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Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
11 August 2020 | Stone Heritage
Are you eligible for the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage?Applications for the £92 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage close on Monday 17 August. Funds will be distributed by The...
Oxidian
When quartz started to really boom as a kitchen worktop at the turn of the millennium nine times out of ten what people choose was black, albeit with mirror chips in it to make it star galaxy. Then...
Ethical Stone Register
The Ethical Stone Register continues to welcome more natural stone companies as specifiers and clients increasingly look for ethical assurances about the materials they select for their projects....
 
Heather Newton
24 July 2020 | Training
Heather Newton, Head of Conservation at Canterbury Cathedral since 2013, is moving to the City & Guilds of London Art School to succeed Tim Crawley as the Head of Historic Carving. Tim is...
Diespeker mask
From tomorrow (24 July) it becomes compulsory to wear masks in shops (it already was in Scotland). And it is already compulsory to wear them on public transport. The World Health Organisation also...
Exhibition of stone carving 2019
19 July 2020 | Events
The second of what it is hoped will be an annual exhibition of stone sculpture instigated by the Masons' Livery Company at Gallery Different, a contemporary fine art gallery in the heart of...
HMRC self-assessment
15 July 2020 | Market Intelligence
Anyone who has difficulty paying their second 2019/20 Self Assessment payment on account as a result of the coronavirus pandemic can take advantage of automatically deferring the payment until 31...
HMRC officer
10 July 2020 | Market Intelligence
The government has tried to make it easy to access its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) support for furloughed staff during the coronavirus pandemic, so, inevitably, thieves have moved in....
New Stone Age at the Building Centre
9 July 2020 | Events
The New Stone Age exhibition that opened to considerable acclaim at the Building Centre in Store Street, London, in February only to be closed down the following month by the coronavirus pandemic...
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
8 July 2020 | Market Intelligence
Chancellor Rishi Sunak called it a Talent Retention Scheme when he introduced his plan to keep skills in the construction industry in his Summer Statement today (8 July).He said the Statement was the...
West Dean Ruinette
8 July 2020 | Training
West Dean College, with its highly respected building conservation training, has received a £47,564 grant from Historic England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund to develop online...
Marmomac Restart
7 July 2020 | Events
Marmo+Mac, Europe's main annual stone exhibition held in Verona, Italy, will NOT now go ahead this year at the showground. A version will take place online. The organisers have, until now,...
Site Operating Procedures
3 July 2020 | Market Intelligence
The Construction Leadership Council has updated its Site Operating Procedures in light of further easing of restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. There are updates to the 'When to...
15 Clerkenwell Close
29 June 2020 | Stone Heritage
James Simpson, OBE, Hon DSc FRIAS, Consultant to Simpson & Brown Architects and Chairman of the Building Limes Forum, speculates on new structural roles for natural stone and lime mortars in a...
Cliveden Conservation at Reading Abbey ruins
26 June 2020 | Stone Heritage
Cliveden Conservation, an expert in the conservation of statuary, masonry, mosaics, monuments, plasterwork and decorative arts, is back on site consildating the ruins of Reading Abbey. Over the...

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