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Doosan DL580-5

The new Doosan DL580-5 wheel loader at Johnston Quarry Group's Creeton limestone quarry in Lincolnshire.

Johnston Quarry Group has bought the UK’s first top-of-the-range Doosan DL580-5 wheel loader for its Creeton limestone quarry in Lincolnshire.The 70-acre quarry has more than 6.5million tonnes...
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 Brutus, the reputed founder of Britain, is back in Cannon Street.The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, unveiled the...
Mandrak

The opulent interior of the Fitzrovia Hotel in London makes extensive use of natural stone fabricated and installed by stoneCIRCLE.

When the Mandrake opened in London's Fitzrovia the opulent interior of the boutique hotel made extensive use of natural stone, all fabricated and installed by stoneCIRCLE.The Penthouse has a...
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...
Ostrea Patch Reef Whitbed

From Albion Stone: Ostrea Patch Reef Whitbed.

Albion Stone, which mines the famous Portland limestone from which much of London is built as well as prestigious buildings in many other cities, has uncovered an exceptional new bed of the stone. It...
Blake memorial

The new Blake memorial inscribed by Lida Cardozo Kindersley.

It has been 12 years from conception to unveiling, but the exact spot of William Blake’s grave in London’s Bunhill Fields Burial Ground is finally marked with a Portland limestone...
Dekton in Rio

The celebrated coastal Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero with its new cladding of Dekton Danae.

Cosentino's Dekton has been chosen as the exterior cladding for the renovation of the celebrated Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero. Built in 1976 in the exclusive Avenida Vieira Souto in...
Pisani

Director Sebastian Harris (left) inspects some of the latest arrivals at Pisani Wholesale in Matlock with General Manager Matt English, who says he is taking the business forward by giving customers the level of service and support they need and deserve.

For 80 years the Pisani name has been synonymous with stone in the UK. And it still is.Like a regenerated Dr Who, the Pisani name lives on even though the company bears little resemblance to its...

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