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15 September 2001
Hanson\'s Brinscall Quarry near Chorley in Lancashire is taking part in a pilot scheme to find new markets for gritstones and sandstones.Linking up with Hanson Bath...
15 September 2001
Fixings company Ancon Building Products have engineered a new product to improve the way masonry support systems are specified, supplied and installed.Called AnconOptima, it is a system of standard...
15 September 2001
Engineers from PAYE Stonework...
 
15 September 2001
Tom Dormer, the managing director of Vetter UK, has welcomed the takeover of Steinindustrie Vetter in Germany and Vetter UK by the O\'Rourke construction group.Vetter, employing 1,000 people and...
15 September 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 September 2001
Keswick\'s new Theatre by the Lake shows the versatility, as well as the beauty, of Cumbria\'s natural stone.The theatre is roofed with 90 tonnes of Burlington\'s Westmorland Green natural slate in...
15 September 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 September 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 September 2001
There were 3,789 company insolvencies in England and Wales in the second quarter of this year. That was 2.6% more than in the previous quarter and 9.3% more than in the same period a year ago.However...
15 September 2001
Construction orders in the second quarter of this year fell from the heights of January-March, which was the busiest quarter for three years.Second quarter orders were 16% lower than those of the...
15 September 2001
The organisers of CarraraMarmotec, the Italian stone fair in Carrara held at the beginning of June, say the number of visitors this year, in spite of competition from the bigger two-yearly German...
15 September 2001
The Dry Stone Walling Association has awarded a Certificate of Merit in the landscaping category of its acclaimed Pinnacle Award Scheme for an unusual dry stone sculpture built at Clent,...
15 September 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 September 2001
A Portland limestone memorial to the military and civilian personnel who served in World War Two at RAF Lichfield to bestow, as the inscription says, the gifts of peace and freedom upon us has been...
15 September 2001
CWO, the stone and conservation specialists of the Geoffrey Osborne construction group, have won a £400,000 contract from Berkeley Festival Waterfront Company to restore the Grade II listed Vulcan...

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