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The new exhibition and visitor centre at Stonehenge, with its Chicksgrove limestone paving and sarsen stones.
24 February 2014 | Stone Projects
The long-awaited exhibition and visitor centre at Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain opened on 18 December. The new centre is a short bus-ride away from the henge itself, which is intended to keep...
For infill sites a smaller builder can do it better.
24 February 2014 | Stone Projects
What claims to be the UK’s first ever Local House Building Club has been launched in Birmingham, uniting the city council, architects, academics, bankers, builders merchants and builders in the...
Andrew Eastwell:
24 February 2014 | Stone Projects
The need for accurate and more comprehensive measurement has been increasing in response to the revolution that is the low carbon agenda. Revolution is no idle description, either. In just over a...
 
John Burton on the scaffold

Liverymen and women of the Worshipful Company of Masons had privileged access to the scaffolding around the Great South Window to hear the Surveyor to the Fabric of the Cathedral, John Burton, talk about the project to restore the window. John is this year's Master of the Livery Company.

28 January 2014 | Stone Projects
As Canterbury Cathedral celebrates Christmas it will also be saying goodbye to John Burton MBE, Surveyor to the Fabric, after 23 years. One of John’s last projects has been to begin the repair...
Nick Baker, talking at the Stone federation annual meeting about ethical trading.
28 January 2014 | Stone Projects
Stone Federation has met with the Contractors Group to look for ways that the two bodies can work together to promote issues of sustainability and ethical trading.The members of the Contractors Group...
Just as the head of St Peter was lowered on to the statue the sun came out and shone upon it.
9 December 2013 | Stone Projects
Just as the head of the new statue of St Peter was lowered into place on the East Front of York Minster the clouds parted and the sun shone on the Lepine limestone carved by Martin Coward.There was...
Forest Pennant at Bath railway station.
20 November 2013 | Stone Projects
Forest Pennant paving and setts from the Forest of Dean have helped Bath’s Georgian railway station to retain its historic character while it has been redeveloped for the 21st century.Funded by...
A study in Jura by stoneCIRCLE in the font, altar steps, floor and the arch behind.

A study in Jura by stoneCIRCLE in the font, altar steps, floor and the arch behind.

15 October 2013 | Stone Projects
St Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Birmingham is a listed building built as a Unitarian Meeting House and remodelled as a Roman Catholic church in 1862. It is now being used by the Polish...
Peter Godfrey's book of the marks he has collected.
15 October 2013 | Stone Projects
Following the announcement in the Natural Stone Show Catalogue in April that the Masons’ Livery Company is creating a searchable online register of contemporary masons’ marks using...
UCL's new sarsen stone – installed by ME Construction.
15 October 2013 | Stone Projects
To mark 75 years as a leading global archaeology institution, the University College London (UCL) Institute of Archaeology decided to instal a sarsen stone at Gordon Square, the headquarters of the...
Adrian Ward, Director of the Church Works Department of Bakers of Danbury, is pictured above with an indent ready to be fixed in place.
15 October 2013 | Stone Projects
St Bride’s Church in London is one of Wren’s churches. Today it is so encased by subsequent development that it took eight weeks to carry the scaffolding along an alley and erect it to...
Charles Cogger, owner of worktop company The Merchant House, with one of the PV panels that are generating green electricity for his business.
17 September 2013 | Stone Projects
Kitchen worktop company The Merchant House in Sandycroft, near Chester, is saving energy and reducing its electricity bills after installing solar panels on its factory roof.Leading green energy...
Marshalls’ sustainability champion Chris Harrop is to head the United Nation’s Global Compact network in the UK.
22 February 2013 | Stone Projects
Chris Harrop, Group Marketing Director of hard landscaping leader Marshalls PLC, has been appointed Chair of the UK network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). The UNGC is a strategic policy...
22 February 2013 | Stone Projects
Kevin Green of Green’s Natural Stone Products has applied for planning permission to extend the working life of his Catlow buff sandstone quarry in Nelson, Lancashire, because reserves of stone...
Horsham stone used in conjunction with brick on a house in Sussex.
21 January 2013 | Stone Projects
School children are being invited to get creative and design a mason’s mark that can be cut into Horhsam Stone produced by the company of the same name. Reintroducing the art of mason-marking,...

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