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Marco Peva

Marco Peva exlains how Lapitec meets the needs of complex architectural design.

26 September 2017 | Company News
Lapitec, the superdense surface sold in the UK by stone wholesaler The Marble & Granite Centre, introduced Nero Assoluto and Bianco Assoluto to its colour palette at the Cersaie tiles and...
John Krause running

John Krause in action during the duathlon/triathlon in Canada.

13 September 2017 | Company News
John Krause, the Managing Director of London stone and terrazzo company Diespeker, loves to run and this year combined a family holiday in August with another feat of athleticism on the world stage...
RoSPA Gold Medal

RoSPA’s Chairman, Michael D Parker CBE (left), presents Instarmac’s Quality & Operations Manager, Darren Gough, with the Gold Medal award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

12 September 2017 | Company News
Instarmac Group PLC, which makes products such as UltraScaper and UltraTile, has gained a RoSPA Gold Medal, given to companies that achieve five consecutive Gold Awards in the annual RoSPA health...
 
Monks Park

The entrance to Monks Park underground Bath Stone quarry, which is being bought from Hanson Bath & Portland by Johnston Quarry Group along with Bath & Portland's Keynsham masonry works and the reserves of Bath Stone owned by Bath & Portland at Hartham Park.

11 September 2017 | Company News
Johnston Quarry Group, based at Great Tew, Oxfordshire, is buying Bath & Portland from Heidelberg Cement-owned Hanson. The changeover is expected to be completed by the end of October. Bath...
Christophe Gontier

Christophe Gontier, the Managing Director of Cosentino UK, says there is a lot of growth yet for Cosentino in the UK.

10 September 2017 | Company News
Next year, Dekton, from Spanish manufacturer Cosentino, won’t just have a pattern printed on it, the pattern will be part of it, going all the way through – like a piece of natural stone...

Jim Smith and Nicola Waters preparing for the Six Peaks Challenge.

2 September 2017 | Company News
Jim Smith, well known in the stone industry for the many years he has worked with the Waters Group, which supplies machinery, tools and consumables to stone companies, has blood cancer. But he is not...

The picture above shows the restored mausoleum. The other pictures show the work in progress.

 

1 September 2017 | Company News
London has some impressive mausoleums. One of them is a Neo-Byzantine structure in St Mary’s Roman Catholic cemetery in Kensal Green. Impressive, but dilapidated. At least, it was until it was...
muf project

A scheme of pared back drama with Forest Pennant sandstone.

1 September 2017 | Company News
Forest Pennant, the commercial brand of Forest of Dean Stone Firms, has completed a public art commission in Bristol, supplying bespoke cut slabs of Pennant sandstone for a reinstated public highway...
Hutton Stone's new excavator

Hutton Stone’s new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator at work in Darney sandstone quarry, Northumberland.

1 September 2017 | Company News
Hutton Stone, based close to Berwick upon Tweed in the Scottish Borders, has bought a new Volvo EC380E crawler excavator to work in Darney sandstone quarry in Northumberland, which Hutton took over...
Welsh Slate

Cwt-Y-Bugail slates from north Wales ave been used to re-roof a fourth primary school in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

1 September 2017 | Company News
Welsh Slate has supplied its Cwt-Y-Bugail slates from north Wales to re-roof the fourth primary school for South Lanarkshire Council in Scotland.For the latest project, 53,000 dark blue-grey slates...
ProPrime IT

Simpler priming with one product for all substrates.

24 August 2017 | Company News
Instarmac, the company behind UltraTile and Granfix, has launched a primer called ProPrime IT.ProPrime IT is a moisture tolerant, water-based acrylic primer, sealer and bonding aid suitable for use...
Ceralsio

CRL Stone offers home-owners five tips for choosing the right kitchen surfaces for their homes.

24 August 2017 | Company News
CRL Stone, with its own brands of Ceralsio ceramic and CRL Quartz worktops, is offering consumers advice on how to select the right worktop for their kitchen on its website.With so many options, is...
Terrazzo

The terrazzo at Tottenham Court Road underground station.

15 August 2017 | Company News
Dramatic wall design at the refurbished Tottenham Court Road Underground Station is reminding the public just how stunning terrazzo can be when specified for walls and floors. Here, TRI Contracting...
Welsh Slate

Welsh Slate teaches business sense to local school children. The photo shows year seven pupils with (left to right) Dylan Davies, deputy headteacher; Rhian Lloyd-Thomas, area manager, Careers Wales; Alun Llwyd, headteacher; Chris Allwood, Welsh Slate MD; John Edwards, business engagement adviser, Careers Wales; Dr Dafydd Roberts, Governor.

9 August 2017 | Company News
Welsh Slate has teamed up with its local secondary school to pioneer a Business Class programme.The initiative with Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen in Bethesda, where Welsh Slate has its headquarters and main...
Ceralsio tiles

Now there's Ceralsio tiles to match the Ceralsio porcelain surfaces from CRL Stone.

5 August 2017 | Company News
The Ceralsio porcelain surfaces introduce by CRL Stone have now been joined by matching tiles.Durable, non-porous and resistant to scratch, stains and UV-rays, Ceralsio tiles are ideal for kitchens,...

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