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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...
Cornish DeLank granite has made a welcome return to the City of London.
22 February 2013 | Stones / Quarries
DeLank granite kerbs from Cornwall have been laid in the City of London again after having lost out to cheaper Chinese granite on projects for the past few years. Adrian Phillips, who owns DeLank...
21 January 2013 | Stones / Quarries
Four books published this year cover a good range of levels of interest in stone. A good, straight forward introduction to stoneworking that strips away the mystery, the lack of which has often been...
11 December 2012 | Stones / Quarries
The report in the previous issue of NSS on the re-opening of Park Lane Bath Stone quarry by Ham & Doulting Stone should have said the stone over the Bath Stone is Forest Marble, not Forest...
Portland Stone Firms is enjoying its busiest year since teh quarries were bought from Hanson in 2004.
11 December 2012 | Stones / Quarries
With new machinery in its quarries, its newly extended factory and employing 60 people – the most for many years – Portland Stone Firms is benefitting from the economic resilience of...
Re-entering the workings after 50 years was like walking into an industrial museum of mining.
20 November 2012 | Stones / Quarries
It has taken five years and will have cost £800,000 to bring Park Lane underground Bath Stone quarry back into production 50 years after it was closed, but its an investment Ham & Doulting...
There is metal behind many excellent stone finishes.
17 September 2012 | Stones / Quarries
When Putney & Wood completes its £1.2million contract at 12-15 Finsbury Circus later this year the project will provide a casebook of most of the stone specialist’s skills. And behind...
The new range of quartz from Compac is called Trend. It comes in five subtle shades that complement each other as worksurfaces and floors.
17 September 2012 | Stones / Quarries
Sparkling quartz has always been popular but now it is becoming more stylish as flecks of mirror are replaced with metals – just one of the developments keeping quartz at the forefront of...
Shekhar and Bina Agarwal, the Directors of wholesalers Stone World at the Natural Stone Show in ExCeL London last year.
13 August 2012 | Stones / Quarries
With the wealthy of Europe making a bee-line for London, marbles are becoming a more important part of the mix on offer from London wholesalers Stone World all the time.And, for the top end of the...

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