Garden Gravel – Why you should choose Granite instead!

When it comes to decorating your garden you will more than likely come across two main aggregates – Granite and Gravel. Both of these aggregates look the same, however, there are some major differences that we at Cloburn Quarry Company think you should be aware of. It is extremely important for you to do your research before you go out to buy your new aggregates in bulk. 

We want to show you why we believe granite chippings would be the best aggregate for your garden. Cloburn Quarry work with customers all over the world and are the home of the Lanark Red Granite. If you have any queries about our services then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a friendly member of the Cloburn team. Cloburn is one of the biggest Granite Quarries in Europe and provides a vast range of Red Granite to customers all over the United Kingdom and the whole of Europe. 

What is Gravel? 

Also known as Red Granite Gravel, Red Gravel is a deep, royal red colour. Gravel usually is known as loose fragments of rock which come in a vast variety of shapes and sizes. Red Gravel is well known as trying to imitate the appearance of Red Granite. Gravel is naturally a very dark grey colour, the fragments of rock are then coloured to copy a Lanark Red colour. Over time this colour can erode and will leave you with mismatching colours of rock which could look out of place in your garden. 

What is Granite? 

Probably one of the most common types of decorative stone that is used is Red Granite. Red Granite is also known as Lanark Red which is where Cloburn Quarry Company is situated. The material is very versatile and can be used in many different projects, domestic or commercial. Our Red Granite is extremely durable and very high quality. One key benefit of granite is that it requires little to no maintenance at all which will save you a lot of money in the long run. Cloburn Quarry is Europe’s leading red granite quarry. 

Disadvantages of Gravel? 

Gravel does appear to have a fancy appearance although the disadvantages of gravel used on driveways and pathways can be severe. Gravel is difficult to maintain, driving and even walking on gravel can spread dust particles into the air. Gravel can actually produce more dust than any other material and this can get a lot worse in the Summer months. Driveways which are used on a daily basis can cause gravel to shift and move around over time which will then form ruts, where puddles can form. Water which is stagnant can create a lot of issues if left alone. Most people will want a smooth driveway which you would struggle to achieve with gravel without buying more. 

Advantages of Granite? 

Granite chippings are cost effective and are very useful if you are redecorating on a budget. These chippings are exceptionally durable and last for many many years whilst maintaining good condition throughout. Once your granite chippings are laid you won’t have to worry about the maintenance of them which again is extremely cost-effective and easy. 

These granite chippings will look amazing throughout the whole year and during any weather condition. When granite gets wet the chippings shine and create a gorgeous, shimmering look. Another major advantage of granite is that granite creates a crunching noise when driven or walked on, this is ideal for helping to keep your property secure from intruders as you will hear these sounds from inside your home. Lastly, the chippings are bright, colourful and will brighten up your garden. If you are looking for a reliable and attractive product then using granite is the only option for you. 

What can the Granite be used for? 

Our granite chippings can be used for commercial or domestic landscaping. If you want to improve the look of your garden, home or business then Coburn’s range of red granite chippings are perfect for you. You can also use granite chippings for sport surfaces such as tennis courts or football pitches, whether you’re playing competitively or just for fun granite chippings are the perfect surface to play on.

Granite chippings are also one of the most popular materials for golf course pathways, courses such as Haydock and Gleneagles all use granite chippings for their pathways. As granite chippings are so durable they can also be used on road surfaces as they are more than capable of carrying the heavy loads. 

Granite chippings could also be used to brighten up your front or back garden and revive any tired looking plants or borders, the chippings restrict the growth of weeds, as well as help, retain moisture for your plants. You can also use granite chippings for your driveway or pathways. Granite allows water to seep through them which prevents puddles and stagnant water forming. You could also use these chippings in water features or ponds. Once these chippings are wet they offer a distinct and stunning finish which will make your feature more attractive. 

What Granite do we offer?

Cloburn Quarry offers red granite in many different sizes, our main sizes are listed below. If you are interested in these products please get in touch today. 

Calculator & Samples

We understand that depending on your product you will require a specific amount of granite chippings. We want to make the process as easy for you as we possibly can, which is why we provide you with an aggregate calculator to do all of the work for you. All you have to do is type in the length, width and depth of your required project and let the calculator do the work for you. We at Cloburn Quarry also believe it is important for you to try before you buy which is why we can provide you with free samples of the products you may wish to try out and look at before you purchase the products in bulk. If you have any questions please contact us on 01555 807 411 for more information. 

About Cloburn Quarry 

Cloburn Quarry Company has built an international reputation for our high-quality and durable aggregates. Our aggregates comply with all of the necessary UK and EU specifications and have even been used in Japan and the USA! Granite was formed by molten lava over millions of years ago and is now known for having the best combination of colour, texture and strength coming out on top over all other aggregate materials available in the United Kingdom. 

If you are a large company looking for landscaping materials or simply someone looking to redecorate your garden, Cloburn Quarry Company are the answer for you. If you have any questions about the differences between Gravel and Granite or any of our products or services please get in touch with Cloburn Quarry today where a friendly member of staff will be happy to help you. Visit our website today to find out more about our huge range of products that we have available to help you complete your project with ease.

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