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Experienced stonemasons are ‘amazed’ at Toffolo’s accuracy, leaving no onsite cutting required.

Toffolo Stirling says the latest technology allows it to be old fashion where it matters – in personal relationships with customers.Scottish stone specialist Toffolo Stirling uses Alphacam...
Nick Williams

Nick Williams has established a new online e-commerce business called Stone & Surfaces Direct.

Nick Williams, Managing Director of Strata, the UK arm of Indian stone company Stone Age Private Ltd until the coronavirus pandemic hit, and before that a Director of Burlington, has started his own...
Marco Pernes, owner of NeoGranite

Marco Pernes, owner of NeoGranite, says it’s full steam ahead for the Birmingham-based fabricator as it continues along the path of mergers and acquisitions.

Neo Granite, which last year doubled its production area by extending into a unit adjoining its factory in West Bromwich, Birmingham, has bought two kitchen worktop companies in the South of England....
Silestone Camden

This is a moodboard for Camden in the new Loft collection of Silestone made from the new HybriQ+ low crystalline silica material.

8 October 2020 | Natural / Engineered Stone Company News | 4 Comments
Cosentino has launched a new formulation of its Silestone quartz in order to reduce its crystalline silica content. In the future all Silestone will be made this way. There has been a lot in the...
Hi-Macs Granite collection

Three new colours join the existing three in the Hi-Macs Granite Collection that contains 16% recycled product.

Solid surfaces company Hi-Macs has added three new colours (Cotton Field, Windy Hill and Highland) to the three existing colours (Santa Ana, Tambora and Gemini) in its Granite collection of the...

Marshalls sales were back up to last year's levels in August after falling 25% in the first half of the year.

Hard landscaping leaders Marshalls published half-year results today (15 September) showing a 25% fall in reveue to the end of June compared with the first half of 2019. However, the company...
Dave Stanger

Dave Stanger, Marshalls' Trading Director for Natural Stone: “We’re very pleased with the response to the new products so far and look forward to getting the first orders delivered to sites.”

Plus two new British sandstones and new finishes on Indian sandstones  Hard landscaping leader Marshalls has partnered with Tarmac to introduce a range of  bedding and jointing...
Himalaya Crystal

HIMALAYA CRYSTAL Available in two finishes: Décor Polished and Ultrasoft in 6mm, 12mm and 20mm thicknesses.

Neolith sintered stone has marked the launch of its new ‘Six-S’ range of surfaces with a campaign to give 1kg of food to food banks for every 1kg of the surfaces sold. For the Six-S...
Caesarstone UK HQ

Caesarstone's UK headquarters in Enfield. Indian porcelain worktops will be joining the quartz worktops Caesarstone has built its reputation upon, which it makes in Israel and America.

Quartz company Caesarstone has entered the global porcelain worktop market with an agreement to purchase a majority share of Indian manufacturer Lioli Ceramica. Caesarstone says the move is a...
Ben Fogel in his Silestone kitchen

With dogs and children to keep safe, environmental hero Ben Fogel has chosen Silestone for his kitchen worktops.

TV presenter and environmentalist 
Ben Fogle has updated his kitchen with Cosentino's Silestone quartz worktops. Ben Fogle is best known for his appearances on BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and...
Trade MInister visiting stoneCIRCLE

Steve Vanhinsbergh (left), Managing Director of stoneCIRCLE, shows Ranil Jayawardena a sodalite slab from Brazil, which is destined for use in a prestigious retail project in Covent Garden, London.

Ranil Jayawardena, who was appointed Minister for International Trade in May and is the MP for North East Hampshire, dropped in on stone specialists stoneCIRCLE this week. Steve Vanhinsbergh is...

Flexwave. One of latest in the Textures+ range from Antolini.

This is the latest addition to Italian stone supplier Antolini’s Textures+ collection, which has patterns cut into the face of natural stone slabs. This one is called Flexwave, on one of the...

Oxidian – one of the four new dark shades introduced by Caesarstone.

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...
The Amastone family

The Amastone family (left to right) Giuseppe Divita and his sons Marco and Carlo., the e-commerce website specialising in tools and equipment for the stone industry, already receives more orders from the UK than from any market outside Italy. Now it is upping its...
Valentia Slate being sawn

A block of Valentia Slate being sawn with a wire for architectural use. An added emphasis is being put on architectural uses of the slate as the new owner aims to re-cultivate the slate’s historical market in the UK and obtain an Environmental Product Declaration to facilitate its use in green and low carbon buildings throughout Europe.

Valentia slate from Ireland was used by Pugin for the floors of the Houses of Parliament when he rebuilt them after a fire in 1834. It has been used for the repair of those floors since 2004. The...