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15 January 2001
As the Rethinking Construction initiative, designed to improve the way the construction industry works, celebrated its second anniversary last year, one of the most significant statistics to emerge...
15 January 2001
New plans by the Government should keep money flowing into the construction industry.A White Paper, Our Towns...
15 January 2001
Pressure is mounting on the Government to end the anomaly that levies VAT at 17.5% on conservation work but at 0% on new build and alterations.The latest call comes from an English Heritage-backed...
 
15 January 2001
Members of the national minerals working party of the Country Landowners Association (CLA) paid a visit to Hanson Bath...
15 January 2001
A new sales and service centre for Winter diamond tools for the stone industry opened at the start of the year near Leeds.Forming part of the Nimbus Northern branch at Gildersome, the new National...
15 January 2001
A Stone Federation Great Britain Stone in the City seminar is to be held in conjunction with the next Natural Stone Show (5-7 March 2002).The show is being held at the new ExCeL exhibition centre, in...
15 January 2001
Two new exhibitions are planned for this year. Salvo, the organisation for reclaimed architectural materials, are holding a one day event at the Royal Agricultural Show Ground in Stoneleigh,...
15 January 2001
St Nicholas at Wade Church on the Isle of Thanet, dating back to the 12th century and containing exceptionally high quality medieval carvings echoing decorations in Canterbury Cathedral, represented...
15 January 2001
KEY STAGE AT WADDESDON. Lifting a two tonne cupola into place on the East Tower of Waddesdon Manor marked a key stage in the £800,000 refurbishment of the Manor in Buckinghamshire for Lichfield...
15 December 2000
There were 270 people at the Shaw Park Plazo Hotel in London in November to see the Portland limestone building at the East end of the Guildhall Yard win the Millennium Natural Stone Award for New...
15 December 2000
As the Queen\'s official opening of the Great Court Scheme of the British Museum approached, English Heritage made a statement saying it had advised the London Borough of Camden that the demolition...
15 December 2000
The new ExCeL exhibition centre in London\'s fast developing docklands is already proving a hit with exhibitors booked in for the fifth Natural Stone Show...
15 December 2000
Hydraulic Lias Lime (Hl2) have continued their 60% year on year growth rate. It\'s been a hugely successful year, says Mike Farey, the managing director of the British company successfully competing...
15 December 2000
Easipoint are offering a high strength specialist pourable mortar for use with granite setts. Called Settpoint, it typically achieves a strength of 30N/mm2 after 24 hours and 50N/mm2 at 28 days. It...
15 December 2000
The story in last month\'s NSS about Abbey Memorials\' investment in dust extraction caused some concern among readers.We received several letters about it, all making the point that while it was...

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