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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.

A new website for trade in used machinery.

15 October 2019 | Equipment

Stone Equipment International (National Masonry), which has created a significant business for itself in refurbished machinery sales as well as selling new Marmo Meccanica edge polishers and...

West Dean

West Dean College has made some changes to its Conservation & Repair of Masonry Ruins course, run in association with Historic England, to emphasise sustainable and environmentally sensitive approaches.

14 October 2019 | Training

West Dean College of Arts & Conservation has made some changes to its annual Conservation & Repair of Masonry Ruins course, which takes place between Monday 18 and Thursday 21 November at...

John Krause

 John Krause at the finishing line of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, the third triathlon he has successfully completed.

London stone and terrazzo company Diespeker's very own marathon man, MD John Krause, has been at it again.


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.


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

Thursday 3rd October 2019
Business growth

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

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Indiana Limestone

One of Polycor's Indiana limestone quarries. It has now bought the Indiana limestone mining operation of Elliott Stone. 

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

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
Harrison Goldman

The impressive former terminal building of Croydon airport is now a commercial centre just right for high flyers. This is the home of Harrison Goldman.

Sunday 29th 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
Welsh Slate

The Welsh Slate feature waterfall at the new €105million offices of Eurojust.

Saturday 28th 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