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Stone Awards 2022
4 January 2022 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Entry is now open for the Natural Stone Awards 2022. Projects entered must be in the British Isles and the construction work must have been completed within a three-year period ending 2 April...
SPAB Craftsperson Award
17 December 2021 | Stone Awards / Competitions
SPAB (the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) has introduced a Building Craftsperson of the Year category to its Heritage Awards, which are relaunched for 2022. It is one of three...
Marlene Lagnado awarded a QEST Scholarship
1 December 2021 | Training
Do you need some financial support to help you expand your skills in stonemasonry? The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) offers up to £18,000 to help people continue their training in...
Stone Digital – Shaping a Sustainable Future
14 January 2022 | Events
Click here to register to attend Stone Digital: Shaping a Sustainable Future to explore and contribute to the future of the stone industryWith the COP26 climate summit under way in Glasgow, the world...
PPE regulation amendment in April
From April, regulations change to make employers responsible for providing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, hi-vis jackets and steel toecap boots to casual workers as well as...
Ben Warren
Marshalls PLC has appointed Ben Warren as its new Managing Director leading the commercial hard landscaping side of its business.Ben was previously the MD of start-up Baumit, having worked...
Quartz on fire
13 January 2022 | Legislation / Standards
Following the Grenfell Tower fire, where 72 people died when the cladding caught alight, BSI has published a PAS (publicly available specification) providing a methodology for the fire risk appraisal...
Vibration
A company has been fined £211,290.04, including a victim surcharge of £70, and ordered to pay costs of £11,120.04 for not protecting employees against the risk of hand arm vibration...
Johnson Quarry Group - Bill Bolsover and Nicholas Johnston
SigmaRoc PLC has told its shareholders that it is buying Johnston Quarry Group Ltd (JQG), including Bath Stone Group, with its eight quarries in the South West, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire, and...
The Glade of Light
5 January 2022 | Natural Stone Memorials
Today (5 January) a fence was removed from around a Carrara marble memorial to the 22 people who died in the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena in May 2017.An official...
Brian Newell
1 January 2022 | Market Intelligence
Brian G Newell, the Chairman of Shackerley (Holdings) Group Ltd that has twice won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for products Brian invented and patented, has been made a Member of the Order...
house collapse
A prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) of a building contractor whose digging under a house led to the partial collapse of it, is a reminder to those involved in digging cellars and...
Pack Masonry Bath Stone and Purbeck house
16 December 2021 | Market Intelligence
The end of the stamp duty holiday after September reduced the number of houses sold in October, but as work continued on those already under construction stone suppliers say they have not seen a fall...
Written in stone
16 December 2021 | Stone Heritage
It’s not a language everyone understands, but even those who cannot interpret its every nuance tend to appreciate its significance. Now the built heritage is also being asked to play its part...
St Lawrence Jewry Church
15 December 2021 | Stone Heritage
Julian Harrap Architects and Bakers of Danbury have started work on this important Grade 1 Listed church.The first major programme of repair and conservation for more than 60 years has begun to...

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