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Bomber Command Memorial

The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London, that was daubed in paint again on the night of 21-22 January.

22 January 2019 | Market Intelligence
The imposing 370m long Portland Whitbed and Basebed limestone neolcalssical Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London, was again daubed in white paint on the night of 21 January.It was the fourth...
Emma Alsop

Emma Alsop will be exhibiting photographs like this self-portrait as well as helping visitors to Copeland Gallery in Peckham to build a dry stone wall in Derbyshire limestone.

22 January 2019 | Events
Londoners will have a chance to help build a dry stone wall in Longcliffe Quarries' Derbyshire limestone between 21 February and 3 March when an exhibition called 'Hill' is staged at...
Debi Boulton

Debi Boulton moves from Dunlop to head the sales team at BAL that is now twice the size it was.

Professional tile adhesives and grouts company BAL has doubled its sales team and created a new training and technical support team of five to join its specification support team.Joining the BAL as...
 
Neolith warehouse

Neolith's new 3,000m2 UK warehouse in Harlow, Essex.

Neolith sintered stone, which opened a UK warehouse in Harlow, Essex, last year and took over a showroom in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, says it will not be increasing any of its...
Welsh sdlate

Welsh slate has been designated as a Global Heritage Stone Resource.

17 January 2019 | Stone Heritage
Welsh slate has joined the international list of stones designated as a Global Heritage Stone Resource (GHSR). Portland limestone was the first on the list in 2017.Welsh slate is still widely used as...
Stonegate

Last orders from Stonegate for next day delivery extended to 4pm.

14 January 2019 | Equipment
Stone tools and equipment supplier Stonegate has extended the latest time orders can be received for next day delivery by an hour. The cut-off time is now 4pm.Stonegate says the extension is the...
Construction output

Construction output reached a new all time high in November to break through the £14billion mark.

11 January 2019 | Market Intelligence
Construction output reached a new all-time record high in November to break through the £14billion barrier for the first time.Figures released today (11 January) by the Office for National...
Ethical Stone Register

Indian company Stone Age has joined the Ethical Stone Register to provide assurances that its stone comes from slave-free sources.

Stone Age Private Ltd has become the first Indian company to have achieved a listing on Stone Federation Great Britain's Ethical Stone Register. Indian companies in particular have been...
Brexit

There is a lot of information on the government's online EU Exit Readiness Tool.

10 January 2019 | Market Intelligence
If you want to try to make some sense of what Brexit, whatever it turns out to be, might mean to your business, the government is offering some advice on a new EU Exit Readiness Tool online at www....
National Museum of Scotland

The Egyptians are questioning the authenticity of limestone cladding said to be from the Great Pyramid of Giza that the Museum of Scotland intends to display in a new Ancient Egypt gallery due to open in February. If it is genuine, they want it back.

9 January 2019 | Stone Heritage
The National Museum of Scotland is due to open a new permanent gallery called Ancient Egypt Rediscovered on 8 February. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a piece of limestone masonry labelled as a...
DCM prosecution

Abel (UK) Director sent to prison for indiscriminately selling restricted substances including DCM paint strippers online.

Nicholas Corbett, a Director of Abel (UK) Ltd, has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for the online sale of products containing prohibited substances, including the paint stripper ...
dry cutting quartz

Concerns about silica dust in processing engineered quartz grow. The products have an even higher concentration of silica than sandstone or granite.

The Queensland Government in Australia has issued an urgent safety warning for stone processors to stop dry cutting engineered quartz. The warning follows claims by 26 workers for compensation for...
Longfloor

Now available from Longcliffe, a dry powder bulk binder that enables liquid cement floor screeds to be laid and ready for use quicker than anhydrites with no laitance. 

Longcliffe Quarries, a lime product specialist based in Derbyshire, introduces Longfloor, a dry powder bulk binder for use in liquid cement floor screeds. The company says its Longfloor liquid...
Ceasarstone White Attica

Caesarstone White Attica, on special offer price promotion until 30 June. There are no price increases on any Caesarstone products again this year.

Caesarstone says there will once again be no price increases in 2019 on its range of quartz surfaces. It is the second consecutive year that the brand has held its prices following its move into the...
Chris Harrop OBE

Chris Harrop, Marshalls' Group Marketing & Sustainability Director, who was made an OBE in the New Year's Honours.

Chris Harrop, the Group Marketing & Sustainability Director of hard landscaping specialist company Marshalls, has been made an OBE* in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the...

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