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15 March 2001
A new British and European standard will soon start appearing on stone contracts imposing certain requirements on suppliers regarding the way they describe the stone.The standard is BS EN 12440:2001...
15 March 2001
It can pay to complain. In the previous issue of NSS we reported on Farmington taking issue with Cherwell District Council for turning down a planning application to use Farmington stone for a...
15 March 2001
Europe\'s two biggest spring stone exhibitions - in Carrara, Italy, and Nuremberg, Germany - are preparing once again to compete for visitors from around the world. In America, the stone element of...
 
15 March 2001
NAMM say they have gained an admission from Government Minister Hilary Armstrong that cemeteries selling memorials directly to the public have been breaking the law.It came, they say, when Andrew...
15 March 2001
Ancon Building Products have installed a laser cutting machine at their factory in Sheffield which gives them even more flexibility to produce brackets for specific projects.As a result, Ancon have...
15 March 2001
Machinery, tool and accessories suppliers Mobile Masonry Supplies have changed their name to National Masonry Ltd. We simply outgrew our name, says Andy Bell, the managing director.National Masonry...
15 March 2001
K-Grip, the cartridge gun applied slip resistant material developed by Kievel Stone and launched in the autumn last year, has proved an overwhelming success.Kievel Stone, of Romsey, Hampshire, set up...
15 March 2001
Hopton Wood Marble from Derbyshire is to be produced again by a new firm set up by Albert Rockach, of the family that runs industrial minerals company Deepwood Mining.The company producing the stone...
15 March 2001
Construction orders for the year to January were 5% higher than in the same period a year earlier, according to the latest figures from the DETR.For the three months to January they were 1% higher...
15 March 2001
A stone carver and a computer graphics expert in France have collaborated to produce a CD containing 300 illustrations to use to produce computer-generated masks for sandblasting.Designed with the...
15 March 2001
Asahi Diamond Industrial have developed and patented a cassette system of Triefus diamond blade segments for the quarrying and stone processing industries.It is based on the simple concept of...
15 March 2001
Deco Marble...
15 March 2001
The Cemetery of the Year Award run by the Memorial Awareness Board is now in its fourth year and well established as an annual event to recognise Britain\'s best cemeteries and crematoria.The stated...
15 March 2001
Being such an ancient industry, stonemasonry has some quaint old customs associated with it and none more so than the Shrove Tuesday gathering of the Ancient Order of Purbeck Marblers...
15 February 2001
Nobody involved in the building of the British Museum\'s Great Court south portico in French rather than Portland limestone comes out of it too well in a Price WaterhouseCooper report instigated by...

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