Grey Slate Chippings 40mm Bulk Bag

From £99.75 inc. VAT

Quantity: 1 tonne (1000kg) bulk bag.

Covers: A tonne bag of 40mm grey slate chippings will normally cover 12m² (12m x 1m) at 50mm deep.

Contains: 40mm grey slate chippings.

Usage: Grey slate chippings are suited for use on paths, driveways, flowerbeds, borders, rockeries and alpine gardens. They can also be used as pond substrate or to dress water features as they’re naturally safe for aquatic life once thoroughly washed to remove slate dust.

(3 customer reviews)


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Grey Slate Chippings 40mm Bulk Bag From £99.75 inc. VAT

Transform your garden into a thoroughly contemporary landscape with our high quality grey slate chippings, with their blue grey hues offering a stunning contrast to plants, flowers and green lawn. Flat and angular, grey slate chippings provide a robust and stable walking or driving surface, albeit they will break down a little in high traffic areas due to the brittle nature of slate aggregate. Their flattened form is an advantage though, as they overlay when laid and prevent UV light from reaching the sub-base below, preventing weeds from establishing. Water is still able to flow freely however, and so drainage properties are excellent with pooling or puddling not likely to be an issue. When weed control fabric is laid underneath the slate weeds are given little to no chance, so you have a maintenance-free surface that will look at its best throughout the year. Slate is arguably even more attractive in poor weather as when wet, the light grey slate transforms, with richer, shiny blue grey tones perfectly setting off your planting. A pH neutral product, our grey slate is safe for aquatic life provided the chippings have been washed thoroughly before being used, so can be used to dress water features or even as an attractive pond substrate (particularly when used in conjunction with large slate paddlestones).

Our grey garden slate chippings are a natural quarried product and therefore the colour may vary slightly, with some light grey, blue and even purple chippings mixed in. But it’s the variation in colour and form that makes our grey slate chippings interesting when used in the context of a garden or other outdoor space.

Key features

  • Colour-fast medium grey and light grey tones that deepen and become vibrant when wet.
  • Great all-rounder that has a variety of uses, including on garden paths, driveways, borders and flowerbeds.
  • Can even be used a pot dressing or topping material for plants in large containers, protecting roots whilst discouraging weeds.
  • Sits flat and offers a stable walking and driving surface.
  • Overlapping chippings prevent UV light from reaching soil sub-base, slowing weed growth and improving water retention.
  • pH neutral so can be used to dress water features or as an attractive pond substrate.
  • Safe for aquatic life once thoroughly washed.
  • Eco-friendly and sustainable.
  • Please contact us if loose load delivery is required.

Additional information

Weight 1000 kg
Aggregate type

Slate chippings

Bag size

1 tonne (1000kg) bulk bag



Please note: Many of the products we sell are natural materials and as such, our photographs are intended for illustrative purposes only, with variations in shape, size and colour possible.

3 reviews for Grey Slate Chippings 40mm Bulk Bag

  1. Andrew

    Location: Wigan

    Great service from Greenvale supplying 2t of slate chippings – communication was spot on and the driver was extremely helpful getting the bags where they needed to be off-road.

    Product is as expected and good quality.

  2. Keith

    Location: Lancashire

    Easy to order. Delivered as promised. Product exactly as described. First class experience.

  3. Russell Vasey

    Location: Oldham

    Excellent! The slate is grey slate so no complaints there but it was the delivery that stood out, driver could’nt do enough to help and saved me a lot of hassle carting loads of the stuff to the back by taking the time to drop the bags as close to the end of the drive as posible. Many thanks!

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