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15 September 2001
The organisers of CarraraMarmotec, the Italian stone fair in Carrara held at the beginning of June, say the number of visitors this year, in spite of competition from the bigger two-yearly German...
15 September 2001
The Dry Stone Walling Association has awarded a Certificate of Merit in the landscaping category of its acclaimed Pinnacle Award Scheme for an unusual dry stone sculpture built at Clent,...
15 September 2001
Best practice guides written for both specifiers and contractors have been published by the Masonry Support Information Group (MSIG).This group, whose members include stainless steel fixings...
 
15 September 2001
A Portland limestone memorial to the military and civilian personnel who served in World War Two at RAF Lichfield to bestow, as the inscription says, the gifts of peace and freedom upon us has been...
15 September 2001
CWO, the stone and conservation specialists of the Geoffrey Osborne construction group, have won a £400,000 contract from Berkeley Festival Waterfront Company to restore the Grade II listed Vulcan...
15 September 2001
More than a quarter of building products companies think recession has already started in the UK, according to financial analysts Plimsoll.However, a third think there are no signs of recession,...
15 September 2001
Work-related deaths increased 34% to 295 last year, 106 of them in the construction industry. The number of major injuries, however, fell by 4.7% to 27,935.Most of the fatalities were caused by falls...
15 September 2001
The Rethinking Construction programme, begun as a result of Sir John Egan\'s report of the same name in 1998 and intended to improve standards in the industry, is to continue for at least two more...
15 September 2001
A Major conference on natural stone will be held in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 3-5 April next year.It is called Stone in Wales: Materials, Heritage...
15 August 2001
The Government plans to introduce new legislation that will both remove some of the red tape currently tying up businesses, especially small enterprises, and strengthen the hands of customers.The aim...
15 August 2001
The final two pieces of the new £950,000 Paternoster Square column have been lifted into position, completing 10 months of work by CWO, the stone specialist arm of the Geoffrey Osborne Group....
15 August 2001
Hanson\'s Brinscall Quarry near Chorley in Lancashire is taking part in a pilot scheme to find new markets for gritstones and sandstones.Linking up with Hanson Bath...
15 August 2001
Earlier this year the Association of Burial Authorities in conjunction with insurers Zurich Municipal took a roadshow around the country to point out to burial authorities the dangers from insecure...
15 August 2001
After a long illness, founder and chairman of the Bath Stone Group Brian Marson has died. He was 53.Brian moved from the Midlands to the Bath area in the 1970s and helped with the restoration of...
15 August 2001
Tom Dormer, the managing director of Vetter UK, has welcomed the takeover of Steinindustrie Vetter in Germany and Vetter UK by the O\'Rourke construction group.Vetter, employing 1,000 people and...

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