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Barry Hunt is a specialist stone consultant who carries out surveys and inspection using roped access. See his website for more details.
22 February 2013 | 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...
Being 'sustainable' is not a question of regulation, but of commercial imperative.

Being 'sustainable' is not a question of regulation, but of commercial imperative.

22 February 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Sustainability expert Ian Nicholson, currently working with Realstone, offers some advice on environmental and ethical responsibilities.Many companies have been concerned with environmental...
Help is available from Stone Federation.
22 February 2013 | Legislation / Standards
One of the benefits of belonging to Stone Federation Great Britain is that it can mobilise help for its members on confusing and rapidly developing subjects such as sustainability, as well as...
 
Charlie Luxton talking at the Stone Awards at Lord's.
22 February 2013 | Legislation / Standards
Every minute, enough solar radiation reaches the Earth to satisfy mankind’s global energy requirements for a year. The wind could also singlehandedly satisfy all our energy requirements,...
Barry Hunt analyses the standards used by the industry.
11 December 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...
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20 November 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...
NAMM training days for fixing memorials using ground anchors.
18 October 2012 | Legislation / Standards
This is background to the new BS8415 for specifying memorials written especially for Natural Stone Specialist readers by the The National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM).British Standard BS8415...
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.

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...

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