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NAMM testing fixing methods, but are the soil conditions right? NAMM says they are.
18 October 2012 | Legislation / Standards
The soil conditions in which NAMM tests memorial ground anchor fixing systems has been brought into question by Anton Matthews, the maker of the StoneSafe alternative to ground anchor fixings.He...
27 September 2012 | Legislation / Standards
After 1 July next year it will be illegal to use stone that does not carry a CE mark for construction work. From that date, the requirement for building products to be verified as fit for purpose by...
This is not how it was designed.
13 August 2012 | Legislation / Standards
It can be hard to keep up with all the standards for building products, especially as they frequently change. In this column, Barry Hunt throws some light on the standards, identifying those you need...
 
Applying the standard is not straightforward and often is near impossible in many real-life situations.
16 July 2012 | Legislation / Standards
It can be hard to keep up with all the standards for building products, especially as they frequently change. In this column, Barry Hunt throws some light on the standards, identifying those you need...
18 June 2012 | Legislation / Standards
The revised version of the British Standard specification for monuments within burial grounds and memorial sites, BS 8415, has finally been published after two years of deliberations.The sticking...
Barry Hunt is reviewing British Standards.
18 June 2012 | Legislation / Standards
It can be hard to keep up with the standards available for building products, especially as they are frequently changing. In this column, Barry Hunt will throw some light on the standards used for...
18 April 2012 | Legislation / Standards
The revised BS 8415 standard for fixing memorials that a committee including masons from NAMM and BRAMM has been working on for the past two years, could be published next month (April).The...
Nicola Bullas, Office Manager; Harry Kirk, Quarry Manager; Jim Slater, Garage & Maintenance Manager; Shaun Berry, Works Manager.
15 November 2011 | Legislation / Standards
Johnsons Wellfield Quarries (JWQ) have become the first independent natural stone producers in the UK to achieve Building Research Establishment BES 6001 certification. At the same time as achieving...
12 September 2011 | Legislation / Standards
Parliament last month (July) announced that the new Construction Act will come into force in October. Originally expected to be introduced in April, the Act aims, once again, to improve payment...
The penalties for late and non payment of CIS are increasing.
16 May 2011 | Legislation / Standards
Penalties for late or non-filing of monthly Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) returns by contractors are changing from November this year.The new penalty regime comes out of the Finance Act 2009....
Dr Flavie Lowres (right), a Senior Consultant at BRE, explains about the Green Guide and BREEAM to Stone Federation members at the BRE in Watford.
14 September 2010 | Legislation / Standards
The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called for more transparency of the criteria used by BRE Global in Watford to produce their BREEAM ratings of buildings.UK-GBC have produced a report on the...
14 September 2010 | Legislation / Standards
There should be a new, simpler standards framework for housing in return for a set of minimum national design standards for all new homes, according to a report by the Commission for Architecture and...
13 August 2010 | Legislation / Standards
The coalition government’s approach to localism marks a fundamental shift in the way to approach good design and placemaking, says the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (...
The Expert Barry Hunt of IBIS, an independent geomaterials consultancy.
17 May 2010 | Legislation / Standards
In this regular column, Consultant Barry Hunt answers reader enquiries. If you have a question, email it to: [email protected] marked for Barry’s attention.Q: During the past cold winter a stone...
Testing the flexural strength of stone is part of the process of determining how thick panels should be.
10 January 2009 | Legislation / Standards
This month (December) saw more changes to BS 8298 that give designers more responsibility for the thickness of stone cladding used on their buildings. The latest edition of Albion Stone’s...

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