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ThermaTech INOX

The ThermaTech INOX has been chosen by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to clean its memorials to those who died in the two World Wars.

22 November 2018 | Equipment
ThermaTech stone cleaning equipment from Restorative Techniques is being used all over the world by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) as its prefered system of cleaning gravestones and...
Piece Hall Angel

Piece Hall in Halifax with Claire Slattery (inset), winner of the 2017 Angel Awards for her work in leading the renovation of Piece Hall.

Photo: Paul White 

22 November 2018 | Stone Heritage
At the end of January, the Heritage Lottery Fund will publish its Strategic Funding Framework for the next five years – and it looks as if many of what have until now been grants are about to...

US tariffs on Chinese quartz seem to be taking effect.

21 November 2018 | Market Intelligence
Tariffs of up to 178.45% imposed by America on Chinese quartz imports (read more about that here) seem to be taking their toll. In September, imports were 30% down on their August all-time high of 1,...
Stone Age

Part of the new porcelain range of interior and exterior tiles from Stone Age.

Stone specialist Stone Age, which relaunched its showroom at its Parsons Green, Hertfordshire, headquarters this summer as well as refurbishing its showrooms in London and Bristol, has this year...
A construction company was fined £5,280 by Luton Magistrates’ Court on 19 November and ordered to pay costs of £3,204 for failing to adequately protect the entrance to a cellar that...
modern slavery

Modern slaves in the construction industry can be invisible in plain view. A good day for them is to be paid any wage at all, avoid violence and not be badly injured in a workplace accident, says Zak Garner-Purkis, Head of Content at Construction News.

Modern slavery in the UK construction industry is a reality. This is a comment from Zak Garner-Purkis, Head of Content at Construction News: Why should we speak to you? We’ve not eaten in...
Stonehealth Doff clean

Stonehealth Doff being used to clean the Aviva building in York.

20 November 2018 | Equipment
Being close to high levels of traffic pollution and next to water makes the Aviva building in York vulnerable to biological soiling.Stonehealth DOFF was chosen (by Purple Rhino, which is a...

Stone Federation considers issues relating to conservation & heritage.

19 November 2018 | Stone Heritage
Stone Federation Great Britain’s Stone Heritage Group is dedicated to the heritage sector of the natural stone industry and promoting the use of Federation members for heritage projects....

Massangis limestone at the Louvre in Paris. North American company Polycor Inc, which bought four of Rocamat’s quarries in France in July, has now merged with American company Indiana Limestone (ILCO).

Polycor Inc, which bought four of Rocamat’s quarries in France in July, has now merged with American company Indiana Limestone (ILCO).Polycor was founded in Québec, Canada, in 1987 and now...
David Francis

David Francis writes a regular column in Natural Stone Specialist magazine on topics relating to the memorial masonry side of the stone industry.

19 November 2018 | Natural Stone Memorials
David Francis was a hands-on mason who specialised for many years on the memorial side of the stone industry. If you have an issue regarding any aspect of memorial masonry, David is happy to help....

Annie Ross, who design the trophy, with Pat Gallagher, who owns the Kentish Ragstone quarry.

19 November 2018 | Stones / Quarries
Architects fully appreciate the complementary nature of glass and stone and the winners of the Kent Design & Development Awards will get a reminder of it in the trophies they receive. Designed by...
Updated H8-126XM range of lift trucks from Hyster

The updated H8-126XM range of lift trucks from Hyster address dust issues.

19 November 2018 | Equipment
The latest 8-16 tonne lift truck series of American Hyster forklifts, sold in the UK by Briggs Equipment in Cannock, Staffordshire, take a new look at coping with dust.Dust – in workshops and...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman provides training in the stone industry and writes a regular column on the subject in Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

18 November 2018 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
Pat Joseph

Pat Joseph, who has been appointed as Specification Manager of CRL Stone.

CRL Stone, which sells its own brand ranges of CRL Quartz and Ceralsio porcelain, has appointed Pat Joseph as Specification Manager. Pat has worked in commercial specifications for 18 years, many of...
Aurea Sequence

The surfaces here are Aurea Sequence, which gives its name to a new collection from Aurea, represented exclusively in the UK by J Rotherham.

Sequence is a new collection of four marble effect quartz designs from Aurea Stone, the company which J Rotherham started representing exclusively in the UK in July after previewing its products on...