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15 December 2001
BSI has published its consultation standard for memorial fixing, which is broadly based on the National Association of Memorial Mason\'s (NAMM\'s) Recommended Code of Working Practice.It includes the...
15 December 2001
This is the Plumpton Red Lazonby sandstone at Atlantic House, a prestigious office development in High Holburn, London. The stone, chosen by Rolfe Judd Architects, makes a striking contrast to the...
15 December 2001
The list of exhibitors for the Natural Stone Show and NAMM Tradex 5-7 March next year in the new ExCeL exhibition centre in London\'s Docklands, reads like a who\'s who of the stone industry.More...
 
15 December 2001
Cotswold stone quarriers Farmington have been celebrating the production of the 1,000th Woodcote fireplace. The Woodcote was one of Farmington\'s first fireplace designs nearly 70 years ago and for...
15 December 2001
The Jewel House at the Tower of London looks even better now that PAYE Stonework...
15 November 2001
Ten years after starting the planning process, Portland limestone producers Albion Stone Quarries have been given permission to mine Portland stone.But it was a close shave. The planning committee...
15 November 2001
Anyone offered two, ploished black granite memorials on the cheap, especially if they still carry the inscriptions to Glenys Stewart and Edward Barry Brookes, should inform the police.The memorials...
15 November 2001
You can now subscribe to Natural Stone Specialist using the magazine\'s website. The subscription site has been made secure for sending credit card details over the internet. The website still...
15 November 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 November 2001
By the end of the year proposals should be in place for Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) for conservation. And Historic Scotland intends to insist that craftsmen hold them if they are to...
15 November 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 November 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 November 2001
The list of exhibitors for the Natural Stone Show and NAMM Tradex 5-7 March next year in the new ExCeL exhibition centre in London\'s Docklands, reads like a who\'s who of the stone industry.More...
15 November 2001
The restoration of Wellington Arch in Hyde Park Corner was discussed during this year\'s Donovan Purcell Memorial Lecture from two perspectives - that of the client (English Heritage) and the stone...
15 November 2001
The Government believes there is a need to overhaul all aspects of burial law, including memorial safety and enforcement and the re-use of graves. It intends to publish a consultation document on the...

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