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  1. Welsh Slate launches newly updated website

    Welsh Slate launches newly updated website

    Our sister company, Welsh Slate, have just launched their newly updated website, www.welshslate.com, which showcases their wide portfolio of products, along with stunning examples of some of their projects from around the world. Welsh Slate is the world's leading supplier of high-quality slate for a range of exterior and interior design
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  2. New container gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show feature Welsh Slate and Breedon Special Aggregates.

    New container gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show feature Welsh Slate and Breedon Special Aggregates.

    Natural landscaping products by Welsh Slate and Breedon Special Aggregates helped Covid-conceived container gardens debut at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Along with balcony gardens, the new container gardens category provided plenty of ideas for using containers to maximise outdoor space or for those wanting to take their gardens with
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  3. The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales wins UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

    The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales wins UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

    The building materials manufacturer at the heart of The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales, which has become the UK’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, has applauded the recognition of the ongoing global impact of its roofing slate. The landscape has become the UK’s 32nd UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the fourth in Wales, following the
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  4. Decorative Aggregate / Chippings – Selection tips and maintenance this Autumn

    Decorative Aggregate / Chippings – Selection tips and maintenance this Autumn

    Decorative aggregates / chippings are a low maintenance solution for any project, hence why they continue to prove so popular.  Why use decorative chippings / aggregates? Decorative aggregates / chippings are very durable, making them a perfect choice for withstanding day to day life, whether being used on a pathway, driveway or as a
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  5. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF WELSH SLATE’S RESTORATION MANAGER, TONY HEANEY

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF WELSH SLATE’S RESTORATION MANAGER, TONY HEANEY

    As a part of Welsh Slate and the Breedon Group, we care about our surroundings and environment.  This is evident in the key work our colleague, Tony Heaney, does on a daily basis. Welsh Slate’s restoration manager for the past 17 years, it seems come rain or shine Tony’s never had a bad day. Which is saying something, in the sometimes-
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  6. Reasons to buy direct from the Quarry

    Reasons to buy direct from the Quarry

    Nowadays with many natural stones available to buy, sourced from all around the world, it is always worth spending some time to understand exactly where your stone is coming from.   With many people wanting to buy local and reduce the environmental impact from importing natural stone from countries like India and Brazil, now is the time
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  7. Time to Garden

    Time to Garden

    As the days are slowly starting to draw out, it is an ideal time to start thinking about projects for the garden, be it creating a patio area or new pathways, or refreshing existing areas. A lot of the paving stone available for these projects are imported, but we are very proud to own quarries around the UK, which means there is an option to Buy
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  8. New Year, New Project

    New Year, New Project

    As we bring in 2021 and yet again, prepare to be at home over the coming weeks, now is an ideal time to think about any home and garden improvements. Welsh Slate interior floor tiles are perfect for use inside the home to transform many of your rooms, be it the kitchen, hallway or bathroom. Our natural slate creates the most natural look and feel
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  9. Autumnal Coloured Decorative Aggregates

    Autumnal Coloured Decorative Aggregates

    Introducing a further 2 new products to the UK Stone Direct portfolio of British stones direct from our own quarries. Following the introduction of the beautiful British cobbles, we have 2 further decorative aggregates / chippings, which are an ideal choice for domestic driveways, pathways and borders, as well as planting areas. As Autumn
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  10. Beautiful British Cobbles

    Beautiful British Cobbles

    Our Beautiful British cobbles are perfect for any garden.   As we continue to spend time in our gardens and we enjoy the belated good weather, the introduction of these stunning cobbles, which are 100% British natural stone and Direct from our own quarry, are a perfect complement to finish any garden area.Our Breedon Low Plains Cobbles
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