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Archie
19 July 2017 | Market Intelligence
Archie Stoke Faiers has been presented with a new set of tools to take with him to Abu Dhabi in October when he represents British stonemasonry in the WorldSkills finals.The tools were specially made...
Dippy
13 July 2017 | Market Intelligence
The famous diplodocus dinosaur fossil in Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum in London has been replaced by the skeleton of a Blue Whale (which is bigger than the dinosaur was).'Dippy...
Construction output May 2017
7 July 2017 | Market Intelligence
Construction output fell by 0.3% in May compared with the same month last year, the first month-on-year decrease in output since May 2013, says the Office for National Statistics.Output was also down...
 
Quarry face
26 May 2017 | Market Intelligence
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
Antolini
25 May 2017 | Market Intelligence
Nature has all the advantages – millions of years at its disposal, the pressure and heat provided by a planet, practically unlimited energy. Throw in the evolution of the human brain over the...
Output growth
11 May 2017 | Market Intelligence
Construction output grew for the 12th consecutive month in March (up 2.4%) compared with the same month a year earlier, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics released...
Robert Merry
2 May 2017 | Market Intelligence
Robert Merry is an independent stone consultant and project manager who ran his own stone company for 17 years. He also acts as an expert witness. Here he contemplates the past month in the stone...
Alan Gayle
1 May 2017 | Market Intelligence
Alan Gayle is a sales and marketing consultant specialising in the construction industry. He has worked in the stone sector for more than a decade. Here he offers advice on how to make an impact in...
21 April 2017 | Market Intelligence
by Simon Hewitt p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri} Granite, Marble & Limestone (GML) was one of just two companies honoured in the Interiors category of Stone...
British stones
20 April 2017 | Market Intelligence
When you are choosing stone for a project you should see a sample of it before you make your decision. Ideally, you should visit the quarry it comes from to get a real impression of it. But even in...
Memorials
7 April 2017 | Market Intelligence
Thanks to the Irish followers of this website for sending us a link to a story posted on the website of the Irish Times today (7 April) with Reuters credited as the source. The newspaper reports that...
Geoluxe
4 April 2017 | Market Intelligence
Engineered quartz has been good to the stone processing market. It has undoubtedly given the sector a larger share of the kitchen worktop market than it could have achieved with natural granite alone...
Pyramid
30 March 2017 | Market Intelligence
A man who wants to build a 50m tall pyramid in Malaysia as a symbol of peace and ecology plans to start with a more modest version in YorkshireSteve Ward, a fencing contractor in Leeds, wants to...
£100,000 reward
20 March 2017 | Market Intelligence
Cartel whistle-blowers are being told they can get rewards of £100,000 for exposing price fixing by the companies they work for.The announcement came today (20 March) as the government's...
Mark Priestman
17 March 2017 | Market Intelligence
“IT’S JUST ANOTHER TAX!”That is a statement I hear regularly, usually made about the need for operatives to carry a CSCS card.I sympathise with the array of standards and...

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