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MPA guidance

The Minerals Products Association and Planning Officers Society have published a guide to using the planning system to ensure mineral supplies will continue into the future and not be built over.

22 May 2019 | Market Intelligence
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Planning Officers’ Society (POS) has published a new Minerals Safeguarding Practice Guidance, which sets out how Local Authorities and Mineral...
Form Follows Food

Caesarstone has launched a new trend forecast book together with Lidewji Edelkoort, pictured here.

Major Kitchen Trends are being brought to you by Caesarstone and Lidewij Edelkoort in this year's kitchen trend book, titled Form Follows Food.Fish and chips? Pah! People want a whole eating...
The Blast Shop

The Blast Shop will be back at NAMM Tradex 20-21 June, Warwickshire Events Centre, offering you a chance to test your strength and win a new blast cabinet.

21 May 2019 | Events
The new British Standard for memorials, BS 8415, requires rigid fixing systems to withstand a hortizontal force of 150kg for a minute. To demonstrate just how difficult it is to produce a force of...
 
On Point with Thibaut

French machinery manufacturer Thibaut showed a range of its CNC machines on the On Point Engineering stand at the Natural Stone Show in London. Pictured here in front of a TC 600 are (left to right) Service Engineer Julian Millet, Thibaut Area Slaes Manager Laurent Champion, On Point MD Bruno Machado and Thibaut MD Jacques Thibaut.

 

20 May 2019 | Equipment
The Natural Stone Show in London takes place every other year, so this year's exhibition at ExCeL from 30 April to 2 May was the first opportunity On Point Engineering had had to exhibit...
Lovell

James Hart of Lovell Stone Group with Love-to-Learn Bath College student Jeni Wood and her winning carving, 'Read All About It'.

'Read All About It' by Jeni Wood has won Lovell Stone Group's 'Inspired by Space' competition that marked the 50th anniversary of man landing on the Moon.The stone group gave Bath...
Cosentino Newmarket

Paul Gidley (left), the Cosentino UK Area Director, and Ross Stewart, the General Manager for the new Newmarket Centre, officially opening the latest Cosentino Centre.

In case the Spanish food was not hot enough, there was even fire eating at the grand opening of Cosentino's newest Centre in Newmarket, East Anglia, on Friday 26 April.The Newmarket Centre is the...
Wales Seminar

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, praised the contribution to the principality of minerals extraction when he delivered the keynote speech at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA) Wales Seminar.

14 May 2019 | Stones / Quarries
The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, praised the contribution to the principality of minerals extraction when he delivered the keynote speech at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA)...
Hot lime

Nigel Copsey will talk about the benefits of hot lime at the symposium in York on 10, 11 and 12 June. To book a place on the symposium, click here.

13 May 2019 | Market Intelligence
Want to know about traditional lime mortars? Then book a place on the Building Limes Forum's ‘Traditional Mortars Symposium’ taking place in the Hall of St Anthony in York and York...
Trade wars

USA considers tariffs on European granite and quartz - but not marble or limestone.

13 May 2019 | Market Intelligence
Europe could soon be joining China in having tariffs imposed on its quartz and granite by America.An American interagency group is meeting on Wednesday this week (15 May) to consider import duties on...
McMonagle

Irish company McMonagle at the Natural Stone Show in London.

4 May 2019 | Events
“Definitely the most successful Natural Stone Show I have ever been involved with during my 11 years in the stone trade.”That was the message posted on LinkedIn by James Price, of new...
LPE

The laser digital templater from LPE Group is just the start. Visit the company's stands (D60, E59) at the Natural Stone Show in London to see so much more.

25 April 2019 | Equipment
The Americans achieve some of the highest productivity in the world by devising innovative solutions that reduce waste, save energy and achieve more product per employee.You can see some of those...
Masons Company

This is the Masons' Livery Company coat of arms. The Company is collecting masons' marks on its stand (A20) at the Natural Stone Show.

24 April 2019 | Events
The Masons’ Livery Company (the Worshipful Company of Masons, to give it its official title) is once again at the Natural Stone Show in London at ExCeL from 30 April to 2 May, where it will be...
Slab Centre

Carlos Zanarotti at his Slab Centre yard in Harefield, London, is looking for specialist stone sawers and fixers he can suggest to developers and architects for their projects and hopes to sign some up at the Natural Stone Show in London 30 April-2 May.

24 April 2019 | Events
Slab Centre is looking for specialist stone contractors who can saw and fix and who it can recommend to clients who buy its stone.Carlos Zanarotti, who introduced Slab Centre at the previous Natural...
Welsh Slate

The new Welsh Slate / SFS UK facade system being previewed at the Natural Stone Show in London.

24 April 2019 | Events
Welsh Slate has partnered with SFS UK, a market-leading fastening systems manufacturer, to create a new natural slate facade system it is previewing at the Natural Stone Show in London at ExCeL 30...
Pietre Santafiora

Stone from Italy is the preferred choice for many projects around the world. The stone here is from Pietre Santafiora.

23 April 2019 | Events
For more than 40 years, the Italian company Pietre Santafiora has been extracting and processing natural stones from its quarries in Tuscany. Its stones are widely used in major construction...

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