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New granites from Marshalls

There are increased design options available with the new granites now available from Marshalls.

Marshalls has launched a collection of four dark granites to complement its existing Proteus range.Dark granite continues to rise in popularity, with designers liking the aesthetic and the...
Lattifah Harris

Lattifah Harris joins Caesarstone as the new Marketing Manager.

Hard surface company Caesarstone, with depots in Enfield, Essex, and Trafford Park, Manchester, has recruited new people to its team and promoted Will Rutter to the Commercial Sales team. The...
Danny and Dale

Danny Rushman (left) and Dale Maxim in the yard of their Traditional Stone business on Pallinghurst Farm, Sussex.

Dale Maxim and Danny Rushman say they have no ambition to be the largest stone company in the South East. But their business, Traditional Stone, has grown seven-fold since 2014. Here they explain how...
CRL Quartz new brochure

The new CRL Quartz brochure, which includes the three latest colours.

CRL Stone has introduced a new brochure dedicated to its CRL Quartz surfaces. It shows the full range, including three new colours. The new brochure runs to 92 pages, with full product...
Welsh Slate visualiser

Now you can see what the Welsh Slate options look like as flooring and paving with the Welsh Slate visualiser.

An online product selector that helps you visualise natural slate flooring and paving has been added to the Welsh Slate website. The user-friendly visualiser tool gives specifiers, architects,...
Manchester Town Hall roofs

The roofs of Manchester Town Hall, where Greenhough & Sons will be working as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors Ltd has been appointed by lead contractor LendLease to deliver a £1.5million contract to re-roof part of Manchester Town Hall following a competitive...

Mayflowerstone has set a target of doubling its turnover in the next two years thanks to a £600,000 investment in state-of-the-art equipment that includes a waterjet cutter and Robo SawJet

Plymouth-based worktop fabricator Mayflowerstone has set a target of doubling its turnover in the next two years thanks to a £600,000 investment in state-of-the-art equipment that includes a...
Szerelmey on Ethical Stone Register

Specialist contractor Szerelmey has achieved 'Verification' status on the Ethical Stone Register, giving clients confidence that Szerelmey is championing the fight against modern slavery.

Specialist stone contractor Szerelmey Ltd has become the first specialist contractor to achieve ‘Verification’ level on Stone Federation Great Britain’s Ethical Stone Register (ESR...
Thames Estuary Visionary

Kentish Ragstone quarry company Gallagher has become a 'Thames Estuary Visionary'.

Quarry company Gallagher, which supplies the only remaining source of commercially available Kentish Ragstone, has been named a Thames Estuary Visionary – one of nine businesses so far selected...
Marshalls buys Hiabs

Marshalls has also bought a €4.9million package of 108 medium range Hiab X-HiDuo 138 B-2 loader cranes and X-HiPro 099R Roll Loaders on SDC construction specification platform trailers, all with Hiab’s HiConnect and ProCare repair and maintenance contracts.

Marshalls, the major landscaping product public limited company (PLC), has been recognised as a European Climate Leader in a list published by the Financial Times and Statista.Marshalls is the only...
Lettering in stone

With the CNC saws, waterjet cutters, laser etchers and gritblasting equipment IP Surfaces has invested in, almost any kind of inlay or etching is not only possible but also a lot more affordable than it would once have been.

Mathew Haslam studied geology to gain his BSc from Hull University in 1981. “I was into the beauty of this rock and what it could create,” he says. “I came back to stone and...
Bradstone Old Town Eco paving

Bradstone Old Town Eco paving. All Bradstone's concrete are now being made of reduced carbon concrete.

Building materials supplier Aggregate Industries has launched the first products in a range it calls Eco, which it says uses more sustainable materials and processes to cut the carbon content of its...
White Light

A celebration of nature with Caesarstone's Whitelight quartz collection.

Caesarstone has expanded its offering with the introduction of the Whitelight Collection, which it describes as a celebration of nature.It features still popular lighter tones that meet a consumer...
Dekton factory

Cosentino's factory in Spain where Dekton is made.

Cosentino, the Spanish multinational that makes Dekton sintered stone and Silestone quartz at a site covering more than a million square metres in Almería, Spain, is asserting that Dekton is carbon...
Natural Stone Surfaces Directors

Pictured (left to right) are Natural Stone Surfaces Directors Pasquale Melchionno, Chris Hill, Dave Roy and Mathew Milner, with General Manager Lorna Hudson on the right.

In the March issue of NSS we reported that Natural Stone Surfaces had bought a second Robo Sawjet. The company in Derbyshire invited us to pay it a visit to see its BACA robots in action. Eric...