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There are 88 post-tensioned Cadeby limestone columns in Southampton Row manufactured at the quarry.
19 July 2009 | Market Intelligence
Slimming down and speeding up  Architect Barry Kendell from Sheppard Robson was keen to use stone on the new build element of the redevelopment of No1 Southampton Row in London but also wanted...
Revitalising a building using Kirk Natural Stone's facade.
19 July 2009 | Market Intelligence
Dr Martin Kirk, Director of Kirk Natural Stone Developments in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, admits that ‘20mm Facing System’ is not the best brand name ever devised, but it goes some way to...
Off-site manufacturing is offering lighter stone solutions in finished components.
19 July 2009 | Market Intelligence
Everyone likes the aesthetics of stone but developers are looking for easy ways of using it that don’t compromise the critical path of the project. NSS looks at some of the ways the industry is...
 
The PanAsh system from Stancliffe.
19 July 2009 | Market Intelligence
PanAsh curtain walling from Stancliffe is a layered system comprising an outer skin of natural stone, a ventilated gap and a waterproof backing wall.Introduced in 2007, it has panel sizes ranging...
The Generix System from Realstone.
19 July 2009 | Market Intelligence
Realstone have set up a separate Facade Division with a production line at their Wingerworth works devoted to the stone used in their Generix rainscreen cladding system. The new division has its own...
Worktops in Beige Olympio leathered Silestone from Cosentina, worked and installed by Russell Stone Fixing for Armstrong Jordan.
19 July 2009 | Market Intelligence
Tin hat time Life isn’t easy for kitchen worktop manufacturers. It’s what Danny Curbishley at Russell Stone Fixing calls ‘tin hat time’ to survive the recession and emerge...
StoneLite panels in St Hubert limestone at the £1.7billion White City Shopping centre development in London.
19 July 2009 | Market Intelligence
The system of off-site manufacture of lightweight stone panels that has been around longer than most is Stone Panels from America, the stone veneer on aluminium honeycombe panel that became StoneLite...
15 June 2009 | Market Intelligence
The government has introduced a trade credit insurance cover scheme to reduce companies’ risk exposure to debtors during the recession. If your insurers have cut your credit cover you can top...
17 May 2009 | Market Intelligence
G Gibson & Co in Leeds, one of the UK’s few remaining specialist tool makers supplying the stone industry, have reached an agreement to supply the revived Auriou brand of fine French stone...
Blue Pearl, the stone most commonly associated with Scandinavia.
17 May 2009 | Market Intelligence
Blue Pearl granite (larvikite) may be the best known stone from Scandinavia, but the region has a lot more to offerThe first thought that comes to most people’s minds when they think about...
Above. Inside the new warehouse in Northampton.
16 April 2009 | Market Intelligence
Using wholesalers’ stock as your own gives your customers a wider choice, including all the new products, and improves your cash flow  One of the reasons for the continuing success of...
16 April 2009 | Market Intelligence
With banks withdrawing or reducing their support for many companies, City Business Finance, who have made a speciality of providing finance for the stone industry, might be able to offer a helping...
The new warehouse opened by B-Stone.
16 March 2009 | Market Intelligence
Many NSS readers have told us how their return from the Christmas holidays was greeted by banks withdrawing or revising overdraft and factoring facilities, adding to the squeeze already being felt...
16 March 2009 | Market Intelligence
There are currently 109,500 contracts from public sector buyers advertised on the supply2.gov.uk website looking for someone to carry them out. There are 3,000 or so more added every month and in a...
16 March 2009 | Market Intelligence
People are often wary of buying companies, especially insolvent companies, and choose to buy the assets of those companies instead. But they, too, can have their pitfalls. Paul Taylor, a partner in...

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