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The Stone Federation guide to CE marking is available to Federation Members and their customers.
27 March 2014 | Legislation / Standards
From 1 July 2013 it became a legally mandated obligation for natural stone products used in construction and covered by harmonised European standards to have a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and be...
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations due to take effect from April will change the insulation and thermal bridging requirements of using natural stone. New and innovative solutions are...
Let Government know this matters to specialist contractors. Send your submission to: latepayment@bis.gis.gov.uk
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AND SHOULD NOT BE WASTEDsays Colin Hale, a construction dispute consultant solely representing specialist contractors in payment and contract disputes against...
 
Indian sandstone being produced in Rajasthan and as it appears in a leafy Surrey suburb.
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
The UK buys more of its stone, particularly granite, sandstone and marble, from India than from any other country, but now the sub-continent says exports of its natural stone will have fallen 10-15%...
CE Mark
17 October 2013 | Legislation / Standards
A few random phone calls by Natural Stone Specialist magazine to readers has made it clear how unprepared at least some companies are for the implementation of CE marking of stone products next month...
The cover of Ancon's 12-page guide to CE marking.
17 September 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Fixings company Ancon has updated all its technical literature to highlight the CE Marks now carried by its products, including its masonry support systems and lintels. And to assist its engineer,...
15 August 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Despite government promises to reduce the amount of time and money businesses have to spend on compliance costs, the average SME is paying 8.5% more now than it was in 2011, according to new research...
15 August 2013 | Legislation / Standards
A few random phone calls by this magazine to readers has made it clear how unprepared at least some companies are for the implementation of CE marking of stone products next month (July).The...
16 July 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Gerald William Channing, Director of construction company Trenchright Civils Ltd in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, has been disqualified from being a Director for seven years for failing to submit the...
Barry Ashmore:
16 July 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Barry Ashmore has worked hard to get the voice of specialist contracting heard since he formed Streetwise Subbie in 2008. Now, at a conference in Nottingham on 7 June, he has launched the ‘Fair...
18 June 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Barry Ashmore, construction industry veteran and founder of StreetwiseSubbie.com, was among those invited to give evidence in Parliament this week to a cross party group of MPs regarding unfair...
The 'Green Deal Certified' website that can help companies get accredited for Green Deal work.
18 June 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Two new websites have been launched to help tradespeople become accredited for Green Deal work and householders find companies to carry out their Green Deal work. They are called 'Green Deal...
CE mark or China Export mark?
16 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
With CE marking becoming a legal requirement on a lot of stone products from July this year (see: www.naturalstonespecialist.com), Stone Federation has passed on to its members a warning that not all...
ELCI is not a trivial optional extra. It is a compulsory requirement that is designed solely to protect employees.
16 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Owners of companies are reminded of their legal responsibility to hold Employers' Liability Compulsory Insurance (ELCI).The message comes from the Health & Safety Executive following the...
The new guide to BIM specifically designed to help specialist contractors.
16 May 2013 | Legislation / Standards
New guidance has been published by NSCC and the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group to provide Specialist Contractors with a practical understanding of the use of Building...

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