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Natural Stone Awards
27 April 2020 | Events
Because of the difficulties associated with the Covid-19 lockdown, Stone Federation is extending the entry deadline for the 2020 Natural Stone Awards to Friday 29 May.Any natural stone project in the...
Back to work
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke publicly on Monday 27 April for the first time since leaving hospital after being treated for the Covid-19 infection. He said the lock-down must continue....
Fotheringhay Church
27 April 2020 | Stone Projects
The Church of St Mary the Virgin & All Saints at Fotheringhay has a distinguished history that Lincolnshire stone specialist Heritage Masonry Contracts has helped to preserve.Fotheringhay in...
 
Lee O'Connor
25 April 2020 | Stones / Quarries | 2 Comments
We are starting a discussion about British stone. If you have any questions about its use on your building or landscaping projects, post them below on this page (or on LinkedIn here if you want to...
HAVS wearable warning
22 April 2020 | Equipment
CityFibre and its construction partner Callan Connect are giving a new British-made wearable internet-connected technology its first live test on a construction site – and it could help prevent...
Atlas Plan
The Surface Design Show in London or KBB in Birmingham this year left the visitor in no doubt that porcelain manufacturers have adopted the stone look with large format slabs. That is certainly...
Robert Merry
19 April 2020 | Market Intelligence | 1 Comment
There was a disappointingly poor response to last months call for a name for people who travel to foreign cities to look at stone. So now I'm offering a £100 voucher you can spend with me....
Longfloor IntegraCure
18 April 2020 | Equipment
Limestone company Longcliffe says it has developed what it describes as a game-changing development in the way liquid screeds are applied.In conjunction with one of its global additive partners it...
Ian Knapper
17 April 2020 | Market Intelligence
When I think of accessorising I think of elements that complement and add value to the structure, form, and texture of the stone and design we create.Although there is nothing more satisfying to me...
Historic England survey results
17 April 2020 | Stone Heritage
Historic England has launched an Emergency Response Fund to help keep small and vulnerable heritage projects on track. You have to be quick to apply for help - the deadline is 3 May. But you...
Jobs Retention Scheme extended
The government’s offer to meet 80% of furloughed employees' pay up to a maximum of £2,500 a month has been extended by a month to the end of June.It was originally intended to span a...
Keep your distance
Following the brief appearance of the Construction Leadership Council's second Site Operating Procedures at the beginning of the month (rapidly withdrawn because they would have shut most sites...
HMRC update on Covid-19
15 April 2020 | Legislation / Standards
HM Revenue & Customs has said it should be possible for companies to start claiming 80% of pay for furloughed staff from Monday (20 April). It says the first payments should be received by...
Lee O'Connor
14 April 2020 | Market Intelligence
The Grants Group, which includes Grants of Shoreditch, one of the country's major contractors specialising in stone, reminds stone companies of an offer it has made to help stone companies in...
Mark Atkins
by Mark Atkins, Technical Director of LTP, the British made, environmentally friendly stone & tile cleaning, sealing & maintenance products. The popularity of stone-effect porcelain...

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