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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...
Diespeker mask

Wear your mask in style with Diespeker.

From tomorrow (24 July) it becomes compulsory to wear masks in shops (it already was in Scotland). And it is already compulsory to wear them on public transport. The World Health Organisation also...
Welsh Slate cladding

The new Welsh Slate cladding goes on to the Grade II* listed Cobham Dairy.

Work has drawn to a close on a year-long project to re-clad with a patented system of Welsh slate a listed Georgian dairy that has been re-purposed for the 21st century.The Grade II* listed Cobham...
Park Lane adit

This is the adit at Park Lane that enables vehicles to drive into the mine (or underground quarry as Bath Stone miners like to call them). Bath Stone Group has gained planning permission for a similar entrance to Hartham Park Bath Stone mine, part of which is mined by Lovell Stone Group.

After two years of surveys, consultations, meetings and discussions, the Bath Stone Group has gained planning permission for a new mine entrance at Hartham Park Bath Stone underground quarry in...
Caesarstone virtual tour

Virtual visits to Caesarstone's showroom have increased 800% in the lockdown.

The Coronavirus lock-down forcing the closure of Caesarstone’s studio showroom at its headquarters in Enfield, London, did not stop people visiting – but they did it virtually.Jonathan...
Clay International CGI showroom

A computer-generated preview of the new ‘Clay International’ showroom being opened in London in the coming months.

Pictured is a computer-generated preview of the new ‘Clay International’ showroom being opened in London by Louis Livramento of stone specialist Livra in conjunction with the Italian...