Mobile Menu
From the organisers of
 

Market Intelligence

The latest news from the Stone Industry

The Building Limes Forum gathers at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim to discuss the hot subject of lime mortars.

21 November 2017 | Market Intelligence
This article by Lewis Proudfoot, the Stone Section Manager at Cliveden Conservation in Taplow, Berkshire, first appeared in Natural Stone Specialist magazine The Building Limes Forum (BLF) is at...

The table below is a guide from New Stone Age and OMEC showing combinations of silos and pumps and the size of filterpresses.

5 November 2017 | Market Intelligence
More machinery needs more water. To provide it, many stone companies are now installing new water recycling systems along with their new machines. And while they are about it, many are also upgrading...

Fila Fugaproof grout protector in a new spray applicator that makes it easier to use.

1 November 2017 | Market Intelligence
Chemical companies continually strive to find better ways of fixing, sealing, cleaning or otherwise enhancing stone and the growing range of engineered products being adopted by the stone industry....
 

Robert Merry comments on his month in the stone industry.

20 October 2017 | Market Intelligence
Robert Merry is an independent stone consultant and project manager who ran his own company for 17 years. He also acts as an expert witness.I went to Wiltshire to meet a man about a stone yard. It...

In need of repair: masonry fell on Minister's car this week.

Picture courtesy UK Parliament.
20 October 2017 | Market Intelligence
A lump of stone has fallen off the Houses of Parliament and hit a Minister's car, breaking the windscreen.The vehicle belongs to Michael Ellis, deputy leader of the House of Commons, according to...

Robert Merry disects the stone industry.

15 October 2017 | Market Intelligence
Robert Merry is an independent stone consultant and project manager who ran his own company for 17 years. He also acts as an expert witness.The entry on a management contractor’s website reads:...
13 October 2017 | Market Intelligence
There will be a memorial service to Bill Lowry, a stalwart of Stone Federation Great Britain and the Masons' Livery Company, at 2pm on Thursday 2 November at St Nicholas Church, Gosforth,...

Cherokee from Stonegate.

5 October 2017 | Market Intelligence
They say bad workers blame their tools. And it is true there is a skill involved in using tools, even on the latest CNC machinery. But the right tools make a difference.Developments in the machines...

Stone Federation's Interiors & Surface Materials Group talks about the use of stone for building interiors.

4 October 2017 | Market Intelligence
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Interiors & Surface Materials Focus Group gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry.In the world of interior design, in a sector where...

Mark Priestman discusses training in the stone and heritage sectors.

1 October 2017 | Market Intelligence
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...

This is from Historic England’s new report, Heritage and the Economy 2017. You can download the report from bit.ly/HEeconomy. GVA means gross value added.

30 September 2017 | Market Intelligence
England’s collection of historic buildings, monuments and sites have a lot of pulling power, both for the citizens of the UK itself and for foreigners.The history of the UK and what it has left...

You can download the full 77-page report or an 8-page summary of it from bit.ly/dark-sites.

30 September 2017 | Market Intelligence
British stone wholesalers are among companies from around the world named in a report from the Netherlands as buyers of granite from quarries in India where modern slavery, child labour and unsafe...

Crowds around the Nag Arnoldi statue of a horse at the front of the Verona showground waiting for the opening of the 2017 Marmo+Mac stone exhibition.

30 September 2017 | Market Intelligence
Last week (27-30 September) saw the re-branded Marmo+Mac stone exhibition staged in Verona Italy. There were 50,000-60,000 visitors expected from across the world, including those from the stone...

Grants Group CEO Lee O'Connor at Cadeby Quarry. He is offering to help stone companies with investment and management expertise.

25 September 2017 | Market Intelligence
Last year, Grants Group purchased Blockstone. Now it is offering to invest in other stone companies in need of support (not just quarries, either). CEO Lee O’Connor explains.London-based Grants...

Quarrying needs you...

14 September 2017 | Market Intelligence
Moves are being made by the aggregates and minerals side of quarrying to encourage more youngsters to embark on a career in primary extraction.The average age of workers in the industry now is about...

Pages