WELSH SLATE LTD

PENRHYN QUARRY
BETHESDA
BANGOR
GWYNEDD LL57 4YG

Tel: 01248 600656
Fax: 01248 601171

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Suppliers of: Roofing slates, Slate cladding, Slate paving, Walling, Sills and copings, Landscaping, Aggregates, Slate tiles for flooring, Fire surrounds/hearths, worktops/counters

Welsh Slate Ltd is the world’s leading supplier of high quality slate and supplies the UK construction market with highly durable roofing slates, facade cladding, slate paving, walling, sills and copings.  For internal projects, Welsh Slate manufacture and supply slate tiles for flooring, fire surrounds, bespoke kitchen worktops and counters.

Environmentally Responsible

Welsh Slate’s Penrhyn quarry has been supplying slate worldwide since the 13th Century and has a long tradition of being specified by architects, and our client base also includes leading developers and interior designers. As a result of our work we are committed to conducting our business in an environmentally responsible manner by minimising the environmental impact and promoting sustainable development within its operations and services.

CPD Seminar

This seminar is designed to help architect and specifiers to understand the manufacturing process and the potential applications of Welsh Slate as a building material. It will explain the advantages and problems with slate and clarify the difference between differnent slates from around the world. The presentation will inform delegates of the variety of applications for Welsh Slate and provide information on the standards, accreditations, classifications and fixing methods.

CPD Factory Tour

The two hour tour will demonstrate the current slate quarrying and production processes while in addition giving you some hands on experience of working with a natural product. For enquiries or to arrange a CPD please telephone our sales office on the telephone number above or alternatively click here and fill out an enquiry form.

Our wide range of products include:

Roofing Slate

Welsh slate is proven to out last any other roofing material and is guaranteed to have a productive life in excess of 100 years. Colour variants are available and can be supplied up to 1.2 meters wide.

External Slate Paving

Welsh slate is available in a range of thicknesses from 30mm to 100mm and a variety of colours and textures to suit any application. Slate paving is frost-resistant and slip resistant certified to BS EN1341:2001

Welsh slate is weather and waterproof, unaffected by atmospheric pollution, sea air and organic growth and is colour-fast and non-fading, even in UV light. Certified and tested to BS EN 12326 - 1:2004

Welsh Slate Flooring

Welsh slate is a hard wearing natural floor tile for use in both domestic and commercial applications. The material is highly durable and easily maintained. As an unpolished floor tile Welsh slate is slip resistant to BS EN 1341:2001.

Facade Cladding & Masonry

Welsh slate facade cladding is ideal for use on either internal or external cladding products and is an ideal material for use on ventilated rainscreen cladding. Welsh slate masonry units are available in course heights of up to 180mm and to random or specified lengths with pillared or sawn face.

Our facade cladding is supplied to bespoke sizes and has been installed in diverse applications such as public buildings and churches to industrial and commercial developments and residential properties.

Stone Walling

Welsh slate makes an ideal walling product and is available as either quarried rustic walling with a naturally exposed face or as a smooth faced pillared walling face.

Sills & Copings

Welsh Slate can supply bespoke slate sills and copings for both refurbished and new-build commercial and residential properties and are available from stock and to order.

Aggregates and Landscaping

Slate aggregate has many outstanding technical properties. Welsh slate is available as a decorative aggregate in three colours. Our slate aggregate is also supplied for use in precast and ready-mixed concrete, road building and civil engineering.  Slate granules are used to produce bituminous roofing felts and artificial slate roofing tiles. We also supply Slate feature landscaping stones and monoliths.

Slate Fire Surrounds and Hearths

Welsh slate is the ideal stone for fire surrounds and hearths for solid fuel and wood burning stoves as well as open fires. Bespoke to your specific requirements, these fittings can be supplied in a range of colours, finishes and edge detail.

Slate Kitchen Worktops & Counters

Welsh Slate makes a beautiful and practical material for worktops and counters, combining very low liquid absorption levels with a luxurious warm feel to the hand.  The material is supplied as a completed wipe-clean slate worktop to consumers and contractors’ projects or as unfinished or polished scant to worktop manufacturers.

Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the Welsh Slate website or via the BPi Download Library.

