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"Anna the package has arrived! Thank you so much, we love them. And what lovely packaging"!!
Sophie Williams, Interior Design, Atlis Architecture, Pyrmont
“Stone looks absolutely amazing, nicest packed stone I have ever seen. Very professional, very, very happy. Just want to give you guys a big wrap for what you did. It's always good to work with people who actually care about what they're doing.”
Geoff Dalgliesh, Asgard Homes,
Hunters Hill 26/7/11
"Thank you so much for the beautiful stone. It has transformed our home"
Maeve O'Meara, Mosman
"Thanks to you Dianne, Arthur's work is real craftsmanship and the stone is beautiful"
Lisa Beins, Lindfield
"Hello Anna, thank you so much for the slate samples, they arrived & looked so professional as I handed them on to our client. They are presently making decisions & I will keep you posted on the outcome. Many thanks for your fast & efficient service"
Kim Lyon, Greg Lyon
Welsh Roofing Slate from Sydney Roof Slate Specialists, Bellstone & Slate P/L
"Welsh slate has been the superior roofing for Australian buildings since it was first brought here in 1829. All our most important historic monuments have slate roofs" - Clive Lucas AO, Senior Partner, Clive Lucas Stapleton Architects, Sydney.
Bellstone - Welsh Slate Distributors Since 1991
Bellstone was appointed as Australian distributors of Welsh Slate in 1991 and has been ever since. We can assist with delivery to all states of Australia and are happy to help with project quotes on both supply and fixing to the best of our ability.
Welsh Slate (Penrhyn "Heather Blue") - "The Rolls Royce of Roofing Slates"
"Welsh slate is the Rolls Royce of roofing with an unmatched guarantee. Bellstone has been supplying us with Welsh slate since 1991 - the company is incredibly friendly and very reliable" - Thomas Nielsen, HG Nielsen & Co. Slate Roofing SpecialistsMake an enquiry
Welsh Slate - 100 Year Guarantee
Welsh Slate are so confident in the performance of Penrhyn slate they offer a written, project specific, 100 year guarantee on their product - subject to information being supplied and certain conditions being fulfilled e.g. the slate being fixed in a way that is consistent with British Standards.
The Welsh slate on the Edmund Blacket designed building at Sydney University (right) is around 140 years old and still performing well.
Welsh Slate QA & Testing - Guarantees Exceptional Quality & No Risk
Welsh Slate manufactures under a Quality Assurance Scheme which complies with BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and in accordance with the above schemeroofing products comply with BS EN 12326-1:2004. These standards are explained in User Guide - Roofing Slate section.
Ventilating Heritage Slate Roofs
Having difficulty ventilating old roofs? A range of slate line ventilators may help. They are unobtrusive, lie flat on the roof and have a free air capacity of 10000mm2.
They have been specially designed for 600x300, 500x250 and 400x300mm format slates. Contact our office for details.
Penrhyn Slate Quarry, Wales - The World's Largest Roof Slate Quarry
There were many slate quarries in Wales but most have ceased operations. The Penrhyn quarry famous for its Heather Blue slates is still operating after 200 years and is now, the largest roofing slate quarry in the world. It has a projected lifespan of at least another 100 years. The quarry is located near the village of Besthesda in Gywnedd county.
The image on the left is of the benches in the modern quarry. Centre - the old quarry with a trout filled dam and a revegetation project underway. Right - the Penrhyn office made almost entirely with slate from the quarry.Make an enquiry
Colonial Buildings Proof of Welsh Slate's Unbelievable Durability
Historical references indicate that Welsh slate was first used in Australia by Captain Piper in the Rocks area of Sydney as early as 1829. It was used on a number of buildings in the 1830s including Elizabeth House and Camden Park. Images of fine heritage buildings featuring Welsh slate roofs may be seen in the Case Studies - Heritage Roof section.
Since then it was used widely on civic buildings and has shown remarkable resilience under Australian heat loads and more recently polluted air. There are many examples of Welsh slate maintaining excellent structural integrity after 150 years. Battens and nails often fail years before the slate.
Image above - Customs House, Newcastle; re-roofed circa 2001 using lead roll on the ridge and hips.
Architects and "slaters" (slate fixers) have enormous respect and admiration for Penrhyn slate – its durability is legendary. It is also a stately, striking and imposing product that adds style, beauty and a sense of grandeur to a building and combines beautifully with another familiar natural product - sandstone.
Welsh Slate Brochure
If you would like technical information (32 page pdf file; 2044kb) on fixing slate to roofs - simply click Welsh Slate Brochure.
Welsh Slate - Specifications
- Other sizes available by order.
Please note that slates are pre-holed at 200mm from the top but are also available without holes if required.
For technical information on Penrhyn slates visit the Welsh slate website at www.welshslate.com
For further information on Welsh slate go to roofing slate specifications.
If you have a project in mind and would like us to arrange a quote for both supply and fixing your slate roof, contact us on 02 9725 2201. There is absolutely no charge for this service and you are most assuredly free of any obligation to proceed.