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Diatex blades

Diatex has created what it believes is the ultimate range of saw blades for cutting large format ceramic and sintered materials.

7 March 2019 | Equipment
Italian company Diatex has been a leading manufacturer of diamond tools for ceramics, stone and glass for 20 years. Now, using sandwich technology to combine materials, Diatex has created the ideal...
Historic England

Historic England will once again be leading the heritage section of the Natural Stone Show and the heritage element of the seminar programme run in conjunction with the exhibition.

7 March 2019 | Stone Heritage
Historic England is once again heading a heritage section of the Natural Stone Show, which is taking place in London at ExCeL from 30 April to 2 May. Sharing the area will be the English Stone Forum...
Landscape Insight

A new Stone Federation event on the use of stone in landscaping takes place on 26 March at The Garden Museum in London. Book now.

7 March 2019 | Events
Stone Federation's Landscape Insight is a new event for landscape architects, landscape gardeners, other contractors, local authorities and landscape designers. It is taking place on Tuesday 26...
Generation Z apprentices

Generation Z has skills your business is going to need, as we discover in National Apprenticeship Week (4-9 March).

7 March 2019 | Training
As this is National Apprenticeship Week (4-9 March) we thought we would ask Ryan Latham, Senior Marketing Executive at 3B Training, to tell us what a Generation Z apprentice could bring to your...
Neo Granite new factory

Part of Neo Granite's new factory. This is one of two fully automated Bovone edge polishing lines, with robots loading and unloading the polishers.

Neo Granite's new factory in West Bromwich, England, more than doubling its production capacity, is just about to come on stream following the commissioning of the machinery by the Italian...
Prodim Proliner

New smartphone apps for the Proliner enable operators to use their smartphone as a Proliner remote controller and to update the Proliner software anywhere, anytime.

5 March 2019 | Equipment
Click here to get your free entrance ticket to the showsProdim has been supplying complete digital templating package solutions to stone templators and fabricators for more than 20 years. The...
Park Lane Bath Stone
The new adit at Park Lane Bath Stone mine opened in 2012 allows modern machinery easy access.
In February last year Blockstone added Park Lane Bath Stone to the range of British stones it produces. Investment at the quarry means the Bath Stone now joins the company’s other stones in...

Schlüter's exciting stand design at the Hard Surfaces exhibition will reveal how and where the company's products are used.

26 February 2019 | Equipment
Leading tiling systems manufacturer Schlüter is busy preparing for the inaugural Hard Surfaces show in London at ExCeL from 30 April to 2 May, where it plans to demonstrate its...
Lithofin FVE

New from Lithofin is FVE, a colour enhancer that will really bring out the colours in stone, even if it has a textured finish. It will be on the Lithofin stand (F35) at the Natural Stone Show at ExCeL London, 30 April-2May, along with 60 other advanced cleaning, protecting and maintenance products from Lithofin.

25 February 2019 | Equipment
Lithofin, the leading stone treatments company, is introducing Lithofin FVE at the Natural Stone Show / Hard Surfaces exhibition in London's ExCeL centre from 30 April to 2 May. This is a colour...
Stone Awards 2018

At the Natural Stone Award-winning Eton College school yard, Purbeck limestone setts and inscription panels from Haysom Purbeck Stone contrasted with the sandstone paving supplied by Greens Natural Stone Products.

24 February 2019 | Market Intelligence
The soaring temperatures of 2018 were good news for the hard landscaping market as people warmed to the idea of outside living. For garden kitchens, swimming pools and patios, natural stone was a hot...
Two building companies have been fined a total of £860,000 and been ordered to pay costs of more than £45,000 following the death of a man who fell 14m after going through a temporary...
Vat goes digital

VAT goes digital from 1 April. There is help online from HMRC.

20 February 2019 | Market Intelligence
Businesses above the VAT threshold will need to keep their records digitally and submit their VAT returns using compatible software as part of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for periods starting on or...
19 February 2019 | Events
Cork City Council Heritage Department is running a Set in Stone workshop in the City to celebrate the rich heritage of stonemasonry in Cork City in an interactive and practical manner.There will be...
Joe Simpson

Journalist and blogger Joe Simpson will chair a seminar on the developments in ceramics and engineered stone as part of the Hard Surfaces exhibition that co-locates with the Natural Stone Show in London this year at ExCeL, 30 April-2 May. 

15 February 2019 | Events
Engineered stone has taken the look of marble into the kitchen without the problems of staining and acid-etching that can be faced with natural marble. But it is not only the marble look you will see...
Strata Stone

Strata Stone has been Verified on the Ethical Stone Register.

Strata Stones Ltd in Ipswich, Suffolk, has joined the Ethical Stone Register (ESR). Strata is the English arm of Indian company Stone Age Private Ltd, which became the first Indian company on the...