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The Cambria stand at KBB this year. While Cambria petitions for an anti-dumping tariff on Chinese quartz, the US plans to add an extra 10% on Chinese stone, quartz and tiles in its escalation of the trade war.

12 July 2018 | Market Intelligence

As US President Trump made his way to the UK for a two-day visit with the government and The Queen before going off to play golf at his course in Scotland, the USA announced plans to introduce an...


The StoneCash buying group has adopted the Phore cryptocurrency to make cross-border transactions easier and cheaper.

12 July 2018 | Market Intelligence

Online stone buying group start up StoneCash, based in Las Vegas, USA, and with offices in London, Italy and Australia, has adopted one of the growing number of cryptocurrencies with the intention...


When using flammable solvents take note of the warnings.

Simon Thomerson, Director of Clearview Design & Construction Ltd, has been jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to a health & safety breach that resulted in two brothers working...

French limestone

Now it is protected.

10 July 2018 | Market Intelligence

French dimensional stone is starting to receive the EU geographical identification (GI) protection already extended to food and drink products such as Melton Mowbray pork pies and Champagne.

Construction output

Construction output showed healthy growth in May.

10 July 2018
Construction Industry Deal

The Government sets out its proposals to deliver £600billion-worth of projects for construction, including £44billion of housing, in the next decade in the Construction Sector Deal.

6 July 2018
Wacker Neuson-Lithium ion

The Wacker Neuson lithium ion-powered mini excavator showing what it can do at the Hillhead exhibition in June. It is clean, quiet and as powerful as a diesel equivalent.

6 July 2018
building site

Building sites kill four times as many workers as the all industry average. Photo from HSE.

4 July 2018
GMM buys Techni

This was the workshop of Planet Granite last year when Glenn Langdon (left), the Sales Director of Australian Techni waterjets, dropped in to see Steve Murphy, the owner of Planet Granite, the first UK stone processor to buy a Techni waterjet. Now Italian CNC stone saw and edge polisher manufacturer GMM has bought the Techni company. Its UK agent, Roccia Machinery, will add Techni waterjets to its offering.

29 June 2018
New visitor centre

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s first visitor centre is due to open in France next spring.

27 June 2018