South Lakeland Blue Slate Paddlestones

from £108.00 including VAT and typical delivery cost
(for Mini bag)

4.5 Stars
21 Reviews

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About this product

Origin: Lake District UK
Material/Finish: Slate / Crushed
Colour: Blue
Applications: Ponds / Borders

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Reviews
4.5 Stars
(21)

Jane Wheldon
4 Stars

May 2022

Stones were a really good size, have only emptied one bag, quite a few small ones at the bottom of the first back, the hardest job was washing them before putting them on my garden but overall pleased with the quality and size of the stones

Lottie Baxter
5 Stars

April 2022

Excellent item, looks good as an edging to a fenced area. Accidentally ordered the maxi bag instead of the midi bag. Customer service couldn’t be more helpful despite it being my error.

Delivery was timely and we were kept informed when the delivery was due. Helpful delivery person too!

Anthony Greaves
5 Stars

April 2022

Good value paddle stones. Not as refined or smooth as others that I have bought in the past. These are more rustic and of uneven size. However as we did not use them in the same part of the garden as the other ones we bought previously it did not matter. Overall pleased with the value that these stones offered. 

Our Reply

Thank you for your message. The difference referred to is that the other paddlestones would have been tumbled which is a secondary process carried out on the material to make it smoother. We generally don't carry out this element of  the process as it  means you do get some differing sizes and more rugged shape to the product which we consider to be more realistic of the material found in a natural environment. 

David Orritt
5 Stars

April 2022

Just what I wanted for my project, my landscape gardener was also impressed   a little disappointed that the costs remain the same for each delivery.got to be a way of discounting for multiple orders. 

Linda Noble
5 Stars

February 2022

Excellent service! The delivery of the stones was quick and the driver was really friendly and helpful. So pleased with the stones and they look beautiful in the garden. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Thank you

Mrs Linda Noble

Jamie White
5 Stars

February 2022

I’m not a big reviewer however, the stones delivered (very quickly might I say) were perfect and at a reasonable price.

The stones supplied are the lighter coloured ones, under the water mainly.

Thank you so much and we look forward to buying some more products from you again in the future .

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STEVEN FLEMMING
5 Stars

October 2021

Excellent service. Had loads of questions which were all answered by sales team and or manager who called back to confirm details. Order was simple online with accurate calculator for space to fill with slate chippings and paddlestones on top. Delivery partner was very helpful, great communication about date of delivery and timing on the day to awkward location with only on street parking. Ideal all round service at every stage.

Raymond Barnett
2 Stars

October 2021

Very pleased with ordering process and quality of product on delivery, but very disappointed that the company do not take any responsibility for return of the delivery pallets.

I have tried the local transport company, Cheetah Couriers, who made the delivery but they will not assist. I have also tried contacting CHEP, the company who own the pallets, without any success.

I am now stuck with the pallets in my front garden. They are too big and too heavy for me to be able to get them into my car to take to the local recycling centre.

Our Reply

Thank you for your comments. All our aggregate products  are supplied direct from then quarry and we use a third party transport provider [ Pallet Track} to collect and deliver all orders. The collection of pallets would [if we were able to provide this service through a local source] incur an additional cost. We do include on all our receipts mailed with the orders to customers  information for use including details about how the delivery will be made and that customers are responsible for the disposal of pallets and packaging. We will however continue to look at the feasibility pf providing a service at an additional cost. Many thanks

Hannah Wolff
5 Stars

September 2021

Stones look great and are large. Lots of comments on how good they look from passers by. Delivery was on time and driver was really helpful and friendly. 

Dave Jones
4 Stars

September 2021

Really excellent service and came in a wire container on a pallet. The stones are great and they will complement the larger slate stones I have also ordered. Will be used in a rockery and pond surround.  

Lesley Brown
4 Stars

August 2021

Lovely stones. Arrived on time, driver very polite and friendly

Julie Silk
4 Stars

August 2021

Cheapest I could find and did what was required, although I could have done with more of the larger paddlestones.

MARGARET ASHTON
5 Stars

July 2021

Excellent service,  Excellent product, prompt delivery

Very reasonably priced, will certainly order again when needed

Thank you

Caroline
5 Stars

July 2021

Stones are perfect and wonderful customer service 

Helen Hey
5 Stars

June 2021

Very well priced, prompt delivery and good quality product. 

Emma Nicholson
5 Stars

June 2021

The slate is of a very high quality and looks fantastic now it’s been washed down. The communication was brilliant when we had issues with the crappy 3rd party logistics provider that was used to deliver the product. I would totally recommend this company and would not hesitate to use them again myself.

Lesley Bradshaw
5 Stars

May 2021

All round excellent service and product.

Alex Christopher
5 Stars

May 2021

Stones exactly what we wanted. Easy to order and delivery was on time. Makes our garden look look a lot better and tidy.
Would definitely recommend.

Kevin Williams
5 Stars

April 2021

Excellent quality stones at a price significantly lower than any competitor that I could find.

Andrew Wijnberg
5 Stars

February 2021

This is my second order of paddlestone. Great product and service. I'm now using it in the back garden for building a Japanese garden and highlighting some plants and walkways. I realise now that hard landscaping is a forgotten aspect of the garden as it can transform the look of a garden and modernise it. 

Dan Fairweather
5 Stars

December 2020

A lovely product at a great price.  Delivered on time as arranged with the courier. Many thanks

The South Lakeland Blue paddlestones are from the Kirkby in Furness quarry in the southern Lake District fells in Cumbria. The stone has a mid to dark blue appearance when wet and a pale blue/grey appearance when dry with some occasional natural brown flecks of colour.

The slate emanates from the Silurian period and is over 450million years old.

This British slate is renowned for its strength, durability and colour fastness.

The shape is angular and relatively flat and larger in size than 40mm slate chippings, ranging typically between 50 and 125mm in size, making blue slate paddlestones ideal for using to cover pond liners or as a grading element in rockeries and planting beds.

Lake District slate's geological composition means they are unlikely to change the PH levels of ponds or soil and are therefore suitable for planting borders and a great choice for ponds and water features as it is fish friendly (wash before use).

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

Elterwater Quarry

Our Westmorland Green slate aggregate is green in colour and in its environmental credentials, as it is processed from the quarry overburden and offcuts derived from the production of the roofing slate used on iconic historical buildings such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, in London.

Elterwater Quarry

Location

The quarry is situated at the foot of the Langdale valley, Nr Coniston, Cumbria, where slate has been extracted since the middle of the nineteenth century. Elterwater is pale green in colour and is a metamorphic volcanic stone from the Ordovician period, and thus formed 450-500 million years ago. The geology of the rock means it is one of the most durable and hard-wearing natural stones available and as a result ideal for use in a wide range of applications such as roofs, paving, walls, and as an aggregate for driveways and various areas around a house or building.

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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