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About Slates

Slate chippings are a by-product from the slate tile industry, the bits left behind after the mason has made the roofing slate. Slates formation makes it split easy along one plane and it,therefore, can be split into sheets for roofing. The bits left were once waste and left in huge heaps but the material is now in demand as a decorative chipping for drives and gardens.Slate sits flat and does not move around much with traffic so is ideal for drives. Slate is a metamorphic rock and the colour depends on the base rock it came from and the heat intensity it took to melt it. Usually the colours are shades of green, blue and plum colours although grey an rustic multicolour is also found.