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15 June 2001
Although Italy remains the biggest stone trader in Europe, Germany is the number one importer of finished stone goods, which makes exhibiting at the major two-yearly Stone+tec show in Nuremberg...
15 June 2001
For those interested in memorials, there were a mere(!) 110 stands in hall three, including an exhibit by Arkay Glenrock, a joint venture between the Indian company Arkay Rock and the Pisani-owned UK...
15 May 2001
One of the last jobs of the Construction Industry Board (CIB), which is being wound up at the end of June, will be to help make some minor changes to the adjudication process introduced in the...
 
15 May 2001
The building of the Millennium Wall at the National Stone Centre (NSC) in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, has been recorded on video, copies of which are now available from the NSC shop and the Dry Stone...
15 May 2001
A new, rapid-setting, pourable mortar has been developed by Easipoint for use with wide joints between traditional setts or paving slabs.Called Settpoint Rapid, it has been added to the Easipoint...
15 May 2001
The new venue for London\'s Natural Stone Show next year (5-7 March) is proving a hit with exhibitors.The next in the series of these exhibitions, which have succeeded in providing a showcase for the...
15 May 2001
The work of CWO, the Chichester-based stone specialist arm of the Geoffrey Osborne construction group, was unveiled by the Duke of Edinburgh at the beginning of May when he officially opened the...
15 May 2001
London\'s stone buildings are being eroded by people urinating against them. In Westminster it has become such a problem that the council is installing open air urinals on the outside walls of some...
15 May 2001
According to figures released in April by Customs...
15 May 2001
As we went to press the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) was interviewing applicants for the post of National Executive Officer.The post has been temporarily filled by David Holtom, the...
15 May 2001
There is a clear revival in interest in cemeteries coming through from the report of the Government Select Committee that has been investigating them, although the report says the lack of information...
The Linford Group, based in Lichfield, Staffordshire, have expanded in the North West with the purchase of S&J Whitehead.The move follows the opening of a branch by Linfords, the parent of stone...
15 May 2001
Mike Farey, the managing director of Hydraulic Lias Lime (Hl2) says getting the 80% Climate Change Levy available to members of the British Lime Association (BLA) would cost him more than paying the...
15 May 2001
Camden council has postponed its discussion on the Great Court Scheme of the British Museum for the fifth time. This time it has been put back to 24 May.At its meeting on 14 December the council\'s...
15 May 2001
Martin Robins, managing director of Farmington Stone, graphically demonstrates his point after Cherwell District Council in Oxfordshire said Farmington stone was the wrong colour.He took his bucket...

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