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The latest news from the Stone Industry

Cumbrian Stone

Cumbrian Stone at the Natural Stone Show in London last year. Sam Morris, the company's Sales & Marketing Manager, is trying out the virtual reality headset the company had on its stand to give visitors a virtual tour of its premises. This year Cumbrian Stone is Principal Partner of its local Penrith Show.

Cumbrian Stone, the Penrith-based natural stone manufacturer that exhibited a giant stone chess set and had virtual reality tours of its factory at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL last year, is this...
Exteria

LG Hausys introduce Hi-Macs Exteria for cladding accredited to the French QB certification and CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment) ATec Avis Technique for façade applications.

Hi-Macs solid surfaces company LG Hausys has expanded its products for exteriors with a new range called Exteria. Following the Grenfell Tower fire in London developers and planners have become...
Dekton Slim

Dekton Slim in the popular Trilium design on the cabinet doors
. This is one of 10 new Dekton Slim designs. 

On the Houzz wesbite, Cosentino has posted '10 Kitchen Trends Sizzling Into 2020'*. It says "Be a step ahead in the style game with these game-changing kitchen trends from those in the...
 
West Ham finds The Only Way

Essex worktop company The Only Way is Granite is supporting West Ham at the London Stadium.

West Ham United has rock solid supporters in Essex worktop company The Only Way is Granite.The worktop company set up in Wickford, Essex, in 2015 by Nicholas Garwood and his uncle Gi Garwood has...
BAL offshore

BAL has moved its energy supply contract to offshore windfarm company Ørsted.

BAL, the Stoke-on-Trent-based manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, levellers and other ancillary tiling products, has signed an energy contract with Danish wind farmer Ørsted.Formed as DONG...
Yazmin

Albion's Stone Detailer, Yazmin Impson, is a role model for women in construction.

About 80% of the UK population aged from 16 to 64 is employed, the highest proportion since these records began in 1971. Roughly half of those people (47%) are women. But in the construction industry...
Annette

Annette Godfrey with slabs of Ceralsio and CRL Quartz in her new role as European Marketing Manager for American company CR Laurence at its European headquarters near Manchester.

The UK arm of American company CR Laurence, which includes CRL Stone, has appointed Annette Godfrey as European Marketing Manager.The Americans moved into the UK in 2009 as a base for expansion into...

Julie Holmes with some of the Affordable Granite & Marble team on part of the company’s four acre site in Derbyshire.

Innovative worktop wholesaler and processor Affordable Granite & Marble in Derbyshire is being sold.The company was established by Mark Holmes after the sale of his family business, Stancliffe,...
Pavestone

Tom Parker is the new Chairman of Pavestone while Krystal Williams becomes Managing Director of the landscape division.

The board of hard landscaping group Pavestone has announced the appointment today (28 October) of Tom Parker as its new Group Chairman, replacing Peter Smythe, who is retiring after 17 years.Tom, the...
Belgium Blue

SigmaRoc is buying what is said to be the largest Belgium Blue limestone quarry.

AIM-quoted buy-and-build construction materials group SigmaRoc has entered into a provisional share-purchase agreement to buy CDH Développement SA, the holding company of Carrières du Hainaut SCA and...
Silver Bed stone

Silver Bed limestone from the Lincoln Cathedral quarry.

Lincoln Cathedral has its own quarry supplying the stone used to maintain the cathedral. But within five years there will be no useable stone left in the quarry, so a new bed of rock needs to be...

Alan Hamilton and his son-in-law, Adam Main, in the company’s  offices, where detailed stone cutting schedules are drawn up from clients’ designs using Alphacam CAD/CAM software.

Cumbria Quarry Services, with three sandstone and two limestone quarries of its own and a major factory also processing block from other quarries, is ready to add sales both north into Scotland and...
Grupo Guidoni

Rayner Guidoni, Rafael Guidoni and Jose Antonio Guidoni at the opening of their second quartz plant in Europe.

One of the world’s largest stone companies, Brazilian Grupo Guidoni, which exports to more than 70 countries including the UK, has opened a second quartz line in Spain to make jumbo size slabs...
John Krause

 John Krause at the finishing line of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, the third triathlon he has successfully completed.

London stone and terrazzo company Diespeker's very own marathon man, MD John Krause, has been at it again. This time he took part in the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, said to be...
Yaz

Yazmin Impson, who works at Albion Stone on Portland, talks about her experience in the predominantly male environment of the stone industry.

 
About 80% of the UK population aged from 16 to 64 is employed, a higher proportion (and by far the greatest number) since records began in 1971. Roughly half of those people (47%) are women. But in...

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