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DoG Award winners
28 November 2019 | Stone Awards / Competitions
Congratulations to Catherine Martin and Paul Synan, who share the honours in this year's Duke of Gloucester Award, presented by His Royal Highness last night (27 November) in Mercers' Hall in...
Dekton Slim
On the Houzz wesbite, Cosentino has posted '10 Kitchen Trends Sizzling Into 2020'*. It says "Be a step ahead in the style game with these game-changing kitchen trends from those in the...
West Ham finds The Only Way
West Ham United has rock solid supporters in Essex worktop company The Only Way is Granite.The worktop company set up in Wickford, Essex, in 2015 by Nicholas Garwood and his uncle Gi Garwood has...
 
Planet Granite
26 November 2019 | Market Intelligence
Ever since tile manufacturers realised they could make porcelain slabs as big as those of stone and quartz they have had an eye on worktops.Stone fabricators paid £500 each to attend a three-...
Extinction rebellion and natural stone
This could be the right time for stone companies to be emphasising the sustainable, low carbon benefits of building and decorating with natural stone.Those waiting in Piazza Bra for a bus to take...
25 November 2019 | Equipment
Adhesives, grouts, sealers, colour enhancers and the various other consumables used with stone continue to evolve. Here, some of the suppliers talk about their latest developments.Kerakoll’s...
NSF report
While concern has been rising across the western world about the danger of silica dust when making quartz worktops, Americans have now added the spectacle of food contamination by the resins used in...
Silica
More than 100 companies in New Zealand have had enforcement action taken against them for exposing employees to silica dust.The report comes from New Zealand broadcaster 1 News Now. It says the...
BAL offshore
BAL, the Stoke-on-Trent-based manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, levellers and other ancillary tiling products, has signed an energy contract with Danish wind farmer Ørsted.Formed as DONG...
Incident
A leading construction company has been fined £225,000 and ordered to pay £11,822.90 costs following an incident in which a worker was killed when a dumper truck overturned.Chelmsford...
Lime mortar mixer
The British Lime Association (BLA) has published its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, highlighting that the sector maintained its impressive sustainability performance as UK production continued...
Alan O'Neile
17 November 2019 | Training
Mark Priestman, who writes the regular column about training in Natural Stone Specialist magazine, interviewed Alan O’Neile, Head of Communications at CSCS, to find out what's behind the...
DSWA calendar
16 November 2019 | Market Intelligence
The Dry Stone Walling Association has once again published a calendar for the coming year featuring dry stone walls from around the country. The calendars are £6.50 each. To buy a copy click...
Roberto
16 November 2019 | Market Intelligence
A small group of stone fabricators gathered at Steve Murphy's Planet Granite premises near Arley, just outside Coventry, this week for a three-day training course on using porcelain.Cutting large...
Dust
Throughout October the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) once again targeted construction sites with an inspection initiative focussing in particular on measures in place to protect workers from...

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