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Pierre Heritage

Steve Turner, who has launched Pierre Heritage in the UK to sell French limestone.

Steve Turner’s Amarestone has been a major supplier of French limestone for a long time. But not exclusively. Now Steve has created that exclusivity for French stones as Pierre Heritage Great...
The director of a building company that carried out unnecessary building repairs and put employees at risk when it did so has been given a suspended prison sentence, banned from being a director,...

Stone carving festival and more at The Piece Hall in Halifax this weekend.

16 October 2018 | Events
The historic Piece Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, is to host its first stone carving festival this coming weekend (20 & 21 October).The event is being hosted in partnership with...
Lapitec cladding

Glass recycler Eurovetro has used full-height 3365mm x 1500mm slabs of 12mm thick Lapitec Nero Antracite in conjunction with glass and aluminium for its new headquarters.

Eurovetro, a glass recycling company based in Origgio, Italy, has used full-height 3365mm x 1500mm slabs of 12mm thick Lapitec Nero Antracite in the Arena finish for its new state-of-the-art...
Bloomberg building

The Bloomberg building in London, where Grants was the specialist stone contractor.

Photo credit: © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

One of stone's big projects, the Bloomberg building in London, has won this year's RIBA Stirling Prize. The winner of the Award that celebrates the best of new British architecture was...
Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Gold Award

Amir Rekse (right), the Managing Director of Caesarstone UK, collects the Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Gold Award from host George Lamb.

Quartz company Caesarstone's Metropolitan Collection, which it launched in May with its 'Rough Night Out' in The Barge House on London's South Bank, has won the Gold Award for...
Hadrian's Wall

£2million of Heritage Lottery Fund money will help preserve the Roman walls of the Emperor Hadrian and Antoninus Pius.

5 October 2018 | Stone Heritage
Hadrian's Wall and the lesser known and less well preserved Antonine Wall have been awarded £2million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help train a volunteer army to survey and carry out...

A new website from Stonetools. Intuitive design and search features allow visitors to navigate the site quickly. The company’s full product range can be viewed, including diamond tools for power tools and CNC machines, abrasives, power tools themselves and more.

5 October 2018 | Equipment
Increasingly, tools are being bought directly from websites that can take orders and apply individual customer and quantity discounts. It is a familiar enough scenario: you have an account or you...
London Stone

Andrew Bowles (left), The Master of the Masons' Livery Company, with the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, at the unveiling of London Stone on 4 October.

The legendary London Stone, said to have been brought to London by Brutus, the reputed founder of Britain, is back in Cannon Street.The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, unveiled the...
4 October 2018 | Natural Stone Memorials
It might have more to do with the 'grave error' headline they can use than the story itself, but the consumer press have been reporting (on 4 October) that some people are upset about the re-...

Low skilled does not mean low value, says the NFB, which has called on the government not to restrict immigration for the construction industry.

3 October 2018 | Market Intelligence
The National Federation of Builders (NFB) is calling on the government to allow 'unskilled' labourers in construction to continue to come to the UK after Brexit.The new skills and income-...
John Leach

John Leech, who was MP for Manchester Withington from 2005-15 and now leads the Liberal Democrat opposition on Manchester Council, says: "Once again, Manchester Council's complete lack of oversight means we are now forced to choose between two contractors with chilling ethical, legal and worker safety standards."

3 October 2018 | Market Intelligence
The Liberal Democrat opposition on the Labour-run Manchester Council has criticised the records of both the contractors short-listed for the £330million renovation of Manchester Town Hall.The...

The opulent interior of the Fitzrovia Hotel in London makes extensive use of natural stone fabricated and installed by stoneCIRCLE.

When the Mandrake opened in London's Fitzrovia the opulent interior of the boutique hotel made extensive use of natural stone, all fabricated and installed by stoneCIRCLE.The Penthouse has a...
Late returns

This is not an excuse for returning your company accounts late, warns Companies House.

2 October 2018 | Market Intelligence
“I caught my wife in the bath with my accountant.” That was one of the excuses given last year for the late filing of company accounts.Others included:“Goats ate my accounts”...
Bath stone mine

Miles of disused Bath stone mine workings were ideal for hiding the heat and light required to grow cannabis at what could prove to be the largest cannabis farm ever discovered in the UK.

1 October 2018 | Market Intelligence
Police have uncovered what some believe could be the UK's largest cannabis farm in a disused Bath limestone underground quarry near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.Police have yet to determine the...