Plum slate is a beautiful purple slate chipping that will ensure your garden is enhanced with it's strong, rich dark purple coloration that looks stunning, especially when wet. Plum slate is suitable for use in most landscaping applications including ponds, water features, garden borders or as a weed suppressant. Available in a 20mm or 40mm stone size, plum slate is sold in jumbo bulk bags, half jumbo bulk bags or 23kg small bags - see our bag size guide below. Please note, this product is not suitable for driveways.
Please note - as slate is a natural product there may be occasions where there is only a slight difference in shade betweed the grey and plum coloured slate.
The average depth of gravel required for borders, footpaths or decorative garden areas is 50mm, however it may be a good idea to increase this to 75mm for driveways. We highly recommend using our helpful aggregate calculator to approximate the amount required for your project. Please note that these coverage measurements do not allow for compaction.
A full 850kg jumbo bulk bag will cover approximately 10-12m² at a depth of 50mm.
A 450kg half jumbo bulk bag will cover approximately 5-6m² at a depth of 50mm.
You'll need approximately three 23kg small bags to cover 1m² at a depth of 50mm.
The AWBS Eco Range - look for the logo!
At AWBS we take our environmental responsibility very seriously, therefore, where we can, we offer eco-friendly, recycled and secondary use products where possible. All AWBS slate chippings are secondary use products, with some of them even sourced from used roofing tiles.
An unrivalled range of decorative gravels
At AWBS we offer a huge range of different decorative gravels and shingles to suit many garden and driveway projects. Our unrivalled selection offers many different colours, types, shapes and sizes that all have a multitude of uses. Our decorative gravels can be used for borders, water features, front gardens and rockeries and we also offer many hard wearing gravels that will transform your driveway or garden pathway. At AWBS you’re sure to find a product suitable for your outdoor project.
Come and visit us
We have the vast majority of our decorative gravel range on show at our three branches in Oxford, Yarnton and Swindon so you can come in and view each product and even take away a free sample to help you decide which one to choose. If you’ve got any questions about any of our decorative gravel products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact your local branch here!
Don’t forget that AWBS offer fast, free delivery to local areas and we aim to deliver in stock products within 1-5 working days where possible. We fulfil our orders using our own fleet of vehicles that are operated by our highly trained delivery drivers. If you want to check if you qualify for free delivery, you can use our handy postcode checker.