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A new website for trade in used machinery.

15 October 2019 | Equipment
Stone Equipment International (National Masonry), which has created a significant business for itself in refurbished machinery sales as well as selling new Marmo Meccanica edge polishers and Emmedue...
West Dean

West Dean College has made some changes to its Conservation & Repair of Masonry Ruins course, run in association with Historic England, to emphasise sustainable and environmentally sensitive approaches.

14 October 2019 | Training
West Dean College of Arts & Conservation has made some changes to its annual Conservation & Repair of Masonry Ruins course, which takes place between Monday 18 and Thursday 21 November at the...
John Krause

 John Krause at the finishing line of the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, the third triathlon he has successfully completed.

London stone and terrazzo company Diespeker's very own marathon man, MD John Krause, has been at it again. This time he took part in the Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon, said to be...

Yazmin Impson, who works at Albion Stone on Portland, talks about her experience in the predominantly male environment of the stone industry.

About 80% of the UK population aged from 16 to 64 is employed, a higher proportion (and by far the greatest number) since records began in 1971. Roughly half of those people (47%) are women. But in...

The cut is essentially achieved thanks to the exposed diamonds on the edge of the blade slicing through the stone.

8 October 2019 | Equipment
by Stonegate Precision Tooling  It's important to pick the right blade for the material you are cutting to ensure your blade can match the strength of the stone. Choosing the wrong blade can...

Sintered Lapitec, in all its uses, is now available for use with BIM software.

Lapitec has entered the world of BIM.From 1 October, Lapitec slabs, supplied in the UK by the Marble & Granite Centre in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, have been made available for BIM software....
Business growth

In business-friendly Britain the number of registered businesses continues to grow, with construction leading the way.

2 October 2019 | Market Intelligence
Construction saw the largest growth in the number of firms working in the sector in the year to the end of March 2019, according to figures just released (2 October) by the Office for National...
Indiana Limestone

One of Polycor's Indiana limestone quarries. It has now bought the Indiana limestone mining operation of Elliott Stone. 

Polycor Inc in Canada, which merged with Indiana Limestone (ILCO) this time last year having previously bought four of Rocamat's quarries in France (read more of that here), has now taken over...

Silica dust from cutting stone, engineered quartz and concrete can be a killer. HSE will be visiting construction sites in October and November to make sure you are getting it right.

This month (October) HSE is carrying out its latest construction inspection initiative with a focus in particular on measures in place to protect workers from occupational lung disease caused by...
Qatar Airways

Michael Adams, Mace: "...Cadeby Stone delivered the client's exact requirements using the latest manufacturing methods in five axes CNC cutting..."

PLP Architecture’s new London headquarters for Qatar Airways at 10-11 Conduit Street in Westminster shows the level of sophistication that the UK stone industry can deliver when it is asked to....

Budri's stand at the Monaco Yacht Show this month.

While much of the Italian stone industry exhibited at Marmo+Mac in Verona this month (25-28 September), one Italian company, Dudri, decided to make its debut just about as far up-market as it is...
Harrison Goldman

The impressive former terminal building of Croydon airport is now a commercial centre just right for high flyers. This is the home of Harrison Goldman.

The consultancy practice of Harrison Goldman sees itself as the marzipan that sticks the icing to the cake – or in its case the stone to the building.The consultancy of Harrison Goldman has...

Portland limestone mining company Albion was the sole representative of British stone at Europe's major international stone exhibition of Marmo+Mac in Verona 25-28 September.

29 September 2019 | Events
The international world of stone once again met in Verona for this year's Marmo+Mac exhibition from 25 to 28 September.British machinery suppliers in Verona supporting the companies whose...
CYA winners

Winners of this year's national Cemetery of the Year Awards at the presentation ceremony this month.

29 September 2019 | Natural Stone Memorials
This year's Cemetery of the Year Award winners were announced at the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM) Learning Convention & Exhibition at the Chesford Grange Hotel,...
Welsh Slate

The Welsh Slate feature waterfall at the new €105million offices of Eurojust.

Natural slate walling and decorative aggregates from Welsh Slate are bringing a soothing calm to the new headquarters of an international crime agency.Welsh Slate’s Cwt-y-Bugail blue/grey...