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Suffering from stress or depression? Download the free app from Lighthouse Club.

The statistics are grim: two construction workers take their own life on average every single day. Stress, anxiety and depression account for a fifth of all work-related illness, especially among...

Natural Stone Awards being presented in The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London, on Friday, 7 December in front of a capacity audience.

8 December 2018 | Events
The Natural Stone Award trophies were made in Kentish Ragstone from Gallagher's Quarry near Maidstone in Kent. There was a record number of entries in the Natural Stone Awards this year,...
Training help

CITB is asking for industry help to develop short duration courses that the stone industry needs.

6 December 2018 | Training
CITB is looking for help to ensure the right courses are available for training stonemasons.As reported from the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) annual meeting (read more...), CITB is...
 

The Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee report calls for maximum 30-day payment terms to be made compulsory and charging to be paid on time outlawed.

6 December 2018 | Market Intelligence
There is a sense of déjà vu about it, but MPs of Parliament's Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Committee are calling for maximum 30-day payment terms to be made law.A report from the...
Tyne Cot cemetery

The Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium where 3,605 British and Commonwealth soldiers are buried, each grave marked by a Portland limestone headstone without favour for rank or social position. Find out more by visiting the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's new online exhibition at https://shapingoursorrow.cwgc.org/

All photographs courtesy of the CWGC.

5 December 2018 | Natural Stone Memorials
The four years of World War I centenary commemorations came to an end on 11 November with Armistice Day services at war memorials up and down the country as well as at the Cenotaph in London. But...
Hi-Macs at Hoover

Seamless Hi-Macs worktops in the apartments at the Hoover building.

IDM Properties has renovated and restored the landmark Art Deco Hoover building in London, creating 66 luxury apartments with Hi-Macs solid surfaces.The Hoover Building on Western Avenue was listed...
New Lapicida-sponsored strip

The new, Lapicida-sponsored Knaresborough Celtic Junior Football Club strip.

Stone and tile specialist Lapicida has helped out its local under-10s football team by sponsoring their kit. The Knaresborough-based design-led company's name will now appear on the shirts...
ClearCut

A quick and accurate way to set tools on any CNC.

5 December 2018 | Equipment
In order for CNC machines to cut accurately and efficiently they need to have the precise dimensions of the tools they are using.Now they can - and quickly - thanks to the ClearCut Tool Setter, the...
Neolith

Neolith's new showroom at the Business Design Centre, strategically sited for London's architectural and design community.

Neolith has opened a showroom in the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, strategically placed to reach the capital's architectural and design community. The sintered stone company...
CRL Stone Award

CRL Stone Sales Director Dave Beckett collecting the Best Surface Award for the Renaissance Collection from CRL Quartz at the EK&B Business Awards. In the picture are (left to right): Darren Summerfield (EK&B Business publisher); Leigh-Anne Roberts (EK&B Business Editor); David Inwood (Sales Manager, CR Laurence Of Europe Ltd); David Beckett (Sales Director, CR Laurence); Steve Tough (Commercial Sales Director, Masterclass Kitchens, sponsors of the Award); sports commentator Clive Tyldesley, who was the guest host.

Topping off another successful year, CRL Stone was the proud recipient of the Best Surface accolade at the EK&B Business Awards presented in the Porter Tun room at The Brewery in the City of...
Caesarstone winners

Caesarstone collects the FX Award 2018 for Surfaces. Pictured (left to right) are Comedian Stephan Mangan; Ian Clark, Commercial Specification Manager Caesarstone UK; Steve Gibbs, Commercial Manager Architects & Designers Caesarstone UK; Gareth Lowden, Commercial Manager Housebuilders & Developers Caesarstone UK; Christopher Newton, Director Surface Design Show (sponsors of the Award).

Caesarstone, the manufacturer of quartz surfaces, enjoyed a victory at the FX International Interiors Design Awards, winning the Surfaces category.The Award went to Caesarstone's Metropolitan...
Digitale 5
From D Zambelis in the UK and made in Italy by Omag is the new Digitale 5. It is a compact, easily installed, easy to use monobloc bridge saw, although Omag refused to jeopardise the company’s reputation for accuracy when it came to the new baby of the family.
25 November 2018 | Equipment
Omag has made a more compact, monobloc five axes CNC bridge saw for making worktops and fireplaces. It is called the Digitale 5, which it introduced at Marmo+Mac in Verona in September. It has proved...
Wind turbine

One of the two wind turbines installed at Ryder quarry by Longcliffe, which used ISO 50001 to reduce energy costs and identify energy investment opportunities.

A new version of ISO 50001 has just been published. This is an update of the international energy management standard introduced in 2011, which can benefit even small businesses by reducing energy...
From OnPoint

Bath Granite & Marble is the latest company to buy the ECS Eich water recycling system from On Point Engineering. On Point is also the UK agent for the Thibaut machinery Bath Granite & Marble has bought. 

25 November 2018 | Equipment
Machinery needs a lot of clean water, which is encouraging companies to install more reliable recycling systems. These are some of the latest installations.On Point Engineering introduced itself last...
Pebbles
ICEE has used its waterjet to cut holes in 3,500 pebbles to help Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership better understand coastal erosion and alleviate flood threats.
Photos: Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership 
23 November 2018 | Equipment
Since waterjets got the fifth axis that allows them to cut mitres, sales of them have been increasing in the stone industry in the UK and across the world. Many stone companies that have not yet...

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