ACCESS FLOORING Slate .
AGGREGATES Slate .
ARCHITECTURAL Stone Slate
CILLS Slate .
CILLS Slate Welsh Slate
CLADDING TILES Stone Slate
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Cut Facing Stone Slate
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Riven Slate Surface .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Slate .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Riven Slate .
CLADDINGS INTERNAL Slate .
COPINGS Slate .
COPINGS Slate Welsh Slate
CRAZY PAVING Slate .
DRY STONE WALLING Slate .
FABRICATIONS Slate .
FIRE SURROUNDS . .
FIRE SURROUNDS Natural Stone Welsh Slate
FLAGSTONES Slate .
FLOORING Natural Stone Flooring .
FLOORING Natural Stone Flooring BS EN 12058 CE Marked
FLOORING Riven Slate .
FLOORING Slate Flooring .
HEARTHS AND BACK PANELS Welsh Slate Hearths .
KITCHEN WORKTOPS . .
KITCHEN WORKTOPS Curved Worksurfaces .
KITCHEN WORKTOPS Natural Stone .
KITCHEN WORKTOPS Slate Welsh Slate
LANDSCAPING Aggregates .
LANDSCAPING Paving .
PAVING SLABS Patio Natural Slate .
PAVING SLABS Riven Slate .
PAVING TILES Welsh Slate .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Slate .
ROCKERY STONE Slate .
ROOF VENTILATORS Flush Slate .
ROOF VENTILATORS Welsh Slate Bat Access Units
ROOFING Slate .
ROOFING SLATES . .
ROOFING SLATES BS EN 12326 CE Marked
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone .
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone ASTM S1 Classified
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone BS 5534
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone BS EN 12326-1 CE Marked
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone BS EN 12326-1:2004 A1-S1-T1
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone Heavy Slate
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone Heritage and Conservation Applications
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone Heritage and Conservation Applications England
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone Heritage and Conservation Applications Scotland
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone Heritage and Conservation Applications Wales
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone Low Pitch Roofs
ROOFING SLATES Natural Stone Welsh Slate
ROOFING SLATES Roof Weathering Slates .
ROOFING SLATES Strip Slates .
ROOFING SLATES Ventilator .
SLATE Paving .
SLATE Rustic .
STONE FLOORING See Also FLOORING: Natural Stone Flooring .
TILES, FLOOR Riven Slate .
TILES, FLOOR Slate .
TILES, WALL Slate .
WALLING Riven Face .
WALLING Sawn Face .
WALLING Slate .
WALLING Slate Pillared Slate
WALLING Slate Welsh Slate
WINDOW SILLS See Also CILLS: .
WORKTOPS Welsh Slate .

LAGAN IS NOW BREEDON

October 2018

LAGAN IS NOW BREEDON

Following the acquisition of Lagan Group by Breedon Group earlier this year, Lagan’s brick, tile and bagged cement products have been rebranded as Breedon.

The company manufactures a comprehensive range of concrete roof tiles, clay facing bricks and bagged cement which it supplies to builders’ merchants across the UK and Ireland. This newly-branded range has enhanced the portfolio of specialist building products available through Breedon’s distributor network which also includes a variety of decorative aggregates, concrete products and its famous Welsh Slate.

James Cousins, regional director responsible for Breedon’s specialist building products, said: “It’s a very exciting time to be part of Breedon. We’ve spent the last few months getting to know our new colleagues, as well as the products and plants within the group, and the rebranding from Lagan to Breedon demonstrates our commitment to the market to move forward as a single brand, leveraging the strength of the enlarged group to offer our customers high-quality products and the highest level of customer service.

“It’s early days but one thing’s for sure: we’ll be continuing to grow and invest in our business in the coming years, with a continuing focus on our customers throughout the UK and Ireland.”

Welsh Slate used on ME Hotel London

October 2018

Welsh Slate has been used as a non-porous cladding AND roofing material on the first hotel designed by architects
Foster + Partners with an interior and exterior that aims to “restore a little lost glamour to the heart of the West End.”

The five-star luxury ME London hotel, owned by Melia Hotels International, has been redeveloped by project manager Gleed from the former Citibank building on the corner of The Strand and Aldwych in London’s West End.

More than 680m2 of colour-fast Dark Blue Grey slate from Welsh Slate’s Cwt-y-Bugail quarry in North Wales has been used to clad the hotel which sits adjacent to Marconi House – the former London home of BBC Radio – that has itself been redeveloped into apartments.

Welsh Slate supplied the rainscreen cladding as well as the curved and straight copings – all with a fine-rubbed finish to the
8th and 9th floors and parapets. In addition, 1,200m2 roofing tiles from the company’s Penrhyn Quarry were installed by Richardson Roofing.

Giles Robinson, partner at Foster + Partners, said: “By designing the hotel inside and out down to the last detail, we were able to maintain a high level of quality and continuity. This commitment to quality throughout would not have been possible without the commitment of our client.”

Andy Carson, architectural sales manager at Welsh Slate, said: “Welsh slate is a perfect fit for a luxury, boutique project such as the ME Hotel. The fact that it is non-porous means it is extremely resistant to weathering and chemical damage while low levels of water absorption protect it from frost damage. We look forward to seeing our product forming an important part of the West End’s skyline for many years to come.”

“The result combines a high level of functionality with a simple, refined aesthetic.” David Nelson, head of design,
Foster + Partners

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