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Gilles Van Overberge (left) and Dirk Van Overberghe (right) from Brachot-Hermant with Herwig Callewier of Beltrami following the merger of the two family-owned companies.

Photo courtesy of Lies Paelinck,


12 November 2017 | Company News

Major Belgian stone wholesalers Brachot-Hermant and Beltrami have joined forces, with Brachot-Hermant having bought all the shares of Beltrami.

Paul Gidley (left), the new Cosentino Area Director for the UK, with Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal in London last night.

10 November 2017 | Company News

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal joined Dekton and Silestone company Cosentino in London last night (9 November). 

The inaugural heritage lunch in Plaisterers Hall hosted by Heritage Building & Conservation.

7 November 2017 | Company News

An inaugural Heritage Building & Conservation (HB&C) lunch was held on 6 November in the magnificent Plaisterers Hall at One London Wall in the City of London, with more than 175 guests...

You can comment on the proposed changes to BS 8415 online until 15 January. They include some significant changes to the fixing systems of headstones. You have to register to use the BSI site, which you can do at the web address below. Once you have registered you can view the standard and comment on it.

7 November 2017 | Memorials

Proposals for the revision of BS 8415, the Standard for Memorials, are now open for public comment. Closing date for comments is 15 January.

Health & Safety fines up 80% although there were fewer prosecutions.

7 November 2017

Join in the live debate about the built heritage on Twitter at #HeritageChat.

7 November 2017

The table below is a guide from New Stone Age and OMEC showing combinations of silos and pumps and the size of filterpresses.

5 November 2017

These are some of the impressive projects involving Dunhouse stones. Top is the Apple Store in Princes Street, Edinburgh, with its Blaxter sandstone; below that is the National Library in Edinburgh with its Catcastle Buff cladding; and at the bottom is Auckland Castle in County Durham where Cop Crag sandstone has been chosen for a new Scottish Wing extension.

4 November 2017

Mark Priestman provides guidance on training.

3 November 2017

The SkillBuild finals take place at the NEC, Birmingham, on 16-18 November.

3 November 2017

Nicholas Johnston on his company’s stand at the Natural Stone Show in London, where the company is a regular exhibitor. At the next show in 2019 it will have Bath stone to exhibit as well. Inset is the Bath & Portland hammer logo that will be retained for use by the Bath Stone Group.

2 November 2017

stoneCIRCLE: 50 years of unbroken trading.

1 November 2017