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There was a record number of entries in the Natural Stone Awards this year, which is an indication of how stone continues to be a material of choice for all sectors of construction – new build, int

Stone Awards 2018

Natural Stone Awards being presented in The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, on Friday, 7 December in front of a capacity audience.

CITB is looking for help to ensure the right courses are available for training stonemasons.

Training help

CITB is asking for industry help to develop short duration courses that the stone industry needs.

There is a sense of déjà vu about it, but MPs of Parliament's Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee are calling for maximum 30-day payment terms to be made law.

The Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee report calls for maximum 30-day payment terms to be made compulsory and charging to be paid on time outlawed.

The four years of World War I centenary commemorations came to an end on 11 November with Armistice Day services at war memorials up and down the country as well as at the Cenotaph in London.

Tyne Cot cemetery

The Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium where 3,605 British and Commonwealth soldiers are buried, each grave marked by a Portland limestone headstone without favour for rank or social position. Find out more by visiting the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's new online exhibition at https://shapingoursorrow.cwgc.org/

All photographs courtesy of the CWGC.

IDM Properties has renovated and restored the landmark Art Deco Hoover building in London, creating 66 luxury apartments with Hi-Macs solid surfaces.

Hi-Macs at Hoover

Seamless Hi-Macs worktops in the apartments at the Hoover building.

Stone and tile specialist Lapicida has helped out its local under-10s football team by sponsoring their kit. 

New Lapicida-sponsored strip

The new, Lapicida-sponsored Knaresborough Celtic Junior Football Club strip.

In order for CNC machines to cut accurately and efficiently they need to have the precise dimensions of the tools they are using.

ClearCut

A quick and accurate way to set tools on any CNC.

Neolith has opened a showroom in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, strategically placed to reach the capital's architectural and design community.

Neolith

Neolith's new showroom at the Business Design Centre, strategically sited for London's architectural and design community.

Topping off another successful year, CRL Stone was the proud recipient of the Best Surface accolade at the EK&B Business Awards presented in the Porter Tun room at The Brewery in the City of Lo

CRL Stone Award

CRL Stone Sales Director Dave Beckett collecting the Best Surface Award for the Renaissance Collection from CRL Quartz at the EK&B Business Awards. In the picture are (left to right): Darren Summerfield (EK&B Business publisher); Leigh-Aanne Roberts (EK&B Business Editor); David Inwood (Sales Manager, CR Laurence Of Europe Ltd); David Beckett (Sales Director, CR Laurence); Steve Tough (Commercial Sales Director, Masterclass Kitchens, sponsors of the Award); sports commentator Clive Tyldesley, who was the guest host.

Caesarstone, the manufacturer of quartz surfaces, enjoyed a victory at the FX International Interiors Design Awards, winning the Surfaces category.

Caesarstone winners

Caesarstone collects the FX Award 2018 for Surfaces. Pictured (left to right) are Comedian Stephan Mangan; Ian Clark, Commercial Specification Manager Caesarstone UK; Steve Gibbs, Commercial Manager Architects & Designers Caesarstone UK; Gareth Lowden, Commercial Manager Housebuilders & Developers Caesarstone UK; Christopher Newton, Director Surface Design Show (sponsors of the Award).

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