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Portland limestone mining company Albion was the sole representative of British stone at Europe's major international stone exhibition of Marmo+Mac in Verona 25-28 September.


Those involved in the previous heritage day run by the NSITG and Historic England in the rooftop garden of the offices of Historic England next to the River Thames in London.


Yazmin Impson, who works at Albion Stone on Portland, talks about her experience in the predominantly male environment of the stone industry.


About 80% of the UK population aged from 16 to 64 is employed, a higher proportion (and by far the greatest number) since records began in 1971. Roughly half of those people (47%) are women.


The cut is essentially achieved thanks to the exposed diamonds on the edge of the blade slicing through the stone.

8 October 2019 | Equipment

Sintered Lapitec, in all its uses, is now available for use with BIM software.

Lapitec has entered the world of BIM.

Business growth

In business-friendly Britain the number of registered businesses continues to grow, with construction leading the way.

2 October 2019 | Market Intelligence

Construction saw the largest growth in the number of firms working in the sector in the year to the end of March 2019, according to figures just released (2 October) by the Office for National...


Silica dust from cutting stone, engineered quartz and concrete can be a killer. HSE will be visiting construction sites in October and November to make sure you are getting it right.

Tuesday 1st October 2019
Qatar Airways

Michael Adams, Mace: "...Cadeby Stone delivered the client's exact requirements using the latest manufacturing methods in five axes CNC cutting..."

Monday 30th September 2019

Budri's stand at the Monaco Yacht Show this month.

Monday 30th September 2019
CYA winners

Winners of this year's national Cemetery of the Year Awards at the presentation ceremony this month.

Sunday 29th September 2019
Silica dust

This is a picture of a young man in a small British worktop fabrication factory cutting a piece of engineered quartz. It is not staged. He is not wearing a mask and although there is a water wall it is behind him as he sends RCS out into the workshop. Conditions like this are leading to silicosis among people employed in making worktops. It is becoming a growing concern around the world.

Thursday 26th September 2019
Andy Bell

Andy Bell: "We feel that we have put solutions in place to keep our business stable in the Brexit transition period."

Tuesday 24th September 2019
Rob Maxfield

Rob Maxfield of Rock Mallet Chisel in Somerset is featured in workwear company Dickies' new promotion featuring tradespeople who wear the company's clothes.

Tuesday 17th September 2019
Talk to Me

CED Stone Group is helping to tackle the stoney silence on mental health by sponsoring this installation for London Design Festival.

Monday 16th September 2019
Vibration update

HSE is running a HAVS refresher course at the HSE training centre at Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, on 2 October. You can book your place(s) here.

Wednesday 11th September 2019
Historic Construction and Conservation - Materials, Systems and Damage (ISBN 978-0-367-14574-3)

Published this month (September), Historic Construction and Conservation - Materials, Systems and Damage (ISBN 978-0-367-14574-3) has 30% off until the end of October only.

Wednesday 11th September 2019