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Flaxmill Maltings

The Flaxmill Maltings in 1897. They are now being renovated by Historic England with heritage experience opportunities available. You have until 25 February to apply.

12 February 2019 | Stone Heritage
Meet Historic England in the Conservation area of the Natural Stone Show in London at ExCeL,30 April-2 MayHistoric England has some placement opportunities for heritage trainees on Flaxmill Maltings...
12 February 2019 | Events
Stone from around the worldMore British stone than ever beforeHistoric England Conservation AreaStone Award and Tile Award GalleriesStone Federation Village at the heart of the Show with more than 25...
Porte Cochère

The new Clipsham limestone Porte Cochère at the University Arms in Cambridge.

Stamford Stone quarried the Clipsham limestone that was worked by Meister Masonry for specialist contractor Szerelmey in this major refurbishment of a landmark Cambridge hotel.The historic University...
 
Lovell finalists

These are three of Lovell Stone Group's Bath College carving competition finalists on the company's stand at the Natural Stone Show in 2017. The competition returns to the Lovell stand at the exhibition this year (ExCeL London 30 April-2 May) when you can vote for this year's entry you like best.

You will be able to vote for your favourite carving by students from City of Bath College on the Lovell Stone Group's stand at the Natural Stone Show, taking place in London at ExCeL 30 April to...
 Epiroc Boltec S

The  Epiroc Boltec S is keeping Albion's mines safe.

Albion Stone, which mines the famous Portland limestone, has become the first stone company in the world to invest in a £500,000 Epiroc Boltec S bolting rig, which it is using in its Bowers and...
LTP acid substitute cleaner
8 February 2019 | Equipment
British stone care product company LTP has launched a new cleaner for removing cement, grout and efflorescence from even acid sensitive limestone and marble, as long as it is not polished (becaue it...
New saw shed

GraniRoc wire saws in the new saw shed.

Investment has continued at Johnston Quarry Group, which promises a spectacular stand at the Natural Stone Show this year when it exhibits alongside the Bath Stone Group it acquired in 2017.It is an...
Mike Cherry

Mike Cherry, Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses: "It’s a flashpoint that could threaten the futures of many.”

5 February 2019 | Market Intelligence
The Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to a 10-month low of 50.6 in January, although it is up on the same month last year (when there was a lot of snow and ice). Employment...
Milan Macchiato

This is Milan Macchiato, one of the Radianz quartz worktops inspired by nature.

The Korean company that makes Radianz quartz (sold in the UK by Gerald Culliford in the South and the Thomas Group in the North), Lotte Advanced Materials, which also has a major...
A construction company has been fined £600,000 after an employee was run over and killed by a dumper truck.Edinburgh Sherriff Court heard on 1 February how Allenbuild Ltd had been the principal...
Heritage_Conservation

Stone Federation Great Britain's Stone Heritage Group comments.

4 February 2019 | 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....
VAT

Are you ready for the Making Tax Digital VAT roll out? It starts on 1 April.

1 February 2019 | Market Intelligence
Are you ready for the Making Tax Digital VAT rollout? It starts with the new financial year on 1 April.David Redfern, Managing Director of DSR Tax Claims, has issued guidance in order to assist firms...

A new, more commercial look to the Heritage Fund from the National Lottery is introduced in the Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024 published on 30 January.

1 February 2019 | Stone Heritage
The new five-year plan for the Heritage Lottery Fund as it celebrates its 25th anniversary was published on schedule on 30 January. As expected, it marks some major changes for the way the fund is...
Tools Catalogue

CRL Stone has published a 132-page tools and consumables catalogue and will have an area of its stand at the Natural Stone Show / Hard Surfaces in London dedicated to the range.

CRL Stone has published a 132-page catalogue of the tools and consumables it sells to stone processors. It can be downloaded here. It contains a plethora of diamond tools, including saws and...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy. From stonemasonry and heritage skills through to Site Supervision and Conservation Management, the partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers.

1 February 2019 | 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...

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