The Welsh Slate range of products is the most varied and comprehensive available. For external purposes it includes roofing slates, slate cladding, slate paving, walling, sills and copings, landscaping and then aggregates for civil engineering works.
Natural slate can withstand the most extreme environmental and weather conditions and combined with its unique natural beauty makes it the material of choice for a massive range of diverse applications.
Finishes & Textures
Natural Welsh slate is available in a range of finishes and textures.
The natural texture of slate when split along the cleavage plane. Products available with this finish are roofing slate, flooring and paving tiles and walling.View gallery
The slate is mechanically polished to produce a smooth finish. Typically used for worktops, fire hearths and surrounds and sills.View gallery
A sawn slate surface is subject to rapid heating and cooling by water to give a uniformed textured appearance suitable for paving, fire hearths and cladding.View gallery
Bush Hammered (Stippled)
The sawn slate surface is distressed mechanically to give a uniformed stippled surface suitable for paving and cladding.View gallery
A smooth unpolished finish typically used for sills, copings and steps.View gallery
Exclusively for aggregate products whether decorative, construction or industrial minerals applications.View gallery
There are five colours that naturally arise from the quarries of Welsh Slate. Roofing slate is available in two of these – Penrhyn Heather Blue and Cwt-y-Bugail Dark Blue Grey, whereas architectural products are available in three – all of the above plus Penrhyn Heather Grey.
Natural aggregate colours are classified as Plum (Penrhyn Heather Red), Blue (Penrhyn Heather Blue) and Green.
Penrhyn Heather Blue
One of the traditional Penrhyn colours, also known as Bangor Blue, and perhaps the best well known Welsh Slate colour.View gallery
Penrhyn Heather Grey
The traditional Ffestiniog colour, a dark blue grey with occasional white veins which makes the material ideal for all applications.View gallery