Irelands biggest selection of Bangor Blue Slates

185 000 Slates in Stock

With 40 years of business experience, Hastings White has sourced the largest range of Bangor Blue slates, roof tiles, reclaimed chimney pots, ridge tiles and flooring in Ireland.

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Reclaimed Bangor Blue Slates

Bangor Blue slates are no longer made. Instead most people who want to achieve a traditional looking roof in Ireland use reclaimed Bangor Blue slates. We are the biggest supplier of reclaimed slates in the island of Ireland. Reclaimed roof slates are slates that have been used before, usually salvaged from another roof. Although technically they can be classed as second hand, they are usually of very high quality. In fact, reclaimed slates often have an incredibly long lifespan, lasting hundreds of years.

Reclaimed slates can either be used as they are, or they can be modified to be used as a new project.

There are some major benefits to using reclaimed slates. They generally look better, especially on buildings that are very old. We believe that they add to the beauty of a property, often retaining its traditional look. Reclaimed slates can be used to provide character, giving it a unique style.

Reclaimed roof slates are also environmentally friendly. They are a method of recycling, as broken slates can be reused. This reduces the impact of having to source new materials, and stops materials ending up as landfill.

They often end up working out as a cost effective alternative to other tiles, although just be aware that they can vary in cost.


Reclaimed & New Chimney pots

Designed to improve fireplace draw and limit draughts, reclaimed terracotta chimney pots sit on top of a brick or stone stack and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours.  Believed to derive from the Latin word Caminus (meaning furnace / forge / stove), chimneys became common in houses in the 16th– 17th Centuries and were originally first built of wood (oddly!) and mud or plaster.  Later they became a simple brick construction with an internal flue.

A large selection of reclaimed chimney pots are now available throughout our yards. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Perfect to compliment your roofing slates, a reclaimed chimney pot is the ideal way to set your individual stamp on your building, particularly on a domestic project. It is now popular to use chimney pots as decorative garden items as well, and we believe that our diverse range of chimney pots is sure to inspire most.

Designed to improve fireplace draw and limit draughts, terracotta chimney pots sit on top of a brick or stone stack and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours.  Believed to derive from the Latin word Caminus (meaning furnace / forge / stove), chimneys became common in houses in the 16th – 17th Centuries and were originally first built of wood (oddly!) and mud or plaster.  Later they became a simple brick construction with an internal flue.

We strive to satisfy every customer with our stock lists, but if you can’t find what you require in the products shown below, you are welcome to give us a call and we are sure that we will be able to accommodate you.


Reclaimed & New Ridge Tiles

It is well known that reclaimed clay and concrete ridge tiles can have an incredibly long life. So long, in fact, that the tiles will outlast the other components of the average pitched roof. Typical clay ridge tiles could last well in excess of 100 years. However, the average tiled pitched roof lasts around 40, 50 to 100 years, due to eventual deterioration of other components in the roof system such as the underlay, timber battens and fixings, as well as the ravages of the UK weather.

This means that during a demolition or a re-roof, the ridge tiles can be salvaged and re-used, either on the same property or, more commonly on another project. It is more common for clay tiles, particularly traditional clay pantiles, to be re-used for full roofs, rather than concrete tiles. Concrete tiles tend to be stocked by reclaim yards for use as spot replacements to colour match existing roof tiles which have faded over time.

Reclaimed ridge tiles  can be ideal for old buildings, particularly heritage projects in sensitive planning locations, where the roof must blend in perfectly with the surrounding buildings. Clay ridge tiles that are in good condition after 50 years have perfectly demonstrated their durability and will almost certainly survive for the next 50 years and beyond.


Reclaimed Roof Tiles

It is well known that reclaimed clay and concrete roof tiles can have an incredibly long life. So long, in fact, that the tiles will outlast the other components of the average pitched roof. Typical clay roof tiles could last well in excess of 100 years. However, the average tiled pitched roof lasts around 40, 50 to 100 years, due to eventual deterioration of other components in the roof system such as the underlay, timber battens and fixings, as well as the ravages of the UK weather.

This means that during a demolition or a re-roof, the reclaimed roof tiles can be salvaged and re-used, either on the same property or, more commonly on another project. It is more common for clay tiles, particularly traditional clay pantiles, to be re-used for full roofs, rather than concrete tiles. Concrete tiles tend to be stocked by reclaim yards for use as spot replacements to colour match existing roof tiles which have faded over time.

Reclaimed roof tiles  can be ideal for old buildings, particularly heritage projects in sensitive planning locations, where the roof must blend in perfectly with the surrounding buildings. Clay roof tiles that are in good condition after 50 years have perfectly demonstrated their durability and will almost certainly survive for the next 50 years and beyond.


Reclaimed Flooring Tiles

We stock floor tiles of many different varieties. Our most popular floor tile is a traditional island of Ireland Quarry tile, as seen above and taken from our 7 yards. Quarry tiles have been hand-made since Georgian times. However, the majority of the tiles that are salvaged nowadays are Victorian or later.

The most common size are 6 inches by 6 inches, but we also get batches that are 8 by 8 and some are 9 by 9.

They make a great outdoor feature on patio areas but they can be useful for in door projects also. What makes reclaimed Quarry tiles so desirable is there natural differences in size, colour and pattern. This is created through the formation processes that each tile goes through.

We have an extensive range of reclaimed stone flooring in stock. Click the link below to view some of our current stock.


Reclaimed Wooden Flooring

If you compare old wooden flooring built at the turn of the century such as those in Victorian and Edwardian homes with modern timber flooring you’ll notice that the planks in the latter are far narrower. That’s because the trees haven’t been allowed to grow and reach their full size – as a result, the planks in newer flooring aren’t as wide as those in reclaimed flooring.

The reason reclaimed wooden flooring is stronger and will last longer than flooring produced from newer timber, is because the older wood is less likely to split. The reason for this is that it’s been exposed to hot and cold atmosphere’s for so long that it’s already done all the expanding and contracting it’s ever going to do. In other words it’s already dried out and won’t do so any further. It’s stood the test of time, if you like.

The grain in the reclaimed timber is also much denser than the new wood which also means it’s less likely to warp.Because it’s been allowed to grow for such a longer time, the rings in reclaimed wooden flooringare wider than you’d find in newer timber. There will also be more knots and other interesting markings to give the wood a unique and charming character. And talking of character, reclaimed wood has a history ie a narrative of its own and which also makes it special in its way.

You probably pretty much know already that over-forestation means there are fewer trees out there in our woods, forests and jungles. So it’s important to preserve what’s left.  Reclaimed wooden flooring can do this because we’re basically recycling old wood, preventing the need for further trees to be cut down.