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On Wednesday (22 August) historic masonry from York Minster that has been replaced as part of the restoration work currently in progress will be sold by auction.

York Minster

You could own a piece of historic York Minster. Masonry is being auctioned on Wednesday 22 August.

Cosentino's Dekton has been chosen as the exterior cladding for the renovation of the celebrated Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero. 

Dekton in Rio

The celebrated coastal Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero with its new cladding of Dekton Danae.

I have been in The Hague – Den Haag to the locals. The new Supreme Court of the Netherlands there has an interior dominated by marble.

Robert Merry

Robert Merry has been visiting The Hague - and he likes it.

A company has been fined £400,000 and ordered to pay £39,620.92 costs for exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).

Vibration

£400,000 HAVS fine should be a warning to all companies whose employees risk being exposed to vibration injuries.

The 2018 version of BS 8415, a specification for memorials in burial grounds and memorial sites, has been published.

BS 8415

Now BSI has said this is how memorial fixing systems should be tested, in a pit 1m x 1m and 1m deep. It is written into the new British Standard 8415.

Stonemasons in Cork, Ireland, are stepping up their fight against the use of imported stones by photographing and highlighting cases where imported stones have been used instead of local stones – a

Cork masons

This footpath in Dublin’s famous Glasnevin cemetery uses Kilkenny flamed limestone, Wicklow granite and Castleisland limestone. Masons in Cork say these and other Irish stones should be used across their country.

Today, one of the key pillars of good management and supervision is the need to be able to monitor activity by measurable means.

Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman writes a column about training in Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

Stone Federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum represents the companies that quarry and mine dimensional stone from the British Isles.

stone belts

The building stone belts of the UK.

Memorial mason Brent Stevenson always said Darwen would have a memorial to commemorate those from the town who served and died in World War I before the centenary of the war was over, even if he ha

Stevenson Memorials

Lord Shuttleworth, the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, lays a wreath at Darwen’s new memorial commemorating World War I, built by Stevenson Memorials.

The number of days people are taking off for sickness has almost halved since 1993, when records began, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal problems are still a major cause of lost work days.

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