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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...
Carlos Zanarotti

Carlos Zanarotti: “I’m honoured to be involved with Temmer."

Carlos Zanarotti, who, as UK representative of Solancis from Portugal has major large external cladding projects underway in London, Ireland and Jersey, has now also been appointed as UK Sales &...
Alfie Best

Alfie Best, the new owner of Marnhull Stone Quarries.

Colourful self-made park home multi-millionaire Alfie Best has taken over the Marnhull stone quarry at Red Lane in Todber, Dorset. Alfie, the owner of Wyldecrest Parks, says he was aware of the...
Atlas Plan

Atlas Plan has four thicknesses, seven finishes and its exclusive through-body veining (trade-marked as Natura-Vein Tech) with full body technology (Natura-Body Tech).

The Surface Design Show in London or KBB in Birmingham this year left the visitor in no doubt that porcelain manufacturers have adopted the stone look with large format slabs. That is certainly...
Mark Atkins

Mark Atkins, Technical Director of LTP: "The main issue with porcelain pavers relates to residues, especially with textured finish non-slip tiles."

by Mark Atkins, Technical Director of LTP, the British made, environmentally friendly stone & tile cleaning, sealing & maintenance products. The popularity of stone-effect porcelain...
Marshalls in April NSS

Marshalls Trading Director Dave Stanger, who heads the natural stone business, talks about the company's focus on stone in this month's Natural Stone Specialist magazine.

The executive team and board of directors of Marshalls have agreed to take a 20% pay-cut to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the business. At the end of March the company put some...
Dave Stanger

Dave Stanger, who heads the natural stone team at Marshalls Mono, talks about Marshalls' efforts to raise the profile of its British stones.

 Marshalls has decided to make it easier to choose low carbon, environmentally friendly British stone. Director Dave Stanger talks about this and other developments at the market-leading company...
CTD Architectural Tiles introduces four leisure pool collections

CTD Architectural Tiles has introduce four leisure pool collections, three with a stone look and one with a wood effect.

New for 2020 from CTD Architectural Tiles are four leisure pool collections, adding to its growing portfolio.CTD Architectural Tiles is part of the Saint-Gobain family. It specialises in ceramic and...
The new Collyweston roof going on to Westbury House

The new Collyweston roof going on to Westbury House.

Possibly the only place Collyweston slate roofing has been used outside of the UK is on a mansion called Westbury House on New York’s Long Island.And about 55 more roofing squares of it (around...
Andy Phillips MD of Affordable Granite

Andy Phillips, who bought Affordable Granite in 2010 to make a career change from being a business consultant in IT: “I see us as consultants who happen to make things as well.”

After a career in information technology Andy Phillips wanted to make something tangible. Stone worktops filled the bill nicely. Andy Phillips has not entirely left his first career in computers...
Hatherop protected by LTP Mattstone

The Bath Stone of Hatherop Castle School has been protected by LTP Mattstone.

Abingdon Stone & Marble has completed a renovation project at the prestigious Hatherop Castle School in the Cotswolds that included restoration of exterior mullions and transoms finished by using...
Prodim Proliner

The Prodim Proliner being used to template the new kitchens at Michelin-starred Pétrus restaurant in London.

The Proliner played an essential role in a countertop project for the Michelin-starred restaurant Pétrus in London.Classico Marble in Langley, Berkshire, is a family owned stone fabricator that...
Belvedere Stone

Goreme, pictured on the floor above, is one of the imported stones now available from the new Belvedere Stone company.

Simon and James Hart of Lovell Stone Group, operating five quarries in the South of England, have started a new company called Belvedere Stone to sell imported stones as flooring and paving.Managing...