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Plum Slate Chippings 40 MM

from £101.30 including VAT and typical delivery cost
(for Midi bag)

5 Stars
15 Reviews

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

The 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 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.

About this product

Origin: Wales
Material: Slate
Finish: Crushed
Colour: Plum
Applications: Borders

5 Stars

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.... 

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 .

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. 


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.


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.

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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.


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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