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South Lakeland Blue Slate Crushed Rock Fines

from £79.96 including VAT and typical delivery cost
(for Mini bag)

4.5 Stars
6 Reviews

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A practical and beautiful stone from the southern Lake District fells. The stone has a mid to dark blue appearance when wet and a pale blue/grey appearance when dry with some natural brown shades. When compacted, the slate grit is used to create a firm surface and is often used in the Lake District as a top surface for footpaths.

The crushed slate rock fines will provide a firmer surface than traditional aggregate when compacted but will maintain a loose aggregate surface.

About this product

Origin: Lake District UK
Material: Slate
Finish: Crushed
Colour: Blue
Applications: Paths
Hard Standings

Reviews
4.5 Stars
(6)

Michael Mannion
4 Stars

July 2021

The product is exactly what I needed for filling between paving stones which are not solid. There is quite a contrast between the dark grey wet product and the very light grey dry product, but both look good. Hard mortar wouldn't be suitable as the path paving stones are not solidly bedded down and so have slight movement. The delivery was the exact day it said it would. My only gripe is that the driver wanted to do a kerbside drop and refused to reverse into the driveway which meant all the slates had to be wheelbarrowed onto my drive. Not the end of the world, but the driver could have done a little more to get his truck closer to where it was suitable to drop. Would have been 5 star except for the driver.

louise robertson
5 Stars

June 2021

Excellent service and product. Fines are perfect for using on my alpine bed as a modern alternative to grit!

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Sam Dodge
3 Stars

May 2021

The product looks great and the customer services team answered my queries almost immediately and were very helpful. My only gripe is that the description says that this product sets hard, however, it doesnt. I have run the compactor over it many times but it will not set and is easily turfed up when the dogs run across it.

Our Reply

Thank you for your feedback. We have amend the description to reflect your comments. The crushed slate rock fines are typically 10mm to dust and will make a firm surfaces with much less movement than traditional slate chippings when compacted. A loose surfaces will still remain after compaction.

Janet Durmush
5 Stars

May 2021

Perfect for between pavers. Looks fantastic.

John Brotherton
5 Stars

April 2021

This was a well handled transaction with delivery made efficiently and on time. The driver was very helpful and pleasant, ringing before arrival. The order placement and processing was easy and efficient. The crushed slate  product was as described on the website and suitable for our needs.

Hannah Dcruze
5 Stars

April 2021

Great product, just what we wanted for a pathway in the garden. Delivery was quick & very helpful with placing where was easiest for driveway access. Will be back to order more when we need. 

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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. In addition the material performance report provides the geological composition of the aggregate, and its physical and chemical properties. 

Burlington Aggregates

Based at Barrow In Furness, Cumbria, Burlington Aggregates are experts in the extraction and processing of natural slate, limestone and sand aggregates from five Lake District quarries.

Burlington Aggregates

Kirkby Quarry

The South Lakes blue grey slate is a secondary aggregate processed from the extracted rock that cannot be used to make Kirkby blue roof slate that is found on the traditional slate roofs seen across the north of England and Scotland.

Kirkby Quarry

Location

The quarry is situated on Kirkby Moor, overlooking the Dudon Estuary, near Kirkby in Furness, and it has operated as a quarry for roofing slate for over 400 years. The Kirkby blue/ grey roofing slate was often known in the 19th Century as the “Lancashire Slate”, as it was within the old county boundaries of Lancashire and was prominent in the forming of the railway network during the industrial revolution. With the demise of the indigenous quarries of Scotland, Kirkby slate became the go-to material for the traditional random slate roofs of cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as the northern “powerhouses” of Manchester and Leeds.  The Kirkby slate is sedimentary in nature and was formed during the Silurian period some 300-350 million years ago. It is a dense and durable material that is ideal for use as a decorative aggregate in drives, pathways and gardens.

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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