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Mandarin Stone Agincourt Grey
28 March 2020 | Market Intelligence
Natural stone’s proven low carbon sustainability and hard wearing longevity make it the ideal material for flooring. And its thermal mass even contributes to a reduction in the amount of energy...
HMRC update on Covid-19
27 March 2020 | Legislation / Standards
HM Revenue & Customs has today issued guidance on its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and a new, similar scheme now introduced for the self-employed.Both schemes offer to meet 80% of income up...
CTD Architectural Tiles introduces four leisure pool collections
New for 2020 from CTD Architectural Tiles are four leisure pool collections, adding to its growing portfolio.CTD Architectural Tiles is part of the Saint-Gobain family. It specialises in ceramic and...
 
SF Members Event speaker Peter Schofield
25 March 2020 | Events
Stone Federation Great Britain's Members Event and AGM due to be held at Manchester’s five-star The Lowry Hotel on Wednesday 29 April has been postponed.  It has been rescheduled for...
Covid-19
Italy, where hundreds of people are now dying every day from Cornovirus Covid-19, is shutting down production for a fortnight from tomorrow (Monday 23 March) in order to try to beat the pandemic.A...
21 March 2020 | Legislation / Standards
The government has announced it will pay up to 80% of the wages for any retained workers who are not actively in work but are still on the payroll during the Coronavirus pandemic.The grants, which...
19 March 2020 | Market Intelligence
The Government’s loan guarantee scheme to help businesses get through the Coronavirus pandemic comes on stream on Monday (23 March).The government's British Business Bank, started up as a...
Jon Gedling and Marie Smallwood
19 March 2020 | Natural Stone Memorials
Historic England and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) have renewed a joint commitment to care for England’s commemorative heritage, mostly recorded in stone.Historic England and...
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In response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic and in line with current Government guidelines, Stone Federation Great Britian has cancelled all meetings and events scheduled to take place over the...
POSTPONED Traditional Buildings Weekend
17 March 2020 | Events
The Traditional Buildings Weekend that was to be held on the Isle of Man from 30 April to 2 May has been posponed due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. The weekend was part of the programme...
Victor Daly with sculpture of seal and pup
17 March 2020 | Stone Projects
The pictures here show Irish sculptor Victor Daly with his latest work of a seal and its pup carved from Irish Blue Limestone and installed on the seafront in Bantry, West Cork.Victor lives in rural...
Mayor of Halifax Dot Foster with one of the club founders, John Swift, and his sister Helen Jukes
15 March 2020 | Events
West Riding Stone Carving Association celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday (15 March) with an open day attended by, among others, Halifax Mayor Dot Foster, who spoke to many of the carvers who...
Andy Phillips MD of Affordable Granite
After a career in information technology Andy Phillips wanted to make something tangible. Stone worktops filled the bill nicely. Andy Phillips has not entirely left his first career in computers...
Turkey stone exports to China halved
13 March 2020 | Market Intelligence
It looks as if disruption from the coronavirus is inevitable now for the whole world economy as stock markets once again crash.It is already hitting world trade in stone with the Turkish Marble...
Stone+tec
9 March 2020 | Events
The Stone+tec exhibition due to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, 17-20 June has been postponed due to the Coronavirus Covid-19.No alternative date has yet been set but it is anticipated the exhibition...

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