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Why Choose Us?

Our expertise in natural stone comes from our knowledge of extraction and the processes involved in the production and installation of the products we sell.

We have created Stone & Surfaces Direct to provide a means for our partners, who are the product manufacturers and often the quarry source, to offer their products direct to you. 

    Know the materials source

    Know the materials source

    We believe that our customers should have confidence in the knowledge that they know the origins of the material used in their home and where the products are manufactured.

    Focus on product Quality

    Focus on product Quality

    The product quality is not compromised by third party pressure to reduce prices, and we ensure attention to the key performance criteria necessary for the products intended application.

    Supplied Direct from the factory

    Supplied Direct from the factory

    The sales price of our products are competitive as they are distributed direct from the factory source, and not via a third party wholesaler.

    Reduced carbon footprint

    Reduced carbon footprint

    As the products we offer are distributed from the source there is a significant reduction in the number of movements often associated with the normal supply chain, which inturn reduces the number of vehicles on our roads.

    Our Experience

    With over 25 years’ of personal experience working with quarries and factories in the UK and India and selling natural stone all over the world, we strive to work with our partners to ensure they embrace best practise in the extraction and manufacture of the product portfolio we offer to our customers.Nick Williams, Director of Stone & Surfaces Direct
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    Our Partners

    We work closely with the partner companies offering products to you, auditing the supply chain, and where necessary working with them to improve efficiencies and quality. We ensure they use the best raw material in the manufacturing process and make products that can be offered directly from the factory to your door. 


    We believe it is important to work with Trade Associations such the Stone Federation GB to understand best practises and industry standards and help our customers to understand where the raw material for the products installed in your home come from, and where they are made.

    Stone & Surfaces Direct are members of The Stone Federation GB, who publish guidance documents for the use of natural stone in the home, and stipulate “consumers should understand the products petrological description, traditional name, quarry location and country of origin”.



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    Our Quality

    Many of the imported natural stone products offered to the UK market are from unregulated quarries and factories that do not comply with European manufacturing standards for health and safety and ethical sourcing criteria. Therefore, confidence can be taken from knowing that the products we offer are from a small selection of complementary partners that both quarry and manufacture the products that we offer.

    It should be noted that in July 2013 it became a legally mandated obligation for natural stone products used in construction to be covered by the harmonised European standard, which means the products must have a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and be CE Marked.

    All the products offered by Stone & Surfaces Direct are therefore CE marked.

    This means all our natural stone paving flags comply with BSEN1341:2012, and for modular natural stone tiles for interiors to BS EN 12057:2015. 

    These standards outline the key criteria for product dimensions, visual appearance, and the necessary technical requirements for products [such as for frost resistance in exterior natural stone products].

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    Our Reassurance 

    Natural stone is a unique tried and tested material that has been used as a building material for hundreds of years, and its beauty can be appreciated in many of our own homes across the UK, as wells as some of the world’s most iconic buildings. Choosing the correct natural material for your home, with the desired finish, colour and technical characteristics for its chosen application is important, and we aim to help you in this journey.

    Our customers can be sure that in the unlikely event there is an issue with products we offer, that there is traceability through to the source to understand the scope and nature of any issue, and ensure the product is replaced or fixed with the minimum of disruption.

    We hope that the information we provide will help you in choosing the products that will work best for you and will be a worthwhile investment for your home whether you are creating a new garden space or refurbishing a room in your home.



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    Our Partners

    Burlington Aggregates

    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.

    Stone Arena Ltd

    Stone Arena Ltd

    Part of the Poddar Group based in Rajasthan, India, who extract and manufacture natural stone for use in exterior and interior applications.

    Earth Anatomy

    Earth Anatomy

    A UK company with over 65,000 sq ft of production facilities in Swindon. Earth Anatomy offers a new generation of surfacing materials that are light and flexible. The 100% natural slate sheet and concrete on a roll products will give you the ability to use natural materials as a thin veneer, and unlock a wide range of design possibilities in every area of the home, for both interior and exterior applications.

    Caernarvonshire Crown Slate Quarries (CCSQ) Ltd

    Caernarvonshire Crown Slate Quarries (CCSQ) Ltd

    Based in Caernarfon, North Wales. CCSQ extract and process plum coloured welsh slate for use in landscaping.

    Conservation Chemicals Consultants

    Conservation Chemicals Consultants

    Based at Ulverston, Cumbria, Conservation Chemicals Consultants (CCC) are specialist manufacturers of high-performance protective treatments for natural stone and timber.

    Eaves Associates

    Eaves Associates

    Based in Preston, Eaves Associates are specialist product development and research consultants that work with a number of specialist British manufacturers, including XtraSan, who make a market leading sanitiser that can be applied to ALL surfaces such as stone, wood, metal and porcelain. XtraSan will provide an active coating that prevents and kills bacteria's such as Covid-19.

    Stone Federation GB

    Stone Federation GB

    Stone Federation is the official trade association for the natural stone industry. The Federation co-ordinates all aspects of the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing an appropriate material and a reliable service.