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An installation by Chesney's where the stiars seem to be unsurported in front of a window.
17 September 2013 | Stones / Quarries
There can be a fine line between ostentation and good taste. NSS talks to some of the people involved in drawing that line about how their use of stone keeps them on the right side of it.Stone is...
In this series Barry Hunt discusses the qualities of stones used for building. This month he turns to marble.
17 September 2013 | Stones / Quarries
This month Barry Hunt turns his attention to a stone that holds an elevated position among the world’s dimensional stones – marble. When people want to make a particular statement, it is...
It is a competitive market for stone wholeslers with more companies entering the market.
15 August 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Engineered quartz has given stone processors and the wholesalers that supply them twice the share of the kitchen worktop market that granite alone could have delivered. But we could already have...
 
No1 Poultry in the City of London has a most striking use of sandstone in its design.
15 August 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Barry Hunt began his review of how sandstone is used in construction last month. This month he concludes the investigation. He begins where he left off last time, explaining why sandstone makes an...
Barry Hunt authoritatively explores the nature of the stones used for building.
16 July 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Barry Hunt continues his series of articles exploring the main categories of natural stone used in construction by turning his attention to sandstone, possibly the stone most easily understood by the...
Stone and art in the new Melbury Stone showroom.
16 July 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Three latin words have been attractively ‘V’ cut into the stone over the entrance to the showroom that has just been opened by Melbury Stone in Melbury Abbas, Dorset. They translate as: I...
Barry Hunt, a chartered geologist, a surveyor and scientist.
18 June 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Barry Hunt considers the use of limestone as a building stone as he continues a series of articles exploring the main categories of natural stone used in construction, following his introduction to...
Consultant Barry Hunt.
16 May 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Everyone enjoys stone, although not everyone is aware of it. It represents safety; protection; home. So says geologist, surveyor and stone consultant Barry Hunt as he introduces a series exploring...
James (left) and Simon Hart, Directors of Lovell Purbeck.
16 May 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Lovell Purbeck, the company formed in 2009 when the Hart family took over the Purbeck quarries of D&P Lovell, has purchased the business of Chicksgrove Quarries Ltd from the Collins family.The...
The latest quartz is from QuartzForms in Germany.
18 March 2013 | Stones / Quarries
With leading tile manufacturers now offering ranges of natural stone as well as large format porcelain tiles intended to look like stone, and stone wholesalers offering an increasing range of...
18 March 2013 | Stones / Quarries
International Stones, the stone wholesalers established in Sheffield in 2009, has introduced an own-brand engineered quartz called ‘IQ’ made for it by Spanish company Cosentino, one of...
Crutched Friars in the City of London, where DeLank from Cornwall is once again being used.
22 February 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Is economic climate change going to lead to the mass extinction of lumbering giants that cannot compete with nimbler, more adaptable entrepreneurs? Or will the giants take all that is going without...
Puerto Venecia Shopping Centre in Zaragoza is Europe's biggest shopping centre. The stone cladding was supplied by Levantina.
22 February 2013 | Stones / Quarries
In Spain, El Corte Inglés (the English cut) is an expression used to mean something is the best it can be. It is also the name of a shop that forms part of the Puerto Venecia Shopping Centre...
Blisworth limestone is available again as walling from Churchfield Stone's newly opened quarry.
22 February 2013 | Stones / Quarries
It has taken nearly four years and cost about £800,000 to open the new Blisworth limestone quarry at Churchfield Farm near Peterborough but now the stone that has been used for centuries in...
The new Blisworth stone quarry opened by Churchfield Stone.
22 February 2013 | Stones / Quarries
It has taken nearly four years and cost about £800,000 to open the new Blisworth limestone quarry at Churchfield Farm near Peterborough, but now the stone that has been used for centuries in...

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