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This is what an Environmental Product Declaration will look like.
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
In the face of criticisms that there were too many environmental standards, the European Union added another in 2012 – EN 15804.The aim was to create a single standard that could be used across...
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a consultation document on options to improve the operation of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and its introduction of mandatory on-line CIS...
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
There is a tendency to think of Americans as climate change deniers, but being green is becoming as commercially advantageous there as it is in Europe.So the America Natural Stone Council (NSC) has...
 
Move up from the Labourer Green CSCS Card to gain recognition for your skills.
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
You might have already read in Natural Stone Specialist magazine that the CSCS Green Card is changing.In order to encourage higher levels of skills through training and to ensure that site workers...
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
n the Budget, the Chancellor said he intended to simplify the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) tax regime that covers the construction industry. A review of the scheme is now underway by HM Revenue...
Stone Federation launches CE mark awareness campaign.
16 September 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Do you know…Architects, interior designers, structural and civil engineers have a mandatory obligation to use CE Marked productsThe CE Marking legislation requires a product to have both a...
Paying the levy in order to receive the CITB grants for training looks as if it is about to get easier for subbies.
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
CITB is reviewing the way its levy system works to make it quicker and easier to calculate what you should pay and complete the levy return. CITB has put forward a simplified system based on the HMRC...
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Holiday pay has to include some consideration for any productivity bonuses given to production staff or commissions given to salespeople, writes DWF, a business law firm.Following a string of...
8 August 2014 | Legislation / Standards
New research* from workplace pensions provider NOW:Pensions reveals that four in ten (44%) small and medium sized companies haven't given any thought to how they'll go about finding a pension...
Guidance on the changes to Part L in a document available from Stone Federation GB.
24 April 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations, requiring buildings to be even more energy efficient, come into force this month (April). And this is just a stepping stone on the way to zero carbon...
Guidance on CE marking from Stone Federation Great Britain.
24 April 2014 | Legislation / Standards
The UK’s construction industry and its supply base is walking a tightrope over CE marking for construction products, according to Tarmac Building Products.CE marking of products that have a...
The Stone Federation guide to CE marking is available to Federation Members and their customers.
27 March 2014 | Legislation / Standards
From 1 July 2013 it became a legally mandated obligation for natural stone products used in construction and covered by harmonised European standards to have a Declaration of Performance (DoP) and be...
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
Revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations due to take effect from April will change the insulation and thermal bridging requirements of using natural stone. New and innovative solutions are...
Let Government know this matters to specialist contractors. Send your submission to: latepayment@bis.gis.gov.uk
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AND SHOULD NOT BE WASTEDsays Colin Hale, a construction dispute consultant solely representing specialist contractors in payment and contract disputes against...
Indian sandstone being produced in Rajasthan and as it appears in a leafy Surrey suburb.
24 February 2014 | Legislation / Standards
The UK buys more of its stone, particularly granite, sandstone and marble, from India than from any other country, but now the sub-continent says exports of its natural stone will have fallen 10-15%...

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