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See Prodim Proliner and Factory at the Marmo+Mac stone exhibition in Verona, Italy, 26-29 September.

11 September 2018 | Equipment
Prodim is leading the stone market further into digital production with its Proliner Generation 4X and the latest Prodim Factory software release. They are on show at Marmo+Mac in Verona (26-29...
Wyndcliffe Court

Grade II* listed Wyndcliffe Court. The owners have been told they have to use natural slate rather than man-made alternatives to re-roof the Arts & Crafts mansion. Photo courtesy of Ruth Sharville / Geograph.

11 September 2018 | Market Intelligence
The owners of the Grade II* listed Arts & Crafts mansion of Wyndcliffe Court in St Arvans, near Chepstow, have been told by the High Court that they have to use natural slate from Delabole in...
10 September 2018 | Market Intelligence
The Internet of things. Fintec. Virtual and augmented reality. Total Effective Equipment Performance (TEEP). Artifical intelligence (AI). This is the language of the fourth industrial revolution...
Ostrea Patch Reef Whitbed

From Albion Stone: Ostrea Patch Reef Whitbed.

Albion Stone, which mines the famous Portland limestone from which much of London is built as well as prestigious buildings in many other cities, has uncovered an exceptional new bed of the stone. It...
Talasey trainees

Talasey has launched at training acadamy for hard landscaping. Pictured here are some of the trainees with their City & Guild certificates being awarded by Talasay.

3 September 2018 | Training

One of the UK’s major independent suppliers of hard landscaping products, Talasey Group (which grew out of the Natural Paving stone company) has launched a specialised training academy as part...
Mark Priestman

Read this before you decide to get the Red CSCS card...

1 September 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...
Gloucester Stone Festval

Mark Stafford-Lovatt auctioning the carvings to conclude the Gloucester Stonecarving Festival on Bank Holiday Monday.

30 August 2018 | Events
Those taking part in the Gloucester Stone Festival over the August bank holiday weekend praised it for its friendliness, even if the Sunday had been a bit damp thanks to the incessant rain. It did...

In spite of the falling value of sterling, which makes British products more competitive against imports, more building materials are being imported.

29 August 2018 | Market Intelligence
Here's something else for those for and those against Brexit to argue about. Latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, show how imports of products used...
Marble people

The Marble folk of Consorzio Marmisti of Valpantena are waiting to meet you at Marmo+Mac in Verona.

29 August 2018 | Events
Consorzio Marmisti of Valpantena is a cluster of companies in the Valpantena marble sector, a valley that stretches from Verona to the mountains of Lessinia.
To highlight the Valpantena Marble...
Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre

The Clipsham limestone facade of the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre.

26 August 2018 | Market Intelligence
Two of the six projects on the short list of this year's top architectural award, the RIBA Stirling Prize, are major natural stone projects using British stone.The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at...
York stone festival

Judged winners at the end of the weekend’s work at York Minster are (left to right): Henrick Storksen, Adam Beaumont, Andrew Gomersall, Richard Bossons and Lewis Morrison.

21 August 2018 | Events
Like most great cathedrals, the 800-year-old York Minster is constructed of stone. And there was a celebration of the stonemasons' skills that keep it standing and looking in top condition at the...
Blake memorial

The new Blake memorial inscribed by Lida Cardozo Kindersley.

It has been 12 years from conception to unveiling, but the exact spot of William Blake’s grave in London’s Bunhill Fields Burial Ground is finally marked with a Portland limestone...
Dekton in Rio

The celebrated coastal Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero with its new cladding of Dekton Danae.

Cosentino's Dekton has been chosen as the exterior cladding for the renovation of the celebrated Cap Ferrat building in Rio de Janiero. Built in 1976 in the exclusive Avenida Vieira Souto in...
Robert Merry

Robert Merry has been visiting The Hague - and he likes it.

10 August 2018 | Market Intelligence
I have been in The Hague – Den Haag to the locals. The new Supreme Court of the Netherlands there has an interior dominated by marble. Kaan Architecten have used the stone to clad walls and lay...

£400,000 HAVS fine should be a warning to all companies whose employees risk being exposed to vibration injuries.

A company has been fined £400,000 and ordered to pay £39,620.92 costs for exposing workers to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).The judgement came from Cardiff Crown Court this month (8...