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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...
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...
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...
 
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...
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...
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...
19 February 2009 | Market Intelligence
More than 20,000 businesses have delayed paying more than £350million of tax after contacting the new Business Payment Support Service of Revenue & Customs (HMRC) since it was set up in...
Graph showing the degree of fall in housing starts and this year's recovery.
10 January 2009 | Market Intelligence
While the mass market for housing has taken a tumble, at the top end those who can afford it have made the most of a more competitive market to build themselves a mansion in British stone.Although...
A more mature market in interiors is looking for something a bit more unusual , such as this New St Laurant marble from China from In-Stone (Europe).
14 December 2008 | Market Intelligence
Companies in the interiors markets are living in  two worlds – the one that is keeping them busy during the day and the depressing one they see on the television at night. The fear is that...
14 December 2008 | Market Intelligence
There is a lot of money being spent on the preparations for the Olympics in London in 2012 and you might be able to pick up some of it. You can check out the contracts looking for tenders on a free...
A sight less often seen since the credit crunch.
15 November 2008 | Market Intelligence
While some stone companies, especially those that were supplying granite worktops to the new build housing market, have already become victims of the credit crunch, most in the stone industry have so...

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