Limestone aggregates and stone for landscaping
Limestone produced by Longcliffe brings massive economic and environmental benefits to the whole of the UK. Major landscaping uses of our limestone aggregates and stone include:
Typical landscape applications of our Derbyshire limestone and Golconda dolomitic limestone include hand-picked, stone centre pieces and random screened stone for gardens, golf-courses, rockeries and water features.
Our crushed limestone is used as a mulch along walk ways, flower beds, and waterscapes to minimise weed growth and soil erosion, while keeping the soil moist for plants. Although low-maintenance landscaping options are many and varied, crushed stone delivers the highest value over the longest period of time.
We do not supply stone extracted from Limestone pavement - a globally rare habitat threatened by extraction for rock gardens or water features.
Longcliffe produces a range of decorative aggregates based on graded white/grey carboniferous limestone or buff./brown Golconda dolomitic limestone. These decorative aggregates can be used to enhance any landscaping project such as paths, driveways or car parks to produce a durable, low maintenance surface.
We also produce a special, Golconda self-binding, foot path gravel suitable for cycling ways and footpaths, driveways and car parks. It has a light brown/buff colour which blends well with countryside locations and gives a pleasant contrast with most modern or traditional styles of properties and gardens. Some of the major projects that have benefited from using Golconda 10mm-dust include:
Longcliffe also supplies random screened stone used in the construction of traditional dry stone walls. The stone, taken from the ‘quarry top beds’, is a naturally occurring carboniferous limestone which is then screened to around 100mm-400mm. White/grey in colour with brown flecks this material can feature in any walling, pitching, gabion or rockery project.
The Carsington Water Visitors Centre in Derbyshire is one of many major projects to have used our random walling stone.