Natural stone slips from De Lank Quarry: 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.
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
Natural stone cladding for house-building
For interior and exterior walls. Slim, lightweight, space-saving and easy to build.
Natural stone cladding for landscaping
For free-standing and retaining walls in private gardens or public spaces.
25 Year Warranty
For more information talk to us on 01208 850217
Frequently asked questions
How are the slips produced?
De Lank Quarry 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. De Lank Quarry 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 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.