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15 June 2001
Marshalls, the hard landscaping and drainage products group with their roots in Yorkstone production, have bought Stancliffe Stone Co, the natural stone business started in 1982 by Derbyshire builder...
15 June 2001
Vetter, the massive German stone company employing 1,000 people and turning over more than £30million a year, has been bought by the O\'Rourke Group, also currently in the process of buying John...
15 June 2001
Camden Council finally discussed the British Museum\'s South Portico on 31 May after putting off the matter six times while they waited for an independent report from a QC they had commissioned to...
 
15 June 2001
Irish company Stone Developments Ltd are supplying the stonework for paving and landscaping at the More London project.The entire project will use 30,000m2 of stone. The order received by Stone...
15 June 2001
Children from a primary school in Warwick visited their local church in June not to pray but to try their hand at stonemasonry.Under the watchful eye of the stonemasons from William Sapcote...
15 June 2001
A sandstone quarry in Shaftsbury, Dorset, last worked in the 17th century has been re-opened by a new company called Shaftsbury Greenstone.The quarry has been opened by Ben Johnson, who sells garden...
15 June 2001
The new venue for London\'s Natural Stone Show next year (5-7 March) is proving a hit with exhibitors.The next in the series of these exhibitions, which have succeeded in providing a showcase for the...
15 June 2001
The Paul Hogarth Company, landscape architects, wanted an alternative to the Caithness stone used in older parts of Edinburgh for a project in the city\'s famous Princes Street shopping area. They...
15 June 2001
Roy Pepperell (left), the head of masonry at Weymouth College, with students Zoe Cull, Alex Frendo-Evans and Damon Ayer take a look at the new website launched by the stonemasonry section at the...
15 June 2001
This stainless steel Gothic arch was produced by fixings specialists Ancon Building Products for Haymills Contractors for use on the Symons Street project in Chelsea, London. The project involves new...
15 June 2001
Hanna Conservation and architect Martin Stancliffe have won the £15,000 conservation prize in the Pilgrim Trust Conservation Awards. They received their award at a ceremony in the British Library...
15 June 2001
Martin Robins, managing director of Farmington Stone, graphically demonstrates his point after Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire said Farmington stone was the wrong colour.He took his bucket...
15 June 2001
Cumbrian slate producers Burlington have produced a comprehensive Roofing with Burlington package that gives architects, designers, builders and other specifiers detailed product and technical...
15 June 2001
William Bogazzi, founder of the Italian company Labrador International, has died at his home in Massaa. He was 76.He was widely known in Britain among architects and in the trade (who included...
15 June 2001
Nino Augusto Iardella, one of the characters of the marble business, has died after suffering a stroke in January.His work will be continued by Armando Ceccarelli and Sauro Bertaguini, who worked...

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