Locally-sourced from the South West, this naturally-occurring decorative Shingle stone is a predominantly brown decorative stone that has a variety of dark browns, mid browns, golds, beiges and white colours mixed into it.
Mainly used for transforming landscapes, 40mm Shingle consists of both angular and rounded shingle stones. Die to their large size, they are not recommended for pathways or drives. These garden stones are fish-friendly, though, so can be used in a garden fish pond.
40mm Shingle for Your Garden
A popular use for 40mm Shingle is to create a colourful, decorative garden feature, either in a front garden or a back garden. It makes for a very low maintenance area that looks inviting to your guests.
Why not use Shingle within your garden pond? Create your very own DIY rockery feature with these colourful brown garden stones by scattering them around and inside your pond! The colours can be appreciated more when they're wet so makes for a perfect feature.
Gardeners have also used these shingle stones as mulch for plants. They can aid moisture retention in the summer, preventing your soil from drying out. 40mm Shingle can also provide insulation from temperature fluctuation; so even in the winter your plants can be protected!
40mm Shingle as a Soakaway
Soakaways are a very important addition to your garden if you're in an area that is prone to heavy rain, and if your garden often has standing water on it when it rains.
With some gardens opting for hard landscaping, such as Paving areas in their garden, unless the paving is permeable, it can sometimes lead to poor drainage and potentially garden floods.
If you create a border around your paving, however, and lay the paving at a very slight angle, this can irradicate the risk of standing water and flooding in your garden, by providing an area that helps the slow collection of rain water.
How to Buy 40mm Shingle
This stone can be collected for free at one of our depots in Wimborne, Bournemouth or Dorchester, or these garden stones can be delivered nationally to anywhere in the UK.
If you'd like to purchase large quantities of 40mm Shingle, or you require a loose, tipped load, we can provide quotes per tonne required. Please call 01202 874207 for any related queries.
You can use our Stone Calculator to work out how much of this stone you need - simply enter the measurements of your garden, the depth at which you want to lay the stone and it will work out how much you need!
Available Pack Sizes
20kg maxi bags
850kg bulk bags
How to Create a Rockery Water Feature
There's nothing more relaxing than listening to the calming sounds of running water; so why not add your very own water feature into your garden? We have lots of ideas on how you can create your very own water feature, whether it's more of a natural pond or a wow-factor water feature.
Create an understated, upcycled pond; if you have an un-wanted plastic laundry basket lying around, or even a large, ceramic pot, simply add some fresh water, or let the rain collect, to create your own little pond. You will need to line anything that has holes with a tight, geo fabric to ensure the water remains contained. You will also need to ensure the water is clean.
If you're wanting something larger and more natural-looking, you could always dig a shallow hole in your garden, and add 40mm Shingle to create your own rockery. Paired with large rocks, this will transform any pond into a natural paradise that might attract all kinds of wildlife. There's a huge range of plants you can buy that will either grow under water or sit on top of your pond that will really take it to the next level!
Create a water feature with running water; for a contemporary water feature that has soothing, running water, use a solar-powered pump within your pond. These can be bought at different intensities so you can opt for calming and quiet or louder and more powerful.
If you're looking to create a water feature that really makes a statement, consider adding a solar-powered fountain to your water feature or pond! It could be as simple as upcycling an old trough or metal bath and incorporating a fountain, with some decorative stones around the edges.
Water for the Wildlife; maybe you just want a simple, contained pot of water filled with beautiful Chippings or Rocks that the birds can take a bath in or use to get a drink in the Summer. Simply upcycle an old, metal or plastic planter or even a large garden or kitchen pot for a small, yet effective bird bath where you can enjoy watching small birds washing themselves or taking a drink in the Summer.
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 40mm 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 bags/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 free collection from one of our Depots or fuss-free, home delivery.
A Service You Can Rely On
- Our reliable service offers prompt delivery to any area in the UK
- Stone Zone is a family-run business that has been well-established since 1998
- Our efficient customer advisors can help you with your purchase
- We pride ourselves on offering a range of affordable garden supplies
Sample stones are available in-store, please ask a customer advisor.
A Delivery Service Tailored to You
You don't need to be there for delivery; if you're happy to do so, our delivery drivers can deliver bulk bags to your front garden or drive without a signature.
Alternatively, our experienced drivers can operate their lorries to deliver bulk bags over fences at the front, side or back of your property, you will need to be present for this delivery type.
If you're delivery location is classed as a national delivery, your order will arrive via a third party courier on a pallet through kerbside delivery. To find out if you're in our local or national delivery area, click here.
Please let us know if there are any access difficulties to your road or property. If your property has very tight access and we need to use a small lorry, a surcharge will apply.
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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