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THis is real Portland stone and Stone Federation are making the case to Europe that no other natural or engineered stone should be described as such.
17 October 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Stone Federation is making the case to the European Commission for the protection of traditional stone names, such as Ancaster, Portland and Purbeck, in response to a public consultation on the...
18 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Time is running out. Anyone who employs anyone has to have an autoenrolement pension provision for them. For most companies this will apply from next year.Not meeting your Autoenrolment obligations...
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
British Standards Institution (BSI) has published PAS 1192-3 Specification for information Management for the Operational Phase of Assets Using Building Information Modelling (BIM). Developed with...
 
This is what an Environmental Product Declaration will look like.
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Stone Federation Great Britain is working with BRE on producing a generic Environmental Product Declaration for the use of stone in construction. If you don’t know what that means or how it...
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
There is a tendency to think of Americans as climate change deniers, but being green is becoming as commercially advantageous there as it is in Europe.So the America Natural Stone Council (NSC) has...
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a consultation document on options to improve the operation of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and its introduction of mandatory on-line CIS...
This is what an Environmental Product Declaration will look like.
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
In the face of criticisms that there were too many environmental standards, the European Union added another in 2012 – EN 15804.The aim was to create a single standard that could be used across...
Move up from the Labourer Green CSCS Card to gain recognition for your skills.
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
You might have already read in Natural Stone Specialist magazine that the CSCS Green Card is changing.In order to encourage higher levels of skills through training and to ensure that site workers...
Stone Federation launches CE mark awareness campaign.
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Do you know…Architects, interior designers, structural and civil engineers have a mandatory obligation to use CE Marked productsThe CE Marking legislation requires a product to have both a...
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
n the Budget, the Chancellor said he intended to simplify the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) tax regime that covers the construction industry. A review of the scheme is now underway by HM Revenue...
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Holiday pay has to include some consideration for any productivity bonuses given to production staff or commissions given to salespeople, writes DWF, a business law firm.Following a string of...
Paying the levy in order to receive the CITB grants for training looks as if it is about to get easier for subbies.
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
CITB is reviewing the way its levy system works to make it quicker and easier to calculate what you should pay and complete the levy return. CITB has put forward a simplified system based on the HMRC...
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
New research* from workplace pensions provider NOW:Pensions reveals that four in ten (44%) small and medium sized companies haven't given any thought to how they'll go about finding a pension...
Guidance on the changes to Part L in a document available from Stone Federation GB.
24 April 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations, requiring buildings to be even more energy efficient, come into force this month (April). And this is just a stepping stone on the way to zero carbon...
Guidance on CE marking from Stone Federation Great Britain.
24 April 2014 | Legislation / Standards
The UK’s construction industry and its supply base is walking a tightrope over CE marking for construction products, according to Tarmac Building Products.CE marking of products that have a...

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