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Friday 5th January 2018 | Stone market in the UK
Updated: 5 January 2018 The value of UK stone imports has returned to an upward trend since 2012. There was some hesitation about taking projects live towards the end of 2015 and the first half...

The table below is a guide from New Stone Age and OMEC showing combinations of silos and pumps and the size of filterpresses required.

Tuesday 21st November 2017
More machinery needs more water. To provide it, many stone companies are now installing new water recycling systems along with their new machines. And while they are about it, many are also upgrading...

We are all part of the fourth industrial revolution, if only through our interactions with the financial sector.

Monday 25th September 2017 | Machinery
It’s here. It’s now. And you’re part of it. It’s the fourth industrial revolution. It gets bundled together as i4.0 because the term is snappy and sounds modern. The driver is...

Stone makes a fine companion to swimming pool areas but it needs some consideration.

Wednesday 30th August 2017
Stone Federation Great Britain has published a guide to the use of natural stone in swimming pool areas. Here, the author, Barry Hunt, highlights some of the ways of successfully using stone in...

Cleaning using Stonehealth's gentle abrasive vortex Torc system. This should only be carried out by approved operatives such as those employed by Ideal Cleaning.

Tuesday 25th July 2017
Cleaning stonework is not as straightforward as it might appear. Is it even desirable to remove the signs of age from an old building? It would often be inappropriate to clean back to a pristine...

Training in the stone industry

Sunday 28th May 2017 | Training
The skills shortages that follow recessions are apparently as inevitable as the recessions themselves seem to be – and are occurring again. Although work has picked up and confidence has...
the Natural Stone Show

the Natural Stone Show, London

Tuesday 9th May 2017
The next Natural Stone Show will be in 2019, 30 April-2 MayThe Natural Stone Show is held every two years at the ExCeL London exhibition centre in London's revitalised docklands near to the 02...
Stone Awards
Friday 9th December 2016
The Natural Stone Awards are presented every two years by Stone Federation Great Britain. In 2016 the trophies and certificates were given to the winners by guest of honour Michael Portillo (TV...