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  1. Quality Welsh Slate

    Quality Welsh Slate

    At UK Stone Direct, we pride ourselves on our ability to supply high quality, natural stone direct to you from our quarries. Offering a range of decorative aggregates, rockery stone, paving and interior flooring tiles from Welsh Slate, customers can be assured that they know where their stone is coming from and the standards adhered to, to produce
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  2. The uniqueness of Welsh Slate

    The uniqueness of Welsh Slate

    Being experts in natural stone products, we wanted, through this site, to provide you with the opportunity to purchase unique British natural stone products, including natural stone tiles, paving and flooring, direct from the source. Initially we are offering a portfolio of beautiful natural Welsh Slate floor tiles and paving slab products. 
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  3. Creating your own Seating Area / Patio outside

    Creating your own Seating Area / Patio outside

    During the summer months, it is great to be able to enjoy the outdoors, and UK Stone Direct have some wonderful paving options to transform a seating area / patio outside, including a patio pack with accompanying laying pattern.  We also have some guidance to ensure that if you are laying the patio yourself, you are able to carry out the work
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  4. Environmental Benefits of buying locally

    Environmental Benefits of buying locally

    At UK Stone Direct, we pride ourselves on our ability to supply high quality, natural stone direct to you from our quarries.  Apart from being able to offer competitive prices to our customers, we are also able to provide our customers with a number of other environmental benefits, namely: Low carbon footprint – currently the majority of
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  5. Natural Stone Characteristics – Choosing the right stone for your project.

    Natural Stone Characteristics – Choosing the right stone for your project.

    To help choose the right natural stone for your project, it is worthwhile looking at the different characteristics of natural stone to see which suits your project. Gritstone Sedimentary A hard, coarse grained siliceous sandstone. Strong provenance as a paving material in both domestic and commercial (public space) applications. Coarser in
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  6. What are the different types of natural stone?

    What are the different types of natural stone?

    The rich heritage of natural stone in the UK shows off the wide variety of natural stone available.  Gritstone – typically “York” stone from the counties of northern England most associated with the Pennine regions. Sandstone – found in areas not dissimilar to gritstone but across a wider geographical area. Slate – most notably
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  7. Natural Stone:  Building Material of choice

    Natural Stone: Building Material of choice

    Natural stone has been man’s building material of choice for thousands of years and one of the first technologies applied to provide shelter in all weather conditions, critical to the survival of the species. Its use, evidenced by Stonehenge, will outlive us all and examples of its use can be viewed in all parts of the country and indeed all
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  8. British Natural Stone Direct

    British Natural Stone Direct

    UK Stone Direct are delighted to announce the launch of their online shop, www.ukstonedirect.com.  Being experts in natural stone products, we wanted, through this site, to provide you with the opportunity to purchase unique British natural stone products, including natural stone tiles, paving and flooring, direct from the source. Initially
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  9. Advantages of using slate decorative aggregates in your garden

    Advantages of using slate decorative aggregates in your garden

    Slate Decorative Aggregates, also commonly known as chippings, are very versatile and can be used in numerous locations including paths, driveways and for landscaping. They are also widely used for decorative borders where plants, shrubs and small trees are planted. Borders are usually very prone to weeds and much time in the garden is often spent
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