ENGRAVED SLATE GARDEN SIGN. Engraved with the inscription Welcome to our Garden; a very stylish addition to any outdoor space
- Welsh Grey Slate
- Welsh Heather Slate
- 2 sizes available
- Engraved inscription
- Natural jute hanger
Please note that when the sign is wet the visibility will change and it will appear the same colour as the slate. Once the slate dries, the inscription will become visible again.
To make these slate these garden signs we use Welsh Slate, be it Welsh Grey or Welsh Heather. Welsh Slate is generally regarded as one the finest slates in the World. It has been used for centuries on all kinds of buildings, including the likes of St Pancreas and Kings Cross Stations, Buckingham Palace, as well as Number 10 Downing Street. In other words, this is a prime quality material. It is typically 5.5mm thick, though it can be up to 7mm, with visible graining and texture to the surface and edges.
Welsh Grey Slate is typically a dark grey colour with visible veining on the surface. Occasionally Welsh Grey contains small elements of pyrite, also known as fool’s gold. These inclusions are naturally occurring and in no affect the quality or durability of the slate.
Welsh Heather Slate has a plum/red tone and generally a smoother surface texture than welsh grey, with minimal evidence of veining. Welsh Heather sometimes contains small mineral deposits, which are green’ish’ in colour. Again, these are naturally occurring, cannot be removed and in no way affect the beauty of this natural material.
MAKING AN ENGRAVED SLATE GARDEN SIGN
We buy our Slate ready split, from the quarries in North Wales. We cut each piece to size using a traditional hand guillotine. This method of cutting produces what is known as a dressed or feathered edge. In other words, the finish is rustic in appearance. Once we have cut the slate to size, it is washed, then oiled, then engraved. After that, we drill the holes for the jute rope and fit it to size.
If you are buying this item as a gift and would like it sending directly to the recipient, please let us know by filling out the NOTE section at checkout. If you would like us to include a message with the item please tell us your message in the NOTE section at checkout. For gifts being sent direct, no invoice details will be included, and please double check the mailing address for accuracy.
Wherever possible we use paper or cardboard packaging. Of course we have a duty to do our bit for the environment, whilst at the same time ensuring our products arrive undamaged. Where we find it necessary to use alternative packaging, all of it can be recycled so please do your bit too.
We send all items via Royal Mail or Parcelforce using a Signed For service. Shipping costs are determined by the size and weight of the item ordered, however you can choose whether the item is shipped first or second class. Shipping costs for multiple items on the same order will therefore be determined by the total weight and size of the packaging required to ship.
CARING FOR YOUR ENGRAVED SLATE GARDEN SIGN
These slate signs will happily live outside all year round, however, we do recommend the jute be periodically checked to ensure it is still stable.
All measurements are approximate. Even though we take every care to make each item to the dimensions specified, slight variations are possible and should be anticipated.
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