New!! Gnarled, Rustic And Completely Natural - Slatewood Stone Now Available From CED Stone Group

If you want to get that reclaimed style in your garden while still benefiting from all the qualities of natural stone then try our latest product, Slatewood – a stone that naturally looks like gnarled, rustic driftwood!

Black-grey in colour and shot through with golden-brown hues, Slatewood is grained and craggy; making it an excellent alternative to using old or weathered timber in your garden scheme. When pieces of Slatewood are traditionally split, its minerals give it a natural wave; making it look remarkably similar to worn bark. Like any natural stone material, Slatewood is incredibly strong and hard-wearing.

Slatewood water feature and green wall…
Slatewood water feature and green wall…

Being a completely natural, non-processed stone, Slatewood naturally imitates the normal colour variations found in timber materials due to its own organic mineral combinations, making it a more authentic alternative than more commonly used wood replicas that are usually manufactured from concrete or ceramics.

Footpath paved with Slatewood palisades…
Footpath paved with Slatewood palisades…

Made primarily of Mica and Quartz minerals with smaller amounts of Sericite and Chlorite, the Quartz minerals grow causing the surrounding minerals to deform, creating eye-shaped formations called Augen which have the appearance of wood knots.

Slatewood has a grainy, 'bark' texture…
Slatewood has a grainy, ‘bark’ texture…

‘We’re always looking for new and exciting products to offer our customers, so we’re proud to be introducing Slatewood into our natural stone range’ said Giles Heap, Managing Director of CED. ‘Slatewood is a fantastic product that’s going to offer a unique and interesting element to a whole variety of landscape projects – it’s a very versatile product and we can’t wait to see what our customers do with it!’

Larger patio paved with Slatewood palisades…
Larger patio paved with Slatewood palisades…


Slatewood is a versatile material and due to it’s highly grained texture, it’s perfect for making a style statement in areas that have a particularly high slip-risk, such as sloping paths. Slatewood is also a fantastic element to combine with plants and water, and can be used to create all sorts of different visual effects.

Slatewood planks made into a bridge crossing this bare and 'murky' pond…
Slatewood planks made into a bridge crossing this bare and ‘murky’ pond…

Slatewood can also be used for building structures - create incredibly long-lasting raised bed borders in place of timber sleepers, or use as chunky beams for pergolas and other outdoor structures.

Slatewood used as beams for a sturdy outdoor structure with climbers…
Slatewood used as beams for a sturdy outdoor structure with climbers…

Add textured feature walls or ornamental arrangements, or lead a path of stepping stones set within natural stone aggregates for a captivating contrast of textures; the possibilities are endless!

Slatewood water feature…
Slatewood water feature…

Slatewood is now available from CED in Palisades or Planks of various sizes, and CED can also offer a bespoke service for more specific size and shape requirements. For more information, contact CED on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (+44)1708 867 237.

This news posted on 7th Sep 2017

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