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CED Directors

CED Stone Group MD Giles Heap (right) with his father, Michael, who founded the firm 42 years ago.

Hard landscaping supplier CED Stone Group, which specialises in natural stone, is targeting a year of accelerated growth in 2021 after securing a new £8.5million finance package with the...
Eileen Crowe

Eileen Crowe, co-founder of Stonehealth, died on 1 December.

7 December 2020 | Natural / Engineered Stone Company News | 2 Comments
It is sad to learn of the death on 1 December of Mrs Eileen Crowe, co-founder with her husband Brian of stone cleaning company Stonehealth Ltd based in Dursley, Gloucestershire. Eileen was a...
Simon (left) and James Hart at Forest of Dean Stone Firms

Lovell Directors Simon (left) and James Hart at Forest of Dean Stone Firms, which has joined the Lovell Group.

Forest Pennant sandstone company Forest of Dean Stone Firms (FoD) has been integrated into the Lovell Stone Group.Lovell Directors Simon and James Hart have been involved with FoD as minority...
Skateboarding in Lundhs quarry

Skateboarding on the granite face of Lundhs' quarry in Norway for a film by Red Bull.
Photos: Gaston Francisco

Lundhs Real Stone, the company that quarries Blue (and other colours) Pearl granite (Larvikite) from Larvik in Norway, has teamed up with stone company Steinriket and Red Bull ('it gives you...
Amir Reske

Amir Reske, Managing Director of Caesarstone in the UK, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, gives a 10-minute interview to NSS.

Amir Reske, Managing Director of Caesarstone in the UK, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, talks to NSS about his move into hard surfaces and his introduction to stone fabricators.NSS: You came...
Belvedere Black

New from CRL Stone – Belvedere Black.

Belvedere Black is a new surface in the Ceralsio range from CRL Stone. Ceralsio is a hard wearing ceramic.The new Belvedere Black has marble-inspired patterning and is available in a Natural or...
Martyn Coffey

Martyn Coffey: "This has been a tough year for everyone but we’re encouraged by the strong demand for our domestic products as well as a quicker than expected recovery in commercial and public sectors."

Marshalls, the landscaping products specialist, has repaid the £9.4million it received from the furlough scheme (the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme). It says this is as a result of an...
Daniel Wilson

Managing Director Daniel Wilson: "We are currently operating at full capacity and are delivering orders. The safety of our employees and any contractors on site is of utmost importance to us and we continue to work hard to support them. We have put in place all the necessary measures to allow them to work safely and in a socially distanced manner, in accordance with all public health guidelines. We will, of course, be monitoring the situation closely and will keep you fully informed if there are any changes to our operation."

‘We’re good to go’ says Stamford Stone Company as it gets planning permission for a 37-acre extension to Bidwells Clipsham stone quarry and a new 7,000m2 factory. And it is working...
Volvo at Albion Stone

Albion Stone has invested in its third Volvo loading shovel at its Portland limestone mines in Dorset.

A third Volvo L150H loading shovel has been bought by Albion Stone for its Portland limestone operations at the Jordans and Bowers mines on the Dorset island.It will replace an older L150, bought in...
Calacatta Maximus

New from Caesarstone: Calacatta Maximus.

Caesarstone introduces Calacatta Maximus, its fifth new design this year.Calacatta Maximus has a white backdrop with broad grey veining and delicately highlighted details in copper and gold.The...

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 | 6 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...