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In yellow jackets at the front, James (left) and Simon Hart with the production team on Bath stone freshly winched from the underground Quarry at Hartham Park. On the left of the picture is Stephen Ainsworth and next to him Adrian Boniface, who respectively manage the site and production.

5 July 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Lovell Stone Group moved into Hartham Park Bath Stone underground quarry in February. It is already at full production.Five or six times a day a buggy loaded with premium quality Bath Stone (like...
Quarry face
20 June 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Stone federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
New Dekton Trilion

This is the latest Dekton design from Cosentino. It is called Trilium.

15 June 2016 | Stones / Quarries
The latest design in Dekton, Cosentino’s ultra-compact sintered surface, is Trilium, which has a look of aged steel.It is also the first product in the Dekton range to incorporate recycled...
 
Cole Runnalls

Cole Runnalls gets an introduction to the natural stone industry at Hartham Park.

14 June 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Lovell Stone Group, which operates various dimension stone quarries in the South of England and has taken over operation of the Bath stone underground quarry of Hartham Park this year, likes to...
Rock face

Stone Federation's Quarry Group writes a column each month in Natural Stone Specialist magazine about issues affecting stone production.

13 June 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
Stoneasy

Bram Callewier (front middle) and his team from Stoneasy.com can help you buy direct from around the world.

27 May 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Stoneasy.com describes itself as the world’s largest online quarry. It enables you to buy direct from source without all the worry and effort that usually involves. NSS talks to Stoneasy...
Quarry face

The Stone Federation Quarry Forum presents its views on British stones in each issue of Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

27 May 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
Fantini at Hartham Park

The new Fantini chain saw at work at Hartham Park.

27 May 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Lovell Stone Group always said it would keep disruption of supply of Hartham Park Bath stone to a minimum when it took over production at Hartham Park underground quarry in Corsham, Wiltshire, this...

Work progresses on the opening of the new area of Johnsons Wellfield's Crosland Hill quarry.

27 May 2016 | Stones / Quarries
“Work is progressing nicely in our new Thewlis Lane extraction area,” reports Johnsons Wellfield Quarries.Johnsons Wellfield extracts Crosland Hill stone, one of the most highly regarded...

New Silestone Nymbus.

26 May 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Cosentino Group previewed its latest ‘natural moods’ of Silestone colours at this year’s KBB Birmingham Show.Royal Reef and Nymbus evoke the look and feel of limestone. Sitting in...
Hartham Park
21 April 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Pictured here is the first block of Bath stone to be extracted from Hartham Park by Lovell Stone Group, the new operators of the underground quarry in Corsham, Wiltshire. It was brought into the...
Lapitec

Stephen Pike, Managing Director of The Marble & Granite Centre, with a slab of Lapitec that his company exclusively distributes in the UK.

21 April 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Lapitec, the Italian hard surface sintered stone, is now available to view and order in more than 30 John Lewis kitchen departments across the UK.The sintered stone product is being retailed in John...
Quarry face
21 March 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Quarry Forum gives its opinion on issues relating to the stone industry from the point of view of companies that extract dimensional stone from opencast and...
Monks Park Bath stone

Matthew Blake with the first block of Bath stone from Monks Park for 12 years.

21 March 2016 | Stones / Quarries
The first block of Bath stone to leave Hanson Bath & Portland’s Monks Park mine in Gastard near Corsham, Wiltshire, for 12 years was winched to the surface at the end of January following...

Now available from Granite Granite: Laminam’s Bianco Statuario Venato.

16 February 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Stone wholesaler Granite Granite Ltd in Wickford, Essex,  has formed a partnership with Italians Laminam to become the official UK supplier throughout the UK of Laminam latest generation ceramic...

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