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13 August 2010 | Market Intelligence
A surge in potential bankrupts trying to put their assets out of the reach of their creditors has prompted a warning from The Insolvency Service.“People struggling with debt who want to benefit...
An ETI photograph showing children working in a sandstone quarry in India.
13 August 2010 | Market Intelligence
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has written to stone companies to tell them to stop claiming to be its members when they are not.The fact that companies want to claim to be members of ETI...
12 August 2010 | Market Intelligence
Michael Poultney, MD of Portland stone company Albion and deputy chairman of Stone Federation’s Quarry Group, has welcomed the Embodied Carbon in Natural Building Stone in Scotland report for...
 
Explaining what makes the five ‘Noble’ products special at the UK launch of Samsung’s Radianz quartz worktop range.
19 July 2010 | Market Intelligence
The diverse Korean company Samsung that is involved in activities from plant construction to fashion but is probably best known for its consumer electrical goods, has entered the quartz worktop...
Qintessentially Irish: a Blue limestone Celtic cross in Graiguenamanagh in Co Kilkenny.
19 July 2010 | Market Intelligence
Ireland has some of the largest and best equipped stone companies in the British Isles, but with a home population of only 4million they have always looked overseas for sales. And with the recession...
19 July 2010 | Market Intelligence
Quartz worksurface manufacturers Compac are so confident about the high quality of are now offering consumers a Lifetime Warranty on their complete range of quartz worksurfaces.The warranty is for a...
Poetry by Matt Black takes shape under the chisel of Pip Hall in the Kilkenny limestone street furniture being installed in Sheffield.
15 June 2010 | Market Intelligence
The decline in stone imports for hard landscaping continued last year, although at a slower rate than in 2008. China and India still supply most of what is used, although clients are starting to take...
Toni Lleó (left), who heads Compac in the UK, with newly appointed Europe Export Manager Ignacio Gómez-Ferrer on the Compac stand at KBB.
17 May 2010 | Market Intelligence
Vanille and Café are the latest colours in Compac quartz, designed to complement each other. They were introduced to the UK last month at the KBB exhibition. Afterwards, Erik Schoneveld, who...
There has been a steady fall in the output of CarbonDioxide from the UK since 1990.
15 March 2010 | Market Intelligence
With the government having enshrined carbon reduction targets in law the pressure is on for you to be able to show your goods and service are environmentally friendly.In April, a new government...
Rob Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tile Depot: “Stone arrived overnight and got bigger and bigger and bigger.”
15 March 2010 | Market Intelligence
Slough-based Tile Depot have applied the same price-cutting philosophy to stone tiles as to their man-made ranges. But Tile Depot boss Rob Gilbert believes stone’s meteoric growth has reached...
15 March 2010 | Market Intelligence
After nine years of development a new ‘green’ engineered stone for surfaces and wall and floor tiles has started coming off a trial production line in Holland.Developed by Shell Research...
StoneLite being subjected to the blast from 136kg of TNT.
18 February 2010 | Market Intelligence
The American-made aluminium honeycomb-backed lightweight stone panels sold in the UK by Stone Company UK Ltd in Newark, Nottinghamshire, have undergone one of their toughest tests yet – being...
23 January 2010 | Market Intelligence
Latest in-cab technology could signal a U-turn in driver behaviour. The knave of Britain’s highways and by-ways will be transformed into the king of the road by the latest technology fitted...
The NAMM register has gone live and is available on-line now.
16 December 2009 | Market Intelligence
The NAMM Register of Qualified Memorial Fixers (RQMF) went live on schedule at the beginning of this month (November). The NAMM register is designed to challenge the British Register of...
Don't just wash money down the drain by throwing water away – manage it.
15 November 2009 | Market Intelligence
Sustainability experts are predicting that water will become one of the most dramatically affected resources as the impact of climate change takes hold. Here, Envirowise Water Specialist Claire...

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