A practical and beautiful stone from the southern Lake District fells. The stone has a weathered, mid to dark blue appearance when wet and a pale blue appearance when dry with some natural brown shades.
The rockery is hand-selected and is ideal for creating rockeries and features around your garden. The geological composition of the Lake District slate means this rockery stone is unlikely to change the PH levels of ponds or soil and is therefore suitable for planting borders and a great choice for ponds and water features, and is fish friendly (wash before use).
All pieces vary from around 200mm to 400mm in length.
The South Lakeland blue slate rockery are from the Kirkby in Furness quarry in the southern Lake District fells in Cumbria. The slate emanates from the Silurian period and is over 450 million years old. This British slate is renowned for its strength, durability and colour fastness.
This rockery slate has a lower carbon footprint than most other natural materials of its type as it is delivered directly from the quarry.
Please note: Bulk bags of blue slate rockery are 850kg (many other suppliers offer 700-800kg under the term bulk bag). You get 7.5 - 15% more rockery when you buy with Stone & Surfaces Direct.
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.
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.
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.
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.