Natural Stone Slips

Natural stone slips from Black Mountain Quarries: a revolutionary new cladding system for house-building and landscaping.

Natural Stone Slips

Natural stone slips from Black Mountain Quarries: a revolutionary new cladding system for house-building and landscaping.

Natural Stone Slips

Natural stone slips from Black Mountain Quarries: a revolutionary new cladding system for house-building and landscaping.

Natural stone slips from Black Mountain Quarries: a revolutionary new cladding system for house-building and landscaping.

Natural stone cladding system

  • 15-25mm thickness
  • Full-face stone pieces
  • 100% natural solid stone
  • Over 40 finishes, colours and styles
  • L-shaped corners emulate solid stone walling
  • Suits all modern building types
  • Simple application: reduced need for skilled labour
  • Fast to build
  • Unlimited build height per day
  • Predominantly from UK quarries
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Significant cost-savings
  • 25 Year Guarantee

At Black Mountain Quarries we’ve developed a new cladding system that makes working with natural stone easier and more cost-effective than ever before. We cut a thin face from full-size pieces of real facing stone, retaining the authentic appearance and timeless beauty of a natural stone wall without the complexity. We believe our natural stone slips will change the future of large and small-scale house-building and landscaping.

L-shaped corners create the appearance of a traditionally-built stone wall

Stone cladding slips can be cut from any of our natural stone products

Working with real stone is now quicker, easier and more cost-effective

Benefits and usage of natural stone slips

Ideal for new housing developments: slim format is ideal for maximising space from consented planning

Respect for the cultural environment: reflects vernacular architecture authentically yet cost-effectively

Emulate the appearance of solid stone walls in house-building and landscaping

Reduced environmental impact: lower emissions for haulage, less waste, natural product (avoidance of synthetic or processed materials)

Suitable for freestanding, retaining, structural and boundary walls 

Choice of traditional and contemporary styles: random, rubble, coursed, tumbled, pitched-face and split-face

Choice of Sandstone, limestone, slate and quartzite from quarries in the UK and overseas

Simple system application facilitates more flexibly-skilled labour and quicker build

Frequently asked questions

How are the slips produced?
Black Mountain Quarries has recently invested in new precision cutting equipment that enables our stonemasons to slice a slim but complete face from natural stone walling pieces. It even enables us to cut L-shapes for corners. The slips exactly like solid traditional stone, but are only 15-25mm thick.

What styles and colours are available?
We can cut natural stone slips from any of our walling stone products, which means you can choose from over 30 different styles, colours and stone types. Black Mountain Quarries is one of the UK’s leading natural stone suppliers, offering the widest selection of British stone sourced from local and UK-wide quarries. We’re pretty confident that if you have a stone in mind, we can make a slip for you!

How do cladding slips differ from stone panels and cladding systems?
Our slips are made from complete, full-face pieces of natural stone. Stone panelling is made up of thinner strips, usually offcuts; these are highly stylised and have a strong visual impact but do not look like traditionally-built stone wall. Cladding systems include a framework that allows a cavity between the building and the outer material; they usually require large format fixed panel shapes and are not intended to look like a real stone wall.

How do I apply natural stone cladding?
Need more info here … how to even up the base structure (scratch coat?), any difference between bricks, blocks etc

How do I clean and maintain natural stone?
One of the many advantages of using natural stone is that it ages gracefully and weathers beautifully. As such it needs very little cleaning or maintenance. However, if the wall is somewhere damp, shady or likely to be splashed with earth, then routine cleaning with a hose will prevent build up of unwanted algae, lichen, moss and dirt. But remember if you are cleaning anything that has been pointed, avoid high pressure washing so as not to undermine the pointing.

What’s the minimum order?
You can order from one square metre of natural stone cladding slips.

What’s the delivery charge?
Delivery of our natural stone cladding system is considerably cheaper than normal facing stone, because there is a lot less material required to cover the same amount of walling. We deliver right across the UK, and our charges depend on the quantity, weight and distance. To calculate an approximate idea of delivery cost just put the required quantity in the online Basket and then enter your postcode. You can do this before finalising your order.

Associated

Natural Stone Slips – Llandraw Random

Price per Sq metre
£80.00 ex VAT
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Natural Stone Slips – Blue Sandstone

Price per Sq metre
£80.00 ex VAT
£96.00 inc VAT

Natural Stone Slips – Multi Slate

Price per Sq metre
£80.00 ex VAT
£96.00 inc VAT