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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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