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15 July 2001
The Canterbury-based construction materials operation the Brett group have bought Atlas Stone Products, until now suppliers of reconstituted building and landscape stone products but who added a...
15 July 2001
Pomery Natural Stone in Slough, Berkshire, have gained an enviable reputation since the business was set up in 1996 by Julian Pomery after he left Bardon Fyfe. Some of the reasons for the success can...
15 July 2001
The Government is looking at the possibility of setting up a workplace conciliation service as an alternative to tribunals when workers feel they have been treated unfairly or illegally.The number of...
 
15 July 2001
Effective management could prevent 70% of all the fatal accidents on building sites, says CIRIA, who have published a revised edition of their Site Safety guide to help site management make sites...
15 July 2001
The latest safety feature on Lindsay Command series abrasive blasters for cleaning buildings is the \'instant off\'.The new remote control system provides a double level of safety. First, if the...
15 July 2001
Looking for some backing? Help could be at hand from a new initiative by the Government to help small businesses find big backers.Corporate venturing, when big companies put some investment into...
15 July 2001
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK\'s qualifying time of 13 weeks\' continuous employment before holiday entitlement is due is illegal. They say the entitlement begins as soon as...
15 July 2001
Sam Weller, chairman of the Association of Burial Authorities, the organisation he established, appeared on Yorkshire television after a verdict of accidental death was reached by an inquest into the...
15 July 2001
Two of the three people to gain William Morris Craft Fellowships this year from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) were stonemasons.They received their certificates and books...
15 July 2001
It is not often quarries win awards outside of the industry, but Huddersfield sandstone producers Johnsons Wellfield were voted runners-up in a business competition backed by the Huddersfield...
15 July 2001
The biggest block of stone ever to leave the Dorset island of Portland made its way across the causeway to the mainland on 10 July at the start of a three-day journey to the Summer Arts Programme at...
15 July 2001
Telford Conference...
15 July 2001
Bernard Burns, director of Chichester-based stone and conservation specialists CWO receives a RoSPA Gold Award for safety at a ceremony in Birmingham\'s Hilton Stakis Metropole Hotel from RoSPA...
15 July 2001
The Construction Industry Board (CIB), the forum for debate and discussion on the construction industry, was wound up on Friday 29 June. Two days later a \'Strategic Forum\' headed by Sir John Egan...
15 July 2001
A conference at the BRE in Watford on 6 September will include the first major results of a three-year investigation into the performance and application of hydraulic lime mortars and renders.The...

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