Ardosia Custom Made Slate for Bespoke Projects

Ardosia Slate are a leading supplier  and slate manufacturer of custom cut slate for bespoke products with a manufacturing facility based in the UK and a secure, consistent supply of top-quality Brazilian slate. Ardosia Slate was established in 1984 and has built up a reputation for being the pre-eminent production facility of cut slate for bespoke projects, domestic, commercial, or retail. Ardosia have supplied intricate pieces of slate to construct stunning pieces of architecture on a single project basis as well as multiple piece orders for commercial clients replicating a specific aesthetic across multiple venues. In essence, Ardosia can undertake small, or large, bespoke projects of custom slate to the highest quality standards based on a customer’s detailed technical drawings, or templates, to meet very specific requirements.


Ardosia Slate Background

Ardosia Slate has a team of master craftsmen that have been manufacturing slate products from a large facility in North Devon for the last 37 years. This is a family business and remains family owned, with a small, skilled staff that recognises the importance of teamwork and the need to support the client. The emphasis at Ardosia is on producing high quality custom slate products at competitive prices. Ardosia have access to long term, secure supplies of Brazilian slate that provide a consistent standard of quality. The very small number of suppliers with whom Ardosia contract have become trusted friends who ensure that the product they supply to us is uniform in colour texture and quality.


Ardosia Bespoke Slate Projects

Ardosia has manufactured in slate a wide variety of bespoke (custom made) slate products over the 37 years of their existence. These range from commercial products such as ‘wet’ bar and servery worktops, to surrounds for swimming pools, koi carp ponds or similar. More complex projects such as bespoke wash basins, engraved signs that provide a challenge are always welcome.  If you can think of a product, worktop or building element that can be made in slate, Ardosia have almost certainly manufactured it and if we haven’t we would welcome the opportunity to attempt slate manufacturing of any bespoke project.

stunning bar worktop custom made by Ardosia

custom built slate balcony and sills from Ardosia

Commercial worktops are a speciality of Ardosia Slate, we have produced stunning slate work tops for bars and restaurants, you can see some good examples below. All of these were custom made to satisy architectural specifications in design, colour and finish. They range from oval shaped centre bar islands to boutique food shop and service counters. If you are looking to really make an impression with a bespoke and custom bar or restaurant worktop, please call the Ardosia team.

custom worktop made for an Essex bar by Ardosia

Restaurant custom made worktop in slate

Bespoke bar worktip for top restaurant and bar

Amongst the many unique projects that Ardosia have created, one of the favourites is this beautiful Koi carp tank pictured below. A great idea from one of Ardosia's customers, this fantastic design incorporates many slate tiles, each cut and finished to fit a specific position. This results in a stunning design that is fit for purpose and provides an amazing contrast with the colours of the fish that you can see through the shaped glass frontage.

Koi carp pond custom made

slate top and surrounds for a custom built Koi carp outdoor pond

Swimming pools both indoors and outdoors, for private homes and quality hotels, have represented some of our larger projects. Slate is perfect for swimming pool areas and showers, especially for boutique hotels that want an ultra-modern ‘look’ utilising a non-porous natural stone. From the swimming pool surrounds to steps leading down, shower backdrops and wall cladding, hot tub and jacuzzi surrounds, Ardosia have supplied slate for large scale swimming pools for a number of clients.

Slate shower and indoor swimming pool floor tiles

swimming pool with slate steps down custom made

bespoke surround for a swimming pool

Slate is an ideal natural stone for outdoor use and Ardosia have provided custom cut slate for several bespoke outdoor projects for clients. These include custom made tables in a variety of sizes and designs, unique barbecue worktops that have been designed to incorporate both the barbecue and a pizza oven to sit within the slate. Materials for outdoor flooring including flagstones, paving or cobbles is a common request and these can be supplied in a range of sizes and finishes. Ardosia have also provided slate sills (or cills) for balconies and walkways in designer homes and there is a growing demand for ‘firepits’ with slate top finishes as this is a great material to use as a fire surround.

custom built bb with slate worktop

round slate fire pit

outdoor l shapped barbecue with slate top

Slate is also popular for use in the home with a growing number of bespoke kitchens, dining and living areas having unique designs and finishes with their Ardosia products. In addition, we have created a number of slate kitchen ‘splash-backs’ with custom engraving, to create a really personalised feel for a bespoke kitchen. Sink surrounds tailored to meet specific needs, along with kitchen worktops and island work surfaces are one of the most commonly sourced slate products and Ardosia are well known for their ability to produce kitchen worktops to architectural drawings.

kitchen island and surrounds with slate work surfaces

custom made sink surround in dark grey slate

custom built kitchen with breakfast table with slate top

Ardosia can manufacture almost any relevant product in slate, if you require any custom-made slate product, please do not hesitate to contact Ardosia.  From fire pillars, fire hearth surrounds cut to specific dimensions to restaurant counters, anything that can be made from slate is available from Ardosia. As specialists in producing one off pieces, especially for unique homes and commercial properties, Ardosia have years of experience in making a slate solution that fits in with your requirements to exact designs, please contact Ardosia Slate on 0171 831039 with any queries or for a no obligation quote.