Materials

Welsh slate or other natural stone

Each of our unique signs and monuments are carved from a range of the finest natural stone and slate sourced from traditional quarries and mines.  Our Cambrian and Ordovician slates, mined in Snowdonia, are recognised across the globe as the most dense and durable types of beautiful material.  Alternatively choose from our range of natural stone, each with its unique colouring, characteristic and properties, from Limestone, including Portland and Bath Stone through to Sandstone, granite and marble.

 

Welsh Slate

Cambrian and Ordovician

Since our very first day we have only used the finest Welsh slate. It’s one of our favourite materials – durable and dense, it allows us to craft the most intricate of lettering and designs, each carved by hand.

At half a billion years old, they’re the oldest and hardest types of slate found in Wales and are known around the world for their fine quality. We only use these types of slate, sourced directly from the quarries in Llangollen, Ffestiniog and Bethesda in North Wales. Their colour is incredibly rich with deep blue, grey and purple tones – every piece is unique.

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Welsh Slate

Welsh Slate

A fine grained metamorphic rock, the Blue-Black Welsh slate's durability and beautiful lustre is highly sought after. Quarried in the valleys of North Wales, the mineral Pyrite is commonly present within the slate, creating a beautiful finish to the outer appearance. At half a billion years old, Welsh slate is known around the world for its fine quality.

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Heather Welsh Slate

Heather Welsh Slate

Quarried in the valleys of North Wales, Heather slate distinctively varies in colour from a rich purple to pink. Known as the hardest types of slate found in Wales, both Welsh Slate and Heather slate belong to the Cambrian period, these are ancient materials considered half a billion years old.

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Riven Slate

Riven Slate

A metamorphic rock quarried in the heart of North Wales, Riven Slate is sought after for its rustic and textured finish. Belonging to the Cambrian period, Riven slate is thought to be half a billion years old.

Natural Stone

For a sign that sits sympathetically within your surroundings, you can choose from our range of natural stones. You can be sure you are receiving our exceptional quality at every stage.

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Portland Limestone

Portland Limestone

Quarried in Dorset, England, Portland stone's distinctive finish is a popular option for external locations or exposed areas. Commonly a shell material containing fossilized shellfish and quartz crystals, Portland stone is a white/grey limestone deriving from the Jurassic period.

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Bathstone

Bathstone

Quarried in Southern England, Bathstone contains fragments of calcium carbonate and quartz minerals, which gives the stone its distinctive warming colour and finish. Bathstone belongs to the Jurassic period, an ancient material averaging 195 million years old.

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Yorkshire Sandstone

Yorkshire Sandstone

A variety of Sandstone quarried in the heart of Yorkshire, this sedimentary stone is known for its rich tones, tight grain and the high quartz mineral content. A wonderfully versatile material that engraves beautifully, this stone is highly durable, a perfect choice for any sign.

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Black Granite

Black Granite

Often quarried in India and China, Black Granite is a volcanic igneous rock, formed from the rapid cooling of lava. Black Granite's tight grain and striking finish makes this material a particularly popular option for our signs.

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Blue Pearl Granite

Blue Pearl Granite

Also known as Larvikite, Blue Pearl is an igneous rock, popular for its visible feldspar crystals. Sought after for its distinctive and beautiful blue sheen, known as Labradorescence, Blue Pearl is a particularly beautiful and unique material to use for any signage.

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Red Granite

Red Granite

One of the hardest materials found on the planet, Red Granite is an igneous rock sought for its beautiful appearance and durability. Comprising of quartz and mica mineral compounds, Granite is a highly resistant material to weathering.

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Marble

Marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. It is incredibly hard and can be finished with a polished face making it perfect for opening & ceremonial plaques. As it was once a sedimentary it can contain natural strata which creates the beautiful effect marble is known for.

 

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