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Topics being featured in Natural Stone Specialist magazine in 2018:

January / February

(To print: 22 January)

Hard landscaping

A significant portion of imported stone is used for hard landscaping but it is not a sector that has been abandoned by British stone producers, who are seeing a Brexit-inspired revival. Can porcelain and sintered stones do for hard landscaping what quartz has done for worktops?

Underfloor heating

Wet or dry? The thermal conductivity of stone makes them the ideal medium for use with underfloor heating. But which system? We take a look at the latest developments in underfloor heating.



(To print: 19 February)

Interiors and tiles

There are not many tiling companies that do not include natural stone products in their repertoire these days and with more stone companies involved in interiors and familiar with porcelain, quartz and sintered stones, the distinction between tilers and stone processors has blurred.


Next year's Natural Stone Show will co-locate in the ExCeL London exhibition Centre with a new exhibition called Hard Surfaces. This will give both exhibitions the benefits of a wider audience in related fields, making the exhibitions more attractive to designers, specifiers, developers and builders, as well as a broader range of the trade. We take a look at what Hard Surfaces could add to the Natural Stone Show.



(To print: 19 March)

The natural alternative

Sometimes the variations nature provides in stone are just what's needed. Sometimes it is a lot easier to have something more predictable and consistent. Engineered stone in all its various guises has taken its place in the stone workshops and factories of the world.


When stone gets used on roofs it is usually slate that is chosen, quite often Chinese or Spanish, although also Welsh and Cumbrian. But sandstones and limestones are also used in this very specialist sector of the stone industry.

Materials handling

The latest machinery is reducing the risk of vibration injuries and lung disease resulting from dust inhalation, but the Health & Safety Executive is still concerned about crush injuries and long-term musculoskeletal problems resulting from inadequate handling. There is a lot of innovative help at hand.



(To print: 23 April)


Major cladding projects have used a selection of indigenous and imported stone with impressive results. Some of stone’s big projects will be featured in this issue.

Sticking, sealing and enhancing

The chemical companies continue to improve their products and invent new solutions for sticking stone to floors and walls, sealing worktops and floors, and cleaning and protecting surfaces. We take a look at the latest developments.



(To print: 21 May)


Whatever else happens, people continue to die and a remarkably consistent proportion of those who do have stone memorials erected to them. It has meant that, although small, the memorial masonry sector has remained buoyant.


As the industry tries to get to grips with its new Trailblazer Apprenticeships and other training adapts to the change, there are new openings for those who want to embark on a career in the stone industry.


July / August

(To print: 13 July)

Stone wholesalers

With so many natural and engineered stones to choose from, stone wholesalers play a vital role in the supply chain of stone products. NSS takes a look at their latest moves to help their customers.

Energy saving

The days of easy returns from putting solar panels on your roofs might have come to an end, but energy is still expensive and there are ways of cutting the bills and reducing your carbon footprint into the bargain.



(Top print: 20 August)

Annual Machinery Review

A detailed review of the latest developments in the machinery on offer to increase the efficiency of stonemasonry companies, including a preview of the machinery that will be on show at this year's Marmo+Mac stone exhibition in Verona, Italy.

The reality of robots

Working stone with robots requires a lot of processing power, but with computers still evolving rapidly that is becoming less of an issue. NSS explores the reality of working stone with robots.



(To print: 17 September)

Health & Safety

A concerted effort by the Health & Safety Executive in conjunction with a lot more automation in the industry has made stone working safer. If it is to continue to attract people to its quarries, factories and workshops, as well as avoiding the now hefty penalties for a breach of the rules, it will have to stay that way.

Diamond tooling

Efficient processing of natural and engineered stone relies on the skills of the diamond tooling companies.

Power Tools

Flex, Makita, Bosch and more.



(To print: 22 October)


Looking after the built environment is still an important part of the heritage industry, which uses a lot of traditional stonemasonry skills. It is a sensitive area of stone use that often helps British stone producers. And most would agree that our built heritage is worth hanging on to.

Water management

Better ways to re-use water without compromising quality or wearing out your machinery.

The cutting edge of water

As more stone machinery manufacturers have moved into the waterjet arena, deciding which one to invest in has become harder for processors. We explore some of the decisions made and how they have turned out



(To print: 23 November)

Supplement: Natural Stone Awards

The Natural Stone Awards are the highlight of the stone calendar this year. This supplement features the winning projects in the Stone Federation’s two-yearly Awards scheme.


Whether or not housebuilding can get back on to an even keel, many British quarries are still finding a demand for their one-tonne bags of walling for the houses that are being built.


  • Each issue of Natural Stone Specialist also carries reports of stone projects and companies, as well as news and views from the industry.


  • Natural Stone Specialist is the UK’s only monthly magazine dedicated solely to the stone industry in the UK and Ireland.


  • Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the above programme of features in Natural Stone Specialist, if circumstances dictate, the programme might change without notice.


Advertising contact:

Anna Gibiino

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Natural Stone Specialist is published by QMJ Group Ltd, 7 Regent Street, Nottingham NG1 5BS.