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Ardex buys Wedi shares

Mark Eslamlooy (left) CEO of Ardex Group with Wedi MDs Stephan Wedi (centre) and Fabian Rechlin.

German companies Ardex, the construction chemicals specialist, and Wedi, which makes backer boards for wet rooms, have combined. Ardex says its purchase of Wedi shares is the largest acquisition...
J Rotherham premises at Holme-On-Spalding Moor

Part of the premises of J Rotherham at Holme-On-Spalding Moor. Now 99 former employees have received compensation for not being consulted about their redundancy when the company went into administration last year.

Ninety-nine former J Rotherham Masonry staff have won a pay-out total of £328,713 following the company’s collapse. The staff were made redundant without consultation when the...

Antolini unapologetically luxuriates in natural stone at its new Stonecentre, opened in time for FuoriSalone 2021, Milan Design Week, earlier this month (September).

Antolini, the Italian stone supplier that specialises in the exotic and colourful, has opened a new concept showroom in Milan, Italy. It is called Stoneroom, and seeing it encourages you to wax...
Bidwells Clipsham blocks

Blocks of Bidwells Clipsham stone are now available from Stamford Stone.

Stamford Stone is now extracting block stone again from the Clipsham Bidwells Quarry it bought in 2018. It has taken a while to complete the planning permission and extend the quarry into a...
The Bible Society’s Psalm 23 Garden

Sarah Eberle's design for The Bible Society’s Psalm 23 Garden, for which CED has supplied the stone.

For the first time ever, Chelsea Flower Show is being held this month (21-26 September) rather than in the spring. The formula is the same, even if the timing might present some new challenges for...
The clifftop lodges

An innovative use of Portland limestone for the Clifftop lodges on the Jurassic Coast. Pennsylvania Castle is in the background. There is more Portland stone in the interiors, pictured below.

Photo: Jim Stephenson

If you’re going to build apartments that make the most of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast on the island of Portland in Dorset it’s just as well to use some of the...
The Carlton Tower new interiors

The entrance hall of the hotel features an oval domed recess in the ceiling, precisely mirrored on the floor with an inlaid pattern of Calacatta and Moon Cream marbles bordered with bronze.

The Carlton Tower is hotel group Jumeirah’s five star European flagship in Knightsbridge, London. When it needed a facelift the designer chosen was 1508 London, because the hotel wanted the...

People locked down at home have turned to home improvements, including kitchens and bathrooms while some fabricators who previously imported directly have decided to leave it to the wholesalers. It has help protect the wholesalers from the worst of a difficult time.

30 July 2021 | Natural / Engineered Stone Company News | 1 Comment
Whether it’s natural or engineered, stone is still the most desirable material for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms, which has protected the importers from the worst of what Covid-19 has...
New granites from Marshalls

There are increased design options available with the new granites now available from Marshalls.

Marshalls has launched a collection of four dark granites to complement its existing Proteus range.Dark granite continues to rise in popularity, with designers liking the aesthetic and the...
Lattifah Harris

Lattifah Harris joins Caesarstone as the new Marketing Manager.

Hard surface company Caesarstone, with depots in Enfield, Essex, and Trafford Park, Manchester, has recruited new people to its team and promoted Will Rutter to the Commercial Sales team. The...
Danny and Dale

Danny Rushman (left) and Dale Maxim in the yard of their Traditional Stone business on Pallinghurst Farm, Sussex.

Dale Maxim and Danny Rushman say they have no ambition to be the largest stone company in the South East. But their business, Traditional Stone, has grown seven-fold since 2014. Here they explain how...
CRL Quartz new brochure

The new CRL Quartz brochure, which includes the three latest colours.

CRL Stone has introduced a new brochure dedicated to its CRL Quartz surfaces. It shows the full range, including three new colours. The new brochure runs to 92 pages, with full product...
Welsh Slate visualiser

Now you can see what the Welsh Slate options look like as flooring and paving with the Welsh Slate visualiser.

An online product selector that helps you visualise natural slate flooring and paving has been added to the Welsh Slate website. The user-friendly visualiser tool gives specifiers, architects,...
Manchester Town Hall roofs

The roofs of Manchester Town Hall, where Greenhough & Sons will be working as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Greenough & Sons Roofing Contractors Ltd has been appointed by lead contractor LendLease to deliver a £1.5million contract to re-roof part of Manchester Town Hall following a competitive...

Mayflowerstone has set a target of doubling its turnover in the next two years thanks to a £600,000 investment in state-of-the-art equipment that includes a waterjet cutter and Robo SawJet

Plymouth-based worktop fabricator Mayflowerstone has set a target of doubling its turnover in the next two years thanks to a £600,000 investment in state-of-the-art equipment that includes a...