Lakeland Green Slate Chippings are direct from the quarry at Elterwater in the hills of Langdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District. This stone has a light green colour that brightens when wet and has the occasional natural red tones and white spa flecks. The shape is angular and relatively flat, making it perfect for garden slate chippings.
Lakeland Green Slate Chippings are known to be one of the world's hardest, most durable slates as it is a metamorphic volcanic stone from the Ordovician period formed 450-500 million years ago.
Additional key features of 10mm Lakeland Green Slate Chippings are:
- The smaller size of these slate chippings means it is excellent for planting beds and pots as they will dress neatly around smaller planting and shrubs and create a decorative surface to set off the contrast of plant foliage.
- Slate chippings offer lower maintenance, saving you time compared to other garden landscaping products. They are ideal for weed prevention, and the slate helps maintain the moisture in your soil during long hot summer spells.
- The geological composition of Lake District 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 an excellent 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 10mm Lakeland Green 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. In addition the material performance report provides the geological composition of the aggregate, and its physical and chemical properties.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.