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  1. 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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  2. Learning to Love Life at Home

    Learning to Love Life at Home

    During these extraordinary times, many of us have started, or even resumed, a love affair with our outdoor space. Made easy with the glorious sunshine, we have been tempted out to potter in the garden or even take on more ambitious projects, dependant on our DIY skills! With professional garden landscapers hard to pin down, it’s time to get
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  3. More Decorative Aggregates / Chippings available to buy online

    More Decorative Aggregates / Chippings available to buy online

    A new year has brought a wide range of new Decorative Aggregates / Chippings to the UK Stone Direct site. We are continuing to grow our product offering, by now including a range of stunning decorative aggregates / chippings in various colours and various stones to buy online. Decorative coloured gravels and chippings can instantly transform your
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  4. Range of Breedon Special Aggregates now available from UK Stone Direct

    Range of Breedon Special Aggregates now available from UK Stone Direct

    UK Stone Direct are delighted to be able to offer a range of stunning decorative aggregates / chippings and self binding gravel from Breedon Special Aggregates. Breedon Special Aggregates are the sole producers of the acclaimed Breedon Golden Amber Gravel, the most prestigious self-binding solution for perfect pathways and driveways and the only
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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