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Ian Kennedy:
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The stones of the British Isles have contributed more than any other building material towards defining our built heritage, from the grandiose to the vernacular. And they still do. But while everyone...
Original Portland limestone being recycled at King’s Arms Yard.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
It is often stated that one of the environmental benefits of natural stone that also adds to its lifetime cost benefit is its ability to be reclaimed and re-used in practically the same form as it...
Red St Bees from Stancliffe on the Small Animal Hospital at Neston.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The Small Animal Hospital (picture right) at Neston, Cheshire, uses hand set Red St Bees sandstone from Stancliffe Stone, who lay claim to being the UK’s largest supplier of indigenous...
Stirling Stone's Brownieside stone on Kenwood Place in London.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The photograph (right) shows Kenwood Place in Hampstead, London, where Stirling Stone companies won the £2million stone package to supply and fix 350m3 of Brownieside sandstone cladding on each...
A single storey extension in Elm Park Bath stone from Wessex Dimensional Stone built on to Down Ampney manor in Gloucestershire.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Taking over the operation of the Elm Park Bath stone mine that gave Ian Butterworth his introduction to the natural stone industry provided a significant boost to his business and quickly became his...
The Strategic Stone Study aims to identify stones used for building throughout England and Wales and identify sources for future use.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The Strategic Stone Study is a major project – English Heritage say £500,000 has been allocated for the next two years and it could be four years before it is finished. It aims to...
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Forest Pennant, the company that supplies Forest of Dean pennant paving and building stone, are leading the way in sustainability by developing a hydroelectric project at their works in the Forest of...
Welsh//Slate floors and steps in the new library in Cardiff.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
The new £15million Central Library in Cardiff forms a centrepiece to the city’s £675million St David’s 2 development. The project aims to revitalise the city and inject new...
The various beds of Haysom's Purbeck limestone used to show the outline of the medieval buildings at St Paul's.
15 June 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Providing wheelchair access to St Paul’s Cathedral in London presented the cathedral and the architects at Purcell Miller Tritton with an opportunity for a more meaningful display of medieval...
At the new quarry are Robert Borrill (left), of land owners AM Borrill & Sons, with Jan Smith of Welton Quarries who will be extracting the stone.
17 May 2009 | Stones / Quarries
A public enquiry has found in favour of allowing a Lincolnshire limestone quarry to be developed near Brigg in north Lincolnshire.The quarry, called Slate House, is at Hibaldstow. It is owned by AM...
Inside Chilmark mine with the train being loaded with newly extracted block.
17 May 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Since Ian Butterworth set up Wessex Dimensional Stone he has trebled productivity of Chilmark and Elm Park mines. But he has also discovered some strange attitudes towards his naturally...
£80,000 worth of Hollington Red, White and Mottled was used in the restoration of Chester Town Hall
16 April 2009 | Stones / Quarries
Hollington is one of Britain’s great stones and the new owner of Staffordshire Stone’s Quarry Bank source of the stone aims to make sure it stays that way with investment in the quarry...