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A new, more commercial look to the Heritage Fund from the National Lottery is introduced in the Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 published on 30 January.

1 February 2019 | Stone Heritage
The new five-year plan for the Heritage Lottery Fund as it celebrates its 25th anniversary was published on schedule on 30 January. As expected, it marks some major changes for the way the fund is...
Tools Catalogue

CRL Stone has published a 132-page tools and consumables catalogue and will have an area of its stand at the Natural Stone Show / Hard Surfaces in London dedicated to the range.

CRL Stone has published a 132-page catalogue of the tools and consumables it sells to stone processors. It can be downloaded here. It contains a plethora of diamond tools, including saws and...
Sustainable stone

Stone flooring is more sustainable than alternative floor coverings, according to new German research.

31 January 2019 | Market Intelligence
The German stone association Deutscher Naturwerkstein Verband (DNV) has published a report showing how environmentally friendly natural stone flooring is compared with alternative floor coverings,...
 
Lapitec

Lapitec Avorio floors and stairs in the Lux finish in a new villa in Italy. 

There is 150m2 of pure Lapitec Avorio Lux lustre in a new three-storey Italian villa.The full body sintered stone has been used for the living room floors and the staircase of this luxurious villa in...
European Stone Festival 2019

The European Stone Festival is returning to Trondheim, in Norway, for 2019.

29 January 2019 | Events
The European Stone Festival returns to Trondheim, Norway, this year, and British masons will be as welcome as ever in spite of Brexit.The Festival has become a major part of stonemasonry’s...
Ceralsio is Ferro Vecchio

New from CRL Stone in Ceralsio is Ferro Vecchio.

The trend for raw, industrial-inspired looks can be introduced into any interior design with CRL Stone’s latest Ceralsio finish - Ferro Vecchio.Adopting the appearance of poured concrete while...
Planets-Neptune

Neptune, the planet of wind, is one of the designs in the new Planet collection from Quartzforms that you will be able to see at the new Hard Surfaces exhibition co-locating with the Natural Stone Show in ExCeL, London, 30 April-2 May.

Quartz company Quartzforms introduces a whole new solar system of marble-effect quartz to the UK with its 'Planet' collection.There's Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and...
Ramish Haradinaj visits Fox Marble

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramish Haradinaj (in the middle) is shown round the Fox Marble factory by Jon Mitchell (in the foreground), a former British diplomat, a geology expert and now a senior executive at Fox Marble.

Fox Marble, the British-registered stone company that extracts and processes marbles from the Balkans, was visited at its factory in Kosovo yesterday (24 January) by the country's Prime Minister...
ThermaTech with abrasive

The ThermaTech superheated water cleaner with the new abrasive attachment.

23 January 2019 | Equipment
Restorative Techniques, the specialist cleaning equipment supplier that makes the ThermaTech superheated water cleaning system (often called steam cleaning), has published a video showing it in use...
Bomber Command Memorial

The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London, that was daubed in paint again on the night of 21-22 January.

22 January 2019 | Market Intelligence
The imposing 370m long Portland Whitbed and Basebed limestone neolcalssical Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London, was again daubed in white paint on the night of 21 January.It was the fourth...
Emma Alsop

Emma Alsop will be exhibiting photographs like this self-portrait as well as helping visitors to Copeland Gallery in Peckham to build a dry stone wall in Derbyshire limestone.

22 January 2019 | Events
Londoners will have a chance to help build a dry stone wall in Longcliffe Quarries' Derbyshire limestone between 21 February and 3 March when an exhibition called 'Hill' is staged at...
Debi Boulton

Debi Boulton moves from Dunlop to head the sales team at BAL that is now twice the size it was.

Professional tile adhesives and grouts company BAL has doubled its sales team and created a new training and technical support team of five to join its specification support team.Joining the BAL as...
Falls

Flashback to the falls prevention campaign from the Health & Safety Executive in 2010.

London company Formation Construction Ltd has been given a £300,000 fine by Westminster Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay £17,528 costs after an employee cutting a hole to...
Neolith warehouse

Neolith's new 3,000m2 UK warehouse in Harlow, Essex.

Neolith sintered stone, which opened a UK warehouse in Harlow, Essex, last year and took over a showroom in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, says it will not be increasing any of its...
Welsh sdlate

Welsh slate has been designated as a Global Heritage Stone Resource.

17 January 2019 | Stone Heritage
Welsh slate has joined the international list of stones designated as a Global Heritage Stone Resource (GHSR). Portland limestone was the first on the list in 2017.Welsh slate is still widely used as...

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