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Ian Knapper
5 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
When I was learning my trade, a mason once said to me: “With every stroke of your mallet, when you remove some waste, that new piece of exposed surface hasn’t seen the light of day for...
VR by Cumbrian Stone
4 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
Information technology (IT) has kept companies in touch in the stone industry (as elsewhere) during the pandemic lock-down.Unable to meet face-to-face or go to sites to inspect materials,...
The Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill
3 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
The Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill formally introduced in Parliament on 20 May got its first debate in the House of Commons on 3 June. On its fast-track route to becoming law it had both...
 
Caesarstone virtual tour
The Coronavirus lock-down forcing the closure of Caesarstone’s studio showroom at its headquarters in Enfield, London, did not stop people visiting – but they did it virtually.Jonathan...
Clay International CGI showroom
Pictured is a computer-generated preview of the new ‘Clay International’ showroom being opened in London by Louis Livramento of stone specialist Livra in conjunction with the Italian...
Lifetime costs
2 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC), of which Stone Federation is a supporter, has come up with what it calls a 'Roadmap to Recovery' from the coronavirus led by the construction...
WFF logo
2 June 2020 | Market Intelligence
Members of the Worktop Fabricators Federation have pooled their expertise to create a template to manage the return to work and carry out worktop installations in the ‘new normal’.Drawing...
HSE logo
As businesses re-open and require deliveries of products and materials, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published a document in conjunction with the Department for Transport to reassure...
Stone Awards Trophy
29 May 2020 | Events
Stone Federation has extended the deadline for entries to the Natural Stone Awards 2020 to the end of June.You have to admit, the circumstances of the coronavirus are exceptional. Many firms have...
HSE
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a warning about Legionnaires' disease in unused water supplies as people return to work.This is clearly a potential danger for stone companies...
Engineered stone
27 May 2020 | Natural Stone Memorials
Here's an interesting case of a memorial headstone decay posted on Twitter by someone who calls themselves graveyarddetective. The answer to what has caused it is kindly supplied by the...
Marcus Paine
26 May 2020 | Market Intelligence
Furloughing staff is one thing, but exiting lockdown and managing cashflow will be the real test, says quarry boss and Stone Federation GB President Marcus Paine. He made the statement through...
Peterloo Memorial
26 May 2020 | Stone Projects
Manchester commemorated the 200th anniversary of an infamous day in its history known as the Peterloo Massacre with a £1million memorial in British stone, built by Manchester stone company...
WorldSkills UK
24 May 2020 | Training | 1 Comment
...by Marc Pate, Man of Stone and UK Expert in Architectural Stonemasonry for WorldSkills, the two yearly international youth vocational skills competition, the next of which is due to take place in...
Carlos Zanarotti
Carlos Zanarotti, who, as UK representative of Solancis from Portugal has major large external cladding projects underway in London, Ireland and Jersey, has now also been appointed as UK Sales &...

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