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Kilkenny

McKeon in Ireland has launched a new website for its Kilkenny Blue Limestone.

Kilkenny Irish Blue Limestone producer McKeon in Stradbally, Co Laois, has launch a new website at www.mckeonstone.ie.It has been designed to make it easier for visitors to learn all about Kilkenny...

The new Diespeker terrazzo floor and skirting as seen on TV.

Channel 4 programme Old House New Home finds architect George Clarke tackling old properties with history, uncovering their potential as working, modern homes.Natural stone and...
Fox Marble quarry

The Fox Marble quarry in Macedonia.

Fox Marble, the London Stock Exchange AIM-quoted company extracting and processing marble from Kosovo and the Balkans, has acquired Dubai company Gulf Marble, which it partnered to quarry the...
 
Lapitec

Lapitec Bianco Polare in a Satin finish in the entrance hall of a New York skyscraper.

Lapitec Bianco Polare in a Satin finish has been used on the entrance hall of a skyscraper in New york.The luxurious building in the heart of the Big Apple, a stone’s throw from Times Square,...
Targa

This is Targa, part of the new high-shine Stonika collection in Cosentino's ultra-compact Dekton.

The Cosentino Group has launched a new, high polish collection of ultra-compact Dekton. It is called Stonika. There are four new designs in the collection inspired by natural marbles. They go...
Portland stone

Much of the Portland limestone extracted from the Dorset island of Portland these days comes from underground workings.

Portland limestone is probably the building stone best known by those outside the stone industry, largely because it has built much of London for the past 350 years. And it will continue to do so, as...
Shawn Williamson

Shawn Williamson is pictured here working on the sculpture of Michael Berry, who founded English Lakes Hotels, and whose sons, Simon and Ben, commissioned Shawn to produce 10 sculptures to form a trail around the grounds of one of their hotels, Low Wood, in Windemere. The works are carved from glacial boulders, which Shawn says are a lot harder than the commercial slates of Cumbria.

Photo: Maggie Dickinson maggiebdickinson.wordpress.com/

There’s a new sculpture trail at the Low Wood Hotel in Windemere, Cumbria.The hotel has commissioned 10 carvings from local sculptor Shawn Williamson. Most of them feature the area’s...
Pierre Heritage

Steve Turner, who has launched Pierre Heritage in the UK to sell French limestone.

Steve Turner’s Amarestone has been a major supplier of French limestone for a long time. But not exclusively. Now Steve has created that exclusivity for French stones as Pierre Heritage Great...
Lapitec cladding

Glass recycler Eurovetro has used full-height 3365mm x 1500mm slabs of 12mm thick Lapitec Nero Antracite in conjunction with glass and aluminium for its new headquarters.

Eurovetro, a glass recycling company based in Origgio, Italy, has used full-height 3365mm x 1500mm slabs of 12mm thick Lapitec Nero Antracite in the Arena finish for its new state-of-the-art...
Bloomberg building

The Bloomberg building in London, where Grants was the specialist stone contractor.

Photo credit: © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

One of stone's big projects, the Bloomberg building in London, has won this year's RIBA Stirling Prize. The winner of the Award that celebrates the best of new British architecture was...
Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Gold Award

Amir Rekse (right), the Managing Director of Caesarstone UK, collects the Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Gold Award from host George Lamb.

Quartz company Caesarstone's Metropolitan Collection, which it launched in May with its 'Rough Night Out' in The Barge House on London's South Bank, has won the Gold Award for...
London Stone

Andrew Bowles (left), The Master of the Masons' Livery Company, with the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, at the unveiling of London Stone on 4 October.

The legendary London Stone, said to have been brought to London by the reputed founder of Britain, Brutus, is back in Cannon Street.The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, unveiled the...
Cosentino

Cosentino’s UK Area Director, Paul Gidley, at the Elite Honours event in Raymond Blanc's exclusive two Michelin star restaurant and hotel, Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Each year, Cosentino celebrates the Elite among its studios in the UK and Ireland. This year the 18 winners along with their guests were treated to Champagne and canapés and a lavish dinner at...
V&A Museum of Design

The new V&A Museum of Design in Dundee is surrounded by 6,000m2 of granite hard landscaping, including benches, supplied by Hardscape.

Photo: ©HuftonCrow

There is not a lot of natural stone in the fabric of the spectacular new V&A Museum of Design in Dundee, the first project in the UK by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. It is concrete, steel and...
Cloak of Conscience

Anna Chromy's Cloak of Conscience in its new setting in the USA.

After its tour as a public sculpture in Europe and China, Anna Chromy’s Carrara marble 'Cloak of Conscience', which is a cloak devoid of a person wearing it but taking the form as if...

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