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15 November 2001
One of the organisations invited on to the cemetery advisory group is the Association of Burial Authorities (ABA), which this month (November) held a reception in the new Parliamentary offices of...
15 November 2001
Another of Stowe Landscape Gardens\' stone works of art has been restored by stone and restoration specialists Linford-Bridgeman of Lichfield. This time it is the Grade I listed Lord Cobham\'s Pillar...
15 November 2001
All three masonry medal winners in this year\'s national Skillbuild final, held Galgorm, Northern Ireland, in October, were students of City of Bath College.Gold medal winner was Stephen Woolley, who...
 
15 October 2001
Scotland has formed a Natural Stone Institute. It was inaugurated at Stirling Castle on 19 September, fulfilling one of the major objectives of the Scottish Stone Liaison Group (SSLG).The SSLG was...
15 October 2001
British mason Michael Goulding, who works for Oldham masons S...
15 October 2001
Kings School in Rochester, Kent, has a new classroom and changing rooms roofed with Spanish Del Carmen slates from SSQ in Park Royal, London. The original specification was for man-made slates but...
15 October 2001
Around 4,000 companies went bust in the second quarter of this year, most of them small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Yet a survey has revealed that 82% of such companies do not believe they...
15 October 2001
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), commonly experienced as vibration white finger (VWF) is presenting the stone industry with a very serious problem, said John Western, director of Oldham masons S...
15 October 2001
Marshalls, based in Halifax, have added hard limestones and Italian porphyry to their range of natural stone paving products.Marshalls are already the UK\'s biggest suppliers of Yorkstone paving and...
15 October 2001
Orders in the construction industry fell 6% in the three months to July compared with the previous three months and 11% compared with the same period last year, showing a distinct slowdown ahead of...
15 October 2001
Signs marking out the national cycle route and pedestrian routes through Belfast have been incorporated into the granite paving, thanks to Pomery Natural stone of Slough, Berkshire.The cycle and...
15 October 2001
Most of the stonework in the latest project to receive the Dry Stone Walling Association\'s highest accolade, the Pinnacle Award, will seldom been seen - except by ducks.Which is appropiate enough as...
15 October 2001
Ashby Stone Masonry have moved from Grays, Essex, to bigger premises just 30 minutes from central London in Northfleet, Kent.The new premises comprise design offices, a dedicated marble and granite...
15 October 2001
There are just five months to go to the opening of the 5th Natural Stone Show...
15 October 2001
Housing Minister Lord Falconer has continued the Government\'s attack on poor planning and design of housing by criticising identikit estates often sold as executive homes that make no architectural...

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