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Caesarstone winners

Caesarstone collects the FX Award 2018 for Surfaces. Pictured (left to right) are Comedian Stephan Mangan; Ian Clark, Commercial Specification Manager Caesarstone UK; Steve Gibbs, Commercial Manager Architects & Designers Caesarstone UK; Gareth Lowden, Commercial Manager Housebuilders & Developers Caesarstone UK; Christopher Newton, Director Surface Design Show (sponsors of the Award).

Caesarstone, the manufacturer of quartz surfaces, enjoyed a victory at the FX International Interiors Design Awards, winning the Surfaces category.The Award went to Caesarstone's Metropolitan...
Stone Age

Part of the new porcelain range of interior and exterior tiles from Stone Age.

Stone specialist Stone Age, which relaunched its showroom at its Parsons Green, Hertfordshire, headquarters this summer as well as refurbishing its showrooms in London and Bristol, has this year...

Massangis limestone at the Louvre in Paris. North American company Polycor Inc, which bought four of Rocamat’s quarries in France in July, has now merged with American company Indiana Limestone (ILCO).

Polycor Inc, which bought four of Rocamat’s quarries in France in July, has now merged with American company Indiana Limestone (ILCO).Polycor was founded in Québec, Canada, in 1987 and now...
Pat Joseph

Pat Joseph, who has been appointed as Specification Manager of CRL Stone.

CRL Stone, which sells its own brand ranges of CRL Quartz and Ceralsio porcelain, has appointed Pat Joseph as Specification Manager. Pat has worked in commercial specifications for 18 years, many of...
Aurea Sequence

The surfaces here are Aurea Sequence, which gives its name to a new collection from Aurea, represented exclusively in the UK by J Rotherham.

Sequence is a new collection of four marble effect quartz designs from Aurea Stone, the company which J Rotherham started representing exclusively in the UK in July after previewing its products on...
Tim Shutter's MJB

Tim Shutter's Magic Jumping Bean.

I have just completed this sculpture, called MJB (Magic Jumping Bean), for Lister House Health Centre on Abercrombie Way, Harlow. Although I have been working in public art for more than two decades...

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

Kilkenny Irish Blue Limestone producer McKeon in Stradbally, Co Laois, has launched a new website at 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 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,...

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...
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

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...