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Historic England stone CPD
28 January 2020 | Events
The Historic England Stone Conservation, Restoration & Repair CPD days held in London last year were so popular that the event is now going on tour. The next will be on 24 March at Historic...
Traditional Roofs conference
28 January 2020 | Events
Traditional Roofs Repair and Conservation: facing the challenge in the 21st century. That’s the title of a conference being held by Historic England in Westminster, London, on 3 March. Deadline...
 Royal Liverpool University Hospital
We are used to ceramics on horizontal surfaces (worktops and patios) but they are also increasingly being used for vertical surfaces (façades). Here are some examples from Shakerley.Shakerley is one...
 
Ian Knapper
Returning from another research trip to Europe to meet some of my stone suppliers, I have been thinking about the process of finding the perfect stone for a project.For us, it’s a two-sided...
Robert Merry
25 January 2020 | Market Intelligence
In response to this column in December about the white marble floor turning yellow I had several emails from marble folk, advice from an eminent geologist and contact from an architect who seems...
Welsh slate world heritage
24 January 2020 | Stones / Quarries
The Government has finally put the slate industry of north Wales forward as the UK's nomination to UNESCO as a World Heritagte Site.If accepted it will join sites such as the Taj Mahal, the Grand...
Paul Keyte in Guiting Quarry
23 January 2020 | Stones / Quarries
Last year the Johnston Quarry Group brought the major Cotswold quarry of Guiting back into production. NSS visited the quarry to take a look and talk to Operations Director Paul Keyte about the...
VR headset
15 January 2020 | Market Intelligence
Building Information Modelling (BIM) may still be in its infancy but it is already beginning to look out of date as technology continues to evolve. And BIM is only one of the digital technologies...
Manager jailed
Mark Francis Bray was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court yesterday (14 January) to two years in prison as the result of an employee falling to his death and Bray subsequently forging the...
Brexit and natural stone
15 January 2020 | Legislation / Standards
It probably has not escaped your notice that the UK is leaving the European Union on 31 January. A lot of stone companies in the UK employ people from other parts of Europe. Some have already left...
Tyrolit for natural and engineered stone
14 January 2020 | Equipment
Tyrolit's series of HS-3 CNC tools previewed at Marmo+Mac in Verona in September are being officially launched globally at StonExpo in Las Vegas, USA, this month (28 to 30 January).The HS-3 range...
MSD
Around 500,000 people a year in Britain suffer from work-related strains, aches and pains from muscles or bones. Those injuries lead to about 7million lost working days, so they worth taking some...
Ben Newman
Ben Newman has joined the management team of Cliveden Conservation as Stone Project Manager. He is the company’s third SPAB Fellow and an award-winning stonemason,Ben has in-depth practical...
Bamburgh ware memorial
The parish of Bamburgh, Northumberland, is understandably proud of its new war memorial, created in a collaboration between Classic Masonry, based in North Shields, Newcastle, and celebrated stone...
Italmecc from D Zambelis
10 January 2020 | Equipment
Natural stone is a particularly environmentally friendly building product, although it is greener still when appropriate measures are taken by companies processing it to manage water use by recycling...

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