There are myriad areas in which one can use slate for outstanding aesthetic appeal, as well as the fantastic longevity it affords with the very minimum of (or no) maintenance. Ardosia slate slabs, tiles or cobbles can be used to lay an attractive patio or path that will require only regular sweeping and an occasional ‘hose down’ to keep its appearance on top form.
Using slate strips to form lawn edging allows the grass to be evenly cut right to the margin whilst delineating the boundary between flower beds and lawn. Install Ardosia slate slabs vertically to form a retaining wall for raised beds or use strips of slate to build a solid wall that has a very interesting shape and texture. Steps, cills and wall capping in slate are an exceptional way to differentiate the design.
There are many more uses to which Ardosia Slate can be put in the garden, for example; you could design and construct your own unique water feature (although we can provide assistance with the design and the provision of the necessary slate pieces). In addition to slate planters, we hold a small stock of very unusual and large, planters in a variety of materials.
Garden furniture is an area where Ardosia Slate excels and we have a range of ‘off the shelf’ tables, benches and stools but we also offer a bespoke design and manufacture option, making items completely in slate, mixing slate and other stone or timber and slate. Please contact us to discuss your requirements or ideas.