pallet as close to the house as possible .

once opened the chippings were of good quality not like the bags you get from certain diy stores .

overall really impressed with the service from start to finish ,i would definitely use them again .

In the rare plum colour, these Welsh Plum Slate Chippings are both practical and beautiful. Plum coloured natural slate chippings are fine-grained and durable, and the colour brightens when wet.

The 40mm Welsh Plum Slate Chippings are direct from the quarry at Caernarfon in North Wales and are perfect for use in gardens, pathways, drives and parking bays as the shape of the 40mm slate chippings allows the slate to bed down in use, ensuring it is a more comfortable walking surface.

The Welsh Plum Slate Chippings emanate from the Cambrian geological era and are 480 to 550 million years old. Welsh slate is renowned for its strength, durability and colour fastness, which is ideal for gardens, paths and driveways.

Additional key features of 40mm Welsh Plum Slate Chippings:

  • The 40mm Plum Slate Chippings have a thicker depth than some other slates and are stronger, which means they will resist breaking under heavy use. This is ideal for driveway chippings or parking spaces and will require minimal maintenance and the occasional top-up.
  • The geological composition of Plum Welsh slate chippings means they are unlikely to change the PH levels of ponds or soil and are therefore suitable for planting borders and alpine and rockery gardens. This slate is also a great choice for ponds and water features and is fish friendly (wash before use).
  • This slate has a lower carbon footprint than most other decorative aggregates sold as we deliver direct from the quarry.

PLEASE NOTE: Bulk bags of 40mm Plum Slate Chippings are 850kg from Stone & Surfaces Direct, (many other suppliers offer 700-800kg under the term bulk bag). With Stone & Surfaces Direct, you get 7.5 - 15% more slate chippings.

The attached information includes a quality certificate which will show the consistency of the aggregates size grading. Many aggregate suppliers do not provide this or carryout these controls which means the aggregate can have significant proportions of very small pieces to dust. 

CCSQ

Based in Caernarfon, North Wales. CCSQ extract and process plum coloured welsh slate for use in landscaping.

Alexandra and Moel Tryfan Quarries

Roofing was produced in 3 steam-powered mills and was connected to the port of Caernarfon by the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway, which opened in 1877, where slate could be exported by boat or transferred onto the London and North Western Railway for transport to other UK destinations. Roofing slate production ceased into the 1960s. The slate is of the Cambrian geological era – dated at between 480 and 550 million years old. It is fine-grained in texture and is mainly plum coloured with occasional green inclusions. Today’s workings are on a much-reduced scale from the peak of activity in the 1880s but a range of aggregates, rockery stone, walling and features such as monoliths are produced from the slate tips remaining as the relics of the original roofing slate workings. These products find many uses in home and garden projects from paths and driveways to retaining walls, raised beds and individual standing stones; an enhancement to any garden or landscaped area.

Location

Located in Gwynedd, North West Wales the quarries are located some 5 miles to the south-east of Caernarfon and a similar distance to the west of the tourist destinations of Llanberis and Snowdonia National Park. These 2 quarries that became conjoined during the latter part of the 19th Century were established in the era of peak roofing slate production circa 1860 and at their peak in the 1880’s employed some 200 people.

Kerbside Delivery

All orders for tiles, aggregates and paving are packed onto a pallet, and or normally in a wooden crate, wire frame case, or bag. By placing the order and accepting our delivery conditions, you are confirming that the delivery information you provide meets our third-party haulier conditions.

For further details, please visit our delivery page. If you have any doubts, please contact us for further details.

Cancellation

For most products, you have the right to cancel your order at any time from the moment you place your online order, and up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods. You should notify us if you want to cancel your order within this time period, either by email, phone or through the contact form on the website.

A further 14 days is allowed from the date you notify us of your cancellation to return the goods if already received. You must cover the cost of returning unwanted goods. We will issue a refund within 14 days upon receipt of the returned goods. A deduction will be made if the value of the goods has been reduced as a result of you handling the goods in a way which would not be permitted in a shop. After this period, due to the tonal and texture variation which occurs with natural stone and slate, we are unable to accept any returns and offer any refunds, except in the case of damaged or faulty goods.

For bespoke orders, we operate a non-return policy and we are not able to accept cancellation to the order.

We recommend that any surplus material should be kept.

Damaged/Faulty Goods

In the event that your goods are received damaged or faulty, please contact us immediately. We will require details of the damage/fault, along with photographic evidence. If we agree on a return for damaged / faulty goods please ensure that the order is repackaged in its original packaging, including any accessories which were delivered with the product, and that it is placed on the pallet at the original delivery point for the third party haulier to collect.

If the original packaging of the product has been damaged or destroyed you should ensure that the returned product is on a pallet and is adequately packed for shipment back to us. It should be placed in the original delivery point for the third party haulier to collect.

A refund will be made within 14 days upon receipt of the returned goods. A deduction can be made if the value of the goods has been reduced as a result of you handling the goods in a way which would not be permitted in a shop.

If you have any doubts, please contact us for further details.

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