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David Francis

David Francis writes a column about memorial masonry in Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

17 September 2018 | Natural Stone Memorials

David Francis is a hands-on mason who has specialised for many years on the memorial side of the stone industry.

modern slavery

If you suspect modern slavery, call the the GLAA on 0800 432 0804 or email [email protected].

17 September 2018 | Market Intelligence

People believed to be modern slaves forced to work on building sites have been freed in raids involving more than 100 police and Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) agents.

12 September 2018 | Training

The Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG), in conjunction with Stone Federation GB, has a Stone Industry Professional Practice Programme starting on Tuesday 23 October that is...

Cloak of Conscience

Anna Chromy's Cloak of Conscience in its new setting in the USA.

After its tour as a public sculpture in Europe and China, Anna Chromy’s Carrara marble 'Cloak of Conscience', which is a cloak devoid of a person wearing it but taking the form as if someone were...

Bioscleave

The original Bioscleave house is on offer for less than $2.5million.

12 September 2018
Geometric Wave Wine Bar

The Geometric Wave Wine Bar in the Italian Stone Theatre at the Marmo+Mac stone exhibition in Verona this month (26-29 September).

12 September 2018
Prodim

See Prodim Proliner and Factory at the Marmo+Mac stone exhibition in Verona, Italy, 26-29 September.

11 September 2018
Wyndcliffe Court

Grade II* listed Wyndcliffe Court. The owners have been told they have to use natural slate rather than man-made alternatives to re-roof the Arts & Crafts mansion. Photo courtesy of Ruth Sharville / Geograph.

11 September 2018
Gloucester Stone Festval

Mark Stafford-Lovatt auctioning the carvings to conclude the Gloucester Stonecarving Festival on Bank Holiday Monday.

30 August 2018
imports

In spite of the falling value of sterling, which makes British products more competitive against imports, more building materials are being imported.

29 August 2018
York stone festival

Judged winners at the end of the weekend’s work at York Minster are (left to right): Henrick Storksen, Adam Beaumont, Andrew Gomersall, Richard Bossons and Lewis Morrison.

21 August 2018
Dekton in Rio

The celebrated coastal Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero with its new cladding of Dekton Danae.

16 August 2018