From charming homes to grand-scale endeavours, our portfolio embodies our unwavering commitment to excellence and sustainability.

Be it the cosy warmth of slate-clad homes or the majestic presence of slate-adorned landmarks, each project radiates the timeless allure of Honister Slate. What's more, our slate has been graced by royal visits and remains an integral part of our community, symbolizing heritage and quality.

Explore our projects to witness firsthand how Honister Slate enriches spaces, history, and lives alike.

Prince Charles marks Lake District World Heritage Status

Tuesday 27th March 2018, the beautiful Lake District sunshine and blue skies gave a warm welcome to HRH Prince of Wales, now HRH King Charles III to celebrate the Lake District’s UNESCO World Heritage status.

The plaque is set in an installation built from slate from here at Honister Slate Mine.

From Egypt’s pyramids and the Taj Mahal, to Hadrian’s Wall. The three factors which make the Lake District so special: 

  • Our spectacular landscape, shaped by people for thousands of years through farming and industry. 
  • The Lakes drew romantic poets like Wordsworth, artists, adventure seekers and tourists alike – from inspiring picturesque villas to romantic poetry, to simply taking in the view. 
  • As the Lake District grew in popularity, so did our desire to protect it, sparking the birth of a conservation movement – and the beginning of the National Trust and the National Parks.

Inn on the Lake 2023

In 2023 we were thrilled to be able to work with Lake District Hotels on their new outdoor terrace. Being part of the build of the largest beer garden in the lakes!

Over the course of 4-months, the existing land was excavated and transformed into a beautiful new 75m long terrace equipped with slate walls and intricate stonework detail, as well as a wooden pergola that frames guests’ view of Ullswater with thanks to Cumbrian groundwork firm, O’Malley.

To perfect the finished look, all slate was sourced locally from us here at Honister Slate Mine; including over 90 tonnes of walling stone and 200 linear metres of coping stones.

Serpentine Pavillion 2019

In 2019 we supplied 61 tonnes of Westmorland green riven by-product for the 2019  temporary pavilion on the Serpentine Gallery’s lawn in Kensington Gardens, London.
The slates create a single canopy roof, under which is an enclosed, sheltered space; a refuge for contemplation. The Pavilion articulates Ishigami’s stated ‘free space’ philosophy in which he seeks harmony between man-made structures and nature.

Mungrisedale Project

In 2022 we supplied large quantities of farmers flags & internal tiling to a private residence in the Mungrisedale valley.

slate flag stones

Coniston Project 2023

In 2023, we were pleased to supply Jon Oldham Construction with a large amount of Farmers Flags for a private residence in Coniston.

It's always great to see our stone being used for creative projects.

farmhouse flagstones
slate flagstone floor tiles
slate flagstone