The 6mm Shingle is one of Stone Zone's most popular shingles, preferred by homeowners and landscapers alike. The 6mm shingle is versatile and can be utilised in various ways, such as to create feature areas, garden borders, or jazz up feature pieces you already have!
These 6mm Shingles contain a range of white, grey, brown and gold natural stones. These particular shades are sought after by many because they complement the look and vibe of a wide range of styles and designs. Whether you have a modern home, with monotone colouring or a more classic, brick-and-mortar look, these natural garden stones will suit them all.
Shingle 6mm for Feature Areas
The 6mm Shingle is far too small to be safely used on a driveway or pathway, even though they are in an angular shape, they are too small to lock together to create a safe surface for cars or walks to go on. However, this does not mean that you can't use the 6mm Shingle in a range of other ways.
If you are looking for an affordable and easy way to decorate your garden and to add something a little extra, then the 6mm Shingle is the one for you.
A far more cost-effective option than, Block Paving or Decorative Chippings, the 6mm Shingle can be a great way to add to a rockery feature in your front and back garden. They will also work well if you want to decorate any garden features that you already possess, for example, these shingles, along with some rockery would look excellent surrounding a pond or a manufactured water feature.
Furthermore, these garden stones will also work well if you just want to create feature areas, used alongside other rockery, they would make excellent decoration pieces to fill up empty spots. A further design idea is that you can use them to create divisions within your garden: the 6mm shingle can be laid within any surface, be it paving, fresh lawn or even artificial, therefore it'll be a breeze to use them as borders that are not only functional but also pleasant to the eyes.
Shingle 6mm for Gardens
As we have previously established Shingle is often used on driveways and pathways, they are applicable and appropriate for gardens as well.
Shingles are also an excellent choice if you want to create a unique and attention-grabbing border for your garden. As opposed to leaving your borders empty, we think it would be a great design choice to use the 6mm shingle to add some colouring and a different design element to jazz up your garden even further - make it look fancy with minimal effort.
The 6mm Shingle also aids with retaining moisture for plants, keeping them hydrated when the weather is warm, and on the other hand, they are able to keep the insulation in during the colder months.
How to Buy 6mm Shingle
20kg maxi bags
850kg Bulk Bags (weight is approx)
Loose Tonnes are also available; please call 01202 874207 for a quote
How to Lay a Shingle Driveway
Installing a 6mm Shingle is a straightforward project and can be simply completed if you have prior DIY experience and are looking for an easy job to get stuck into. If you want to get stuck in, then carefully read through a guide that we created to help give you an idea of what to expect.
To create a driveway that has longevity and is secure to use, you will need to start with an appropriate base, to get a good quality base in, we strongly advise using Limestone Type 1, also referred to as MOT Type 1, which is a graded, 40mm Limestone.
Before properly starting the project, get yourself a measuring tape and measure out the area where you want your Shingle to be laid. Once you have done so, go ahead and visit our website where you will find a quality calculator, if you put in the measurements, it will figure out how much of the base material and 6mm Shingle you will need to complete your project.
Now you can start the project by digging out the area you want the shingle to go in. We suggest that you dig through enough to have between 50-150mm depth, and make extra sure that the area you dug includes enough space for the 50mm MOT Type 1 base and 50mm for the Shingle.
Although this step is not vital, it will help create a better quality driveway: If you want to, you can also add a Grid Stabiliser, which comes in handy if your driveway gets a lot of vehicular and foot traffic. Long drives and private roads especially benefit from these.
Now proceed by adding 40mm Limestone Type 1 to the area you have dug out and as mentioned above, make sure to add enough to cover 50mm in depth, at a minimum. This will ensure that your driveway is durable and stable.
We also suggest that you also lay down a layer of Weed Fabric to protect your garden from unwanted weeds springing up through the shingle. We stock weed fabric in a large range of sizes so you can choose the one that is most appropriate for your garden.
And finally, once you have securely laid the base layer, the stabiliser and the fabric, you can start dropping in your 6mm Shing to the area. To repeat, please make sure that you add enough shingles to cover 50mm in depth for a safe and effective driveway.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to our Decorative Stones being a naturally-sourced product, there will always be some variation from batch to batch, especially in terms of colour. On occasion, your garden stones may be very dusty; we recommend hosing your new stones down to wash them and reveal their true colour.
Buy With Confidence
- Our 6mm Shingle can be purchased in 20kg maxi bags or bulk bags that weigh approx. 850kg
- Not sure how much you need? Use our quantity calculator and enter your garden width and length to find out how many maxi nags/bulk bags you need!
- Please select the bag size you'd like to buy and add to your basket
- Our aggregates will either arrive on a hiab lorry that can be used to lift the stone onto your garden, or it will arrive on a pallet for kerbside delivery; depending on your address
- You can choose a free collection from one of our Depots or fuss-free, home delivery.
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our trustworthy service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-owned landscaping supplier that has been providing great service since it's inception in 1998
- Our friendly and expert customer advisors can help you with your purchase and enquiries
- We take pride in offering a range of affordable and high quality garden and landscaping supplies
Sample stones are available in-store, please ask a customer advisor.
A Delivery Service Tailored to You
You do not have to be there at the property when the delivery takes place; if you give us permission, our delivery drivers can deliver bulk bags to your front garden or drive without a signature.
Another option is that our experienced drivers can operate their lorries to deliver bulk bags over fences at the front, side or back of your property. In this case we do need you to be present at the property.
If your delivery location is classed as a national delivery, your order will arrive via a third-party courier on a pallet through kerbside delivery. Click here to find out if you're in our local or national delivery area.
Please let us know if there are any access difficulties to your road or property. A surcharge will apply if your property has very tight access and we need to use a small lorry.
Any questions? Use our live chat to speak to an advisor, alternatively, you can fill out an enquiry form or call us on 01202 874207.
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