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New recruits

Hazel Blake (left) and Holly Barns have joined Caesarstone. Hazel is helping fabricators and kitchen & bathroom showrooms in the South East of England while Holly is working in Scotland.

See Caesarstone at Hard Surfaces, ExCeL London, 30 April - 2 May: Get your ticket for Hard Surfaces here...Quartz company Caesarstone has appointed two new sales people with strong backgrounds...
Charles Blair

Charles Blair, who founded stone tool companies Charles Blair (Aberdeen) Ltd and Charles Blair (Diamond Products) Ltd. A funeral service in memory of him was held at Baldarroch Crematorium in Crathes, Aberdeenshire, on Monday 11 March.

Charles Blair, the founder of tools company Charles Blair (Aberdeen) Ltd and Charles Blair (Diamond Products) Ltd, died on 27 February at the age of 79. He had bravely fought against Parkinson's...
Valentia Slate mine

Valentia Slate from Ireland is looking forward to an international future under its new owner.

Valentia Slate, produced from an island of slate just off the coast of the Ring of Kerry in the south-west of Ireland, has a new owner.The slate, which has been used for repairs to the floors of the...
Neo Granite new factory

Part of Neo Granite's new factory. This is one of two fully automated Bovone edge polishing lines, with robots loading and unloading the polishers.

Neo Granite's new factory in West Bromwich, England, more than doubling its production capacity, is just about to come on stream following the commissioning of the machinery by the Italian...
Park Lane Bath Stone
The new adit at Park Lane Bath Stone mine opened in 2012 allows modern machinery easy access.
In February last year Blockstone added Park Lane Bath Stone to the range of British stones it produces. Investment at the quarry means the Bath Stone now joins the company’s other stones in...
Strata Stone

Strata Stone has been Verified on the Ethical Stone Register.

Strata Stones Ltd in Ipswich, Suffolk, has joined the Ethical Stone Register (ESR). Strata is the English arm of Indian company Stone Age Private Ltd, which became the first Indian company on the...
Porte Cochère

The new Clipsham limestone Porte Cochère at the University Arms in Cambridge.

Stamford Stone quarried the Clipsham limestone that was worked by Meister Masonry for specialist contractor Szerelmey in this major refurbishment of a landmark Cambridge hotel.The historic University...
Lovell finalists

These are three of Lovell Stone Group's Bath College carving competition finalists on the company's stand at the Natural Stone Show in 2017. The competition returns to the Lovell stand at the exhibition this year (ExCeL London 30 April-2 May) when you can vote for this year's entry you like best.

You will be able to vote for your favourite carving by students from City of Bath College on the Lovell Stone Group's stand at the Natural Stone Show, taking place in London at ExCeL 30 April to...
 Epiroc Boltec S

The  Epiroc Boltec S is keeping Albion's mines safe.

Albion Stone, which mines the famous Portland limestone, has become the first stone company in the world to invest in a £500,000 Epiroc Boltec S bolting rig, which it is using in its Bowers and...
New saw shed

GraniRoc wire saws in the new saw shed.

Investment has continued at Johnston Quarry Group, which promises a spectacular stand at the Natural Stone Show this year when it exhibits alongside the Bath Stone Group it acquired in 2017.It is an...
Milan Macchiato

This is Milan Macchiato, one of the Radianz quartz worktops inspired by nature.

The Korean company that makes Radianz quartz (sold in the UK by Gerald Culliford in the South and the Thomas Group in the North), Lotte Advanced Materials, which also has a major...
Tools Catalogue

CRL Stone has published a 132-page tools and consumables catalogue and will have an area of its stand at the Natural Stone Show / Hard Surfaces in London dedicated to the range.

CRL Stone has published a 132-page catalogue of the tools and consumables it sells to stone processors. It can be downloaded here. It contains a plethora of diamond tools, including saws and...

Lapitec Avorio floors and stairs in the Lux finish in a new villa in Italy. 

There is 150m2 of pure Lapitec Avorio Lux lustre in a new three-storey Italian villa.The full body sintered stone has been used for the living room floors and the staircase of this luxurious villa in...
Ceralsio is Ferro Vecchio

New from CRL Stone in Ceralsio is Ferro Vecchio.

The trend for raw, industrial-inspired looks can be introduced into any interior design with CRL Stone’s latest Ceralsio finish - Ferro Vecchio.Adopting the appearance of poured concrete while...
Diespeker John Krause

John Krause, the MD of London stone and terrazzo specialist Diespeker, which has won 'Best Of Design' on Houzz, the online platform for home renovation and design.

London stone and terrazzo business Diespeker & Co has won 'Best Of Design' on Houzz, the online platform for home renovation and design.Houzz has more than 40million unique users a month...