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Woojin Lim's Hi-Macs house that reacts to the changes in the landscape in Sokcho, South Korea.

In Sokcho, South Korea, a house has been built that lends itself to the snowy scenery. It has Alpine White Hi-Macs solid surfaces for the façade and roof.Fascinated by the festival of lights offered...
Mark Hodgkinson

Mark Hodgkinson has taken over from Chris Allwood as Managing Director of Welsh Slate.

Welsh Slate, based in north Wales and working the quarries at Penrhyn and Cwt-Y-Bugail, has appointed a new managing director.He is Mark Hodgkinson, who takes over from Chris Allwood (who is staying...

Now from Marshalls exclusively: Fairhurst’s Whitworth York Stone for use in the commercial environment.

Marshalls PLC has entered an agreement with Fairhurst Stone Merchants that gives Marshalls exclusivity on Fairhurst’s Whitworth York Stone for use in the commercial environment.Whitworth York...
 
Wells Masonry Services

Jeremy Wells and his wife, Pam, have decided to retire, although Jeremy will still be available for consultancy.

Wells Masonry Services, based at Cotswold Hill Quarry near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, plans to close before the end of this year.Jeremy Wells, who established the business in 1988 and employs 15...
Monks Park Bath stone

Mothballed. The Monks Park underground quarry that was re-opened by Hanson Bath & Portland in 2016 is now being mothballed by the Johnston Quarry Group that bought Bath & Portland last year.

Following Johnston Quarry Group's takeover of Bath Stone Group and Bath & Portland last year (see the report here), Bath & Portland's Monks Park Bath Stone underground quarry has now...
The Rock

Designer Colin Wong with Wendy Anderson of fabricator Neo Granite, which made this Silestone Eternal Calacatta worktop, one of four Wong designed for 'The Rock' at KBB.

At KBB this week (4-7 March in the NEC, Birmingham), award-winning kitchen and bathroom designer Colin Wong produced art in hard surfaces. It was an installation at the exhibition called ‘The...

Pat Gallagher was guest of honour in New York.

Pat Gallagher, the Chairman of the Gallagher Group that quarries Kentish ragstone near Maidstone in Kent, has become the first non-New Yorker to be Guest of Honour at the Leitrim Society of New York...
Xiamen port

The port of Xiamen has seen its last shipments of stone from Xiamen Dragon Stone.

There are some 500,000 people working in the stone sector in the Chinese province of Xiamen, where a good proportion of the world's stone is shipped from. So the closure of one company employing...

Stamford Stone has bought Clipsham Quarry Company, making it the exclusive supplier of Clipsham stone.

Stamford Stone, which produces Clipsham limestone from Medwells Quarry in Rutland, has taken over neighbouring producer Clipsham Quarry Company.Clipsham Quarry Company will continue to trade under...

White Macaubas, on the left being admired at KBB, and Taj Mahal add quartzite to the Cosentino Sensa range.

There were two natural quartzites joining the Sensa range from Cosentino previewed at the KBB exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, in March.Quartzite, a hard metamorphic rock like granite but with...
Neolith

The terrazzo look of Retrostone from Neolith. Neolith has now opened its own warehouse in the UK with a showroom in London coming soon.

Neolith has opened its own UK distribution warehouse and showroom in Harlow, Essex, with Shaun Hopkinson as Area Manager supported by a newly hired sales team.Shaun, once the manager of Levantina in...
Welsh Slate exports

Welsh Slate is increasing exports of decorative aggregates.

Welsh slate makes perfect roofing tiles. But the production of them creates a lot of waste, as anyone who has seen Snowdonia in North Wales will be aware.But Welsh Slate, part of the Lagan Group, is...
Unveiling

HRH The Duke of York unveils a Yorkstone plaque that marks the start of the development of the University of Huddersfield’s Western Campus. The picture below left shows what the new building, The Barbara Hepworth Centre for the study of art, design and architecture, will look like.

Johnsons Wellfield Quarries supplied the Crosland Hill foundation stone unveiled by HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, in February to mark the start of the University of Huddersfield’s...
Hardscape Scottish office

Aidan Baun, Sales Manager for Scotland, outside Hardscape’s new offices in Edinburgh.

Natural stone hard landscaping product and service supplier Hardscape has opened its fifth premises in a move that gives it a permanent base in Scotland.The new premises are at 44 Charlotte Square,...
Park Lane underground quarry

The new adit at Park Lane Bath Stone underground quarry opened by Ham & Doulting in 2012. The quarry has been taken over by Block Stone.

Major quarry group Blockstone, which already operates eight quarries, has taken over production of Bath Stone from Park Lane underground quarry from Ham & Doulting Stone, which last year...

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