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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...

The entrance to Hartham Park underground quarry.

4 February 2016 | Stones / Quarries
I must take issue with you over your piece about Lovell Stone Group taking over Hartham Park Underground Quarry (read it here). The statement that "Traditionally the Bath stone quarrymen...
Johnsons Wellfield's famous Crosland Hill sandstone at Morrisons headquarters in Bradford.

The famous Crosland Hill sandstone produced by Johnsons Wellfield Quarries in Bradford.

1 February 2016 | Stones / Quarries
Huddersfield, the West Yorkshire home of Johnsons Wellfield Quarries, could lose the requirement in its Local Plan for local stone to be used for projects in the town centre and conservation areas....

Blocks being extracted from Hartham Park Bath stone underground quarry. The stone is now being extracted by Lovell Stone Group.

1 February 2016 | Stones / Quarries
On Monday 1 February Lovell Stone Group took over the lease of Hartham Park Bath stone underground quarry, one of the major sources of Bath stone that has, until now, been operated by Hanson Bath...
Caithness stone is often thought of as paving, bt it is ideal for so much more, including flooring and worktops.
28 November 2014 | Stones / Quarries
As the Scots have voted to remain part of Great Britain, Barry Hunt this month continues his search for the Great British Stones north of the border – in fact, almost as far north as it is...
Even among granites, DeLank is a superior product.
17 October 2014 | Stones / Quarries
In his continuing search for the Great British Stones, Barry Hunt this month turns his attention to Cornwall and its granite. In 1858 there were 113 quarries producing the granite. Now, DeLank is the...
Vince Tourle, in charge of Gallagher's masonry operations, with a slab of polished Kentish Ragstone, ideal for flooring.
18 September 2014 | Stones / Quarries
Getting planning permission to extend Hermitage Quarry in Kent into ancient woodland was a long and expensive process for Gallagher. In the end, English Heritage helped the company succeed in order...
Cumbrian slate is a most versatile stone, suitable for roofing, cladding, flooring, worksurfaces… in fact, most construction purposes.
18 September 2014 | Stones / Quarries
After examining Yorkstone last month, Barry Hunt travels across the Pennines this month to put the case for Cumbrian slate to be included among the Great British Stones.Cumbria as an administrative...
The author, Barry Hunt, surveying the Portland stone of the Bank of England.
16 September 2014 | Stones / Quarries
Having examined the broad categories of building stones from around the world, consultant geologist Barry Hunt now turns his attention to the great building stones of the British Isles, beginning...
Caesarstone’s Pietra Grey has the elegant look of marble.
16 September 2014 | Stones / Quarries
Comprised from 93% natural stone, Caesarstone Quartz Surfaces are virtually scratch and stain resistant, require no sealing and are twice the strength of granite. They are also non-porous and come...
Lifecycle costs on 14.7 square metres over 50 years. Source: EuroRoc

Lifecycle costs over 50 years. Source: EuroRoc

16 September 2014 | Stones / Quarries
The Frankfurt Opera Tower, with its natural stone facades, was one of the first buildings in Europe to achieve Gold Status in the LEED rating system of the US Green Building Council.It has prompted...
Thew new Wellcut at Glebe Stone Sales is sawing slabs of Ancaster Hard White for walling.

The new Wellcut at Glebe Stone Sales is sawing slabs of Ancaster Hard White for walling.

16 September 2014 | Stones / Quarries
A new Wells Wellcut, as well as a cropper and a tumbler from the same British machinery manufacturer, have been installed in Glebe Quarry, Lincolnshire, ready to meet the demand for walling in...
Chris Pepper talks about trends.
16 September 2014 | Stones / Quarries
Chris Pepper, Marketing & Business Development Manager for CR Laurence, the UK home of Caesarstone, highlights the latest trends in quartz surfaces.What are the latest trends in laminates, solid...
Coade Stone

Philip Thomason of Thomason Cudworth in Somerset checking on the firing of the Coade Stone he makes.

16 September 2014 | Stones / Quarries
Since Eleanor Coade introduced Coade Stone in 1770 people have been trying to copy the natural attraction of stone. Engineered quartz has expanded the stone processor’s palette, mostly in...